Rock n' Roll at the RMG

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Story by Hillary Di Menna

The Marvelous Beauhunks played at the RMG.

This month’s RMG Friday was about bands and the artists who promote them, aptly named The Art of Rock n’ Roll.
Upstairs the crowd gathered to hear bands Viva Mars and The Marvelous Beauhunks, an Oshawa band from the early 90s.
The Marvelous Beauhunks gave away their CD for free, with a suggestion of donating $1 to the gallery. The evening doubled as a book launch for the drummer, Stephen C. Wright’s Do Not Resuscitate: Cautionary Tales from the Best-Looking Band in the World.
Poster for a Black Cat Attack show by Ryan Howe

In the basement was RMG’s Juried Gig Poster Show, a first for the gallery. Local artists Dani Crosby, Ryan Howe and Jess Keefer were among the artists of the posters on display. Crosby took home a first place.
“It was a super cool surprise,” said Crosby, who received The JMS Audio Best Overall Prize; $150 cash, $100 Oak Recording Studios gift certificate, a membership to the gallery and a RMG Fridays swag bag of art books, buttons and an RMG t-shirt.
RMG Fridays is an all-ages free event on the the first Friday of every month. The gallery welcomes donations and also offers a cash bar. The next RMG Friday event is called The Jazz Age and will be held June 1.
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is at 72 Queen St.