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 and for more details.

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


SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2010

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.


* 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:

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



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:

Auction goes live today, September 10th!

To see the piece below and others, click here.




* 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}


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}


c. as human beings in general.


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.


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.


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.

{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.


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 and 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:


* 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.



SEPTEMBER 21st & 26th, 2010


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.

* 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.



When: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 5:30PM
Where: Mainstage

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



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

Two Benefits Coming Up. One Tomorrow and the other September 25th!

1} +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


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:

2} +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


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.


Firstly, this past Saturday, Electric Windows 2 in Beacon, NY was the place to be!  Thousands of people journeyed to the lovely town of Beacon to see artists from around the country come and make magic.

Buxtonia {AHA/PMP’s Garrison and Alison} had an awesome time painting and printing, jumping between the screens and the stencils.

We will be posting up pics when we get them together.  There are tons of pictures up online already and Flickr has some coming up.

Electric Windows Site

We’d like to give a big shout out to the wonderful peoples at BSA {Brooklyn Street Art} who posted an exclusive interview with Garrison & Alison Buxton.  Check it out at

or read below.

Buxtonia at “Electric Windows”, Ad Hoc in the House

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Garrison and Alison Buxton, known together as Buxtonia, continue to carry the spirit of Ad Hoc wherever they are. See them at Electric Windows Saturday. (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
Garrison and Alison Buxton, known together as Buxtonia, continue to carry the spirit of Ad Hoc wherever they are. See them at “Electric Windows” Saturday. (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Among the many street artists flooding into Beacon for Electric Windows on Saturday will be a couple almost all of them know for their dedication to building and maintaining the community. Godparents to a street art gallery/collective/community in Bushwick, Brooklyn at a crucial time for Street Art in the mid 2000’s, Garrison and Alison Buxton are now on the road across the country 6 months a year continuing their collaboration with the Street Art community.  It was a good five year run at Ad Hoc, the gallery, which officially closed late last year, having given many a street artist their first show while creating a sense of connectedness between Street Artists, Graff writers, photographers, screen printers, and social activists who all responded to the high vibrational pull Alison and Garrison created.


For the Buxton’s it was never about the hype. She’s full of industry and energy and organizing, while he’s full of a youthful wonder about life and loves to talk with you about social/spiritual movements. Together they have traveled a lot in the last 9 months across the States participating in art shows, re-connecting with friends, teaching screen printing, painting walls, organizing exhibitions, and discussing plans for a sustainable living project at their Vermont farmhouse, an old Buxton family homestead from the 17 & 1800’s.  Amazingly, the Buxtons have recently learned that their old homestead was also where one of their favorite modern art forms, screen printing, was brought to life by a man named Harry Shokler, who lived and worked at the home & studio for over 40 years.  Shokler is referred to a father of contemporary screen printing, a seminal figure in bringing screen printing from the world of industrial application to being accepted and recognized as a distinct fine art form. When you speak with either one of them for more than a few minutes you’ll learn they both sincerely believe we are here to share, learn, and teach lessons to each other and that now is time to do so.

Saturday Garrison and Alison will be making art at Electric Windows, and talking to friends about how to bring about the better world that is possible.

Brooklyn Street Art: How long has Buxtonia been working as an entity?
Garrison Buxton: I actually used Buxtonia as the title of my first website in like 2002/3.  Alison and I have referred to it as a state-of-being for years, with our first Buxtonia mural manifesting in Peru in 2008.  It has been coming into being for a while now and it seemed natural that we start referring to the works we did together as such.  We did Buxtonia murals with Broken Crow in Minnesota in 2009, and with NOLA Rising in New Orleans in 2010.

Unified Love Movement, by Buxtonia
The installation for Unified Love Movement included a structure that arched in four directions and cast light from the center that emulated the patterns in their paintings on the ceiling. (Buxtonia)

Our first gallery work that I currently recall using Buxtonia was in October 2009 for an installation we did in Oklahoma called:
Buxtonia {Garrison & Alison Buxton}, Unified Love Movement

Installation from "Unified Love Movement" by Buxtonia, a commentary on belief systems, beauty, and global awareness of spiritual themes.
Installation from “Unified Love Movement” by Buxtonia, a meditation and commentary on the worlds’ major belief systems, their interconnectedness, and a global awareness of spiritual themes.

BSA: Your work is layered and multi-dimensional – can you describe a typical process you two go through in creating a piece?
Garrison Buxton: Firstly, we come up with what the vision of the piece is, laying out and building the compositional aspects like imagery, arrangement, aesthetic, layers, and forms.  After we have that in mind, then comes breaking it back down to the base and working up each of the aspects.  Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction, on and on…  After priming, we start out with washes and/or gradients to unify the background, then we build out light & dark areas based on the piece’s color palette.  Once the background is built up, we then use layers of stencils to create textures and develop areas of light & pattern.  We incorporate screen printing as well, either directly on the surface or via collage.  Using hand painting and drawing helps to bring in the upper layers.  Certain aspects are predetermined, like a border design, but building up the stencils and textures is a very participatory and engaged process.  The action of assembling the pieces to the puzzle encourages reflection, dialogue, and feedback.  It is a dialogue with all of us, humans, materials, and the voice of the work.  We change with each other.  Every piece is that moment’s exploration into human interaction and relationship.

