oOo AD HOC ART’s WELLING COURT MURAL MURAL PROJECT IS BACK AND IN EFFECT, OPENING SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH, IN QUEENS, NEW YORK oOo

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photo courtesy of Kristen Caldwell

MEDIA ADVISORY – Friday, June 17, 2011

 

 

AD HOC ART CONTINUES MAJOR PUBLIC MURAL PROJECT COMPRISING 58+ INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS REPRESENTING OVER 50 YEARS OF STREET ART

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

WHAT: The community of Welling Court in Queens, New York first asked Ad Hoc Art to help them spruce up their neighborhood in 2009.  Ad Hoc Art was honored to do so and rose to the occasion in May 2010 organizing a project fitting for the diverse, enthusiastic, and energetic inhabitants.  Now, a year later, Ad Hoc has assembled another spectacular crew of legendary and groundbreaking artists spanning more than 50 years of activity for the 2nd Annual Welling Court Mural Project.  The project has received remarkable global acclaim since its launch and continues to garner support as more walls, artists, and enthusiasts augment that success.

This second round is not to be missed as we bring ever-more art and eyes to this Queens gem.  To celebrate, the community’s annual block party coincides with the project’s opening, featuring cuisine and music from the ethnically diverse and multi-talented hosts.  Whereas this tiny neighborhood is providing some major hospitality, it cannot provide for thousands of people, so please:

* think of it as a big social picnic potluck art fun action and bring some of your favorite tasty foods, beverages, or other contribution to share with your fellow revelers.

** if you would like to offer help or assistance to the artists, items always useful are: exterior bucket paint, paint rollers/brushes, spray paint, acrylic paint, exterior primer, etc.

The project transforms several city blocks into a 24/7 street-level gallery, bringing art from around the world directly to the heart of this community.  Renowned artists with deep roots in the street movement have created site-specific works for this project and many will showcase various creative sundries for your perusal.  This new array of visual experiences provides fresh contexts for how people working, visiting, and living in this diverse cultural gem of Queens think about and interact with their environment.

Artists include: Alice Mizrachi, Ashley Jane Laird, Alison Buxton, Beau Stanton, Bunnie Reiss, Caleb Neelon, Chris Mendoza, Chris Stain, Celso, Cern, Chor Boogie, Cicelia Ross-Gotta, CR, Cycle, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, Dave Loewenstein, Don Leicht, El Kamino, Ellis Gallagher, Ezra Li Eismont, Free5, Fumero, Garrison Buxton, Greg Lamarche, Jesse Jones, JMR, Joe Iurato, John Ahearn, John Fekner, Jordan Seiler, Katie Yamasaki, Lady Pink, Leon Reid, Matt Siren, Mensen, M-City, Michael Alan, Michael De Feo, MIMEO, Mr. Kiji, OverUnder, Pablo Power, Peat Wollaeger, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Remi Rough, Richard Nugent, ROA, Ron English, Royce Bannon, Sinned, Sofia Maldonado, Stormie Mills, Sweet Toof, TooFly, Tristan Eaton, Veng RWK, Zam, and more.

In addition to the murals and festivities, there are special events and artist’s projects happening throughout the day.

DJ’s A to the K & Painted blend especially sublime block party beats to tickle your eardrums and keep you moving all day long.  Bring your dancing shoes and prepare for shaking some body parts.

WHEN: Saturday, June 25th, 2011 from noon until 9pm.

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

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

TO GET THERE:

* By Public Transit: Take the N or W train to 30th Ave and then walk or take the  Q18 west down 30th Ave to 12th St. You are there!

* By Car: Here is a link to the street locations on google maps: http://tinyurl.com/2e7whgo

 


YOUR ATTENDANCE AND COVERAGE IS ENCOURAGED & INVITED.

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
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Thundercut

Get ready to have your mind opened… Yowza!

oOo KITTENZILLA PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE! oOo

KITTENZILLAS PRINTS ARE HERE!  NOW YOU CAN ENJOY THEM WREAKING HAVOC IN YOUR VERY OWN NEIGHBORHOOD!

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o We are super-psyched to be bringing you an awesome, vibrant print release of the Kittenzilla mural painted by Bunnie, Riess, Ezra Eismont, and Garrison Buxton on San Francisco’s Divisadero Street.  The mural received international smiles, great feedback, and tons of support, including heavy rotation on SF blogs as well as some nice coverage in SF Magazine Feature.  The January issue of SF Magazine has a beautiful 2-page spread of the Kittenzillas with a short interview on page 25.

