Castle Gallery has something different on tap for April 5, as well as something familiar.
Known for their thought-provoking exhibitions and their ability to find local, national, and international artists with a unique perspective, the gallery is making a bit of a left turn and holding a book launch party. When you factor in that one of the gallery’s owners, attorney and musician Mark Paul Smith, is the author of the book, then maybe you realize it’s not a wide left turn, but just a small detour to another medium for a night.
Held in conjunction with the book launch, the gallery is conducting “business as usual” by hosting the opening reception for their Spring Splendor exhibition, featuring works of American oil painters.
Rock and Roll Voodoo is Smith’s third book and was inspired by his time playing music on Bourbon Street in New Orleans and touring with a band in the ’70s. Smith describes the book as a story that resonates with “rockers of all ages,” according to the Castle Gallery website.
At its heart, the story aims to connect people with their dreams and hopes and explores the ways in which “life is a spiritual obstacle course designed to help you get over yourself.”
During the dual purpose event, Smith will offer up a short reading from Rock and Roll Voodoo as well as sign books for whomever purchases a copy. A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available.