Tuesday, November 18, 2014

99 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL

THE 3RD ANNUAL MULTIPLES/SWEEPSTAKES SHOW BY 
MIKE HOWARD
WIN-A-TRIP-TO-MILWAUKEE SWEEPSTAKES!


"My inclinations are similar to Romanticism in nineteenth-century France 
and pre-1954 Phenix City, Alabama."  
-- Mike Howard


MIKE HOWARD IS BACK FOR HIS THIRD ANNUAL MULTIPLES SHOW!
IT'S AN ART SHOW! IT'S A SWEEPSTAKES!
On SATURDAY night, December 6 at 6 pm, Yalo Studio will open 
99 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL: WIN-A-TRIP-TO-MILWAUKEE SWEEPSTAKES
by Mike Howard

   Wait...what?  An art show? A sweepstakes? 

Here's how it works: Phenix City, Alabama/Red Hook, New York painter Mike Howard has painted 99 bottles of Pabst Blue Ribbon in oil on canvas to hang at Yalo Studio. He has numbered them on the front, in military stencil: 1 through 99. You buy a painting. Buy your lucky number. Buy your anniversary date. Buy your boyfriend's birthday. That painting hanging on Yalo's wall acts as your lottery ticket. The night of the opening, December 6th, we will spin a wheel and if your number ( or numbers! You can buy more than one painting!) hits, then you win a prize.... maybe even the BIG prize!

T H E   P R I Z E S !!!






Two nights at the 
in beautiful
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
birthplace of 
PABST BLUE RIBBON BEER!!
The Iron Horse Hotel is the transformation of a 100-year-old warehouse into a one-of-a-kind hotel that delivers an authentic Milwaukee experience.
As the industry’s first upscale hotel geared for business travelers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike, we meet the distinct needs of both corporate and leisure guests with special services, unparalleled amenities and 100 loft-style guest rooms.


A BRAND NEW BICYCLE!
Thruster 700C Men's Fixie Bike




Fixie bikes are not only stylish but very practical. Most Fixie bikes are available with a flip hop hub that enables the rider to choose whether the bike is set up as a fixed gear or as a single speed with the ability to coast freely. These bikes are perfect for city duelers or anybody looking for a bike that's simple to operate and easy to maintain.









Originally called “Select,” people asked for the “Blue Ribbon” beer when we began tying silk ribbons around the bottles in 1882 to commemorate its award-winning taste.  The name was officially changed to Pabst Blue Ribbon in 1895.   As a beer known today for its iconic can, it is fitting that PBR was first to introduce canned beer in 1935.





HIS AND HERS ZEBCO 33 

SPINCAST COMBOS!

There are too many fish in the sea...and that's why you need help catching them all! So bring your lady or guy with you the next time you go for the big one.

The Zebco 33 is an easy-to-use, reliable, never-fail spin cast combo for everyone.

Happy fishing!




3 Dozen Oysters and a Round of Yalobusha Beers at the Crawdad Hole Jr. In Water Valley, MS!( or an order of equal value)
What goes better with ice cold beer than ice cold oysters? Nothing does, that's what. Featured in Food & Wine Magazine, Crawdad Hole is one of Mississippi's best seafood restaurants. Situated in a 1930's gas station building, with very limited seating and a bare-bones outside kitchen, Crawdad Hole is what cooking and eating is all about. Intimate in the dining room and hands on in the kitchen. 50 gallon pots of shrimp boiling over industrial propane burners & cayenne in the air! 




Igloo 38-Quart Wheelie Cool/Playmate Mini/1-Quart Legend Combo
Keep your beer cold for the whole family! The Igloo 38-Quart Wheelie Cool/Playmate Mini/1-Quart Legend Combo is equipped with a personal lunch and beverage cooler. This Igloo cooler combo includes one Wheelie Cooler, one Playmate Mini, and a 1-Quart Legend cooler. These Igloo coolers are a fantastic way to take along refreshments for any outdoor events such as picnics, excursions, lunches, and parties. The Igloo cooler combo is well-suited for a small family or couple. With the Igloo Playmate Mini 6-can cooler and the 1-Quart Legend Beverage Cooler Combo, you can easily carry all your favorite beverages.








A SUBSCRIPTION     TO THE NORTH MISSISSIPPI HERALD!!



Get a one-year subscription to Water Valley's local newspaper delivered right to your door! Not only will you stay informed about what's going on in Yalobusha county but you'll get to read openers like this from the front-page column "Betty's Week"

"Animals killed on the highways during the past several weeks have been numerous and varied....Coming into work Thursday morning I had to run over an armadillo, which had been killed by a car probably not far in front of me. I was meeting a vehicle so was unable to clear the critter. It felt like traveling over metal—I wasn’t ready for it to be so crunchy."

