Kyle Osborne's "Meet the Artist..." 2011 Interview with me:
The Birchmere (America's Legendary Music Hall) has been located in Alexandria, Virginia for 50 years! Since 1989 it has been my privilege and pleasure to create a variety of artwork for this fine establishment: logo design, bumper stickers, T-shirts, tabletents, signage, several murals, the monthly calendar, and even a life-size sculpture of one-time partner / bouncer Pudge.
When the club moved a few blocks in 1996 the Birchmere became a huge place. Inside one building is a 500 seat music hall, a large dining area with a second stage and dance floor, a 40' long bar, a retail store that sells music and merchandise, a pool hall, foosball, ping-pong, and even a full scale brewery with a tasting room full of antique beer memorabilia. The brewery with its memorabilia and the table games are gone, but the music lives on! All the above murals were painted in acrylics onsite on the walls except the stage backdrop which is acrylic painted on a 10' x 30' canvas.
The marquee sign I designed and painted for the club is a 6' x 12' iron stucture that stands 16' tall and was fabricated by Flaherty Ironworks. I cut out, painted, and installed the dobro, burger, and stein sheet metal panels.The track letters allow the act names to be changed on a daily basis.