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.

WHAT A WEEKEND! BROOKLYN STREET ART INTERVIEW WITH BUXTONIA & ELECTRIC WINDOWS IN BEACON WAS MONUMENTAL ART AWESOMENESS!

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.

Flickr.com

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 http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=12967

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE?

ON THE FRONT BURNER!  Electric Windows 2 in Beacon, NY

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THIS SATURDAY: Electric Windows 2 in Beacon, NY!

July 31st we will be participating in a painting extravaganza of gigantic proportions.  The ever wonderful and beautifully kind Dan & Kalene at Open Space are rolling up their sleeves to bring the masses together for another slammin’ full day of painting and partying.

Featuring the badass skillz of Ron English, Logan Hicks, Michael DeFeo, Chor Boogie, Pete Wollaeger, and many more.

Also, yours truly, Buxtonia {AHA/PMP’s Garrison and Alison} will be slinging at least 2 types of paint, spray as well as screen, as they  print  on the 1’s n’ 2’s with some brand new images to make some clothing magic. So don’t forget to bring your shirts, or we’ll have some you can purchase.  Come on up to see some great people making some inspiring things.  It is sure to be one for the history books.

http://electricwindowsbeacon.com/index.html

WOW. THE WELLING COURT MURAL PROJECT WAS EPICLY EPIC, EXCEEDING ALL EXPECTATIONS BY A LONG SHOT.

Truly an amazing event.  The artists and community were spectacular, the weather was sublime, we couldn’t have asked for a better expression of awesome human creative love.  The power of community cannot be denied.

Check out these posts:

Brooklyn Street Art

Juxtapoz:

L Magazine:

Animal NY

Thunderdog

Fresh Paint

Vandalog

John Fekner

WELLING COURT MURAL PROJECT OPENS TODAY, 4-10PM! COME SEE THE INCREDIBLE ART BURSTING FORTH, IT IS OFF THE HOOK.

1} The Welling Court Mural Project opens TODAY, Saturday, May 22nd, 4-10PM (in Queens) – survey of more than 50 years of street art by over 40 artists = lots of well done walls.

2} Central Park SummerStage from June 1st to September – Ad Hoc Art brings its cultural and artistic vision to NYC’s Central Park, ALL SUMMER LONG.

+++++++++++++  Details below.  Please share and post, expand  the goodness… +++++++++++++


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1} Welling Court Mural Project:

Opening is Saturday, May 22nd, 4-10pm.

* The community is hosting an authentic NYC street party for the event.  If you plan on joining the celebration,  feel free to bring your favorite food, beverage, or street party fixins to share.

There’s never too much of a good thing…

Welling Court Artists include: Alice Mizrachi, Chris Mendoza, Chris Stain, Celso, Cern, Cey Adams, CR, Cycle, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, Daryll Peirce, Don Leicht, Ellis G, Free5, Gaia, Garrison & Alison Buxton, Greg Lamarche, JMR, John Fekner, Lady Pink, Leon Reid, Ludo, Matt Siren, M-City, Michael De Feo, Mr. Kiji, Pablo Power, Peripheral Media Projects, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Remi/Rough, Ron English, Royce Bannon, Sofia Maldonado, Stormie Mills, Sweet Toof, Swoon, TooFly, Tristan Eaton, and Veng RWK.

The address is 11-98 Welling Court, Queens, NY 11102

* Directions: Take the N or W train to 30th Ave & walk 10 blocks towards the East River or take the Q18 bus down 30th Ave to 12th St.

* CLICK HERE for more subway directions from Bushwick.  Modify them to your liking.

The project represents a great pairing of individuals and groups interested in making their communities and the world a more engaged and creative place.  Members of the Welling Court neighborhood in Queens wanted to beautify their neighborhood walls and enliven their surroundings and Brooklyn’s Ad Hoc Art, known for supporting and expanding the accessibility of street art to the masses in NYC and throughout the world, was an perfect fit.

Ad Hoc’s vision was to showcase the diverse and rich history of artists driven by their passion for expression and dreams for a better world.  The project’s roster represents over 50 years of the expansive and diverse history of street art, bringing together artists whose productivity spans from pre/graffiti legends to the latest movers and shakers.  While a strong New York City contingency represents the city’s legacy as a bubbling brew of public expression, international players reflect the global impact of the movement that burst from the Big Apple.

The project begins at the intersection of Welling Court, 30th Avenue and 12th Street and extends north along 30th Avenue and then east along Main Avenue, across the street from the Two Coves Community Garden.  The street of Welling Court is a beautiful reminder to the rich diversity that exists within New York City.  The block is a melting pot representing people of African American, Greek, Peruvian, Ecuadoran, Mexican, Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, Indian, and Italian origin, to name a few.

