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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Empire's Art Gallery: See the Pony Show before it's gone

A long, long time ago, at our old shop on a Way called Arden, we tried out an art gallery. It didn't last long.

At our new location, art still mattered.

So we started the Empire's Art Wall and brought you more than a year of local artists' works, from Jared Konopitski, Benjamin Bryan, and Jeremy Rathbone, to Lucas Cromwell, Jen Monson, and Georgina Gilmore.

We even displayed a private collection of pug art. You guessed it: Ben's collection.

Recently we opened up the small room in the shop to use as an art gallery to showcase known and unknown local artists. It just seems like a natural fit -- comics and art.

Empire's Art Gallery Is Back

We affectionately call our gallery's first exhibit "The Pony Show." It is the private collection of a local art enthusiast, Kevin Winter. Kevin has built a collection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs, supporting local favorites like Jared Konopitski, commissioning pieces, and supporting artists on sites like Kickstarter.

The Pony Show runs through Friday, July 25. Come check it out before it's gone.

In August, Jeremy Rathbone's new works will be featured.

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