Processional of the Not-So-Ordinary

May 15, 2010

323 East Presents “Processional of the No-So-Ordinary” a rare exhibit of paintings by renowned artist Mark Arminski.

The show opens on Saturday May 15, 2010 with artist’s reception from 6 p.m.-11 p.m., and runs through June 10, 2010.

Both the opening reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

Widely recognized for his eye-popping, colorful concert art, the “Processional of the Not-So-Ordinary” focuses on extraordinary individuals – some famous, some not-and is Arminski’s first exhibit to solely showcase his paintings.

Among Arminski’s “Not-So-Ordinary” subjects are sideshow performers The Great Omi and Jo Jo The dog faced boy, Swiss scientist ( and LSD inventor) Albert Hofmann, celebrity Pee Wee Herman, local artist Audrey Pongrancz and more. At times Arminski’s bold, often-dreamlike portraits evoke a sense of his subjects traveling through an unconscious world. But Arminski perfers viewers to draw their own conclusions, explaining “what it means to me is less important that what it means to you.”

Although starting out in fine arts, Detroiter Mark Arminski first gained international fame for his highly collectable concert posters, many which are featured in the book ‘Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion, ‘ alongside Coop, Frank Kozik and other pioneers in the field. Highly regarded by both critics and art collectors, Arminski was named “Artist of the Year” by Visions magazine and has been profiled in Juxtapoz, Metro Times, Real Detroit Weekly, Detroit Pubic TV and numerous overseas publications.

For Arminski, the “Processional of the Not-So-Ordinary” is a return to his fine art roots, and an opportunity for him to embrace the organic process of painting. In addition to his original paintings, Arminski will also have limited edition prints of some of the exhibit’s most provocative images available for sale at 323East.

For more information on Mark Arminski, please visit his web site at

323East is located at 323 East Fourth Street in Royal Oak, Michigan. For more information please call 248-246-9544 or visit

323 East is a collection of creative energy materialized in a smashup of art, culture, lifestyle and creativity. Located 20 minutes north of Detroit in Royal Oak, MI; 323East is home to over 100 artists with rotating works in a variety of mediums. Recent solo exhibitions include local and international artists Glenn Barr, Ron Zakrin, and David Foox. In addition to the gallery, 323East’s new boutique offers 400 square feet of extra space dedicated to handmade goods by local and international artists including jewelry, handbags, clothing and more.