Jason Sho Green’s Born to Die will open at Big Car Gallery, 1043 Virginia Ave., Sept. 1 from 6-11 p.m. Think of a mixture of manga artwork and David Byrne’s characters from True Stories, then you have an idea of this Seattle-based artist’s work. Sho Green paints on a variety of surfaces such as discarded pieces of wood to found cutting boards. He also makes homemade books and plush dolls.
An artist on the rise, Sho Green has shown in galleries all over the West Coast. This will be his first show in the Midwest.
Sciene will provide beats and sounds during the show, leading into live music from Poor Sailor (Cleveland), Red Queen Hypothesis and Harley Poe. Admission is a $5 donation for the bands.
In response to the continued need for emergency blood supply, Big Car Gallery and the Indiana Blood Center are launching an ongoing collaboration that will bring an acoustic music concert together with an opportunity to donate blood. The Bloody Sunday Acoustic Music Series starts Sept. 3 at 2 p.m.
The mobile blood unit will be in the parking lot behind the Murphy Art Center to accept blood donations from 2 until 5 p.m., with music starting at 3 p.m. The bands Buffalino, TV Mike and NormanOak will play. There is an optional $5 donation to the bands.
The Indiana Blood Center offers the following advice to donors: They should eat a good meal and drink plenty of water beforehand. It will take 25-35 minutes to donate blood. Juice and baked goods will be provided.
Big Car is located in the upstairs of the Murphy Arts Center (www.murphyartcenter.com).
There will be a second Bloody Sunday Acoustic Concert on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. featuring the bands Snow Cuts Glass, In Ink Please, Kelli Shay Hicks and Lovely Houses.