:: PHIL BLANK - FROZEN SONGS ::
:: A COLLABORATION WITH SINGER-POET BEN HARTLAGE AND OTHER WORKS ::

Phil Blank's life was changed after he found Big Bill Broonzy records in the Free Library and heard real singing for the first time on a subway platform in 1980s NYC. He once played string band music around Pittsburgh, but now lives and paints in Carrboro, NC. His work has been shown in NYC, Philadelphia, and can be seen in the Old Time Herald, various weeklies and record album covers.

This show contains works inspired by Pittsburgh singer/musician Ben Hartlage's songs and other works from the last two years inspired by weird old music, diner owners, personal failings and romantic regrets.

April 6 - May 25, 2007


OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 6, 7pm-11pm
Food/Beverages provided.

BEN HARTLAGE AND FRIENDS HOUSE CONCERT: Friday, April 27, 7pm-8pm [$5 at the door]

CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday, April 27, 8pm-11pm

Other viewings by appointment.

Resources:

Pittsburgh City Paper: Painter Phil Blank and songwriter Ben Hartlage collaborate in Frozen Songs by Justin Hopper

press release [pdf]

Phil Blank's Website

Phil Blank's Blog

Previous Review: Blank and blue from Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof's Artblog, Thursday, October 28, 2004

Donors:
    

Hog Drunk & Chicken Wild

Sailing on Dry Land

Sonny Terry, Blind Boy Fuller, Floyd Council

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