New exhibit!

Here There Be Monsters at the Markay Theatre in Jackson Ohio.Oct 24th – Nov 17th

Artwork by: Charlie Haskins & Trevin Wyant

Opening Night is Oct 24th at 7pm!

Haskins 2019
Wyant 2016

The title of the exhibit, Here There Be Monsters, comes from a phrase that is sometimes depicted on old world maps and antique globes. Acting as a warning, these words labeled dangerous or unexplored territories and acted as a reminder that there are still unknown forces at work in the world. Accompanied by symbols of dragons, sea monsters, and the like, these were the kinds of maps that kept you from falling off the edge of the world. In creating work for this show, however, I used this title as a compass to guide me to monsters rather than steer me away from them.

Haskins 2019

Wyant 2016

The creatures I found in this search are presented here in both drawings and paintings. These images largely consist of shadowy blob-like figures that lurk and loom their way through several impressionistic landscapes. In this series, one can see several of these monsters rummaging through neighboring houses looking for food and lifting up sailing boats from the water as they study the humans inside. In one painting, the monsters are even seen sharing a sunset as they picnic on a small city!

Haskins 2019

Making work for this show has been a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with my fellow artist, Trevin Wyant. His dark narratives, fiendish beasts, and claw-like mark making evoke powerful feelings of fear, anxiety, and panic. It has been a privilege to navigate and chart these monstrous worlds with him. We both hope that you enjoy the show–Here There Be Monsters!

What a time!

Thank you all for joining our art classes this week at Port City and the Farmer’s Market and for coming out to our concert at the Southern Ohio Museum! It was definitely a Derek to remember!

Watercolors at Port City Paint Night
Black Cats & Pumpkins at Main Street Portsmouth’s Farmers Market
Milo Haskins, Josiah Whitley, and The Marys at the Southern Ohio Museum

September Events!

We had a blast at Garrison Kentucky’s Creative Expo this month and we have lots more events coming up!

We have an art class schedule at Port City September 17th at 6:30

We’re we will be painting this!

On September 21st we have another art class at Main Street Portsmouth’s Farmers Market!

Tickets for our classes can be purchased here:https://squareup.com/store/haskins-house/item/sep-paint-night-at-port-city

Later that day we will be preforming at the Southern Ohio Museum and promoting my latest collaboration Moon Songs.

Fumbling with the Blues

We are bringing the Haskins House booth to Blues, Brews, & BBQ! Join us July 13th for some good times at Portsmouth’s historic Spartan Stadium.

I will be releasing a new batch of Portsmouth themed artwork and will have prints of my Spartan Stadium painting available too!

MOON SONGS – Book & CD

I am so happy to announce the release of the Moon Songs book! It is now available for pre-order and we will have physical copies for sale at Haskins House during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24th!

Here is a little preview of the project, a link to pre-order, and some details about what a Moon Song is!

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Moon Songs is a collection of music and artwork created through an exchange between an illustrator and songwriter. In this collaboration Charlie Haskins showed Josiah Whitley a painting and Josiah composed a song in response to the image. Likewise, Josiah played Charlie song and he created an image in response to the music. The feel of Moon Songs ranges from whimsical narratives to bluesy ballads that explore a connection between folk music and folklore. Subject matters include the loneliness of The Man In The Moon, the story of an “uncatchable fish” and a haunting personified account of a hanging tree.

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The stylized portraits and imagery used in the album’s artwork incorporate techniques found in caricature, outsider art and illustration while the music cites folk, singer songwriter, country and blues influences. In this partnership the creators intend their audience to interact with their work through a book which contains the artwork, lyrics, and a CD insert which contains the songs so the audience can simultaneously take in the art and music.

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Moon Song – Book & CD

40 page book and CD (with hand drawn label.)

$20.00

Big Things for November!

We did a lot of shows and made a lot of art in October, but November has its own surprises in store!

Last month we painted Frankenstein at the Markay Theatre, painted a mural on 2nd St in Portsmouth, and setup at the Irvington Indiana Halloween Festival! This month we are releasing our Portsmouth calendar and a new book I made with musician Josiah Whitley called Moon Songs!

New classes added!

We are proud to announce that starting Aug 14th we will be cohosting Paint Night at Port City once a month!

You can sign up for our next step by step art lesson Here

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