One of these Beer Helmets!


These beer helmets hold two beverages and allow you to drink your beverage without hands! The perfect accessory for tailgating, the beach, a house party, or just watching TV with friends!
One size fits most.
 



A PABST BLUE RIBBON MERCH PACK COURTESY OF PABST BLUE RIBBON!
PBR liked this show so much that they sent us a bunch of PBR merch to use as a prize. This is that prize!

A $20 GIFT CARD TO LARSON'S PIGGLY WIGGLY IN WATER VALLEY!




Just what it says! A $20 gift card to Larson's Piggly Wiggly in Water Valley! 

Your chance of winning the Grand Prize is 1 in 99. Your chance of winning ANY of the prizes is even higher. Not too shabby! And that's if you only buy 1 painting. Unlike other sweepstakes, even if you don't win the prize you still have an original Mike Howard oil painting to show for your investment! 

ALL PAINTINGS FOR SALE RIGHT NOW! 
Contact Yalo Studio to claim yours today!  
All the buying action is on our Facebook page. here -->: Facebook 
 call us: 662.801.6253
or email at yalo.studio@yahoo.com

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!
(Do not have to be present at opening to win.)



About Mike Howard

Mike was born and raised in an Alabama mill town called Phenix City. Its more vernacular name was 'Sin City' and if ever there were an accurate descriptive name for a place then this was it. Phenix City, for a period of time, was wild and lawless. Mike grew up near gambling halls, juke joints, and what Phenix City country singer Freddie Hart referred to as "pleasure places." Prostitution loomed large. The town long maintained a thriving underground baby trade. The biggest piece of news to hit the stands in decades came in 1938 when the local economy literally imploded: the city's premiere gambling joint, the "Bug House," was so overcrowded that it collapsed and killed dozens who were awaiting the announcement of that week's winning numbers, an illicit lottery dubbed "the bug." (To this day, memory of any event in Phenix City is marked by whether it happened before or after the Bug House fell.)

In 1954, martial law was declared on Phenix City, Alabama after Albert Patterson, the attorney general elect of Alabama, left his office in the Coulter Building to head home for the day and was brazenly assassinated in broad daylight by local mobsters in front of the crowded and popular Elite Cafe. Mike was 10 years old.

So, perhaps Mike's inclination to mingle his art with a little lighthearted gambling makes a bit more sense now, yes?

Painting of aftermath of Albert Patterson assassination by Mike Howard

Mike left Phenix City and became a marine. And, in the natural progression of any military kid from Alabama, made his way to New York where he studied in The Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, earned a BFA at Rutgers, apprenticed with Donald Juddshowed work at places like the Gracie Mansion Gallery, and was a player in the Fluxus art philosophy. (A bit of this Fluxus attitude can be seen in the Moon Pies & RC's series as each painting is marked "MOP", an acronym for the "Museum Of Ordinary People". A house-museum of everyday objects that Mike built in Hurtsboro, Alabama, it was inspired by a prized styrofoam cup his mother got from an Elvis concert. Elvis reportedly drank from the cup.)


Although Mike left Phenix City, one can't help but see the town's nefarious spirit in his work. Like, say, the installation show he did in 1991 at an ancient Tribeca topless bar called The Baby Doll Lounge about which The New Yorkersaid, "[the paintings] are all about hunting and fishing, male bonding and beer.....in this Winslow Homer-goes-East Village vein." About this body of work, Stuart Horodner of The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center writes,"His work relies on bank calendars, L.L.Bean catalogues, and advertisements for their inspiration and authenticity, as befits a latter-day Pop artist. Howard is a 'faux' realist, borrowing from Edouard Manet and Thomas Eakins in order to paint still lifes of fast food, bars, and beer."

This series of Moon Pies & RC's is not Mike's first show of "multiples", as he calls them. He previously sold out a show of autographed baseball paintings that were all priced according to the value of the actual autographed baseball. Hilariously and perfectly, prices ranged from $36 to $8,000. 



Mike Howard has work in the private art collections of, among others, Al Hansenand Archie Manning. A versatility in audience, playful and half serious self deprecation, honest-to-goodness pushing of edges, technical mastery (Mike is a painter's painter), and details from Home is exactly what we at Yalo Studio are perpetually seeking in the art we show. We found it all in his sold out 102 Peaches show at Yalo in 2012, in his sold out Moon Pies & RC's show in 2013 and in this newest show for 2014. 



Please, join us on December 6th from 6-8pm for the opening of Mike's 3rd Yalo Studio show, "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, A Mike Howard Show of Multiples and Grand Prize Sweepstakes."


--Coulter