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Today in Weird: Velvet Elvis

By Ali Trachta in Arts & Entertainment on May 30, 2008 4:00PM

2008_05_velvetelvis.jpgElvis enthusiasts unite.

Tonight local artist Bethany Cisco, otherwise known as “Vicious Velvet,” will unveil her latest work: a giant painting of Elvis on velvet. Once they pull the sheet off this baby it will supposedly be the largest velvet painting ever created.

This got us thinking, considering we never realized velvet paintings existed in the first place. But not only do they exist, apparently it's your patriotic duty to own one that prominently features the president's package. We also learned that velvet Elvis paintings are quite popular. Considering this one trumps them all in size, we guess it could be considered “the King.” Wah wah waaaaaah.

Tattoo Factory Gallery, 4443 N. Broadway, 7 p.m to 12 a.m. Free food and drink.