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.

oOo {BUXTONIA} presents UNIFIED LOVE MOVEMENT’s NYC DEBUT oOo


* Exhibit up October 30th – November 28th, 2010; viewable 24/7 from the street side.

* Public Opening and Artist Reception: October 30th, 6:30 – 7:30pm; Afterparty til 9:30 at a place close by.

Where: 20 West 53rd St.  The old Donnell Library, across from the Museum of Modern Art.

chashama, a solid champion of the arts in NYC, selected Garrison and Alison Buxton’s Unified Love Movement installation proposal for their Windows at the Donnell Library program.

Unified Love Movement {ULM} is a piece about unity, positivity, acceptance, tolerance, the pursuit of things greater than the self and, yes, love.  For this installation, the Buxtons collaborated with two of NYC’s artistic finest: Leo Villareal {brilliant blinkity-blink-blink LED maverick} and Scott Draves {creator of the mesmerizing collaborative digital abstract artwork “Electric Sheep”}.

We sincerely hope you enjoy this one.  It is our favorite baby yet.

We will be releasing more details of the NYC installation very soon.

For background and information on the piece’s conceptual origins and its first incarnation in October 2009, you can read about it here:

http://adhocart.org/site/2009/10/03/buxtonia-presents-unified-love-movement-in-oklahoma/

We would like to thank MMT for their generous support of this project, they are fabulous.

+ AHA ARTISTS AND {BUXTONIA} IN ART FOR TIBET AUCTION BENEFITING STUDENTS FOR A FREE TIBET +

+ ART FOR TIBET AUCTION BENEFITING STUDENTS FOR A FREE TIBET +

When: Saturday, September 25th, 5-10pm

Garrison & Alison created a brand new {Buxtonia} piece to raise funds for Students for a Free Tibet {SFT}.

Through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action, SFT campaigns for the Tibetan people’s fundamental right to freedom and independence.

So many wonderful artists in the mix, including international contemporary heavyweights and persecuted Tibetan artists.  Cey Adams, Christian Mendoza, David Ellis, & Jennifer Garcia are a few of our NYC partners in crime.  Richard Gere gets down as well.

Check out the lineup: http://www.artfortibet.com/artists.html

Auction goes live today, September 10th!

To see the piece below and others, click here.


CURRENT AHA/PMP OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOLUNTEER EXHANGE IN VERMONT

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2010 FALL VERMONT VOLUNTEER EXCHANGE & NATURE INFUSION CENTER: Londonderry, VT

* Art as Work, Work as Art: Pace yourself.


oOo – WHEN – oOo
* September 14-21st; October 3 – 17th are the windows.

{For those of you who like more structured slots, we created some, shown below. If it would like to discuss other needs, let us know.  We will accommodate if able.}

oOo – WHO – oOo
QUESTION: WHO are we hoping to work with as volunteers?

ANSWER: Participants, like you, who:

1} appreciate what we do (in some way, shape, or form):

a. as Ad Hoc Art {a creative fulcrum showcasing outstanding artists often marginalized by the larger art scene}

and/or

b. as Peripheral Media Projects {a collaborative social think tank that melds print, activism, social awareness, and community with out-of-the-box fine art & design}

and/or

c. as human beings in general.

and

2} would like to help us continue onward and upward.

You should enjoy a sense of adventure, spending time living/eating/ working with others, experiencing different ways of living, and learning new things.

oOo – WHAT – oOo
We are accepting volunteers interested in helping with the various projects to be accomplished in Vermont between now and the middle of October.

While continuing to keep creative energies up with public and private art projects in NYC, 2010 & 2011 have Ad Hoc Art & Peripheral Media Projects flexing their dynamic vision muscle to strengthen community across the globe and create an ecological sustainable headquarters in Vermont.

oOo THE HISTORY/BACKGROUND oOo

A briefing on the Vermont project; a couple of nice items:

1 } Dating back more than 200 years, the location is an old family homestead of AHA co-founders Garrison & Alison.

2} Additionally, this location is where Harry Shokler, one of early movers and shakers of contemporary Serigraphy (a.k.a. screen printing), developed the medium and helped bring it from an industrial application into an accepted and recognized form of fine art.

Yes, it is true and almost too far out: the man partly responsible for birthing the art form we hold so dear was rocking revolutionary screen printing and art history at our family’s old stomping grounds for 40 years!  He and his wife lived and worked in the same home and barn studio that still stand today and that are the future site of the Ad Hoc Art / Peripheral Media Projects creative design studio, print shop, and sustainable living center.

