WORLD RENOWNED ARTIST & PERFORMER JON LANGFORD TO PERFORM IN KENOSHA, WISCONSIN

Bad Luck Jonathan

On October 25th, 2014 Kenosha P.L.A.N.T. (Promoting Live Art & Networking Talent) presents Jon Langford’s BAD LUCK JONATHAN at Fusion 5014 7th Ave. Kenosha, WI 53140.

Jon Langford (born October 11, 1957) is a prolific and respected visual artist. His punk rock instincts and unparalleled draftsmanship come together in a painting style that is distinctive, engaging and challenging. His paintings appear on cd’s (his own and other’s), book covers, as well as beer bottles for the Dogfish Head Brewery.
His multimedia music/spoken-word/video performance, “The Executioner’s Last Songs,” premiered at Alverno College in 2005, and has been performed in several other cities, including Austin. He illustrated the comic strip Great Pop Things under the pseudonym Chuck Death. Since 2005 he has co-hosted a weekly radio program, “The Eclectic Company,” broadcast on WXRT 93.1 FM in Chicago. He has contributed to NPR’s This American Life.

Langford is from Wales but has lived in Chicago since the early 1990’s. Langford was originally the drummer for the punk band The Mekons when it formed at the University of Leeds in 1977, but he later took up the guitar as other band members left. Since the mid-1980s he has been one of the leaders in incorporating folk and country music into punk rock. He has released a number of solo recordings as well as recordings with other bands outside of The Mekons, most notably the Waco Brothers, which he co-founded after moving to Chicago in the early 1990s.

He is involved with the Chicago-basedindependent record label Bloodshot.
The event will begin at 7p.m. with an art show and exhibit by Jon Langford featuring his painted works. He is best known for his striking portraits of country & rock music icons including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley but his interests and subjects range far and wide. Music will be provided by local singer/songwriter Glenn Morrison.

At 8:30 BAD LUCK JONATHAN takes the stage.
Jon Langford stumbled into his latest project BAD LUCK JONATHAN on a remote Island in the Pacific North West.A post gig drinks party had dragged on til 3 in the morning and Langford craved his bed poo-pooing suggestions that he and his band of local hired guns drive half way across the Island and play songs around a bonfire. Former WHISKEYTOWN guitarist Phil Wandscher and Martin “Blueshammer” Billheimer were shocked to witness the old man’s creeping ideological weakness and berated him. “Have you forgotten what its all about maaaan?!” they cried
in outraged unison.Yes, for a moment he had forgotten but out there on the island in the dancing orange flames of primal pagan combustion BAD LUCK JONATHAN was born. Voodoo socialist Space Rock for this moment alone!
Waco Brothers Mayor Jo Jo and Captain Giggles provide the reliably muscular rhythm section.

Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased at kenoshafusion.com.

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion – Friday, October 17, 2014

BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion October 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014 enjoy an eclectic show at the BeExposed! to the arts at Fusion event. Art, Poetry, Theater and Music for every taste.

☆ Visual art by Jon Langford.
☆ Visual art by Suellyn Scoon.
☆ “Travel Down Route 66” memories with Jennifer Marx.
☆ “Isis Checkpoint Story” by Ron Paul Larson.
☆ Music by “Dear Deadline” and more!

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Kenosha Fusion Performing Arts Space
Friday, October 17, 2014 – 6-9 pm

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5014 7th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140

Pop-Up Gallery event in Downtown Kenosha this Second Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pop-Up Gallery October, 11 2014

WHO:

  • Suellyn Scoon; “Welcome to Kenosha!”
  • Jon Langford; Video Music and Artwork
  • The Immigration Experience Illustrated
  • KUSD Students artwork

WHAT: Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit
WHEN: 2nd Saturday – October 11, 2014; 6-9 PM
WHERE: Pop Up Gallery – 5715 6th Avenue – Downtown Kenosha

SUELLYN SCOON’s first studio was just 16 inches by 23 inches, about the size of a cutting board! In fact, that’s exactly what it was! an old wooden cutting board that she placed on her lap or propped up against anything that would stabilize it. It was portable, affordable, and the only thing available to an exhausted mother with four little boys. Over the years she had to adapt to many types of studies in cities and countries around the world, but they all have one thing in common with her cutting board studio: the ability to trigger my mind to enter a place of pure raw possibilities along with the unabashed joy that an artist alone in her studio experiences.

We are honored to be showing some of her earliest works of and this is a chance to own your own SCOON

JON LANGFORD, (Oct. 11, 1957) is a prolific and respected visual artist. His punk rock instincts and unparalleled draftsmanship come together in a painting style that is distinctive, engaging and challenging. His paintings appear on cd’s (his own and other’s), book covers, as well as beer bottles for the Dogfish Head Brewery. His multimedia music/spoken-word/video performance, “The Executioner’s Last Songs,” premiered at Alverno College in 2005, and has been performed in several other cities, including Austin. He illustrated the comic strip Great Pop Things under the pseudonym Chuck Death. Since 2005 he has co-hosted a weekly radio program, “The Eclectic Company,” broadcast on WXRT 93.1 in Chicago. He has contributed to NPR’s This American Life.

The Immigration Experience Illustrated is a collaborative exhibition featuring UW-Parkside Graphic Design Students, Gateway Graphic Design Students and Gateway English Language Learning Students on the concept of Immigration. This Image and Word project is a reflection on personal experiences or based on historical research on what Immigration looks like today.

This Pop-Up Gallery is being presented by ExposeKenosha.com in collaboration with the Kenosha Art Association and Kenosha P.L.A.N.T