1. New Directions in painting . Artist Tom Christopher and hot rod pinstriper Chip Welsh work on a painting incorporating the Empire state building, pin up girls, femme fatals,  the classic wolf call all swirling about the flames and Mexican day of the dead skulls in an underworld painted with home depot blackboard paint. Melding Hot Rod Kar Kulture with classic tattoo symbolic imagery and New York City. Another sap walks off circled by a flame on girl and a Dear John Letter held dear in a swallows beak.  These are interesting says critic Armardo Guiterez. I don’t think these guys have any idea what the painting will look like when finished. Seems like an exciting way to work.’