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MIX TAPE Exhibition (2021)

MIX TAPE: Ultimate 90's Visual Playlist

The Ultimate 90's Visual Playlist

MIX TAPE is an art exhibition showcasing captured moments of 90's hip hop, R&B, post-punk, alternative, and grunge using the photography of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame music historian Ernie Paniccioli and veteran WFNX radio disc jockey Julie Kramer. MIX TAPE showcases musicians of this generation to evince their influence on the lives and culture of this diverse, disruptive decade through their individualism and style both on and off the stage. Complementing art and music, including in-gallery mixed-genre performances by the EEA Rocks band, round out the exhibition for the ultimate nostalgic experience. 

Two locations: 
EEA Main Gallery - 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead
11 West Gallery - 11 W. Main Street, Riverhead

Fall Gallery Hours
Thursdays 12 p.m. - 5. p.m.
Fridays 2 p.m. -  7 p.m.
Saturdays 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Opening reception, hosted by Julie Kramer & Mark MK:
Saturday, September 25, 2021
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Virtual Artist Talk, brought to you by Mark MK:
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Closing Party, featuring live music by EEA Rocks student band & EEA Rap Stars student group!
Saturday, November 13, 2021
6 p.m. (No tickets necessary.)


MIX TAPE Headliners

MIX TAPE Supporting Artist

The synchronous rise of Hip Hop and Alternative Rock.
See the photographic history of a decade that changed music and culture and hear the stories behind them.

The Hip Hop scene of the time was in its early days and ran the gamut from DJ-ing on the turntables to modernized R&B to Rap, combining poetry and music using beats. ’Brother’ Ernie Paniccioli’s pieces depict legends as they made their marks from the late ’80’s through the ’90’s. Some of Brother Ernie's MIX TAPE pieces are on view for the first time. Musicians include:

> Chuck D, Tupac, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Grandmaster Flash, Salt ’n Pepa, Jay Z, 50 Cent, Kool Herc, Lauren Hill, Rakim, Snoop Dog, and Kris Kross.

The other genre that emerged during this same period was Alternative Rock, bringing a new sound to music and encompassing Alt Rock, post-Punk, Ska, and Grunge. Julie Kramer’s pieces depict legends as they made their marks from the late ’80’s through the ’90’s. Musicians include:

> Nirvana, Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop, Kay Hanley, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rivers Cuomo, Liz Phair, Mike Ness, Mighty Mighty Bostones, Bjork, Lou Reed, Evan Dando, Tori Amos, Green Day, Kristin Hersh, Johnny Rotten, Smashing Pumpkins, Lenny Kravitz, Bob Geldof, Thurston Moore, Roy Orbison, Lou Reed, Blondie, Matthew Sweet, J. Mascus, B-52's, Tanya Donnelly, Frank Black, XTC, and Steel Pulse. 

MIX TAPE & its Artists in the Press

Ernie Paniccioli Press Features

Julie Kramer Press Features

Get in on the show with a MIX TAPE sponsorship.

To become a sponsor or for more information on sponsorship, please contact


Programs of the East End Arts Gallery are made possible with public funding provided by New York State Council of the Arts, Suffolk County, and the Town of Riverhead.

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