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Tom Cross Gallery Opens New Show

Posted on | February 5, 2015 | No Comments

Broomfield gallery on 287 presents Friday the 13th Valentine – Unlucky and Love”  February 13-March 11

BROOMFIELD, CO. (February 4, 2015) — Tom Cross, a multi-talented artist and business owner in Broomfield, mixes trepidation and triskaidekaphobia with love and romance and a little philophobia by playing on the juxtaposition of Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day.

This second gallery show by the noted tattoo and large canvas artist/inventor/storyteller opens Friday, February 13 and runs through March 11 at the Tom Cross Gallery, 1405 U.S. Highway 287, Broomfield. An artist reception will be held on Friday, February 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In keeping with the opening date and Valentine’s Day, Cross has selected works that represent the concern some people have when a Friday the 13th rolls around, as well as the romance and foreboding that many feel as Valentine’s Day approaches, whether they are coupled or single.

“Some folks talk about love and luck, or lack of love and lack of luck,” said Cross. “This show presents parts of my collection that represent both love and luck, the good, the bad, the dark and the light when it comes to each.”

The deserts of Mexico and Arizona as well as the forests of the Pacific Northwest are just some of the influences seen in Cross’ works. Maybe while at the gallery, you’ll catch a whiff of the Ursis cologne for men Cross created.

Bring your sweetheart – or someone you’re not so fond of. Ask to see some of his hand-painted clothing, each item unique, or one of his masks.

Cross’ gallery, which opened in December, showcases a wide variety of work created during a career that spans 50 years.

His first review as an artist came when his second grade teacher asked his class to draw their breakfasts. The teacher noted his drawing of toast looked buttered.

Cross has always created his art for his own satisfaction, not for display or sale. When his tattoo studio filled with original art, and after some cajoling by friends and family, he relented and decided to publicly share his work. This is just the second opportunity for the general public to view and appreciate the progression of his work over the years, and see pieces that reference love and dread.

Learn more about Tom Cross and his work from his blog and his facebook page, or email him. You can also listen to a full podcast with him here.

Media Contact:

Ken Conte

Rise Above Consulting

(970) 227-3588


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