Park West Gallery artist and native Detroiter Marcus Glenn captures the essence of music’s biggest night with his colorful artwork "One Nite Outta This World."
Glenn's work is showcased in the Southfield gallery, which was founded by Farmington Hills resident Albert Scaglione. His acrylic on wood mixed media piece depicts the iconic Grammy Awards’ gramophone and is the official artwork for The Recording Academy’s 56th annual event to be held Jan. 26 in Los Angeles.
The image will grace the cover of the Grammy Awards’ program book, telecast tickets and promotional poster.
“The inspiration I find for my art is life,” said Glenn, 46, whose works often feature human interaction with instruments as a centerpiece. “Our palettes depict the backgrounds of who we are personally."
Growing up in Detroit in a house filled with music from his father’s love of jazz and art from his mother’s love a painting, Glenn said the mixture of the two “just stuck.” Even when he was young, he found himself drawn to sketching and painting instruments and musicians.
Glenn joins a growing list of talented artists who have created the annual official Grammy artwork, including Shepard Fairey, Charles Fazzino, Frank Gehry and fellow Park West Gallery artist and pop-art icon Peter Max.
“Since music is at the heart of much of Marcus’ work, the fact that his was selected as the official artwork for the Grammys is an impeccable fit,” said Scaglione, who with his wife, Mitsie, will accompany Marcus and Yolanda Glenn to the awards show next month. “It’s an exciting opportunity for Marcus and is yet another example of the depth of talent that’s right here in Detroit.”
Glenn attended the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, and his work is featured internationally. He has commissioned works of art hanging in exclusive private and public collections throughout the world. To learn more about him, visit parkwestgallery.com.
Source: Press release