When something isn’t broke, why fix it. Such is the case with the wildly popular, reoccurring art exhibit at Spoke Art Gallery called “Bad Dads.” As many of you already know, this is a tribute show to the insanely entertaining films of Wes Anderson.
The parameters of the exhibit are quite simple, create art based off of a film by Wes Anderson. Moonrise Kingdom, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Fantastic Mr. Fox (one of my personal favorites!), The Darjeeling Limited and so on and so on are all up for interpretation.
Since it’s inception in 2010, Bad Dads has become a yearly tradition at Spoke Art. The exhibition, which debuts on Halloween weekend, opens to the public with a fun and free costume party, and this year they are excited to expand their show also to the Castro Theatre for a one night triple screening of Anderson’s films!
Featuring over 100 artists from around the globe, “Bad Dads” presents a diverse look at the inspiration that abounds within, and from, Anderson’s dynamic films. For this exhibit, expect a wide range of affordable and original paintings and sculpture, alongside a bevy of limited edition screen prints and posters.
Join Spoke Art Gallery on Friday, November 1st and Saturday November 2nd on Sutter St. in San Francisco for the opening night reception and Halloween costume party art show. Then, meet the crew down at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, November 3rd for a triple screening of Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom. (WHAT! NO FANTASTIC MR FOX! SON OF A…!)
“Bad Dads” will be on view November 1st – November 23rd. Go…enjoy yourselves…have a grand time. Here are the bullet points allllll nice and easy for you:
- Friday, November 1st – art exhibition opening night / Halloween costume party at Spoke Art gallery. 6pm – 10pm, no cover, all ages.
- Saturday, November 2nd – art exhibition opening night / Halloween costume party at Spoke Art gallery. 6pm – 10pm, no cover, all ages.
- Sunday, November 3rd– Film screening at the Castro Theatre: Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom. All evening long, regular ticket rates apply, all ages.
- Monday, November 4th – online release of all remaining original works and limited edition prints via http://spoke-art.com, approximately at 3pm PST.