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Art Opening: Glenn Tompkins with the Brazen Brass

8 October 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This Fall, the Upstairs Arts Space at Whitney and Ventola Music Studios brings together an innovative mixed-media artist and a brass quintet for a Halloween-inspired show.

Glenn Tompkins (www.glenntompkinsart.com) is a Clintonville resident who graduated from OSU with BFA in painting and drawing in 2009. Originally attracted to illustration and character design, he discovered his painting style late in his college career. Glenn’s work is about balance and a reflection – two opposites trying to pull in different directions and his work comes from the strain in between. He attempts to bring order to chaos and beauty in ugliness, both in application and process. One painting may be an assemblage of found objects haphazardly and often violently held together with nails and staples. Another piece may be a simple color composition – a peaceful, therapeutic application of paint. The devotion to the work he creates is fickle and fleeting – once finished, it is dismissed…hung up like simple decoration or stored away and forgotten.

The Brazen Brass formed as a brass quintet over a decade ago when five people whose careers had taken different directions since music school didn’t want lose touch with their horns. The group’s style has evolved over the years, starting with the typical people-pleasing repertoire and then ultimately settling on what pleases them. They have performed at a variety of venues, ranging from campus bars to farmers’ markets to the International Brass Chamber Music Festival to a random front yard or two. This October they present a collection of pieces inspired by the Halloween season and other assorted randomness they get a kick out of – and maybe you will too.

Upstairs Arts Space events are family-friendly and open to the public. A suggest donation of $5-$10 for food/drink and to benefit the musicians would be gratefully accepted

We’re in the Beechwold Building at the corner of Sheffield and High. Enjoy the free parking and look for the stairs behind the stone facade.

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8 October 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Annalisa Ventola


Upstairs Arts Space
4601 N. High Street Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43214 United States
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