A mechanized hand combines industrial revolutionary diagrammatic style with a surreal quality of modern possibility. From a mural done with NOLA Rising (Buxtonia)
“Resistance is Fertile”; a mechanized hand combines industrial revolutionary diagrammatic style with a surreal zeal of modern possibility. The piece repositions the struggle of the worker in a future context. From a mural done with NOLA Rising (Buxtonia)

BSA: Where do you draw upon for inspiration thematically?
Garrison Buxton: The core of it for me would be that we are all part of the same thing, the singularity and inherent oneness of existence.  Until we truly get that, we are not making real progress.  There is a lot of misery being generated by the intention of a select minority on this planet enabled by the masses of under-informed.  Most days, the urgency of our times inspires me to maintain a sense of peace in a world run by sociopaths gone utterly mad.  I have a hard time believing that we are destined to go out this way, like a stupid rampaging beast, smashing to bits anything and everything in our path as we careen over the cliff.  Another world is possible in every instant.  The power to share, to contribute, to change is abundant and always around us.


BSA: For both Willoughby Windows in Brooklyn and Welling Court Queens also participated as artists. What about being in these group shows is gratifying to you?
Garrison Buxton: Bringing creativity and beauty to people directly is very fulfilling.  It is one of the most unfiltered ways to bring art to a culture largely starved of non-corporate, non-advertising-generated media.  One of the fundamental aspects of street art is the democratization of public space.  Maybe it is all an illusion, but it is fulfilling to believe in the power of art to create, inspire, and plant seeds of observation as well as shared experience.  People relating to one another is what will get us to the other side.  People fearing one another will not.  Relating comes when people take the time to simply do it, relate.  Seeing the direct results of these art projects has been profound and definitely inspires us to keep taking things to the next level.  The bonds that result from bringing generations of different peoples together for a celebration of the human experience are so strong.  Together we can do amazing things.  I have seen it.

BSA: What are you planning to show the people at the Electric Windows show?
Garrison Buxton: We have been working with a figure, Metatron, for a while now.  Metatron is typically depicted as a eye with wings.  The Electric Windows piece is going to have a small flock of Metatrons flying up on the horizon with rays and shapes of light emerging from behind.

Is the loosest of senses, Metatron is the messenger of the divine, translating the beyond-human transmissions to be human-comprehensive.  I believe we are all Metatrons, our own divine messengers, and that we all transmit this divine information to our selves and each other.  When we are still and listen to that part of us that existed before we can remember existing, the knowledge we seek is there.  We are all self contained enlightenment, divinity, god, whatever you want to call it.  How to illustrate that is the never ending pursuit.  It has become important for us to focus on sending positive transmissions. We aim to send a net positive charge into the matrix.  The grid is cracking.  It needs all of our help.  This piece depicts the strength of coming together and building something with a whole greater than the sum of its parts.


BSA: How has your life changed for both of you since leaving Ad Hoc?
Garrison Buxton: For clarity’s sake, we never left Ad Hoc, as Ad Hoc Art still exists as an entity and we are still doing art events and projects like the previously mentioned Willoughby Windows and Welling Court projects as well as currently featuring many AHA artists with us in a screen printing project at SummerStage in Central Park through September.  The mission of Ad Hoc Art is to promote awesome work made by badass human beings.  We’ll keep doing that as long as we can, in myriad manifestations, which is the method to the madness.  On the front burner is a fall/winter tour where we will be working with artists across the country, many of which we worked with at Ad Hoc, as well as artists we have worked with since then.

So, I’m assuming that you are referring to how have our lives changed since moving out of Bogart St, yes?  That question is an expansive one, so many changes happening in so many ways.  Like any era in a relationship coming to a close, it is largely in how one perceives it. Boiling it down, there are times we’re missing the great times, all the magic; we’d wish we were still making a difference in the Bushwick hood and wonder if there were somehow an angle we didn’t think of that could have kept the hull together.  Then we quickly remember how working 18 hour days for years takes it toll, how there were days of stress and frustration, and how five years flew by in the blink of an eye and I hadn’t seen some good friends in years.  Overall, we are much healthier and happier and realize we are blessed to have the opportunities that we have and don’t look back.  There is so much to be accomplished now, more so than ever.  We are still working crazy hours, but in a way that serves us better and is sane.  We are operating at a more tenable, sustainable pace, training and running with a marathon mindset for a race of enduring as opposed to the frenetic burst of the 100 yard dash.  Short term focus will not get us to the other side.  Thinking beyond ourselves will get us there.

Some things we are loving: working our own creative endeavors/projects; less daily stress; the ability to be more dynamic and mobile (we’ll be on the road about six months of the next year, taking art love coast to coast and doing projects with people in places we never had time to visit before); more time to be human; & more time to work on altruistic projects.  Basically, we have a lot more time to take care of ourselves, spiritually, mentally, and physically.  As everything emanates from within, if the core is not stable, all that comes out contains that fundamental lack of stability.  In taking time to be, we saw an immediate and direct positive return which correlates directly with overall happiness.

BSA: Any advice for people who are planning to go to Beacon for the show?
Garrison Buxton: Bring sunscreen and drink lots of water.  Beacon is a nice lil’ town and the show is going to be awesome event.  Open Space again delivers a solid roster of fun.  We are excited to be working with some of our favorite partners in crime and a whole slew of new peoples.  Plan on staying late Saturday night if you like to dance.  Bring clothes if you’d like to have them printed.  We are going to be screen printing live and dropping some brand new images that Saturday.

We love you.


Electric Windows will feature Buxtonia, BoogieRez, Chris Stain, Depoe, Elbow Toe, Mr Kiji, Michael De Feo, Peat Wollaeger, Rick Price, Ron English, Big Foot, Cern, Chor Boogie, Chris Yormick, Elia Gurna, Erick Otto, Eugene Good, Faust, Gaia, Joe Iurato, Kid Zoom, Logan Hicks, Lotem & Aviv, Paper Monster, Ryan Bubnis, Ryan Williams, Skewville, and Thundercut.