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Alexandria’s Galactic Panther Hosts Opening Reception for ‘The Last Scream’ June 1

Art by Le Dernier Cri (Photo courtesy Galactic Panther)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-Galactic Panther Art Gallery is excited to announce an opening reception for, “THE LAST SCREAM: International Silk Screen Prints & Books by Le Dernier Cri”. The reception will be held Saturday, June 1st from 3:00-6:00 pm. This opening party will be locally catered and feature live music. This art exhibit celebration is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted, and all artwork will be for sale.

Le Dernier Cri is a French artists’ publishing house that generates beautiful, intense, limited-edition books, prints, and animations.  Drawing upon underground comics and “art brut” (outsider) artists, and emerging out of the Paris punk scene of the 80’s and 90’s, Le Dernier Cri specializes in silkscreen printing that results in richly coloured, sensuous, and highly detailed surfaces coupled with imagery that is both seductive and alarming.

Director Pakito Bolino runs a busy screen printing workshop at La Friche Studios, Marseille, churning out a prolific catalog of books featuring work by artists from Europe, America, Japan, South America, and Africa. Born in 1993 from the 80’s french underground graphic movement, Le Dernier Cri produced more than 300 silk-screened books in 20 years while building an international network between artists.

Art by Le Denier Cri (Photo courtesy Galactic bPanther)

Galactic Panther curator Eli Pollard states, “I had the opportunity to meet Pakito in his studio while traveling overseas with students. I was struck by the way the international artists he chooses to work with often reflect the city he lives in in many ways. The artwork is raw and beautiful, not unlike a colorful, tagged ATM that was freshly smashed in a riot just before the sunrise in Marseille.”

Art by Le Dernier Cri (Photo courtesy Galactic Panther)

Galactic Panther hosts events nearly every day including upcoming:

-Live Music

-Comedy & Jazz

-Poetry Open Mic every other Thurs.

-Tea & Coffee Tasting Workshops

-Open Mic every Sunday

-Art Workshops

-Yoga, Reiki Healing, & Sound Bath Events

Find tickets for all events HERE.

Galactic Panther is open Thursday & Friday 12-5, Saturday-Sunday 12-7 and by appointment ([email protected]). Please follow Galactic Panther on FacebookInstagramEventbrite, & our website for further updates & information.

From day one a portion of all sales from Galactic Panther has supported non-profits who offer food security for those in need.

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For further information please contact:

Eli Pollard

[email protected]

IG  @galactic.panther

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