RAW SHOWCASE RECAP: SPECTRUM

WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY: ALICIA BURDEN

When it’s all said and done an artist is still an artist no matter where their exposure comes from. However, what better way to showcase your talent amongst those considered to be the best at their craft then having it displayed at a RAW showcase. I’ve already covered a Dallas RAW showcase before so quite naturally I was under the impression it would be the same as last time. That was my first mistake. The Event took place on April 17th and was held at the Lizard Lounge in Deep Ellum near downtown Dallas,TX. From the very start I was more than impressed from my previous visit. Not only was I greeted with familiar faces at the door I was handed a complimentary drink ticket which is exactly how guests should be treated. With a mixed cocktail in my hand I sashayed around what I considered my home because that’s exactly how it felt.

I too am an artist however; this night was dedicated to the artists of the canvas, paper and stage. I was not only blown away from the amount of talent in one venue I was blown away at the fashions that draped the individuals that entered the doors of this event. My words are only a understatement on how eventful RAW truly is. From the front door you gazed upon works from a young illustrator that presented his drawings on a computer monitor. From entering into the main room where the stage was the center of attraction I noticed painting that hung over the railings. From downstairs to upstairs I was more than impressed.

It seemed with each passing minute it got better and better. Paintings, drawings and illustrated work were some of what I was privileged to see however, it was the performers that became appealing to me after my over dosage of art was finally met. Paying a price less than a high quality t-shirt not only gave you the experience of Picasso and Michael Angelo so to speak but it also bought you your way into what seemed like the performance of a lifetime.

Check out the pictures below and if your intrested in participating at a RAW showcase near you log on to www.rawartists.org and create a profile to be considered in their next show in a city near you.

artist crowd

Artist: Adam Gallegos  www.etsy.com/shop/abesideas

Artist: Adam Gallegos
www.etsy.com/shop/abesideas

Aritst: Andy Rolfes jointhestudio.com

Aritst: Andy Rolfes
jointhestudio.com

upcycled furniture and decor by: Alisha james  www.trashybyalisha.etsy.com

upcycled furniture and decor by: Alisha james
www.trashybyalisha.etsy.com

artist1

Poet of the night

Poet of the night

artist guitarist

artist rocker

fashion2

Model: Toriell Williams Agency: Clutts Agency  instagram: @jet_blak

Model: Toriell Williams
Agency: Clutts Agency
instagram: @jet_blak

showcasing makeup

showcasing Makeup Artist

Makeup Artist: Ally Kelso (ig: @dollface_bydanae) and Jasmine Menchaca

Makeup Artist: Ally Kelso (ig: @dollface_bydanae) and Jasmine Menchaca