ArtBeat: Tonight It’s “Art by Musicians” @ Overit Media

Kevin McKrell's portrait of Brian Melick
Kevin McKrell’s portrait of Brian Melick

Local 518 creative marketing company Overit Media in Albany is hosting its first art exhibition form 5-9pm tonight (Friday, October 4) in conjunction with Albany’s First Friday arts walk. And it’s no surprise that the exhibit has a decidedly musical bent, considering that Overit’s president and CEO is drummer Dan Dinsmore, best known for his stint behind the kit for Clay People and currently manning the drum throne for Owl.

Overit moved from Albany’s Robinson Square to its current location in the former St. Theresa of Avila church on New Scotland Avenue last year, converting the Depression-era church into a home for 21st-century multimedia technology. And now art exhibit space, as well…

Co-curated by Michelle Toch Dinsmore (of Overit) and Katie McKrell (of the MeKrells), tonight’s exhibit is simply titled “Art by Musicians,” and the curators plan that it will be the first in a series of upcoming art exhibitions as Art at Overit.

“Art by Musicians” features the work of some of Nippertown’s most creative multi-talented artists:

Kevin McKrell (singer-songwriter and vocalist-guitarist with the McKrells):
Kevin McKrell works in a variety of media from painting to sculpture. He is known for his comedic performing styles and the realistic, haunting eyes of his portraits.

Rick Bedrosian (bassist-vocalist with Hair of the Dog, guitarist with Hey Jude):
Rick Bedrosian is a fine art photographer whose 2009 photography book, “Picture This,” which shows his keen aye and wide range of subject matter.

Mike Hayes (bassist with Blue Factory):
Mike Hayes is a designer, illustrator, painter and sculptor who has spent his life learning as many different techniques and approaches to making art as possible.

Lawrence Basso (drummer with Scharling):
Delving into media ranging from photography and video to illustration, comics books, digital art and animation – Lawrence Basso loves to focus on characters, cartoons and humor.

Philip Montelone (bassist with Last Call):
Phil Montelone is an illustrator and graphic artist who is best known for the bizarre, satirical, dark and sometimes twisted images he creates for posters, flyers and album covers for bands of the hard rock genre.

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