Thanks for the love SF Magazine!

o The mural,  personal property of the artists located with permission on private property, was prematurely painted over with no advance notice with any of any of the involved artists.  A bummer, to say the least.  Thus, when life brings you a truck load of lemons, make some tangy lemonade.

So, while you can no longer see it in person, you can now procure an awesome print of it for your very own!

That’s right, much-more-fortunately, Ad Hoc Art has produced two print releases of the mural.  These high quality fine art prints are archival and will last for decades, making a fine addition of kittens and lazers to any art collection.

What better way to celebrate the pre-post-pre-post-holiday season than with a cuddly & singing indulgence of your choice!

The details: Go to our Online Shop to Buy Your Favorite Print!

Option 1Kittenzilla {Larger}: 12″H x 24″W Image Area, Limited Edition Print on Somerset Velvet 100% Cotton Rag Fine Art Paper.  Edition size: 90.  Price: $90.00 + S/H ($15-22 most places in US; $35-40 for Europe). Each piece is hand editioned and numbered.

Option 2: Kittenzilla {Smaller}: 6″H x 12″W Image Area Print on Somerset Velvet 100% Cotton Rag Fine Art Paper.  Edition size: None.  Price: $35.00 + S/H ($10-18 most places in US).

Option 3: Kittenzilla {Custom}: Would you rather have your living room wallpapered with these loveable critters?  Perhaps something a little more modest, like a 44″H x 88″W version?  Let us know what you are thinking and we’ll help make it happen.

We ship anywhere that we can track your package.

Online web store on the way shortly.  Til then, please email info@adhocart.org for inquiries and purchases.  PayPal is our preferred form of payment.

oOo TOP-NOTCH PRINTS OF KITTENZILLA MURAL COMING SOON! GET ON IT WHILE THE GETTING’S GOOD oOo

KITTENZILLAS ARE REAL, IF YOU WANT THEM. NOW YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR VERY OWN!

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o We are super-psyched to be bringing you an awesome, vibrant print release of the Kittenzilla (a.k.a Lazer Kittens) mural that Bunnie, Riess, Ezra Eismont, and Garrison Buxton painted on Divisadero St in Nov. 2010.  Since then, the mural has received international smiles, great feedback, and tons of support.  Heavy rotation on SF blogs and arts have been in effect, as well as some nice coverage in…

o SF Magazine Feature.  The January issue of SF Magazine, released on 12/24,  has a beautiful 2-page spread of the mural with a short interview on page 25.  Thanks for the love SF Magazine!

o Unfortunately, the mural, which was personal property of the artists located with permission on private property, was prematurely painted over without informing nor consulting any of the artists in any way. Thus, while you can no longer see it in person, you can procure an awesome print of it for your very own!

o That’s right, much-more-fortunately, Ad Hoc Art is in process producing a print release of the mural and the fires are now lit underfoot to make it manifest more than ever.  What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with an indulgence of your choice, kittens, and lazers! We are getting the presses ready and oiled up. More details very soon.

Please email info@adhocart.org for inquiries and purchases.

oOo KITTENZILLA MURAL IN SAN FRANCISCO RECEIVES HAPPY ACCLAIM oOo

Wow.  Garrison Buxton, Ezra Li Eismont, and Bunnie Reiss completed an unprecedented Kittenzilla mural at 616 Divisidaro Street {between Grove & Hayes Sts, next the the Independent} in San Francisco on November 17th.  It was instantly well received and has been receiving smiling acclaim.  Big thanks to Julianne and Heist for setting up a great opportunity.  Thanks to the peoples that are loving it.  You make it all worth while.  Photos by Ezra Li & Garrison Buxton.


Kittenzilla! Acryilic latex and spray enamel, 8 x16 feet – on display at 616 divisadero st in SF, next door to The Independent. Ezra li Eismont, Bunnie Reiss and Garrison Buxton.

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/

http://aggressivepanhandler.com/2010/11/19/your-new-lazerkitten-desktop-background/

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/

o Mission Mission SF: http://missionmission.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/laser-eyes-kitty-mural/

o Brothers by Choice SF: http://www.brothersbychoice.net/blog/kittenz-with-lazers/

o SFist: http://sfist.com/2010/11/18/laser_cat_mural_delights_divisadero.php#comments

o Laughing Squid: http://laughingsquid.com/awesome-laser-cat-mural-in-san-franicsco/

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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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.