Kelly's Bar gets a side of art thanks to Jimbo Easter

click to enlarge Lampinen (left) and Easter (right) get ready to adorn a wall with more art. - Photo by Michael Jackman
Photo by Michael Jackman
Lampinen (left) and Easter (right) get ready to adorn a wall with more art.
Kelly's Bar in Hamtramck got gussied up a bit yesterday thanks to a couple of punks.

click to enlarge The beer-drinking cowboy. - Photo by Michael Jackman
Photo by Michael Jackman
The beer-drinking cowboy.
No, it wasn't just any punks. It was recent Kresge Arts in Detroit fellow Jimbo Easter, with an assist from fellow Kresge fellow Timmy "Vulgar" Lampinen. The early evening found the two, and a few others, climbing a ladder and decorating the bar's east wall with a few whimsical cut-outs of people, including a skeleton behind a steering wheel, a pipe-smoking gnome, and a beer-drinking cowboy.

click to enlarge Easter affixes art to the wall of Kelly's Bar. - Photo by Michael Jackman
Photo by Michael Jackman
Easter affixes art to the wall of Kelly's Bar.
It's just the kind of thing a couple of free-and-easy performance artists do on a Monday night.

Speaking of Easter and Lampinen, you'll likely be able to see both those guys at an art show this Saturday. It's put on by Hatch Art, and it's called Splatter Brains and Poster People, and it takes place 6-10 p.m. at Hatch Art, 3456 Evaline St., Hamtramck; 313-346-5465.

About The Author

Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
Scroll to read more Arts Stories & Interviews articles

Newsletters

Join Detroit Metro Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.