On Wednesday night Mellow Mushroom offered itself as a canvas for local artists in celebration of RAW: A Night of Visual Debauchery. With a focus on controversial and eye-catching works, artists contributed pieces to be auctioned off to raise money for Redux Contemporary Art Center’s outreach programs, such as the YMCA and the Yo Art Project. And while funds were busily being raised, debauchery raged all night, unless you were the dude who passed out sitting upright with a PBR bottle in his lap. He missed the thought-provoking stabs at the Red Bull ice luge, where he could have had Jägermeister dribbling down his chin. He missed the opportunity to have the scantilly clad Jäger girls cheer him on and gently wipe the spillage from his stubble and then plant pink-kissed stickers on his face. He also missed the Homespun Hoopstress girls, who lit up the room with their LED hula hoops to the tunes of Rocky Horror. But what he didn’t miss was being poked, prodded, and made fun of all night. We’ve got pictures to prove it!
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