oOo 5th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Opens June 14th. The gift that keeps on giving… oOo

Rene Gagnon

This fifth year is shaping up to be another heavyweight contender of love and creative fusion. Get ready to have your mind blown and heart opened.

The power of art and community.

Opening Saturday, June 14th. Then viewable 24/7/365.

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Friday, May 16, 2014
CONTACT: Garrison Buxton, Director – 917.602.2153 / info@adhocart.org

NOW IN ITS 5TH YEAR, AD HOC ART PROUDLY CONTINUES TO EXPAND ACCLAIMED PUBLIC ART PROJECT WITH 80+ INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS SPANNING 50+ YEARS PAINTING 100+ SPOTS

An Art Event Celebrating the Streets, Solidarity, Community, and Culture

WHEN: Opening Saturday, June 14th, 2014; 12-8PM, then viewable 24/7/365! FB link to the event is here: 5th Annual Welling Court Mural Project

WHAT: The Welling Court Mural Project began in 2009 when Ad Hoc Art was invited by the community of Welling Court to slay some aesthetic blights in their neighborhood. The first project debuted in May 2010 with over 44 murals, fitting for the diverse and lively inhabitants. Each year since, spectacular crews of legendary and groundbreaking artists have come together to transform the neighborhood into a creative celebration and public art experience.

These renowned artists create site-specific works to provide new arrays of visual experiences which change how people experience and interact with their environment. This grassroots project has received remarkable appreciation as it brings art from around the world directly to the heart of this eclectic community, which grows more vibrant with each additional wall, creator, and enthusiast.

Artists Include: Abe Lincoln, Jr., AM, Alison Buxton, Beau Stanton, Billy Mode, Brian Life, Cake, Caleb Neelon, Cern, Cey Adams, Christopher Cardinale, Chris RWK, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Col Wallnuts, CRASH, Cycle, Dan Witz, Danielle Mastrion, Dennis McNett, Don Leicht, El Kamino, Ellis Gallagher, Free5, Fumero, Garrison Buxton, Gilf!, Greg Lamarche, Hellbent, Icy & Sot, Jamie Hef, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, John Carr, John Fekner, Katie Yamasaki, Kimyon Huggins, Lady Pink, Lmnopi, LogikOne, Mare139, Mensen, Mike Fitzimmons, Never, ND’A, Pablo Power, Peat Wollaeger, Queen Andrea, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Rene Gagnon, Royal Kingbee, Rubin, Russell King, Ryan Seslow, SeeOne, Sheryo, Shok-1, Sinned, Skewville, Sonni, SpazeCraft, Subtexture, Steven Cogle, Thundercut, TooFly, Veng RWK, Vera Times, Vexta, Wane COD, The Yok, Zam, Zed & more.

This fifth round continues the project’s tradition of showcasing the artistry with the annual block party where the multi-talented hosts display their cultural culinary, music, and dance skills. While this tiny neighborhood provides some major ambience & hospitality, it cannot provide for all attendees, so think of this as a big picnic-potluck-art-fun-social and bring some of your favorite tasty foods, beverages, or other contributions to share.

If you would like to support this project, please email us and let us know how you would like to contribute. Always useful are: monetary contributions (which are tax deductible) as well as tools and materials like spray paint, bucket paint and primer, paint rollers/brushes/pans, ladders, scaffolding, etc.

Volunteers Are Always Welcomed and Encouraged!
If you would like to help out, there are many ways to get involved. We appreciate and need your assistance to make this as amazing as possible. Some areas of interest: videography, social media/outreach, press/PR, PA, on-site support, manning greeting locations & looking after residents, artists, and attendees.
To volunteer, email us at info@adhocart.org

* In addition to the murals and festivities, there are special events and projects happening throughout the day, such as:

- Art activities taught by participating artists.

- Music from the eclectic AtotheK & Sleptember, and more of our favorite DJ’s blending sublime block party beats to massage your eardrums and keep you moving. Bring food, water, and things to share with your creative comrades while experiencing stupendous art & aural delights.

