May 10 & 11, 2013 - Tangent Gallery, Detroit
INK serves to examine and celebrate the art, culture, lifestyle, history, anthropology and sociology of tattoos, tattooing, and being tattooed. The practice of permanently inking the body spans all cultures, religions and lifestyles throughout history.
Tattoo-inspired artwork of all mediums will be on gallery display from more than 150 local, national and international jury-selected artists, such as Matt Hockaday, Aunia Kahn, VATO, Mark Arminski, Justin Aerni, Kelly.X, Lance Kellar, Phresha, Ryan Myers, Chad Michael Ward and Marie Larkin, as you enjoy live, thrilling entertainment by Izgreyala, Mercury Suspension with Lotus Purgatory, and Detroit’s beloved Mistress of Ceremony Meridith Lorde.
Guests will also have a chance to shop numerous local vendors, such as InkAddict, Ink Detroit, Killer Crowns, DVS, Mettle Wear, Adam & Eve, Poisoned Ivy Designs, & Wingless Wings, as well as browse the INK. Print Store.
The VIP Collector’s Preview begins Friday, May 10th from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
VIP Guests will get a first look at the collection of the artwork & a chance to speak with the curators, while enjoying gourmet appetizers, pastries & libations as they are entertained with an intimate fire performance by Wingless Feuer.
INK is very pleased to be partnered with Burners Without Borders Detroit, to help this city’s unfortunate homeless citizens. Canned goods will be collected at the door.
General Public Event Hours are:
Friday, May 10th 8:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 11th 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Curated by Adam Owen Layne & Diane Irby
Sponsored by: InkAddict, Atelier Gothique, Lucky 38 Tattoos, Ink Detroit, Noir Leather, Meridith Lorde & Happy Henna Designs
This event is 18+.
Tangent Gallery offers a full service bar. All guests will be asked for I.D. at the door.
Tangent Gallery is located at:
715 East Milwaukee St., Detroit, MI
Press& Media Inquiries:
Adam Owen Layne & Diane Irby – Curators
Contact # : (313) 421-0500