Installation view of Beyond-Beyond by Ron Baron at Smack Mellon. Photo by Etienne Frossard.


Thursday October 5th6-8PM
Acoustic Blues Performance and Conversation with Ron Baron, Stephen Ellis, and Scott Williams
A special acoustic blues performance lead by current Smack Mellon exhibition artist Ron Baron, in collaboration with musicians Stephen Ellis and Scott Williams. Baron will also discuss his installation Beyond-Beyond, which is currently on view at Smack Mellon. 
Stephen Ellis is a painter, guitarist and vocalist who lives in New York. He has shown widely both in Europe and the U.S. His art criticism has appeared in Art in America, Parkett, Modern Painters and other publications. Ellis is currently the Interim Director of the Hoffberger School of Painting at MICA. Ellis performs with Still Life with Dog. 
Scott Williams is a singer songwriter, guitarist and bassist, in addition to being a painter. He has performed with various groups in NYC, including his own Buddy Scott Trio, Still Life with Dog and the Audio Artists, in numerous venues. He has written music for MTV, performed on VH1 and Comedy Central, and has composed and performed music for theatre productions, including New York's Public Theatre.