Moonalice 420 Celebration at Slim’s on April 19, 2015
Moonalice’s Annual 420 Gathering of the Tribe celebration this year includes Doobie Decibel System opening with their first electric concert featuring Jason Crosby, Roger McNamee, Dan Lebowitz (Lebo) on guitar, Pete Sears on bass, and Jay Lane on drums. Fun begins at 4:20pm
This psychedelic spring party on 4/19/15 will include a poster exhibit, photo booth, festive magician, raffle, and many more treats! Tickets only $5.00, available here.
Every guest will receive a 19 poster set by well-known artists including: Dennis Loren, Darrin Brenner, Winston Smith, Carolyn Ferris, Gregg Gordon, Pat & George Sargent, John Mavroudis, Dennis Larkins, David Singer, John Seabury, Stanley Mouse, Lee Conklin, Lauren Yurkovich, Prairie Prince, Ron Donovan, Wes Wilson, Alexandra Fischer, Jennaé Bennett, and Chris Shaw.
There will also be a silkscreen concert poster by Gary Houston available for purchase.
Promo art (pictured above) by: Alexandra Fischer
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Slim’s 333 11th Street, San Francisco
When Art Rocked:
San Francisco Music Posters 1966–1971
Departures – Level 3 – Pre-Security
September 2014 – March 2015
From 1966 to 1971, an unprecedented quantity of extraordinary graphic art was produced in the San Francisco Bay Area. This resulted from the demand for posters, handbills, and flyers advertising rock concerts in San Francisco. The two main patrons of this proliferation of posters were Bill Graham – who promoted concerts at the Fillmore and Chet Helms, leader of an organization called the Family Dog, which produced concerts at the Avalon Ballroom.
Poster artists were often inspired by Art Nouveau masters such as Alphonse Mucha whose blocky lettering was made psychedelic by Wes Wilson. Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse were further drawn to advertising art and appropriated images. Mouse and a Southern California artist named Rick Griffin were also infatuated with the artwork that grew out of hot-rod car culture. Victor Moscoso, on the other hand, created posters that nearly vibrated before the viewer’s eyes.
This exhibition features over 150 posters created by these five artists along with many lesser-known artists who designed posters for shows at the Fillmore and Avalon featuring bands such as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and the Thirteenth Floor Elevators.
Guest curator Ben Marks is the Senior Editor of CollectorsWeekly.com and the Vice-President of The Rock Poster Society, whose members kindly loaned all of the posters, postcards, handbills, tickets, and other ephemera for this exhibition.
View the exhibition online.
When Art Rocked is located pre-security in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby, San Francisco International Airport. The exhibition is on view to all Airport visitors from September 29, 2014, to March 22, 2015. There is no charge to view the exhibition.
About SFO Museum
SFO Museum was established by the Airport Commission in 1980 for the purposes of humanizing the Airport environment, providing visibility for the unique cultural life of San Francisco, and providing educational services for the traveling public. The Museum was granted initial accreditation from the American Association of Museums in 1999, reaccredited in 2005, and has the distinction of being the only accredited museum in an airport. Today, SFO Museum features twenty-five galleries throughout the Airport terminals displaying a rotating schedule of art, history, science, and cultural exhibitions, as well as the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, a permanent collection dedicated to the history of commercial aviation. To browse current and past exhibitions, research our collection, or for more information, please visit www.flysfo.com/museum.
A Celebration of the Artists Behind the American Rock Poster Movement
The Art of the Dead by Phil Cushway showcases the vibrant, charismatic poster art that emerged from the streets of San Francisco in 1964 and 1966. It traces the cultural, political, and historical influences of posters as art back to Japanese wood blocks through Bell Époque, on to the Beatniks, the Free Speech Movement, and the Acid Tests. Featuring interviews and profiles of the key artists, including Rick Griffin, Stanley “Mouse” Miller, Alton Kelley, Wes Wilson, and Victor Moscoso.
The book includes over 200 large and small reproductions of pieces relating to the Grateful Dead and offers a trip through time with a focus on the artists and the development of the rock poster as a modern art form.
The cover of the book was adapted from a 1995 Grateful Dead Mardi Gras poster by Troy Alders.
It was just announced that there is a special Art of the Dead limited edition art print box set by Stanley Mouse, a key architect of this legacy. Five 11″ x 17″ previously unpublished archival giclee prints were produced in San Francisco under Stanley’s supervision directly from his original oil paintings and incorporated into an edition of 225.
Read more about the Art of the Dead and the Limited Edition prints at artofthedead.com
Attention poster fans in the Bay Area, Moonalice and UC Santa Cruz will celebrate the public opening of the Grateful Dead Archive on Friday, June 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at McHenry Library (aka Dead Central) If you can’t attend, Moonalice will be streaming this event LIVE for free on Moonalice.com
The celebration will take place on the south lawn of McHenry Library and feature music from Moonalice, a renowned Northern California band known for its extended musical improvisations and strong ties to the Grateful Dead.
Admission is free, light refreshments will be served, and all those who attend will receive a free copy of the masterpiece pictured above by legendary artist David Singer!!! (Hat tip to Alton Kelley)
Join the poster discussion on ExpressoBeans.com
Parking for the event will be available in both the Performing Arts and Hahn Services lots. Signage at UCSC’s main entrance will guide visitors to these two lots. Temporary parking permits may be purchased for $3 from attendants in the Performing Arts and Hahn Services lots.
Grateful Dead Archive, Santa Cruz, CA