WHO: Ad Hoc Art + Artists + The Community of Welling Court + You

WHERE: 11-98 Welling Court {@ 30th Ave & 12th Street}, Astoria, Queens 11102

TO GET THERE:
1) By Public Transit: Take the N or W train to 30th Ave. Then go west down 30th Ave to 12th St. by a) walking 10-15 minutes or; b) taking the Q18. You are there!
2) LIC Art Bus: Weekends only 5/10-9/14: socratessculpturepark.org/visit/bus/
3) By Car: Here is a link to the street map: tinyurl.com/2e7whgo

Click Here for FaceBook Event Link

YOUR ATTENDANCE AND COVERAGE IS ENCOURAGED & INVITED.

oOo “THE FUTURE IS NOW” OPENS AUGUST 1st, TWO ROW WAMPUM AUGUST 3rd, AND MANCHESTER STREET FESTIVAL AUGUST 9th! oOo

THE FUTURE IS NOW EXHIBITION OPENS AUGUST 1ST IN NYC!  AN AMAZING SHOW OF VISUAL AND MUSICAL LEGENDS

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TWO ROW WAMPUM FESTIVAL IN BEACON, NY AUGUST 3RD

We are excited to be painting panels for this beautiful and timely project: http://honorthetworow.org/

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MANCHESTER STREET FESTIVAL AUGUST 9TH IN VERMONT

Party with us on Main Street with live music, great food and beverages, and entertainment for the whole family. We will be printing some brand new nuggets along with some classics.

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oOo AD HOC ART’s LATEST GROUP EXHIBITION “I HAVE A DREAM, I HAVE A NIGHTMARE: FRIDAY THE 13TH…” OPENS TONIGHT, MAY 13TH at LOS ANGELES’S NEW PUPPY GALLERY!!

Please see this incredible collection of works available at New Puppy’s website via the link below:

http://www.newpuppyla.com/gallery2/v/dreamnightmare/

2nd Opening is Saturday, May 14th, 7-11pm for 2nd Saturday ArtWalk

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OPENING TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES!

AD HOC ART presents a stunning and eclectic group exhibition, “I have a dream, I have a nightmare: Friday the 13th…”

An electric charge of vast consciousnesses, expression, and neural synapses connects and seeps into Los Angeles’ New Puppy LA located at 2808 Elm Street, Los Angeles CA 90065.

We are living in very fascinating and unprecedented times on the cusp of something, undoubtedly.   What that “something” is, exactly, is not clear.  That we have are in the thick of it is palpable.  Is what lies on the other side beautiful or horrendous?  Sustainable or cataclysmic?  Truthful or deceptive?  Just or fraudulent?  The verdict is out.  We all play a role and help guide the sweet unraveling that is to come.

Around the world, energies are coming together, allegiances are forming, and the future is so bright we gotta wear shades.  Is the blinding light from the shining smiles of a just and humane democratic existence that gives us life or is it from the glistening bomb blast dropped a sociopathic ceo/politico determined to take all or nothing?

Dreams, nightmares and Friday the 13th energies have been channeled, harnessed and will be unleashed this 13th of May in the City of Angels. Check out these visual nuggets and then help us forge the future. Be prepared to be lovingly horrified as artists from around planet earth share their visions with you, glimpsing through the art and minds slipping swimmingly through the realms of the real and imaginary.  Exhibition runs through June 18th, 2011.

Artists include:

Beau Stanton
Bill Fick
Broken Crow
Bunnie Reiss & Ezra Li Eismont
Chor Boogie
Chris Stain
Crash
Dabs Myla and Greg “Craola” Simkins
Daryll Peirce
David Loewenstein
Garrison & Alison Buxton
Hellbent
Joe Iurato
John Breiner
John Carr
John Fekner & Don Leicht
Jordan Seiler
Know Hope
Lady Pink
Michael De Feo
Paul Booth
Peat Wollaeger
Mimeo
Rex Dingler
ROA
Robert Steel
TheDirtyFabulous
Thundercut

Get ready to have your mind opened… Yowza!

oOo UNIFIED LOVE MOVEMENT POSTED BY LUNA PARK ON THE STREET SPOT oOo

From Becki Fuller & Luna Park’s “The Street Spot”

Spreading Love the Buxton Way

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If you are not already familiar with the work of chashama, you would do well to start paying attention. chashama “supports thriving cultural communities by transforming temporarily vacant properties into spaces where art can flourish.” One such space, formerly occupied by the New York Public Library’s Donnell Library, has sat empty for over 2 years. With the fate of the building in limbo despite its prime location across the street from the Museum of Modern Art the building scheduled to be demolished next year to make way for a hotel across the street from the Museum of Modern Art, it was ripe for an intervention. On October 29th, chashama launched Windows at Donnell Library with an installation by Garrison and Allison Buxton of Ad Hoc Art entitled Unified Love Movement. The installation features four panels with figures from four of the world’s faiths as well as light installations by Leo Villareal and Scott Draves.

