Screens ‘n’ Suds, Sam Verrill, and Brown Distributing present:
A Week-Long Celebration of
the Arts of Craft Beer and Screenprinting
to benefit MS Society and National Parkinson Foundation
Friday, October 7 | Bell's Beer Dinner | TJ’s Restaurant at The Jefferson Hotel | 101 W Franklin St | Richmond, VA
Thursday, November 3 | S'n'S Print Series Debut | Mekong Restaurant | 6004 W Broad St | Richmond, VA
- Devil’s Backbone, Special Oak Aged Brews, BLUE MOUNTAIN
Friday, November 4 | S'n'S Original Print Show Opening | Gallery 5 | 200 W Marshall St | Richmond, VA
- Hardywood, Wolf Hills
Saturday, November 5 | The Big S’ n S’ Event | Capital Ale House Downtown | 623 E Main St | Richmond, VA
- Starr Hill, Legend, Hardywood, Wolf Hills, Beach Brewing, Roanoke Railhouse, Bull & Bones, O’Connor
Sunday, November 6 | Sunday Shockoe Sippage | Shockoe Bottom
Tuesday, November 8 | Local Beer Steal the Glass | Capital Ale House
Having multiplied its first-year fundraising ten-fold since its inception in 2009, Screens ‘n’ Suds returns with:
The Big Screens ‘n’ Suds Event at Capital Ale House Downtown | Saturday 5 November | 4-9pm
All donations, plus proceeds from the Screens ‘n’ Suds 2011 print series, Screens ‘n’ Suds merchandise, raffle, and silent auction featuring posters, framed art, music, tickets and loads of gift certificates and beer and music schwag will go to charity.
Artists displaying at the Screens ‘n’ Suds event include Ryan Kerrigan, Team 8 Press, Tripp Shealy, Itty Bitty Press, Crazy Redbeard, Plastic Flame Press, and more to be announced. For the first time, bike lovers can join in the fun, as Screens ‘n’ Spokes, the Suds’ older sister organization, will be showing for the first time in Richmond.
Artists in this year’s Screens ‘n’ Suds series are DWITT, Brian Ewing, Plastic Flame Press, Erick Montes, Justin Helton (Status Serigraph), The Bungaloo, Tripp, Mike Munter, Alan Hynes, Itty Bitty Press, Tim Ripley, Steve Tenebrini (Squad 19), Fred Hosman (Hosco Press), Scott A. Campbell, AJ Masthay, Team 8 Press, Doe-Eyed Design, Ashley Phipps, Brandon Otto, Clint Wilson, Iron Canvas Studio, and Jason Taylor Design.
Screens ‘n’ Suds began in 2009 as a way for Brian Gearing to finally get the poster show he wanted in Richmond, VA. When Capital Ale House was chosen as the venue for the event, it made sense to invite a few breweries to join in and slake the thirst of the art lovers in attendance. Since that inaugural event, Screens ‘n’ Suds has raised over $16,000 for MS Society and local charities, and it’s list of partnering breweries and artists has grown from 15 to over 35, coming from all over the country, from Berkeley, CA to Omaha, NE, to just across the river on Manchester Island
Screens ‘n’ Suds began in 2009 as a collaboration between Brian Gearing, Sam Verrill, and Ric Hersh. Screens ‘n’ Suds birth story
The Screens 'n' Suds 2011 fall series continues Sam Verrill's mission to marry beautiful art to great causes. Five years ago, he launched Screens 'n' Spokes, an art show and bike team, to benefit the Greater Delaware Valley chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To-date, over 100 prints have been produced between the Spokes ‘n’ Suds series, and including events, the team has raised over $130,000 for the MS Society. In 2008 and 2009, he worked with the Independents Coffee Cooperative of Philadelphia to curate the Beans 'N' Screens show to benefit the fair-trade Cooperativa San Fernando.
Brian Gearing launched The Gig Gallery in 2007 as an online concert poster retailer, and has since expanded into publishing and at-your-leisure blogging and poster scene news coverage. A long-time music fan and part-time critic, Brian’s love for the printed riff began in 2004, and he’s been leveraging his passion for music and giving since 2003, when he and guitarist David Marshall began The Cure Collective, raising money for cancer treatment and research through music and art events.
Ric Hersh fell in love with craft beer and art early on in life and hasn’t looked back. With a stacked beer cellar, overflowing art portfolios, and a love for live music; it makes perfect sense that he and Brian have paired up to through several successful S ‘n’ S events through the years. Ric Hersh daylights in the Regulatory Affairs at Altria Group Inc and is an event planner for www.richmondbeerlovers.com.
Like the ever-growing market of small batch brews, the concert poster micro-economy is booming. As music sales plunge off a high cliff, fans and collectors have turned their wallets to limited edition, screenprinted concert posters. After Xerox and the cut-and-paste punk flyer movement killed “high rock art” in the late 70s, most of the great rock-inspired art was relegated to album covers, then shrunken to a quarter of their previous size on CD covers, and finally dumped onto web pages opening for a download link. Since the death of the physical recording, posters have come along to reclaim their throne as the ultimate expression of the visual possibilities of rock and roll, and an entire new crop of artists armed only with silkscreens, a squeegee and some ink have come to reclaim the crown. Produced often by hand and in extremely limited quantities, “gigposters” are more rare than even the smallest vinyl pressings or large-edition promo posters, they are created specifically for single shows and tours, and depending on the band and artist, some sell out literally in seconds, often for hundreds of dollars. Many poster artists are quietly climbing to the same heights of notoriety as the bands they make posters for, which include heavyweights like Deftones, Arcade Fire, Ween, The Dead Weather, Phish, Social Distortion, My Morning Jacket, and Pearl Jam.