Arkansas or Bust!

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HELLO INTERNET!

If you follow me on FB or Instagram @djmetal then you well know by now that I have been on an epic road trip across the south east of the good ole US of A. With my partner in crime/life Erin Younge (who is an amazing artist in her own right, to check out her work click here) we adventured through Tennessee, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina until we were finally back in Greenville NC with a combined driving time of approx 50 hours during the two and a half week trip.

The main goal of this journey was to get to a magical place called Eureka Springs Arkansas. I know what you are thinking. “Arkansas? But, DJ what could possibly be in Arkansas that could be of any interest?” Well, at the very tippy top left of the state is  Eureka Springs and it has stolen my soul. (in a good way)  It might have something to do with the fact that it pretty much always looks like this!Eureka-Springs-Arkansas-1_photo

A tiny mountain town with lots of old buildings and strange walkways that lead you through bars, up alleys, through springs, and probably at some point to the top of the mountain. LOTS OF STAIRS! The reason I came back to this historic and wonderful town besides the view was my powder coating workshop! The Eureka Springs School of Art asked me to come and do a powder coating workshop for a whole week! I was greeted the first morning of my class with an amazing group of students that were ready and raring to P-COAT THE WORLD! (as one of my students put it)

I have decided that to tell all the stories and introduce you to all the people I was fortunate enough to meet along the way, I will break up my trip into multiple blogs for you guys to chew on. So for now I will just say thank you to the universe for making sure Erin and I did not get murdered, and for the awesome ride!

Cheers,

DJMetal

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The 2013 Symposium Schedule!

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Hello All!

Registration is rolling along swimmingly and the symposium dates are rapidly approaching! We are so very excited to see all the new and familiar faces. Below is a link to download the full Symposium Schedule.

2013 ECU Symposium Final SCHEDULE

Cheers!

Your Friendly Symposium Staff

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I thought I would Mention…Johannes Boland.

I have had to good fortune to know Johannes Boland for about five years now, and every time I get a chance to check out what creative shenanigans he is up to, I am always amazed! His latest series involves hauntingly funny images of post apocalyptic animal/machines, framed within mind boggling detailed concrete frames! Yeah its a mouth full, but so worth it.  Its like inside his brain  lives a creepy taxidermist and a John Wane loving mad scientist. While being strange and quirky these images have huge heart and I am so thankful I have two of his prints in my living room and one in my bathroom…and of course to be able to share them with you guys! ENJOY!  Seacrest out!