GeekOut Kick Off Party and Artist Demos at ZaPow!

This year’s GeekOut kick off party is scheduled to be held at ZaPow!, Asheville’s premier location for creative receptions and the only illustrative studio and art gallery in the Southeast. The party will feature art, music, and free local beer in ZaPow’s signature fashion. Several demonstrating artists will also be present.

It’s sure to be a not-miss party and a great way to kick off a very geeky weekend! Here’s more information, straight from the venue itself:


GeekOut Kick Off Party and Artist Demos at ZaPow!
For Immediate Release


Kick Off the GeekOut weekend with art, music and free local beer.

Meet the Originators and presenters of The Most Marvelous Illustrations on Earth!

Witness the amazing drawing ability of ZaPow artists in action!

Gasp in Amazement at their Wondrous talents!


6:00 – 8:00pm



21 Battery Park Avenue, Suite 101, Asheville NC

 About the demonstrating artists:
Georgette Pressler:

Come watch her create a work of art on a live model.

Georgette’s Live body paint performances have drawn crowds at Miami’s Art Basel, Gavlak Gallery, Gallery 101, The Hive Gallery and IMATS in Los Angeles.

Sign up for Georgette’s workshop on friday at 1:30-5:30pm at GeekOut.

Matt Micale:

Much like my everyday life, my artistic style is minimalistic and loosely attached to reality. I love bold lines, vivid colors, and very isolated focal points, creating a clean canvas that allows each viewer to draw their own conclusions with as few distractions as possible. I work primarily in pen and ink, Prismacolor marker, and colored pencil. Occasionally I will play around with a brush andIndia ink or watercolor.

I grew up in the West, mostly Arizona. I studied art at Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ, then spent five years in the US Navy. I have been a semi-professional freelance artist for the past 20 years. In that time, I have lived in six different states and have met many creative, fun, inspirational people who have helped my artwork evolve and grow. I have lived in Asheville since 2005 and find myself thriving amongst the people by which I am currently fortunate enough to be surrounded.

How to take Georgette’s class:

The seating is limited for Georgette Pressler’s class at GeekOut.  Buy your day or weekend pass on the GeekOut 2014- WNC’s Popular Arts Convention website and add on Georgette’s 4-HOUR hands on workshop for a discounted price of $100! Includes over $45 of supplies!

About GeekOut:

*GeekOut is Western North Carolina’s annual popular arts convention: a celebration of film, art, costuming, comics, and animation in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains – home of The Hunger Games!

The show draws fans from across the Southeast, and features multiple tracks of programming, panels, and gaming, celebrity guests, and an exhibition hall for vendors and artists.

GeekOut 2014 will be held June 7 and 8 at the Sherrill Convention Center at the UNCA campus, with official meet & greets, workshops, concerts, and parties beginning Friday, June 6, and continuing all weekend long.

ZaPow! is located at 21 Battery Park Avenue, Suite 101, downtown Asheville. For more SML coverage of Zapow, click here. For more about GeekOut, click here or visit their website:


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