Likewise, the artists come from diverse origins with Latin American, African American, Caucasian, and Eastern artists represented, as well as natives from Australia, Nicaraugua, Poland, Puerto Rico, the UK, & Venezuela.

2} Central Park SummerStage

Ad Hoc Art is thrilled to spend the summer at Central Park’s legendary SummerStage concert series as it celebrates its 25th year!  AHA is collaborating with some of their favorite musical and artistic talents from around the world as well as representing Brooklyn to the fullest and bringing a whole new flavor of art to the park.

Ad Hoc Art will be creating live art and clothing throughout the summer season, melding AHA’s visual sensibilities with the aural delights of The Flaming Lips, Pavement, and many many more.  Uniting artists, spectator, and participant, AHA will create art live on the spot, keeping the pulse beating with steady rotations of brand new imagery and treats from world-renowned guest artists.

Bringing our passion and expertise in the alternative art worlds to the beauty of Central Park’s SummerStage & the global masses couldn’t make for a much better summer!

Please come join us for a show.

It kicks off with:

The New York Pops and Melody Gardot
When: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 7:00PM
Where: Central Park/MainstageThe New York Pops and Melody Gardot

The smoky seductive thrill of vocal jazz from chanteuse Melody Gardot supported by the acclaimed New York Pops.

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Living Colour, Ebony Bones!, Pillow Theory and CX KiDTRONiK
When: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 3:00PM
Where: Central Park/MainstageLiving Colour, Ebony Bones!, Pillow Theory and CX KiDTRONiK

Classing BRC legends Living Colour usher in a new generation of African-American rock stars.

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Pupy y Los Que Son Son and Jose Conde: A Tribute to Fania Records
When: Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 3:00PM
Where: Central Park/MainstagePupy y Los Que Son Son and Jose Conde: A Tribute to Fania Records

Cuba es Libre with a rare live set from songo icons Pupy y Los Que Son Son, pan-latin grooves from Jose Conde and an all-star DJ celebration of NY salsa.


Go to http://www.summerstage.org/ to peruse the phenomenal 2010 schedule.

For more information, please call 917.602.2153 or email info@adhocart.org

Our best to you.


Ad Hoc Art

Willoughby Windows on BBC World News! Welling Court & SummerStage Coming Up…

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* The Willoughby Windows opened Friday.   It was awesome and the BBC did a nice story on it. Click HERE to see it.

1} The Welling Court Mural Project opens this Saturday, May 22nd, 4-10PM (in Queens) – survey of more than 50 years of street art by over 37 artists = lots of well done walls.

2} Central Park SummerStage from June 1st to September – Ad Hoc Art brings its cultural and artistic vision to NYC’s Central Park, ALL SUMMER LONG.

+++++++++++++++++  Details below.  Please share and post, expand  the goodness… +++++++++++++++++

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1} Welling Court Mural Project:

Opening is Saturday, May 22nd, 4-10pm.

* The community is hosting an authentic NYC street party for the event.  If you plan on joining the celebration,  feel free to bring your favorite food, beverage, or street party fixins to share.

There’s never too much of a good thing…

Welling Court Artists include: Alice Mizrachi, Beast, Chris Mendoza, Chris Stain, Celso, Cern, Cey Adams, CR, Cycle, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, Daryll Peirce, Don Leicht, Ellis G, Free5, Gaia, Garrison & Alison Buxton, Greg Lamarche, JMR, John Fekner, Lady Pink, Leon Reid, Matt Siren, M-City, Michael De Feo, Mr. Kiji, Pablo Power, Peripheral Media Projects, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Remi/Rough, Ron English, Royce Bannon, Sofia Maldonado, Stormie Mills, Sweet Toof, Swoon, TooFly, Tristan Eaton, and Veng RWK.

The address is 11-98 Welling Court, Queens, NY 11102

* Directions: Take the N or W train to 30th Ave & walk 10 blocks towards the East River or take the Q18 bus down 30th Ave to 12th St.

* CLICK HERE for more subway directions from Bushwick.  Modify them to your liking.

The project represents a great pairing of individuals and groups interested in making their communities and the world a more engaged and creative place.  Members of the Welling Court neighborhood in Queens wanted to beautify their neighborhood walls and enliven their surroundings and Brooklyn’s Ad Hoc Art, an arts organization known for supporting and expanding the accessibility of street art to the masses in NYC and throughout the world, was an perfect fit.

Ad Hoc’s vision was to showcase the diverse and rich history of artists driven by their passion for expression and dreams for a better world.  The project’s roster represents over 50 years of the expansive and diverse history of street art, bringing together artists whose productivity spans from pre/graffiti legends to the latest movers and shakers.  While a strong New York City contingency represents the city’s legacy as a bubbling brew of public expression, international players reflect the global impact of the movement that burst from the Big Apple.

