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Tomata du Plenty: Coast to Coast Florida during Palm Beach ArtWeek 2018

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Tomata du Plenty: Coast to Coast
 Florida
Organized by:
Carlos Iglesias- Sandra Schulma-Rolando Chang Barrero

Coast to Coast is National Art Exhibition accompanied by Panel Discussions and Video Screenings that Traces the life and work of artist/actor/musician Tomata du Plenty.

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road, W.P.B., FL 33405

January 13, 2017 6-11 PM
Tomata du Plenty: Coast to Coast Florida
6-8 PM-VIP Champagne Preview and Panel Dicussion Moderated by Sandra Schulman
8 PM-Reception and Video presentation

Mark Your Calendars!

December 7th in NYC, New York at Howl Happening Gallery
NY-The New York City exhibit will be December 7th, , 2017, 7-9 p.m. at Howl Happening Gallery, 6 E. 1st Street, NYC. 
This show will include a one night only exhibit and sale of Tomata’s watercolors from the collection of Chuck Fulton; a slide show curated by Sandra Schulman; and a panel discussion focusing on Tomata’s time in New York City with Tish and Snooky of Manic Panic; Jack Rabid, publisher of The Big Takeover: and Carlos Iglesias, LA based collector and documentarian of the upcoming film on Tomata’s life.

January 13, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida at The Box Gallery
FL-In West Palm Beach from January 13th ,to February 4th, 2018 with an opening 6-7 p.m. Saturday, January 13th at The Box Gallery, 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL. 
There will be a slideshow and panel with friends and former fellow South Florida Art Center Studio artists JC Carroll and Carlos Alves and Rolando Chang Barrero; and Carlos Iglesias, producer of the upcoming documentary on Tomata’s life. Then from 7-9 p.m. a champagne reception for the opening of the exhibit of watercolors and painted wooden cutouts.

May 2018, Los Angeles, California, TBA
CA- In Los Angeles there will be an exhibit opening May 18, 2018, details TBD.



About Tomata du Plenty:
Tomata du Plenty, born David Xavier Harrigan, (May 28, 1948 – August 21, 2000) was an artist in step with his times, careening from careers as a theater troupe founder to experimental punk band performer to multi-media artist. He lived all over the USA – born in New York then raised in California,

3 Decades:
Tomata seized the day in San Francisco where he joined the Cockettes theater troupe in 1968, then was funded by the city of Seattle in Ze Whiz Kidz a lip-synch troupe he co-founded with the late Gorilla Rose. After bailing on Ze Kidz circa ‘72–’73, Tomata performed comedy with Fayette Hauser and Gorilla at CBGB in New York alongside The Ramones and the Stilettos with a pre-Blondie Debbie Harry.
He made his mark with The Screamers a band that had no guitars just one ARP Odyssey synth, one Fender Rhodes with fuzzbox, and a minimal drum kit with Tomata on lead vocals. They never recorded an album but became sensations at the Masque, the Whisky and the Roxy with their meticulously polished productions. 
After the final breakup of the Screamers in ‘81, Tomata embarked on a new career as a painter, and evolved into a revered folk artist who worked the storefront-gallery circuit in Seattle, L.A., Miami, New Orleans and San Francisco. He always said he’d sooner sell 100 of his trademark instant paintings depicting his favorite artists and other plain folks at $25 each rather than one at $25,000. And that’s exactly what he did.
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