David Bowie art show opening on First Friday

Twenty of the area’s top visual artists have created an array of inspired new work in celebration of the chameleonic rock ‘n’ roll supernova called David Bowie.

The resulting Bowie-themed exhibition, “Turn and Face the Strange,” will open on First Friday, April 2, from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Hub Art Factory at 336 Sixth St. NW in downtown Canton. Admission is free. Masks are required for gallery admission.

Participating artists are Marti Jones, Erin Mulligan, Steve Ehret, Heather Bullach, Billy Ludwig, Judi Krew, Todd Bergert, Kat Francis, Tim Eakin, Jessica Bennett, Alex Strader, Erika Katherine, Tim Carmany, Scot Phillips, Holly Buffy Atkinson, David Sherrill, Rochelle Haas, Jake Mensinger, Alex Minturn and Dan Kane. Kane, the recently retired Canton Repository entertainment editor, curated the exhibition.

“Turn and Face the Strange” includes portraits of Bowie in varied styles, sizes, and media, and also paper dolls, a fabric doll, a costume piece and an elaborate sculpture. The artwork is for sale.  Masks are required inside the gallery.

For those unable to attend on First Friday, there will be a second showing of the exhibit on Tuesday, April 6, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Photos and prices of all the works in the show will be posted Saturday, April 3, at noon on The Hub’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

Music videos of Cody J. Martin performing four David Bowie songs will play on a monitor in the gallery during the opening event.