Cleveland-based youth-culture magazine ALTERNATIVE PRESS will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary with a commemorative group exhibition featuring AP’s vast archives along with iconic artists from the music scene.
Since 1985, AP has been an important independent voice for music fans looking for more than the commercial option. What started out as a local fanzine more than 25 years ago, has developed into an internationally distributed magazine covering the contemporary punk scene. The artists appearing in the gallery exhibit reflect the diversity that has appeared in the pages of Alternative Press in the last quarter-century. The pieces will be comprised of paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture.
“I have been witness to so many changes over the years in the publishing world. A constant has been the talented artists each year,” says publisher Norman Wonderly. “This exhibit showcases amazing musicians whose talent extends beyond the music stage.”
The exhibition will include original works of art by Tim Armstrong (Rancid), Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die), Shepard Fairey, Joby J. Ford (The Bronx), Black Francis (The Pixies), Colin Frangicetto (Circa Survive), Camille Rose Garcia, John Gourley (Portugal. The Man), Anthony Green (Circa Survive), Shawn Harris (The Matches), Matt “Portland” Hay (Nora), Derek Hess, Adam Jones (Tool), Marilyn Manson, Shirley Manson (Garbage), Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), Liz McGrath (Miss Derringer), Marc “Porter” McKnight (Atreyu), Tara McPherson, Andy “The Butcher” Mrotek (The Academy Is…), Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Morgan Slade (Miss Derringer), Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) and more.