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 on: December 21, 2014, 10:28:24 pm 
Started by IU2001 - Last post by IU2001
FYI.....The Cincinnati Art Galleries hosted one of John's exhibits a few years ago, and they have two of John's paintings for sale as part of a current exhibit. 

http://www.cincinnatiartgalleries.com/painting/browse.aspx?p=16&c=68

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 on: December 20, 2014, 01:47:12 am 
Started by walktall2010 - Last post by walktall2010
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/PyQ9oL88HLM?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/PyQ9oL88HLM?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

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 on: December 19, 2014, 08:13:10 am 
Started by TonyBClubManager - Last post by TonyBClubManager
Any chance for a tour date for Maine? Got my fingers crossed that there will be one announced.

We do not expect any more dates to be announced for this tour.

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 on: December 18, 2014, 10:15:43 am 
Started by TonyBClubManager - Last post by carolg
Any chance for a tour date for Maine? Got my fingers crossed that there will be one announced.

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 on: December 18, 2014, 01:09:57 am 
Started by walktall2010 - Last post by walktall2010
Got an extra 20 grand lying around? If so, consider purchasing one of John's paintings.

John Mellencamp’s Americana Roots Carry Over into Oil Painting

John Mellencamp’s artistic vision reaches beyond the confines of music and into the realm of oil painting. The singer-songwriter, famous for his rolicking blend of folk and hard rock, began experimenting with mixed media in the ’80s as a student at the Art Students League of New York. A selection of 50 of his works are now touring the country as a solo exhibition—beginning in Deland, Florida, and ending in Augusta, Georgia. When viewed in unison, these works prove that Mellencamp’s spirited approach to music translates effectively into visual works.

In many of the paintings featured in the aptly titled exhibition “American Dreams: Paintings by John Mellencamp,” words like BOOM, DREAMS, LIFE, and GOD call out to viewers in attention-grabbing colors like black and red. Rendered in an all upper-case typeface and following a cascading pattern, the letters demand viewers’ direct engagement. The words, which punctuate otherwise noisy figurative renderings, drive home the earnest, energetic spirit of his work. As is the case with Dreams (2014), three figures, an American flag, and letters spelling out D-R-E-A-M-S are rendered in bold colors with large gestural brushstrokes. This creates a dynamic composition—one that references street art and graffiti tags.

He states that his paintings are inspired by German Expressionists Max Beckmann and Otto Dix, but his rigorous painting style also references ’80s Neo-Expressionists like Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Mellencamp says that “discovering Beckmann . . . was like discovering Woody Guthrie or Bob Dylan.” Like his heroes, Mellencamp is a natural storyteller. When understood in this way, each painting becomes a sort of visual allegory. His affinity for tales that are melancholy yet optimistic is testament to his work’s deep Americana roots.

As George Bolge—CEO of DeLand, Florida's Museum of Art—puts it: “Art is not merely something artist John Mellencamp uses to clarify his position or to give point to his vision of life, it’s the very substance of who he is and what he wants to say.” Like a jukebox classic, Mellencamp’s exuberant paintings are warm-hearted, deeply relatable, and deserve to be viewed on repeat. Still though, something hidden and mysterious lingers around the edges of his works.

—Anna Furman

https://artsy.net/post/editorial-john-mellencamps-americana-roots-carry-over-into?

“American Dreams: Paintings by John Mellencamp” is on view at Museum of Art–Deland, Florida, Oct. 10–Dec. 28, 2014, then The Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, Jan. 11–April 12, 2015.

Dreams



Sometimes There's God



Life



That's Why I Love Mankind


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 on: December 18, 2014, 12:58:39 am 
Started by walktall2010 - Last post by walktall2010
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/JwH-tzizkYU?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/JwH-tzizkYU?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

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 on: December 16, 2014, 09:25:37 am 
Started by sharonc - Last post by sharonc
Read the Mellencamp Newsletter on line https://t.e2ma.net/webview/ea2ih/1a09ce2d836cf0b767914a7e474ea667

JOHN'S NEW ALBUM PLAIN SPOKEN - A GREAT GIFT IDEA!
John Mellencamp's 22nd studio album Plain Spoken is NOW AVAILABLE! Visit your favorite store or online music retailer to pick up this amazing new album for yourself or for someone special on your holiday gift list! Read the rave reviews HEREPlain Spoken is available on CD, vinyl, and digital download. 