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While the installation is viewable around the clock, it is best seen at night – you have until November 28th to make it over to 20 West 53rd Street to check it out. Those of you in San Francisco are encouraged to attend Garrison and Allison’s latest curatorial venture, Till Death Do Us Part, opening at Gallery Heist this Saturday, November 13th.

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Categories: |donnell library | buxtonia | Chashama |
Posted by: Luna Park

oOo LATEST!!! KITTENZILLA MURAL IN SF, LUNA PARK BUXTONIA PHOTOS, & AD HOC ART CO-CURATES HEIST GALLERY’S ANNIVERARY SHOWoOo

WHAT AN OUTSTANDING TIME IT HAS BEEN ON THE WEST COAST.  PRETTY LIGHTS is SUNDAY, Nov 21st.

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1.} Wow.  We’re still licking our wounds after an unprecedented Kittenzilla encounter at 616 Divisidaro Street in San Francisco on November 17th.  Garrison Buxton, Ezra Li Eismont, and Bunnie Reiss painted the piece November 17th, which was instantly well received.  Thanks to Julianne and Heist for a great opportunity.

Some recent links of Kittenzilla acclaim:

o io9.com calls it “The greatest laser cat mural in the universe” as well as “the greatest work of LOL-based art the world has ever seen.”

http://io9.com/5693537/the-greatest-laser-cat-mural-in-the-universe

o San Francisco’s Aggressive Panhandler:  http://aggressivepanhandler.com/2010/11/17/art-in-progress-adorable-new-mural-going-up-at-the-harding-theater/

o Love and Trash – http://loveandtrash.com/2010/11/kittenzilla-destroys-san-francisco/

o Some closer shots on Ezra Li Eismont’s Site: http://ezrali.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/kittenzilla/

Ad Hoc Co-curated the Heist Anniversary Show which is an amazing show.  Photos coming soon.

2.} Luna Park posted wonderful pictures of Alison and Garrison’s Unified Love Movement installation on 53rd Street.  See it before it comes down on November 28th.  See Luna’s post on the Street Spot here: http://www.robotswillkill.com/streetspot/index.php?postID=7418789148938874039

Several of Luna’s photos here:

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Photos: Luna Park

3.} Garrison is going north to paint and create some visual enhancements for Pretty Lights in Arcata on Sunday, November 21st.

More soon.

Ad Hoc Art

oOo SATURDAY, NOV 13TH: AD HOC ART w/ HEIST GALLERY, SAN FRAN 7-11PM oOo

The opening is Saturday, November 13th, 7-11pm.  The show is up until November 27th.

AD HOC is thrilled to be on the West coast co-curating and celebrating Heist Gallery’s fabulous 1st Year.  A great lineup of powerhouse work is on deck, including works by:

Seth Armstrong, Mario Ayala, Garrison & Alison Buxton, David Choong, Sean Desmond, Ezra Li Eismont, Adam Flores, Gaia, Mike Giant, Ludo, Daryll Peirce, Bunnie Reiss,  Oliver Vernon, Deborah Yoon, and many more.

See www.adhocart.org and www.galleryheist.com for more details.

oOo We threw in some Graphic Design Love for HORIZON’s 2010 look with art by TRUE oOo

HORIZONS:
PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHEDELICS

SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2010
NEW YORK CITY

Horizons is a conference about psychedelics that is held annually in New York City.  Its goal is to open a fresh dialogue on their role in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and creativity.

Horizons is a non-profit endeavor hosted by Judson Memorial Church in the heart of Greenwich Village.

See this year’s speakers, purchase tickets, join Horizons on Facebook or contact Horizons.