The project begins at the intersection of Welling Court, 30th Avenue and 12th Street and extends north along 30th Avenue and then east along Main Avenue, across the street from the Two Coves Community Garden.  The street of Welling Court is a beautiful reminder to the rich diversity that exists within New York City.  The block is a melting pot representing people of African American, Greek, Peruvian, Ecuadoran, Mexican, Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, Indian, and Italian origin, to name a few.

Likewise, the artists come from diverse origins with Latin American, African American, Caucasian, and Eastern artists represented, as well as natives from Australia, Nicaraugua, Poland, Puerto Rico, the UK, & Venezuela.

2} Central Park SummerStage

Ad Hoc Art is thrilled to be representing to the fullest with musical and artistic talents from around the world at Central Park’s legendary SummerStage concert series as it celebrates its 25th year!

Ad Hoc Art will be creating live art and clothing throughout the summer season, melding visual art with the aural delights of The Flaming Lips, Pavement, and many many more.  Uniting artists, spectator, and participant, AHA will create art live on the spot, keeping the pulse beating with steady rotations of brand new imagery and treats from world-renowned guest artists.

Bringing our passion and expertise in the alternative art worlds to the beauty of Central Park’s SummerStage & the global masses couldn’t make for a much better summer!

It kicks off with:

The New York Pops and Melody Gardot
When: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 7:00PM
Where: Central Park/MainstageThe New York Pops and Melody Gardot

The smoky seductive thrill of vocal jazz from chanteuse Melody Gardot supported by the acclaimed New York Pops.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Living Colour, Ebony Bones!, Pillow Theory and CX KiDTRONiK
When: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 3:00PM
Where: Central Park/MainstageLiving Colour, Ebony Bones!, Pillow Theory and CX KiDTRONiK

Classing BRC legends Living Colour usher in a new generation of African-American rock stars.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Pupy y Los Que Son Son and Jose Conde: A Tribute to Fania Records
When: Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 3:00PM
Where: Central Park/MainstagePupy y Los Que Son Son and Jose Conde: A Tribute to Fania Records

Cuba es Libre with a rare live set from songo icons Pupy y Los Que Son Son, pan-latin grooves from Jose Conde and an all-star DJ celebration of NY salsa.


Go to http://www.summerstage.org/ to peruse the phenomenal 2010 schedule.

For more information, please call 917.602.2153 or email info@adhocart.org

Our best to you.


Ad Hoc Art

3 Solid projects sure to rock your socks off: Willoughby Windows v2.0, Welling Court Mural Project, and Central Park SummerStage

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1} Willoughby Windows opens TODAY, Friday, May 14th, 2-6PM (in Brooklyn) – 15 artists take on a Brooklyn block

2} The Welling Court Mural Project opens next Saturday, May 22nd, 4-10PM (in Queens) – survey of 50 + years of street art by 30+ artists = lots of awesome walls!

3} Central Park SummerStage from June 1st to September

Details below.  Please share and post, expand  the goodness…

1} Willoughby Windows v2.0:

Opening Friday, May 14th, 2-6pm

106 Willoughby Street (not Ave), Downtown Brooklyn

Artists include: C.Damage, Chris Mendoza & Pablo Power, Daryll Peirce, Faust, Hellbent, Jef Aerosol, Joe Iurato, Laura Lee, LogikOne, Ron English, Skewville, and Thundercut.

Willoughby Windows transforms 13 vacant storefronts into a street level gallery, bringing art directly to the community.  Over 15 well known artists, all with roots in street art, have contributed to this project, most creating site specific works.  This network of visual experiences can help redefine how people visiting, working and living in Downtown Brooklyn think about and interact with their environment during a time of transition.

The first exhibit, opened in July 10, 2009 with much fanfare.   The windows featured works by Cannonball Press, Cycle, Dennis McNett, John Ahearn, Logan Hicks, Michael De Feo, and Morning Breath, to name a few.  The exhibit was a welcome addition to the community and helped enliven the street and neighborhood.  People from around the world have come to visit the installations, with great acclaim.

Ad Hoc Art has lined up another spectacular roster of energetic artists from around the world, all highly regarded and ready to take the street to another level of creative vision.

2} Welling Court Mural Project:

The opening is Saturday, May 22nd, 4-10pm.  The community is hosting a street party for the event and encourages people to bring food and drink to share in the spirit.

Welling Court Artists include: Alice Mizrachi, Beast, Chris Mendoza, Chris Stain, Celso, Cern, Cey Adams, CR, Cycle, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, Daryll Peirce, Don Leicht, Free5, Gaia, Garrison & Alison Buxton, Greg Lamarche, JMR, John Fekner, Lady Pink, Leon Reid, Matt Siren, M-City, Michael De Feo, Mr. Kiji, Pablo Power, Peripheral Media Projects, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Ron English, Royce Bannon, Sofia Maldonado, Swoon, TooFly, Tristan Eaton, and Veng RWK.