We are ecstatic to breath wind into the sails of this great endeavor and help revitalize a rich chapter in the history of printmaking and art.  We invite you to be a part of the experience and contribute as much into the mix as you desire.

oOo THAT SAID… oOo

Come up, get your fun on, get your work on, and get back to nature.  If ever you have longed to have more fresh air to breath, clean water to drink, lovely skies overhead, great company around you, and some solid work action underhand and foot, now is an excellent opportunity.

This experience is an exchange – In return for your volunteer help of at least 6 hours per day, we offer food, accommodation, and opportunities to learn about and contribute towards creative & sustainable living.  The main requirement is that you have a genuine interest in learning about more ecologically sound living and contributing towards that goal.

oOo SOME OF THE PROJECTS oOo
{both indoor and outdoor}

* Woodworking/carpentry – patching & replacing window sills, dormers, window frames; window shutters; building shelves, support beams, etc.

* Gardening/Landscaping – trimming, pruning, digging stuff up, cutting stuff down, moving dirt, wheel barrows, stones, etc. wrapping up 2010 garden and planning for winter/spring 2011

* Patching holes/gaps around the interior and exterior walls

* House painting, paint scraping, wall painting

* Electrical – running circuits, installing fixtures, switches & receptacles, bringing power to where there was no power

* Clearing/Drying out a basement – extracting heavy objects, old beams, misc. debris and material from basement, raking, leveling and installing vapor barrier; moving gravel, sand

* Any experience with roofing is a plus, as we have some places to tighten down.

oOo – GETTING THERE – oOo


o Via AUTO o

If you have an auto and are willing to bring others, let us know so we can set up ride sharing.  Londonderry is not currently directly reachable by train.  You can google Londonderry, VT 05148 to get the gist.

For our automobile transport from Albany/NYC to/from VT, seating is limited (6-8 passengers), so please let us know your desired itinerary as soon as possible if you seek a ride with us.

o Via MASS TRANSIT o

Megabus.com and Amtrack.com both go from NYC to to Albany-Rensselaer rail station.  Megabus is by far the cheapest.  We will be running weekly AHA/PMP Transportation (see the “{T}” below) between Vermont and Albany-Rensselaer station as well as Vermont to NYC, date depending.

AHA’s pick up/drop off at Albany-Rensselaer will focus on two buses:
#1= the bus that departs NYC Penn Station at 11:15am & arrives in Albany at 2pm and
#2= the bus that leaves Albany at 2:30pm and arrives in NYC at 5:15pm.
* We will be there from 1:50pm-2:35pm to drop off/pick up.

oOo – WHEN {More detailed} – oOo
While September 14 – 21st and October 3 – 17th are the bigger windows, the following are blocks where we will be assisting with transport from Albany to Vermont:

Sessions:

* September 14-17 or 21st (Tuesday – Tuesday):{T} Beacon, NY to Vermont, then VT to NYC

* October 3 – 10th (Sunday-Sunday): {T} NYC to Vermont, then VT to Albany

* October 10 – 17th (Sunday-Sunday): {T} Albany to Vermont, then VT to NYC

Vermont is an incredible state, full of excellent ingenuity, intuitiveness, and the understanding of the importance one’s community.  Be prepared to eat locally-grown produce and experience the benefits of another approach to life.  An incredible fresh water lake is just down the road and trees all around.

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LAST CHANCE FOR LIVE ART MINDBENDING MASTERPIECES: ONLY TWO MORE SUMMERSTAGE SHOWS FOR THE 2010 SEASON!

SEPTEMBER 21st & 26th, 2010

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If you’d like some screen print and painting love from Alison and Garrison as well as visual delights from Beau Stanton and Laura Lee, bring yourself and some clothes to SummerStage on September 26th, our last public live printing event before we leave the East Coast for  bit.

oOo. WITH ARTISTS… oOo
* BEAU STANTON on the canvases
* LAURA LEE using bodies as canvases!

This will be an excellent wrap up a phenomenal season of creating with our SummerStage family.  Truly great peoples.

oOo

#1:

PAVEMENT//BENEFIT SHOW// SOLD OUT
When: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 5:30PM
Where: Mainstage
Cost: SOLD OUTPavement //TICKETED BENEFIT SHOW// SOLD OUT

The pioneers of 90’s underground alternative bring their enchanting lo-fi guitar and cryptic lyrics into the sunshine of Central Park.

oOo

#2:

The Center for Traditional Music & Dance, World Music Institute and NY Gypsy Festival: The Black Sea Roma Festival Featuring Mahala Rai Banda, Selim Sesler, The NY Gypsy All-Stars, Tescoi Banda and The Yuri Yunakov Ensemble
When: Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 3:00PM

Where: Central Park’s Mainstage
Cost: FreeThe Center for Traditional Music & Dance, World Music Institute and NY Gypsy Festival: The Black Sea Roma Festival Featuring Mahala Rai Banda, Selim Sesler, The NY Gypsy All-Stars, Tescoi Banda and The Yuri Yunakov Ensemble

An exploration of the vibrant multi-cultural tapestry of Gypsy music from Turkey, Romania, Ukraine and Bulgaria.

