Clear your calendars for the first weekend in February, and make plans to head to the Art Gallery at UMD, for the opening reception (Feb 6, 5-7pm) of what plans to be an amazing time and gathering of local and national artist, “Sweet! The Graphic Beauty of the Contemporary Rock Poster”. Co-curated by previously featured John Shipman, and Justin Strom the show runs thru March 29th, and features more than 25 artists, celebrating bunches of large name bands and musicians, and TONS of art for sale, at the Sweet Booth, which is an all day event (11am-7pm) featuring exhibiting artists showing and more importantly, SELLING their wares (posters/tees/etc) in the lobby of the art/sociology building for great prices. (Man, what is with me and these gigantically long run-on sentences? Mom, if you’re reading this, print it out, and mark all of my grammatical mistakes with a red pen, and send me the PDF. Thanks)

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So, if you’re into that sort of thing, if you’re like me and you see album covers as more than just album covers, or you have always wanted an authentic White Stripes concert poster, or you just love the fact that music and graphic arts just go so damn hand in hand, then come to the opening of this fantastic event, February 6th, 2008, at 6pm, and celebrate all that is great and fun with rock, silkscreening, great music, and truly creative people. : ) -kk