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this print from my good friend Amanda Hope Cook, I also bought this print as a belated Christmas gift for my sister Bethany!

"Planters Peanuts" by Amanda Hope Cook!

Couldn’t post it until I gave it to her,

-Shady

"Goody Boy" by Amanda Hope Cook.

…of the Michael’s Goody Boy Diner sign in Columbus, Ohio.

From May 1999 to July 2003, I lived just a few blocks away from Goody Boy. I saw that sign nearly every day for over four years. It’s pure nostalgia for me. And one hell of a painting.

Learn more about Amanda and her work (and then buy some) here.

Yep, that’s a painting,

-Shady

…is having a solo exhibition at the Hammond Harkins Galleries in Columbus, Ohio. Titled “Looking Up”, the exhibition features paintings of signage in and around Columbus.

Here are a few examples of her work:

"Looking Up" by Amanda Hope Cook

"Goody Boy" by Amanda Hope Cook

"Wonder Bread" by Amanda Hope Cook

The preview reception is this Friday, September 25th, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. So if you happen to find yourself in Columbus this Friday, be sure to head on over to Hammond Harkins and support the local arts.

Here’s the info:

“Looking Up: Amanda Hope Cook Paints Columbus”
Hammond Harkins Galleries
2264 East Main Street
Bexley, Ohio – 43209

Preview Reception
Friday, September 25th, 2009
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Online Exhibition
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Click here to learn more about Amanda, and here to learn more about Hammond Harkins Galleries.

Congratulations, Amanda!

Amanda still doesn’t know blue,

-Shady

Old Poop!