90’s Rocker Crashes Cleveland Art Gallery

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In order from left to right: Billy Nainiger, Rick Roscoe, Eileen Dorsey, Brian Vander Ark, R!ch Cihlar, and Christina Sadowski

On Friday night (April 21st, 2017), E11even 2 Art Gallery had one of it’s most memorable surprises yet.  Singer/song writer, Brian Vander Ark (lead front man of the alternative rock band, The Verve Pipe) crashed our gallery to give our guests an unforgettable evening.

E11even 2, was housing its art exhibit called Rock, Paper, Scissors, ROCK!  A tribute to all genres of Rock and Roll music, when guests were caught off guard to a live performance by Vander Ark.   He’s probably best known for his song “The Freshman”, but is a very accomplished musician/performer.   He played an hours worth of tunes including: “Cup of Tea”, “Villains”, “Photograph”,  and “The Freshman”.  Not to mention he played an acoustic rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Death Cab for Cuties “Into the Dark” (and more!).

We at E11even 2 thank our guests for their constant support of the arts and our business and we thank Brian Vander Ark for his musical talents and generous time.  It just goes to show, you never know what’s going to happen at one of our gallery receptions!

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Brian Vander Ark performing at E11even 2

R!ch Cihlar – “I’m a huge fan of 90’s/00’s alternative rock.  Brian’s performance was far from forgettable.  His guitar picking, vocal range, and professionalism is unmatched.  There was a moment where my love for art, music, and business collided into one surreal memory.  It was a night to remember.”

Christina Sadowski – “It was great having Brian perform at  E11even 2 gallery on Friday.  He has such an amazing voice an it brought back a ton of memories from my high school years.  My best friend, Angie, and I played “The Freshman” on repeat.  I’ve probably heard that song over a thousand times, but it was really special to hear it performed live right in front of me.  Brian was so humble and spent time to chat with our guests. It really made for a special evening.

 

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About e11even 2

E11even 2 is a contemporary art gallery in the 78th Street Studios, located at 1300 West 78th St. Suite 112, Cleveland OH 44102. We like to consider ourselves a fun and interactive gallery that aims to be inventive and interesting to all ages. The Gallery is owned by artists: Christina Sadowski, Billy Nainiger, and R!ch Cihlar. Hours of operation vary, and are not standard. We are open for all 3rd Friday events (5p-9p), some Smart-space events, and by appointment. To inquire about exhibiting in any upcoming shows, please review our events page and email the coordinating curator for more information.

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