IS LA MESA READY FOR STEAMPUNK? ARTISTS' RECEPTION SEPT. 27 AIMS TO DRAW FANS

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photo, left: Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

September 17, 2013 (La Mesa) – On September 27 from 5 to 7 p.m., costumed “Steampunk” fans are expected to join the celebration of “A Day in the Life,” an art show opening at O’Dunn Fine Art.

 “Colorado artist Joe Bonomo has taken the characters from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’ album and interpreted them as Steampunk characters…totally original,”  gallery owner Shannon O’Dunn told ECM.  The artist will be on hand at the opening, which will also feature live music, food and beverages.

“Even if you don’t speak Steampunk (or the Sixties, for that matter) these oil paintings are gorgeous,” said O’Dunn. The exhibit will also feature a replica of the time machine seen in the 1960 movie Time Machine  and in The Big Bang Theory.

Steampunk is a science fiction genre that blends elements of technology with 19th century settings, often with alternative endings. 

“Is La Mesa ready for Steampunk? Don’t know,” O’Dunn concluded.  But she added that the event is going to be “fun!”

photo, right:  Sgt. Pepper