Posted on July 14, 2009 Posted in Deal of the Day

Art Opening at the Gallery @ ALB Tech Friday July 24th from 7-10pm!
Featuring the art of Michael Barrington Palmer and Maurice Hamilton
Glass. Live music by Crucial Elements!  There will be free food and
drink – come one come all! It’s FREE!!!

The Gallery @ ALB Tech

1208 W. Main St.

Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 355-2491

About Michael Barrington Palmer

Michael Barrington Palmer, or Barry for short, has been painting for
as long as he can remember. He was trained at a young age to use bright
colors and tropical themes and those two characteristics are still very
evident today. He has been educated at both Rollins College in Winter
Park, Florida and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He sold his
first painting at the age of 9. He has had numerous gallery openings in
Ithaca, Syracuse, and Binghamton New York, and is delighted to now be
in Richmond, Virginia.

The latest opening will feature acrylic paintings on canvas with a
cartoon-ish view of fish and aquatic plants. Simple in color and sharp
in lines, these paintings are easy to enjoy on many levels.

About Maurice Hamilton Glass

Hamilton Glass, a young Architect with a passion for Art. As an
inner city child with an interest in art, I took closely to the
graffiti scene. The free hand expression was much less about realism
and more about composition and language. It was something about the
quick and dirty version of graffiti that kept my interest. My work with
graffiti developed into an exploration of several different avenues of,
which thus reflect my work.

My body of work is influenced by Graffiti’s colorful expressions and
free styled language. Motivation comes from the vibrant colors and
street scenes, as my work shows real feelings, memories, and
inspirational idols. Just as in any street scene, backgrounds are just
as important as any focal person or item. My collections are usually
great example of this, as this is what usually makes them distinctive
from the next. The two mediums I favor are acrylic and spray pain along
with the ink and markers.

About Crucial Elements

Crucial Elements is a progressive roots, rock, reggae band based in
Richmond, VA. The band was formed in 1999 by Wylie Jones(vox/guitar),
Austin – the Jahlifter(vox/guitar), Ryan Rice(bass), Kwan
Burke(keys/trumpet), and Nick Thorpe(drums). Nick was replaced about a
year later by the one and only Chuckie Love. This lineup stayed
together for four years performing all over the east coast region. In
2003 Crucial disbanded and wouldn’t return for almost three years. In
2006 Austin and Chuckie reassembled Crucial Elements adding Joshua
Crenshaw on keyboards, Gregory Haynes on guitar/vocals, and Scott
Payton on bass. Crucial quickly regained its position in the Richmond
music scene and released their first full length album “Jamocracy” in
2007. In 2008 bassist Scottie P was replaced with Jason Jarrell and the
music has never sounded better. With three piece harmony singing and
intricately arranged original compositions Crucial Elements is gaining
fans all over the globe. Notable bands we have played with include:
Frankie Paul, The Abyssinians, The Wailers, Toots and the Maytalls,
Culture, Israel Vibrations, SOJA , Dawn Penn, Eek-A-Mouse, John Brown’s
Body, Stephen Marley, Pato Banton, The Meditations, Gregory Issacs,
Fishbone, and Morgan Heritage, and more…