Strand Brewing Company is very proud to present, Third Fridays, a celebration of local art and local artists. Having spent the last seven and a half years using their brewery to create hand-crafted, small batch beer, Joel Elliot and Rich Marcello are excited to share their space as a gallery to host other local artists. The guest artists for the Third Fridays launch party on May 19th are local guys, Max Becker and Sam Harang.
Much like his art, Sam Harang is a dichotomy. A joyful cynic, his detailed acrylic paintings add the depth and technique of the old masters to the bold and flat stylings of popular culture and design, inspired by the current wave of graffiti artists transferring to gallery work.
Max Becker was born and raised in the South Bay. He had no formal training to speak of but he’s been drawing and painting ever since he can remember. His earlier work was in charcoal and acrylic and, more recently, pivoted towards classic Americana tattoo imagery. His family has owned and operated Becker’s Bakery in Manhattan Beach since the 1940’s.
Third Fridays is a reoccurring event happening -surprise!- on the third Friday of every month. They will continue to focus on local artists featuring their work in the Tap Room of the brewery. The May 19th launch party is open to the public, 4pm to 9pm. Hand-Crafted Catering will be on site offering their much talked about Street Tacos and, of course, there will be plenty of Strand Beer for sale.