Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dave Seyfried -artist in residence for August and September

Dave Seyfried is a resident of Lancaster city. He is an accomplished musician/singer and artist who has been working downtown and showing in galleries since 2001.

His story is one of survival and perseverance. He suffered life-altering injuries from a car accident in the spring of 1997. In that crash he flatlined for two and a half minutes, and even after he was resucitated he remained in a coma for two weeks. He had to learn to speak and walk again but also lost the use of his left hand,which was his dominant.

Though it was difficult, Dave through allot of "prayer and determination" has relearned to draw even better than before with his oposite hand. He has had far more work and showings post-accident.

"It's very difficult to take my art and music for granted now, I want to live everyday in a state of thanks"

Dave's subject matter varies from simple absurd and humorous characters, to iconic looking drawings that smack of 19th century woodcuts, to photo realistic and photo-surrealistic portraits.

He's also authored a graphic novel called "Ghastly Maytown" about an outbreak of sailboat-headed zombies in nearby Maytown,PA, drawn the familiar image of Lancaster's Steve Murray in front of his famous Zap&Co. vintage shop that is featured on a shirt sold downtown at various occasions, he also created the logo for "Senorita Burrita" on Prince St., and once created toy-sets for the K'nex toy company.

Dave's show consists of an exciting collection of originals and prints that are sure to please and are reasonably priced.Wait'll you see the giant framed piece of Dave depicted life-size as a version of Gulliver from Gulliver's Travels. breath-taking

Dave's second phase of his two month show begins Friday night at 5pm and goes till 10pm. Come early to meet Dave's dad Jim. Dave's band will play around 7pm (You Are The Research) with guests, including roommate Missy who's also a frequent subject of his drawings (come see the stunning piece of Missy in Penn Square Lancaster)

Dave will draw your caricature for 5 dollars that night, and his cd (Monarch) will be available for 10 dollars.
See you in September!

                                  - reviewer C. Carl Grifhoe

"can't wait to meet you" -Dave

Friday, August 26, 2011

Kimberliana performs at Gallery 141's Music Friday July 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011