Vegan Artist Moby to Benefit Friends of Animals
Celebrity Musician to Tour Stamford, Connecticut with Exclusive Art Boutique
For five weeks, electronic recording artist Moby and friends will transform 583 Art Factory, in downtown Stamford, into a haven for visionary aficionados. From October 20 to November 26, the south end gallery will showcase the music mogul's limited edition prints and clothing, and originals by an artist collective created by Moby.
Moby and the collective will appear on opening night, October 20, from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. Visitors can enjoy vegan snacks and a complimentary Teany Beverage Bar, featuring Moby's line of natural herbal iced teas and the famous Teany Martini - sponsored by Triple 8 Vodka. The free event will be followed by a concert by The Zambonis at 9:00.
The story of the Little Idiot collective all began in early 1982. During this era when people still bought records, Moby, then a Darien teenager, doodled a design on every shopping bag that left Johnny's Records. Thus was born the antennaed character called the Little Idiot — now the namesake of an illustrators' collective.
Moby would later open the Little Idiot boutique in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The novel designs of ten illustrators, including Moby, transform t-shirts, hats, bags, and sweatshirts into unique works of art. (Prices for clothing and prints range from $30 to $185).
Collector edition t-shirts have been specially designed by Moby, who will sign the first 200 shirts sold. "Sale proceeds of these commemorative event t-shirts will benefit Friends of Animals," explained gallery owner Lee Milazzo. "As fans know, Moby is a vegan and passionate animal rights activist."
583 Art Factory is nestled in the heart of Stamford's antique district at 583 Pacific Street. Situated inside a gracious, turn-of-the-century brick factory, the gallery treats visitors to a year-round working art studio. For event or merchandise information, call 203-325-1924 or visit www.583artfactory.com.