A Killer Affair: A Blacktie Evening
Artists, musicians, creative makers – you know their art, you know their faces, you get lost in their music videos. But no good artist goes it alone; it takes a village of creative souls to birth a star. Like a gallery nurtures an artist they love, showcasing their work via exhibitions and project management, Polkadot Mayhem has been supporting local creatives since 2014 and Gamut Gallery since 2012. Yet often times the faces behind these businesses, get lost in the crowd. Tonight is a celebration of the talented minds who help launch the careers of the brilliant people they support and believe in.
Polkadot Mayhem’s tag line is “We do cool things with creative people”, and their track record thus far certainly agrees. Assisting a long list of diverse artists with their musical releases and digital presence, Polkadot Mayhem has covered a lot of ground in a short period of time. Mark Mallman, BOTZY, KPT, Bae Tigre and VAYNS have all released projects through the collective, maintaining a relentless dedication to their mission statement. Meanwhile, Gamut Gallery has hosting more than 35 exhibitions and countless more creative events in their 4+ years of business, giving exposure to hundreds of local emerging and established artists in the Twin Cities, such as Kate Renee, Wundr, Rodrigo Oñate and Rogue Citizen.
For this event, Polkadot teams up with the gallery for an evening to showcase their recent work and respective platforms for supporting local artists, makers and musicians. A Killer Affair represents an evening of live music, art and inspired conversation with some of the cities’ most innovative and active creative minds. Meet members of Gamut Gallery and Polkadot Mayhem and get the lowdown on highlighted projects, artist representation and their future plans to assist the scene in staying a unique and vibrant cultural hub.
James Patrick (DJ Set)
Friday October 14th, 7-11pm // $5, A Killer Affair will be a black tie affair, encouraging fancy attire.
BOTZY is a constant collaborator with the work ethic of a top notch athlete. His back catalog ranges from the Ska/Punk band Culture Cry Wolf, to the Indie/Electro-Pop project VAYNES, all the way to any one of his half dozen solo release projects since 2012. His latest release, “Gwen Stefani” energetically touches on 90’s nostalgia while playfully expressing his love for the lead singer of No Doubt.
James Patrick is a musician and educator with nearly two decades experience DJing and promoting electronic music in Minneapolis and beyond. He is a sound artist driven to bridge people and ideas through music, and is a founding co-owner of Gamut Gallery.