Friday, February 10, 2012

Fear & Loathing in Atlanta - ABV Gallery Opening

This is a show not to be missed. After a few months hiatus from gallery openings we are finally back and kicking the year off with this banger. Come out for complimentary drinks, music, and to mingle with the talented artists. March 10, 2012 at ABV Gallery. Details below or you can click on the flyer for more.

Drink & Doodle: Volume 13

Drink & Doodle started just over a year ago & our team at ABV Gallery is proud so say it's been steadily growing. We have made a lot of new friends and met so many talented local artists. Come out and support Atlanta's art scene and purchase an original piece of art on the cheap! Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Drink-n-Doodle: Vol. 11 // ABV Gallery Holiday Party

ABV Gallery proudly hosts a monthly event titled "Drink -n- Doodle" where a dozen local artists gather at one table to create new works of art. This month's event is being combined with the gallery's holiday party and is open the the public from 9pm to midnight. The event is always free and all ages are welcome. A guest DJ and complimentary beverages are provided. If you are looking for somewhere to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts that are more than affordable then be sure to stop by and stock up on some goodies. More info on this event is available on the ABV Gallery website, just give the poster below a click! See you all next week!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Music Spotlight: Daniel Merriweather

while australia may yield beauty in many forms there are few things that can compete with beaches & wildlife, but then i found this gent. i felt compelled to finally make use of my Shazam phone application when i heard Daniel Merriweather playing in a store last year. i feel like he should be one of the more well known names in our part of the world, but i do tend to favor the smooth tastes of soul, rhythm/blues, & anything laced with old school class. in addition to releasing the Love & War album in June of 2009, Merriweather has also collaborated with a slew of respected artists. preview his debut album and his videos below. (the first features Wale & the second being a remix of the classic "Stop Me" with Mark Ronson). sounds to me like it might be the right time to save the world & start making some babies. -Lethal

(Click Image Above to Go To "STOP ME" Video)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Drink & Doodle: Vol.2 Recap (ABV x Streetela)

ABV Gallery hosted another incredible event with the help of their wonderful sponsors. The pioneers at Streetela also joined the event to have some of their new live videos screened which featured local artists and their works.  The creative collective group of artists at ABV had brand new works adorning the gallery walls plus batches of signature screen-printed shirts. Special thanks to Oh Snap Kid for capturing the night. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Suggested Reading: The Dreamer Comics

so i realize these may not be the preferred readings of many male readers but The Dreamer comics are still an intriguing series regardless. a seventeen-year-old beauty lives the normal, yet above average, life of a high school teen but when she sleeps she is living a life in the past. in pursuit of answers and a romantic mystery hero she dreams on through 1776 in the midst of the revolutionary war. the comics are available in printed issues & there is currently one digest. if you aren't ready to purchase a book yet then lucky for you it can be read free at the stories are written & illustrated by female author Lora Innes. check out the official site for more information & fun stuff like free wallpapers and a short trailer preview.  -Lethal

Click Image Below to Start Reading Now for FREE:

Drink & Doodle: Vol. 2 (MARCH 23rd 2011)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Take a trip with ABV Gallery artist & founder, GREG MIKE, as he takes us through the studio, creative agency, the city of Atlanta, & to see the murals he's done over at the DGK skatepark notoriously known as Da Playground. This is part one of a three part series & our very own mutant puppy, Putnam, makes his first video debut. Footage and editing done by the brilliant Matt Swinksy. Stay tuned for more! -LETHAL

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Greg Simkins: Drawn From The Well

Journey through the genius mind of artist Greg "Craola" Simkins in this hardcover 300 page drawing archive. The book was first published in September of 2010 by Presto Art. Most of us cannot afford a Simkins original so this is the next best thing; affordable & currently in stock! Preview some of the inside pages & see if you can resist ordering your copy. This is a must have for any art lover or book collector. Hands down my favorite artist. -LETHAL

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Free Music: Florrie

A girl who can play drums, sing, & mix her own music is a girl deserving of some attention. Add natural beauty that is equally matched with selfless generosity and you have a girl worth crushing on. UK artist Florrie is a young musician building her fan base by making all her music free to download, share, & remix. The tracks on her Introduction EP combine many elements all seemingly opposite; human yet robotic, energetic but soothing, heavy yet sleek. And so the theory is: Opposites Attract. Florrie is one gifted female who not only proves that but she also shares her ability to find the chemistry that balances these opposing attractions. Visit her website for personal fun facts, free downloads, & more. -Lethal

Enjoy this video from a performance of "Give Me Your Love" live at Nottingham Rock City: