99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

January 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Events

If you happen to be reading from Alaska (I know someone is), here is some cool art you can go check out while drinking kick-ass beers at Midnight Sun Brewing Company starting this Friday and lasting throughout the month. For those of you not in Alaska, you can visit http://www.beerpainting.com to see artist Scott Clendaniel’s collection. You can also see them here.

Anchorage Artist presents an art installation inspired by the song 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.

Anchorage, AK, January 7, 2011. Artist Scott Clendaniel has completed 99 original oil portraits of various beers from Alaska and around the world, and will display all 99 at Midnight Sun Brewing Company for the entire month of January. The art opening will take place on First Firkin’ Friday, January 7th at 5 PM starting with the tapping of Midnight Sun’s “firkin’” brew. The artist started this project in 2007, and some of the beers are no longer brewed, but fortunately they were immortalized in this unique pop art exhibit for beer enthusiasts.

The artist considered various factors while selecting which 99 beers to paint: the artist’s taste preference, the beers’ popularity, rareness, and availability in Anchorage. Clendaniel bought at least one bottle of each beer and shared them with his wife and friends for research purposes. The beers are painted on panels of wood 6” by 12” and framed with hand-built wooden frames. Along with the paintings, posters and limited-edition prints signed by the artist will also be available for sale at the show. Posters and prints are available online at www.beerpainting.com. Clendaniel is also accepting custom beer painting commissions.

About the Artist
Scott Clendaniel has been pursuing a full-time career in fine art for six years. He graduated from UAA with a BA in Art in 2009. Clendaniel is a beer enthusiast who brews beer on a regular basis and is a member of the Great Northern Brewers Club. Besides beer, Clendaniel paints scenery on location in plein air – a French term for “in the open air”. When working in the studio he often paints abstract images.


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