DID YOU KNOW PLAIN SPOKEN IS INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE OF YOUR CONCERT TICKET?
Included with each ticket purchased for the 2015 North American Tour is a digital download of John's new album Plain Spoken! If you bought multiple tickets, be sure to share your extra digital download codes with your family, friends, and co-workers!

If you have already purchased tickets, check your email for instructions on how to download Plain Spoken now! Email help@mellencamp.com for assistance if you didn't get your codes or have had issues. If you haven't bought your tickets yet, click HERE.

JUST OVER ONE MONTH UNTIL THE TOUR STARTS! - DON'T MISS OUT ON A DIAMOND PACKAGE TICKET!
The start of John's 80-show 2015 Plain Spoken Tour is just around the corner in January! Be sure to pick up a ticket, put one on your holiday wishlist, or give a ticket as a gift! Remember, for every ticket purchased you will receive a download of John's new album Plain Spoken! Head to the TOUR page for further information and dates!

There are a limited number of Diamond Ticket Packages remaining for John's 2015 Plain Spoken Tour, so be sure to act fast before they are gone -- many shows packages have already sold out! Diamond Packages are amazing seats with exclusive limited edition commemorative items, and are THE only way to get an up-close and personal experience with John and the band! To be part of this intimate experience, click HERE to learn more about the Diamond Package and be sure to put one at the top of your holiday wishlist!

EXCLUSIVE ULTIMATE SIGNED PACKAGE AVAILABLE

For the perfect gift for yourself, or that huge Mellenhead on your gift list, Myplaydirect.com is offering an exclusive John Mellencamp Ultimate Signed Bundle including Plain Spoken on Vinyl, a John Mellencamp Crosley Record Player, and a SIGNED Plain Spoken Lyric Packet (limited to 300) and a digital download of the album.

INTERNATIONAL NOTE: MyPlayDirect.com is taking orders from buyers outside of North America for Plain Spoken and the Ultimate Signed Bundle!

SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM THE MELLENCAMP.COM STORE!

This holiday season receive 20% off when you spend $30, or more, in John Mellencamp's exclusive online store. Sale ends December 26th, use code JMHOLIDAY and visit the Mellencamp Store today!

WATCH JOHN ON PBS' THE CHARLIE ROSE SHOW

John was the guest on PBS's "Charlie Rose Show" recently. Discussion topics included his latest release Plain Spoken and his collaboration with Stephen King and T-Bone Burnett on Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. John, accompanied by Guitarist Andy York performed, "Troubled Man," live in the Charlie Rose studio in New York City. Watch the in-depth discussion and the performance HERE.


Thank you for your continued support!!

TonyB & SharonC - The Mellencamp.com Web Team - help@mellencamp.com

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 on: December 15, 2014, 12:02:21 am 
Started by TonyBClubManager - Last post by Sk8ingMellenhead
Plain Spoken is now my second favorite from John. It is inspirational and extremely reflective. That's what I love about his music. He reaches us on so many different levels and his music carries a message. My favorite track from the new album is "Troubled Man", but my second favorite is "Blue Charlotte". Can't wait to see him live.

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 on: December 09, 2014, 10:55:14 pm 
Started by walktall2010 - Last post by walktall2010
In My Time of Dying

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/J4JIAU7TfvU?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/J4JIAU7TfvU?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

Rain on the Scarecrow

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/QjrtijHvJM0?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/QjrtijHvJM0?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

Walk Tall

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/lzLjdydF2MY?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/lzLjdydF2MY?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

Paper in Fire

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/IM7LkqyKAxU?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/IM7LkqyKAxU?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

Pink Houses

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/hf7X0CiGdLE?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/hf7X0CiGdLE?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>

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 on: December 09, 2014, 08:31:40 pm 
Started by geegee - Last post by geegee
enjoy

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SfOp8tMq2BY


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