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Rush art exhibit this Saturday

Thu, Nov 6, 2008@9:12PM | comments

[What a Rush: Salem artist honors Canadian band in photos, lecture, song]

UPDATE - 11/14@9:31AM: Pictures from the exhibit at this link.

As I've mentioned several times over the past several weeks, this Saturday, November 8th from 7-9PM photographer and Rush fan John Kane will be exhibiting a collection of his Rush concert photographs at the Front Street Coffee House in Salem, MA. The exhibit is titled Workin' Them Angels: Rush through the Camera Eye and you can RSVP at The exhibit was featured in The Salem News today in an article titled What a Rush: Salem artist honors Canadian band in photos, lecture, song. From the article:

... The show will consist of photographs from the three Greater Boston area shows on the 2007/08 "Snakes & Arrows" tour. It opens at Front Street Coffeehouse in Salem on Saturday.

"I always feel inspired at a Rush show," said Kane, a drummer. "I feel inspired to create. I feel anxious when I listen to Rush. It inspires my artwork; it inspires my life lyrically and musically." ...

... Kane's photographed the band from front-row seats at the Comcast Center in Mansfield and the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. The framed photos consist of black-and-white and color shots of the band, during performance and in between songs.

"I wanted to show what it was like to be at a Rush show," he said. "I was attempting to show Rush on stage from a fan's perspective showing the whole stage experience, capturing moments of each member in downtime, (during) solitary moments."

Kane's photographs, shot with a Canon Powershot 8 megapixel digital camera, also convey the arena experience of Rush's colorful laser shows. And he includes several portraits of band members Geddy Lee (lead vocals, bass, keyboard), Alex Lifeson (guitar) and Neil Peart (drums and lyrics). ...

... A triptych of portraits of Lee, Lifeson and Peart is included in "Workin' them Angels," and the framed piece is scattered with Kane's past concert stubs. None of the photos are for sale, Kane said, but he will sell fine-art posters and hold a raffle. ...

... Fans from around Boston and New England are expected to attend the show, and Kane added one woman is on her way from Minnesota....

I think I know who the woman from Minnesota is (could it be PetieLee?). In addition to the show, there will also be an after party concert with the premier Rush cover band, Lotus Land, at the Dodge Street Bar and Grill across the street from the show. Also, Donna Halper (the person who discovered Rush) will be a guest speaker and conduct a brief Q&A. To commemorate the event, John produced this poster featuring one of his fine art paintings of Rush. The poster, a limited edition of 60, will be sold at the show for $10 at the opening. He has also created a Cafe Press store where you can purchase both larger 16x20" prints and t-shirts of the image for $20 each. The event will also include a $5 raffle of some of John's photographs of Rush, and a t-shirt. The photos will be on exhibit for the entire month of November.