About Screens 'n' Suds
Screens ‘n’ Suds began in 2009 as a collaboration between Brian Gearing, Sam Verrill and Ric Hersh. The yearly beer and concert poster event and series benefits The National MS Society and Richmond-area charities chosen by event and series contributors.
The Screens 'n' Suds 2010 Series continues Sam Verrill's mission to marry beautiful art to great causes. Four years ago, he launched Screens 'N' Spokes, an art show and bike team, to benefit the Greater Delaware Valley chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To-date, over 80 prints have been produced between the Spokes and Suds series, and including events, the team has raised over $130,000 for the MS Society. In 2008 and 2009, he worked with the Independents Coffee Cooperative of Philadelphia to curate the Beans 'N' Screens show to benefit the fair-trade Cooperativa San Fernando.
Brian Gearing has been trying to keep up with The Gig Gallery since 2007, dabbling as an online concert poster retailer, publisher, and at-your-leisure blogging and poster scene potato journalist. A long-time music fan and part-time critic, Brian’s love for the printed riff began in 2004, and he’s been leveraging his passion for music and giving since 2003, when he and guitarist David Marshall began The Cure Collective, raising money for cancer treatment and research through music and art events. The Gig Gallery has posters for display and sale at Plan 9 Music in Richmond and www.thegiggallery.com. www.ScreensNSuds.com will be updated with artist bios, interviews and samples as the event date approaches. Brian earns his paycheck as manager at Frame Warehouse, 5709 W. Broad St.
Ric Hersh loves beer and posters, and has been a part of the Screens 'n' Suds team since before its inception. In 2010, Ric took on the Chairman of Suds role, and we've never had a boring meeting.