Lowbrow artists to roast the mouse at Fort Myers gallery

Some of the top artists in the world of pop surrealism and lowbrow art pay homage to the world’s most famous mouse in a group show coming to Fort Myers this summer.

Howl Art Gallery and Tattoo Studio

The Greedy Mouse Group Show honors Disney’s icon in a way not imagined by Walt or his Imagineers. Among the artists taking Mickey down to their level is a who’s who of lowbrow: Derek Hess, Bask, Skot Olsen, Pooch, Scott Scheidly, Andrew Spear, Todd Nolan, N! Satterfield, Rodney Jackson, James “Jimmy Utah” Peterson, Clay McCay, Matt Lackey, Andy Howl, Raymond Hernandez, Mark Stewart, Scott Snyder, Stephen Hayford, Mark Cranford, Mandalin Paul, David Acevedo, Christina Penuel, and Cesar Aguilera.

The show kicks off with an opening reception at Howl Art Gallery and Tattoo Studio in Downtown Fort Myers from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 6. It continues through July 31. The gallery is at 1514 Broadway #101. Call (239) 332-0161 or visit HowlGallery.com.

Click here or on the flier below for the opening reception’s Facebook event.

Greedy Mouse Group Show at Howl Art Gallery and Tattoo Studio in Fort Myers

After participating in the Greedy Mouse show, South Florida artist Mike “Pooch” Pucciarelli returns for a solo exhibition in August. A master of both tattoo art and incredibly creative paintings, Pooch invites you into another world with his outrageously detailed work.

Pooch in his studio

Pooch in his studio

Over the past decade, Pooch’s fine art has been shown at galleries across the country. His tattoo studio, Altered State in Lake Worth, has been specializing in custom work since 1996. The exhibit opens Aug. 3 and runs through Aug. 31.
* Take 5: Pooch’s Atomic Grog interview
* PoochIsland.com | AlteredState.net

Howl Gallery/Tattoo is the brainchild of its co-owners, artists Andy Howl and Alainna Zwiernik. They feature custom tattoos by fine artists, new art shows every month, plus live music. Shows specialize in contemporary, urban, lowbrow, and pop culture art. The venue also includes a retail space that sells original art, framed prints, designer art toys, graphic novels, lowbrow and pop culture art books, and more.
* Howl Gallery/Tattoo on Facebook

The monthly art shows open on the city’s First Fridays Art Walk. Original local music is also featured on the gallery’s back patio during Third Saturdays Music Walk.

About Hurricane Hayward

A professional journalist and Florida resident for more than 30 years, Jim "Hurricane" Hayward shares his obsession with Polynesian Pop and other retro styles on his blog, The Atomic Grog. Jim's roots in mid-century and reto culture go back to his childhood in the 1960s, when he tagged along with his parents to Tiki restaurants and his father's custom car shows. His experience in journalism, mixology, and more than 20 years as an independent concert promoter make him a jack-of-all-trades in the South Florida scene. A graduate of the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, Jim is a longtime web producer for The Palm Beach Post. In his spare time, he has promoted hundreds of rock, punk, and indie concerts under the Slammie Productions name since the early 1990s. In 2011, he launched The Atomic Grog to extensively cover events, music, art, cocktails, and culture with a retro slant. Jim earned his nickname by virtue of both his dangerous exotic drinks and his longtime position producing The Post's tropical weather website.
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2 Responses to Lowbrow artists to roast the mouse at Fort Myers gallery

  1. Tres Longwell says:

    you should check out Morgan Steele’s recurring character, “Icky Mouse”

    http://www.morgansteele.com/

  2. I’ve been there, it was really cool if you’re in to the lowbrow art.

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