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B-Fore B-Now: The B Complex Retrospectare
We are pretty excited about this one. This is where we’ve worked together and seperately for 15 some years. Come see Scott Dupree’s paintings, Thomas Boston Clarkson’s works, Jessica Marshall E.’s paintings and of course Fire on the Midway scupltures. 40+ artists are showing works with performances!
Fire on the Midway, a fire artist collective began somewhere in the mind of Scott Dupree. Once he performed amazingly with fire poi. He, Thomas Boston Clarkson and Ken Smith collaborated on The High Stryker, a flaming test of strength game with a scoreboard specially painted by Scott. It that has been hit with a heavy sledge thousands of times. Jessica Marshall (me, the author of this piece) helped out with little electrical and some hole drilling through steel with a hand drill… little did she/I know more was to come. Premiered at Bonnaroo 2007 with The Art of Such N’ Such.
The Kitty Roaster (featured above) which is a fire machine extraordinaire attached to a skee-ball game. Playable yes! Fun Yes! A whole lotta POOFFPOOF!!! Yep. An amazing sculpture with a flaming chandelier. and a whole lot of rivets… thousands… oh the holes we drilled, the curses we made as drill bits broke. Premiered at Bonnaroo 2008.
More history to come… stay toon’d
Scott J Dupree (middle) – scoundrel, flame effects, painter, dog lover, instigator, looking to his left (your right), special effects (like for reals!), and so much more
Thomas Boston Clarkson – (2nd from right, 4th from left, has a hat, holding the parasol) Blacksmith extraordinaire (no, he doesn’t pay me to say that), flame effects, also a bit of a scoundrel, sculptor extraordinaire, and so much more
Jessica Marshall – (second from left, your left, brown dress, sunglasses (should have taken those off)) – pfft.. well, I do like the electrical, and Thomas taught me a thing or two about metal (oh the power hamer.. ). But Switch boxes, electrical/electronics, and flame effects of course. Also a bit of a scoundrel… and so much more..?
Then we have our amazing featured artists and crew! They do it all! They are a huge part of us! Our family, friends, and amazingly talented individuals:
Marleyne Smith – (right..um yeah, your right of course. It wouldn’t be Jeff….) – Flame effects extraordinaire. This lady can blow stuff up.. in a really super way. She blows a mean smoke ring and lights up a Bic like you wouldn’t believe!! Don’t even get her started with an anvil shoot (like shoot an anvil into the air.. with a huuuge bang!!). I’m fairly confident that she is also a bit of a scoundrel. And so much more
Jeff Lohmuller – (left) Mechanic extraordinaire, logistic support (like a roady, but a super roady… well, super super roady), “Oh, if you need me to get this running, I will”.. no doubt! Hasn’t exhibited all the signs, but most definitely a bit of a scoundrel. And so much more
Amber Smith – (under, cause she’s a diver extraordinaire.. she’s welding down there on the metal beam we are all standing on in 40′ of shark-infested waters.. and she’s down there welding!!!)- Flame Effects, makes-things-go-boom with Marleyne (team Smith rocks!). Shes also plays an Alabama tune like you wouldn’t believe. She plays it like you know… she’s a bit of a scoundrel. And so much more
(I hope I still have friends)
For booking and other info, contact Jessica Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org