Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Kung Fu Tattoo Hosts Its First Third Friday Event

Press Release from Kung Fu Tattoo re: Third Friday Durham

Kung Fu Tattoo Hosts Its First Third Friday Event

Durham, NC (May 5, 2009) – Kung Fu Tattoo, located at 1003 W. Chapel Hill St. in the heart of Durham, will host its first official Third Friday Durham event. The event is an exhibition of the works of local artists Jason Strutz and Luis Franco and takes place on May 15, 2009 from 7-10pm. Kung Fu Tattoo will be the first stop on the Third Friday route, which winds its way through Downtown Durham and the surrounding vicinity. Third Friday events are free to the public and showcase the Bull City’s cultural scene.

“We’re proud to be a part of this year’s Third Friday series,” said Kung Fu Tattoo owner Tim Lind. “We love the spirit of Durham and feel like hanging works done by local artists is a perfect way to celebrate that spirit.“

About the Artists:
Luis Franco's work is an illustration of American urban realism executed with a digital medium. Much of his work deals with class and race issues. Many of his thought-provoking images center around the iconic fist hair pick symbolizing the ‘70’s theme of peace, love and revolution. For more information, visit www.francoproject.com.

Jason Strutz illustrates stories that do and do not exist. Both memories and nightmares come alive on his canvases. His works are more than art, but adventure by oil and acrylics. For more information, visit www.StrutzIllustration.com.

About Kung Fu Tattoo:
Kung Fu Tattoo is the Triangle’s premier custom tattoo parlor and piercing studio. Kung Fu’s staff are dedicated, professional artists and piercers, committed to providing clients with the best in design, application and care of their tattoos and piercings. Kung Fu Tattoo strives to provide every client with truly one-of-a-kind work in a comfortable, unpretentious atmosphere. For more information, visit www.kungfutattoo.com.

About Third Friday Durham:
Third Friday Durham occurs each third Friday of the month from 6-ish to 9-ish. Art openings, exhibits, concerts, readings, dance, music, happenings- if we consider it culture in the Bull City, it's happening on some Third Friday in the general downtown-ish area. Durham - where "ish" is the rule. For more information, visit www.thirdfridaydurham.com.