When Anthony “Tank” Mansfield first thought up the idea for Ghost Empire Collective (GEC) in 2011, his aim was to “make quality artwork accessible to all,” not just the cultural elite. To that end, Mansfield and his cadre of visual artists, which includes illustrators, poster artists and photographers, exhibit their work at non-traditional art spaces such as restaurants, bars and outdoor events.
The Collective’s recent members have grown to include artist Emily Brandehoff (whose paintings of bloody-mouthed zombies fit right in with GEC aesthetics) and Drunk Music Reviews illustrator John Sebastian. GEC’S current exhibition, cheekily titled The Show That Cannot Be Named (because the work isn’t curated with any specific theme), takes place at Three Kings Bar in Covington and will feature a raffle and live art making at the exhibition opening reception.
Opening reception: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday. Free. Three Kings Bar, 8 W. Pike St., Covington, ghostempirecollective.com.