Want to know the tending topic among punk rockers and artists around Charm City over the last week? #SuperArtFight.
What’s a Super Art Fight, you ask. We had the same question.
The self-proclaimed “greatest live art competition in the known universe” combines the talents of edgy and innovative artists, creativity, and the parameters of a wall-sized canvas to produce artwork right before the audience's eyes. The competition features four bouts, as they call it, during which artists compete against each other for the title of Super Art Fight Champion.
The Ottobar will undoubtedly provide the ideal atmosphere for the punk-rock-themed and art demonstration, as it has for previous demonstrations from the Baltimore-based group, which has toured from Virginia to Connecticut to California, performing in similar venues. Tonight, doors open at 8 p.m. It's $15. For those of you familiar with the crew, here is tonight's lineup, which will also feature musical performances by Beefy and Paul & Storm:
BOUT 1: Nick “Ghostfreehood” DiFabbio versus Kelsey “Killer” Wailess
BOUT 2: [SAF Tag Titles #1 Contender's Bout] Michael “Spaghetti Kiss” Bracco & Chelsea “Grose Misconduct” Grose versus Darl “Apocalypse” Gnau & Bryan “Silent But Violent” Prindiville.
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Beefy
BOUT 3: [SAF Tag Title Match] Dann “Charm City Shinobi” Malihom & “The Business” Henry Alexander defend against Jamie “Angry Zen Master” Noguchi & MECHA IMPACT
BOUT 4: [SAF Title Match] “The Nicest Man in Art Fight” Brandon J. Carr defends against Jamie “Brawlin’” Baldwin
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Paul & Storm
Each bout will last approximately 30 minutes, with each contestant starting with an assigned topic to paint. However, every five minutes the contestant-feared, audience-favored “Wheel of Death” will be spun, assigning new, fan-inspired topics to each artist that they must then incorporate into their soon-to-be wall-sized masterpiece.
The competition doesn't stop there, though. Contestants face the challenge of attacks from their battling counterparts as they attempt to complete a piece left unfinished or change the piece entirely by adding their own artistic twists. The winners of each bout are determined in the simplest way: fan favorite. The loudest cheers get the prize.
[This post was written by Jocelyn Murray, a Loyola senior and spring intern in the editorial department.]
[Image courtesy of shelbypaint.com]