WORDS FROM BEAST MASTER:
"Hello everyone, the date has been set for the show. It will be Saturday, March 10th. Invite anyone, and everyone. PLEASE COME OUT AND SHOW SOME LOVE. I've never been through anything like this, but this is when I need YOU, my people, to comethrough for me, just as I have come through for many of you in your time of need. Whether it be moving, building some steps, or tiling your grandma's kitchen, you know the beast master is the man to call. now i'm calling on you. I can't even begin to thank all the artists who have already been working long hours in order to fill the studio with artwork. I can't thank Carlos enough for his time and the opportunity to use his studio, and I can't thank JE enough for really putting it all together. And ANYONE who shows up to buy work, I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH. Much love, enjoy life, and I hope to see you all there."
WORDS FROM EMPIRE SEVEN STUDIOS:
"This March we are dedicating and committing the venue, to our good friend Andrew Gatley also know as the Beast Master . Andrew popped into my little world summer of 2008. He was introduced to me by a friend who I had met through another friend, and that's usually how that story goes. However unlike most typical hellos nice to meet you.There comes a time when you meet someone who's the person you were waiting to come to your rescue. In my case it was from that big building you just leased and got yourself into, without knowing what the hell you were doing. Yes folks that's how it all began, I didn't know what was next from day to day trying to figure out how to get this place looking good. Andrew was a blessing when it came down to needing some miracle worker to help finish what we started. He "volunteered" everyday that summer to come and help, and I quote him "fix The spot" . We managed with what we could and he made this happen, he didn't charge me nothing but maybe a cold beer and some BBQ after a hard days of work. There's not many people who are like Andrew and do what he did for me, and I thank you my friend. You are true friend and I could never repay him for helping me accomplish a goal and task without asking anything in return. Friends just don't come by like this to often or at all.
Beast Master as rough as that might sound is actually the complete opposite. The nickname, I'm not sure who's to thank for giving it to him, but it has the meaning of a person who's in touch with nature, animals, hard work, and a positive outlook on the most difficult of situations. Keeping the composure for the group if you will. Always ready to give a lending hand without expecting anything in return. These are just a few of many things I can say about this man who has so many people, who care and want to help him in his time of need. Empire Seven Studios couldn't exist without the help of our friend andrew and we're trying to help him with anything possible."
All proceeds will be going to Andrew Gatley for legal costs.
The opening reception will be on March 10th, 2012 from 3-10pm.
The show will run from March 10-23. Wednesdays & Fridays from 7-9pm and by appointment.