The address is 11-98 Welling Court, Queens, NY 11102

The project represents a great pairing of individuals and groups interested in making their communities and the world a more engaged and creative place.  Members of the Welling Court neighborhood in Queens reached out, wanting to beautify their neighborhood walls and enliven their surroundings and Brooklyn’s Ad Hoc Art, an arts organization known for supporting and expanding the accessibility of street art to the masses in NYC and throughout the world, was an perfect fit.

Ad Hoc’s vision was to showcase the diverse and rich history of artists, activists, and creators driven by their passion for expression and their dreams for a better world.  The project’s roster represents over 50 years of the expansive and diverse history of street art, bringing together artists whose productivity spans from pre/graffiti legends to the latest movers and shakers.  While a strong New York City contingency represents the city’s legacy as a bubbling brew of public expression, international players reflect the global impact of the movement that burst from the Big Apple.

The project begins at the intersection of Welling Court, 30th Avenue and 12th Street and extends north along 30th Avenue and then east along Main Avenue, across the street from the Two Coves Community Garden.  The street of Welling Court is a beautiful reminder to the rich diversity that exists within New York City.  The block is a melting pot representing people of African American, Greek, Peruvian, Ecuadoran, Mexican, Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, Indian, and Italian origin, to name a few.

Likewise, the project includes a diverse pool.  Latin American, African American, Caucasian, and Asian artists as well as natives from Poland, Venezuela, & Puerto Rico are represented, among others.

3} Central Park SummerStage

Ad Hoc Art is thrilled to be representing to the fullest with musical and artistic talents from around the world at Central Park’s legendary SummerStage concert series as it celebrates its 25th year!

Ad Hoc Art will be creating live art and clothing throughout the summer season melding visual art with the aural delights of The Flaming Lips, Pavement, and many many more.  Uniting artists, spectator, and participant, Ad Hoc will keep the art pulse beating with steady rotations of brand new imagery and world renowned guest artists, creating art live on the spot.

Bringing our passion and expertise in the alternative art worlds to the NYC and global masses couldn’t make for a much better summer!

Go to http://www.summerstage.org/ to download the 2010 schedule as a pdf.  New website and online schedule coming soon.

For more information, please call 917.602.2153 or email info@adhocart.org

Our best to you.

Garrison
Ad Hoc Art

Ad Hoc Art painting and printing live with Ott, Shpongle, and more on the West Coast

Ad Hoc Art’s Garrison and Alison are printing and painting live at some amazing shows in Northern California this next week before heading to Nola for JazzFest.

World Famous Productions is putting together some of the most mind-bending music events on the westy coast and Ad Hoc Art is thrilled to be creating live with the likes of Bluetech, Ott, & Shpongle. Seriously.

To celebrate, AHA has brand new images out on this west coast tour, so catch them in the action if you are able.

* Thursday, April 22nd, Arcata Theatre: Bluetech Presents: Satori Social; then Ott (Twisted Records)

* Thursday, April 29th, Arcata Theatre: Shpongle {DJ Set}

Currently Showing:


* April 23-30: West Coast’s World Famous Productions invites Ad Hoc out to make live visual explorations with Bluetech, Ott, Shpongle, and other delicious music makers.

* April 24: “Street Art New York” Silent Auction Benefit benefitting the arts and mentorship programs of Free Arts NYC at Factory Fresh – Peripheral Media Projects was just one of over 60 artists that contributed works for this wonderful benefit.
Event 7-11pm, bidding 7-9:30pm

Factory Fresh Gallery:1053 Flushing Ave between Morgan and Knickerbocker, off the Morgan Ave  L train

* April 30-May 5th: AHA in Nola.  More Live Art & Printing activities for JazzFest goodness.

* May 14th, Friday; 2-6pm: Willoughby Windows 2 opens

Artists include: C. Damage, Chris Mendoza & Pablo Powers, Daryll Peirce, Faust, Hellbent, Jef Aerosol, Joe Iurato, Laura Lee Gulledge, LogikOne, Ron English, Skewville, and Thundercut.

Installation by Peripheral Media Projects.

* May 22nd, Saturday; 4-10pm: Welling Court Community Mural Project opens

An amazing span of over 30 artists representing more than 50 years of public expression:

Participating Artists include: Beast, Chris Mendoza, Chris Stain, Celso, Cern, Cey Adams, Cycle, Darkclouds, Don Leicht, Gaia, Greg Lamarche, John Fekner, Lady Pink, Leon Reid, Matt Siren, Michael De Feo, Mr. Kiji, Pablo Powers, Peripheral Media Projects, R Nicholas Kuszyk, Ron English, Royce Bannon, Sofia Maldonado, Swoon, Thundercut, Tristan Eaton, Veng RWK, & Younity.