When I returned to Warren last May I had dozens of old friends and relatives to pal around with, but I wanted to branch out a little and bring the average age of my cohorts down below the social-security-eligible threshold. Around Memorial Day I read in the Trib about an art show to be held in a semi-secret loft overlooking Courthouse Square and thought than might be a good place to start looking.
Upon arriving I was amazed on many levels. The space was so cool. The art was very aggressive. There was a huge crowd that looked like it had been flown in from far away — there wasn’t a tank-top or backward baseball cap in the room. There was a very hip band playing, and the most beautiful girl in the room seemed to have no one better than me to talk to.
The gallery and the art were Aaron Chine’s (photos). The band was Dennis Drummond’s. And the girl was the lovely and enchanting Aubree Pertronelli who eventually abandoned me for Aaron, with whom she is one.
You poor few who were not there last year have a chance for redemption tomorrow evening from 8:00-10:00 at the Guerrilla Gallery at 160 North Park (up the stairs). Dennis Drummond, one of the best guitar players you’ll ever hear live, will be playing, and his full band will play at 10:00 Friday at the after-show party at the Horse Shoe. Aubree will be there too. As will the man in red. Be one of the first three to ask to see the panther and he’ll buy you a drink.
This is going to be a great event, and possibly the last of its kind. As Aaron told me yesterday:
According to the Mayans, this will be my last art show, and they were some smart f*****s!”
Andy Gray did a very nice piece this morning in the Tribune if you want to know more.