Making its US debut, the wild, twelve-member Roma (Gypsy) band Mahala Rai Banda is comprised of the crème de la crème of musicians from the famed Clejani and Zece Prajini Romanian villages, home of Taraf de Haidouks and Fanfare Ciocarlia respectively. Combining power and finesse, groove and virtuosity, the group’s music is where Balkan brass meets sizzling strings for up-tempo, catchy melodies propelled along by funky brass riffs, accordion and cimbalom.

The great Turkish Rom (Gypsy) clarinetist Selim Sesler, “The Coltrane of the Clarinet” (Guardian) is famed for his masterful improvisations, funk-driven wedding songs and dance melodies and will be joined on stage by the NY Gypsy All-Stars.

Tescoi Banda, a raucous family fiddle band making its US debut, provides a rollicking ride through the Carpathians. Stars of the recent film The Last Kolomeyka, Tescoi serves up a multi-ethnic mix of spinning dance tunes, magical improvisations and haunting shepherds’ laments.

Ranging from the intensely personal sound of a Gypsy sax solo to the dizzying polyrhythmic beat of Bulgarian wedding music, the Yuri Yunakov Ensemble is one of the leading bands on the world music scene.

Presented in association with Center for Traditional Music and Dance, World Music Institute and NY Gypsy Festival with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and the Trust for Mutual Understanding
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Two Benefits Coming Up. One Tomorrow and the other September 25th!

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1} Skateistan Benefit:  Alison and Garrison tricked out some boards to raise monies for productive projects in Afghanistan.

The main details:
1.  Only 100 tickets for $40 so I imagine they will go quickly and once they are gone, that’s it.
2.  Event is this Friday night, August 20th, at the Red Bull Space at 40 Thompson in Soho from 9pm-12am.
3.  Price includes an open bar.
4.  There will be a live band, the Golden Pony, and old school DJ Ted Shred, a well known fixture on the skate and music scene.

To buy tickets, here’s the link:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/122922

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Art For Tibet Benefit with all proceeds going to Students for a Free Tibet.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15th, 3PM: PUBLIC ENEMY, Blitz The Ambassador, The 7th Octave @ SummerStage!!!

SummerStage is coming to a close, only 3 shows left in the 2010 season {August 21; Sept 21 & 26}

We are super-psyched to be creating with LEGENDARY Public Enemy celebrating the 20th anniversary of their release of Fear of a Black Planet.

Opening up beforehand, Blitz The Ambassador, The 7th Octave!

Ad Hoc Art’s visiting artist on the creative 1’s & 2’s is Kimyon Huggins, painting fiend.

When: Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 3:00PM

Where: Central Park/Mainstage

Public Enemy, Blitz The Ambassador, The 7th Octave

The most influential and controversial rap group of the’80’s performs on the 20th anniversary of their seminal album Fear of a Black Planet, with two rising and equally political new comers.
Part of the NY Revolutions series Public Enemy rewrote the rules of hip-hop, becoming the most influential and controversial rap groups of all time. Public Enemy pioneered a variation of rap that was revolutionary. With his powerful, authoritative baritone, co-founder Chuck D rhymed about all kinds of social problems, particularly those plaguing the Black community, often condoning revolutionary tactics and social activism. In the process, he directed hip-hop toward an explicitly self-aware, Pro-Black consciousness. Musically, Public Enemy were just as revolutionary, creating dense soundscapes that relied on avant-garde cut-and-paste techniques, unrecognizable samples, piercing sirens, relentless beats, and deep funk. It was chaotic and invigorating music, made all the more intoxicating by Chuck D’s forceful vocals and the absurdist raps of his comic foil Flavor Flav. Today, PE celebrates the twentieth anniversary of their classic, influential album Fear of A Black Planet. Ghanaian hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador uses rousing horns and clever beats that make him impossible to take lightly. Alongside his band, The Embassy Ensemble, Blitz tests the limits of hip-hop with live instruments and heavily complex, cross-cultural musical exploration. In an age of disposable, cookie cutter acts, The 7th Octave offers up a different musical and lyrical perspective, combining metal riffs and blistering instrumentation with fiery, socially aware lyrics to provoke the minds of the new millennium generation.