Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Scion sponsors Lumm's original "Eight by Eight" art show

Innovative car company, meet innovative artists.

This is the script for the Scion-sponsored “Eight by Eight” art show that opens at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 16 at PinkGhost, an art gallery and urban vinyl toys shop in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

Nathan Lumm, a seven-year employee of Interactive Art Services (IAS), and his wife Janice, will curate the show featuring artwork from up-and-coming local and national artists.

And now for the innovative aspect.

While there is no theme for the artwork, all artists have been limited to the same size canvas, 8 inches by 8 inches. Additionally, all show submissions will be featured in a book – a keepsake for participating artists and art enthusiasts alike.

Scion’s sponsorship will help publicize the event and in-turn add credibility to Lumm’s innovative art pursuits.

“They are well-known in the art community for sponsoring some really amazing shows with a range of fantastic artists,” said Lumm of Scion’s decision to jump on board as a sponsor. “I think it helps to validate what my wife and I are attempting to put together with this show.”

Lumm, now a Senior Digital Illustrator, began as a colorist and also helped with project management during his early years at IAS. Prior to working at IAS, Lumm spent nine years in the comics industry, doing work primarily for Image, while also contributing to Marvel, DC and Antarctic Press.

Unlike past commercial jobs, which lost their luster within a year or two, Lumm’s position at IAS keeps him on his toes on a daily basis.

“Everyday is different from the last here at IAS, so I’m still having fun and enjoying my job,” said Lumm.

“Eight by Eight” will be Lumm’s second show at PinkGhost. He hosted his first solo show, “From the Depths,” at PinkGhost in February. The show featured his original paintings, both new and old, of various sea life in vibrant colors.

The upcoming show will provide Lumm with another learn-by-fire curating opportunity.

“It’s been a real learning process, but it’s fun as well,” said Lumm. “I’m not sure that I would want to do it full-time, but I wouldn’t mind for the ‘Eight by Eight’ show to be an annual event.”

The show will run from August 16 – September 16 at PinkGhost. For more information on the show, visit: For more information on Interactive Art Services, visit:

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