WATERDOWN, Ontario (CelebrityAccess) — Mabruka and Geoff Kulawick, proprietors of Canadian independent record label True North Records, are launching a new art gallery that will showcase the visual artwork of a veritable who's who of modern music.
Named the True North Gallery – The Music Gallery of Fine Art in Waterdown, Ontario, the gallery houses more than 100 works by artists including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Miles Davis, Jerry Garcia, Patti Smith, Tony Bennett, Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane), Andy Warhol (producer of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground), Graham Nash, Joseph Arthur, Louie Perez (Los Lobos), Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), Ron Wood (Rolling Stones), Janis Joplin, and Canadians Will Millar (Irish Rovers), Terry Watkinson (Max Webster), Martin Tielli (Rheostatics), Marc Jordan, and dozens of others.
“There are millions of people who are connected to music artists in a deeply emotional way. I believe many of them want to possess a one of a kind, original work by their favourite artists, not a replicated audio file or compact disc, or a one night concert experience, but something that nobody else has, with a lasting – and incremental – value. This is our target market – music fans – and as music people with successful labels and an artist marketing background we have become experts at marketing to music fans,” says Geoff of their art gallery enterprise. “Brooke and I are extremely excited by the business prospects for the gallery, we love music, and we love art – it is so great in so many ways.”
The gallery already held a private opening on March 25th, with special guests Buffy Sainte-Marie and Murray McLauchlan on hand to discuss the intersection of their music and visual art. But for the plebs, the gallery will be open daily from June 15 – September 15, and by appointment only at other times.
For more information, check them out online at www.themusic.gallery – Staff Writers