|VOL 9 ISSUE 4||April 2006|
This month the Tom Leykis Show did a live broadcast at McDuffy's House of Draft in downtown Tempe, Arizona. Two of the sponsors of the show were Red Stripe Beer and Smirnoff Fire (the newest companion to the successful Smirnoff Ice). Alliance Beverage Distributors contacted me about painting two models with these corporate logos for the live event and hired models from Arizona Models in Tempe. Tom Leykis was promoting Flash Fridays where guys were encouraged to flash their high beams at girls in an effort to get the girls to flash them. Judging by the number of callers that reported successful flashing encounters, the show must have a fairly large and very liberal audience. The painted models roamed around the bar handing out T-shirts and other swank and took hundreds of pictures with the primarily male audience. For more of the story and to check out a few more pictures, go to http://www.futureclassx.com/bodypaint/alexandrabruin/tomleykisshow/tomleykis.htm .
I contributed to the festivities for the third consecutive year for the benefit for Wildhorse Ranch where the proceeds will help care for and feed rescued horses. This year the event was called "A Night In The Wild West" and was held at Christies Caberet , the upscale gentlemen's club in Phoenix. In keeping with the theme, I painted three of the dancers as a sheriff, a Native American, and a cowgirl in black. I also painted the Ranch owner's daughter with a silhouetted horse against a sunset with the Wildhorse Ranch Rescue banner. For more pictures and the rest of the story, please visit http://www.futureclassx.com/bodypaint/brigette/gggChristies/girlsgirlsgirls.htm .
I first met Julie Holman at the first annual Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Tempe where I painted Purgatori and Lady Death. It was there that she invited me to be a guest panelist at the upcoming Phoenix Film Festival. I gladly accepted and ended up doing a special effects panel with an esteemed cast of special effects artists including David Blum (Story boards/Post Production), Eugene Park (Compositor), Rick Rische (“Terminator” and “Titanic”), Michael Lennick (Dr. Teller’s Very Large Bomb), and David Stipes (Emmy Award winning VE “Star Trek”). As part of the panel I completed a special effects make-up demonstration of a dryad and an adolescent robot (played by my son Sage). Also at the festival, a screening was held for the world premiere of the Romey & Jules movie that I did special effects make-up.
- A few calendars are still available on-line at http://www.futureclassx.com/bodypaint/calendar/2006/2006calendar.htm .
- On May 5th-7th, I will again be taking part in the LepreCon sci-fi convention here in Phoenix. The tentative plan so far is a joint venture with the Heinlein Society and a blood drive. For a sneak peak of the bodypainting plans, check out "I Will Fear No Evil" by Robert A. Heinlein.
- On June 13th I will be the artist guest of honor and will be showing some of my bodypainting images, lifecasts, and doing a live demonstration at the Herberger Theater as part of their Second Act series. More details coming soon.
- I will be teaching bodypainting classes again in 2006 at the Face And Body Art International Convention in Orlando, Florida.
copyright 2005, Mark Greenawalt
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