SHEPARD FAIREY AND FRANK ZUMMO UNVEIL ONE-OF-A-KIND DRUM KIT AND ART DISPLAY AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAS VEGAS, FEB. 16

SHEPARD FAIREY AND FRANK ZUMMO UNVEIL ONE-OF-A-KIND DRUM KIT AND ART DISPLAY AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAS VEGAS, FEB. 16

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On Friday, Feb. 16, artist and activist Shepard Fairey known for his OBEY art campaign, alongside co-founder of Street Drum Corps and drummer for Sum 41, Frank Zummo, unveiled their original SJC Custom Drums titled “Rise Above” at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Fairey, who is well-known for his Barack Obama “Hope” poster during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, also debuted eight hand-painted wooden panels that surround the “Rise Above” drum kit. Fairey and Zummo were joined by Sum 41 band members including Deryck Whibley, Cone McCaslin and Dave “Brownsound” Baksh; as well as friends, family and fans.

 

The event kicked off when Beau Dobney, artist relations & exhibits coordinator at Hard Rock Hotel, welcomed the crowd and introduced Fairey, Zummo and Mike Ciprari with SJC Drums. The trio each took turns discussing the background on the drums and how they came to life, before lifting off a black sheet and exposing the drum kit. The unveiling concluded with the group mingling with fans, posing for photos and signing autographs.

 

Finished by Shepard Fairey and titled “Rise Above,” the one-of-a-kind drum kit at Hard Rock Hotel, has been printed with a dark organic patterns and three-dimensional woodgrain mandalas on each shell. The drum kit was used by Frank Zummo from 2016-2017 during Sum 41’s U.S. and Canada tours, festivals and the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards. The drum kit will remain at Hard Rock Hotel for the next three years.

 

“The Rise Above art piece deconstructs guns and repurposes them from weapons into components of a mandala. There is a power in making something beautiful out of ingredients that are cold and threatening. I hope the Rise Above gun mandala can be a metaphor for spiritual transformation toward peace and harmony,” said Shepard Fairey.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses and KISS have all performed. Features of the property include the newly-remodeled 11-story Casino Tower with 640 rooms and suites, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites; the 15-story HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites, which has received the AAA Four Diamond Award; 60,000 square feet of casino space featuring High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space, which was named a Smart Meetings 2016 Platinum Choice Award winner; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Reliquary Spa; Kelly Cardenas Salon – a Paul Mitchell® Focus Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise, which was voted as the No. 1 “Best Hotel Pool” in the 2015 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice contest; the world-famous pool party Rehab Beach Club; live music/entertainment venues The Joint, Vinyl, Club Domina, the home of Magic Mike Live Las Vegas, and coming in 2018, The Voice: Neon Dreams; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café, Goose Island Pub, 福Fú Asian Kitchen, Oyster Bar, Pizza Forte, Dunkin’ Donuts and MB Steak; a fitness center; trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co., Chill by Hudson, Hootenanny, Bezel, Day + Night and Shine. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

About Hard Rock International

With venues in 75 countries, including 180 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include St. Petersburg, Cairo, Wroclaw and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Atlantic City, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

 

Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival Announces “Crime on Canvas” Artist Lineup

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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES
“CRIME ON CANVAS” ARTIST LINEUP

 

Shag, Brandon Boyd, Chris Mars, Colin Christian, Frances Bean Cobain and more will showcase works during the three-day festival

 

Crime on Canvas Announcement Asset

 

For the first time in the festival’s history, Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival has partnered with M Modern Gallery to bring “Crime on Canvas” exhibition to the three-day festival. Located inside The Western Hotel and Casino, Life is Beautiful ticketholders will have the exclusive opportunity to view and purchase original works and rare prints by more than 80 esteemed local, national and international artists.

 

“More than 90 percent of the pieces for this installment of Crime on Canvas will be new original works created specifically for this Life is Beautiful group art exhibition,” said Jay Nailor, owner of M Modern Gallery and curator of the Crime on Canvas lineup. “We wanted to create an experience that showcases the influence music and art have on each other. By bringing in these incredible artists from all around the world, we’re not only doing that, but we are exposing attendees to the only exhibition that will ever feature all of these artists at once”

 

The theme of the exhibit will be dark and eerie, showcasing pieces created by each artist that fully-encompasses that genre. Artists showcasing their works include world famous illustrator, Shag, best known for creating album covers for Smash Mouth, Nancy Sinatra, Pixies and more; Brandon Boyd, lead vocalist for Multi-Platinum rock band Incubus; Shepard Fairey, known for his iconic Obama campaign poster; Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love; Colin Christian, known for his latex costume worn by Miley Cyrus; Elisabeth Anisimow, nine-year-old artist featured on an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon’s “All In With Cam Newton” and many more. Artists native to Las Vegas include Amy Sol, Casey Weldon, Gillean Clark, Juan Muniz, Giovanni Morales and Jerry Misko.

 

The full artist lineup includes: Adam Labuen, Adam Wallacavage, Alex “EaseOne” Pesante, Amy Sol, Amanda Erlinger, Amanda Visell, Andrew Hem, Andrew Schoultz, Annie Owens, Anthony Ausgang, Bob Dob, Bosko Hrnjak, Brad Woodfin, Brandi Milne, Brandon Boyd, Brian M. Viveros, Buff Monster, Bwana Spoons, Camilla D’Errico, Camille Rose Garcia, Casey Weldon, Chantal Menard, Chet Zar, Chris Mars, Christine Wu, Colin Christian, Damien Echols, Dan Quintana, Dave Kinsey, David Stoupakis, Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman, Elisabeth Anisimow, Eric Joyner, Erica Flannes, Frances Bean Cobain, Gillean Clark, Giovanni Morales, Glenn Barr, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Gretchen Lewis, Heidi Taillefer, Isabel Samaras, Jaclyn Presant, Jasmine Worth, Jeff Gillette, Jennybird Alcantara, Jeremiah Ketner, Jerry Misko, Jessica Joslin, Jessicka Addams, Joe Ledbetter, Joe Vaux, John Brophy, Josh Keyes, Juan Muniz, Keith Weesner, Kukula, Laurie Hassold,  Lindsey Way, Lori Nelson, Lorri Davis, Luke Chueh, Mab Graves, Martin Wittfooth, Matt Dangler, Menton3, Michelle Valigura, Mike Leavitt, Mike Stilkey, Naoto Hattori, Nicomi Nix Turner, Nouar, Panik Collective, Ray Caesar, Redd Walitzki, Ron English, Ryan Alosio, Scott Hove, Scott Musgrove, Selena Wong, Shag, Shepard Fairey, ThankYouX, Tim Biskup, Trav, Travis Louie, Troy Brooks and Zoey Stevens.

 

Art fans will have the opportunity to purchase these original pieces and have them shipped from the festival to the location of their choice. Pieces will range from approximately $100 to $50,000. In addition, there will be two pop-up stores, The Shag Store and M Modern Store, where festival goers can purchase pieces as well.

 

Tickets for the fourth annual Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival are currently available at LifeisBeautiful.com. General Admission 3-day tickets are available for $285; and VIP 3-day tickets are available for $655.

 

For highlights from last year’s festival, check out the Life is Beautiful 2015 Recap video. For more information on Life is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival, please visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

 

About Life is Beautiful:
Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival is an annual celebration where people from all walks of life (generations, orientation, race, religion, and nationality) come together and create an experience centered in music, art, taste and ideas. That gathering of people, by very nature, becomes a platform in which positivity prevails, culture and creativity thrive and transformation occurs.

 

Life is Beautiful launched in October 2013 featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful attracted more than 100,000 attendees in 2015. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.