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
As part of the annual 420 Tribal Pow-Wow celebration, Moonalice will be hosting The 3rd Art of Moonalice poster show at Slim’s in San Francisco, California this Friday. On display will be as many posters as space permits in The Moonalice Poster Series, now totaling over 460 posters!
Poster artists in attendance include:
David Singer • Stanley Mouse • Wes Wilson • Chris Shaw • Alexandra Fischer • Lee Conklin •
Dave Hunter • Carolyn Ferris • Dennis Larkins • Chuck Sperry • Dennis Loren • John Seabury •
John Mavroudis • Lauren Yurkovich • Darrin Brenner • Gary Houston
The Moonalice Poster Exhibit begins at 6:00pm
Moonalice is a band that commissions a poster for every gig and gives them away for free. Since the band’s formation in 2007, Moonalice has produced a unique series of over 460 original gig posters with artwork from over 20 artists.
Moonalice posters feature artwork from many of the legendary poster artists of the psychedelic ’60s as well as today’s top rock poster artists. Moonalice is a band that lets poster artists do what they do best – make art! Unencumbered by standard constraints, Moonalice posters are as diverse as the artists who create them.
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration.
John Molo: Drums, Vocals. (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones, David Nelson Band)
Barry Sless: Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass. (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz)
Roger McNamee: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Bass. (Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers)
Ann McNamee: Keyboards, Vocals. (Flying Other Brothers, Ann Atomic)
Pete Sears: Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals. (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker, David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh & Friends)
Big Steve Parish: Road Scholar/Medicine Man/Storyteller. (Grateful Dead crew for 26 years, co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band)
The Art of Moonalice
An exhibit of Rock Posters created for the band Moonalice.
Moonalice is a band that commissions a poster for every gig and gives them away for free. Since the band’s formation in 2007, Moonalice has produced a unique series of over 450 original gig posters with artwork from over 20 artists.
Moonalice posters feature artwork from many of the legendary poster artists of the psychedelic 60’s as well as today’s top rock poster artists. Moonalice is a band that lets poster artists do what they do best – make art! Unencumbered by standard constraints, Moonalice posters are as diverse as the artists who create them.
On Sunday, April 8, 2012, Moonalice proudly presents a concert and poster show at the Brooklyn Bowl. The full series of Moonalice posters will be on display and available for purchase at this first ever East Coast event. Many Moonalice poster artists will be attending the event in-person. The poster show opens at 4:20 pm, Moonalice’s concert will follow the poster show in the evening.
SUNDAY – APRIL 8, 2012
Poster Show opens at 4:20pm with an Evening Performance by Moonalice
Artists in attendance:
David Singer • Stanley Mouse • Wes Wilson
Chris Shaw • Alexandra Fischer • Lee Conklin
Dave Hunter • Carolyn Ferris • Dennis Larkins
Wendy Wright • Chuck Sperry • Ron Donovan
Dennis Loren • John Seabury • John Mavroudis
Lauren Yurkovich • Darrin Brenner
Chuck Sperry, Chris Shaw, Ron Donovan
New paintings, installations, and limited silkscreen editions
Artist Reception: January 14, 2012, 4pm to 7pm
show on view from January 14th – February 18th.
Lending rock and alternative music a form of visual expression in sync with their urban environments, Chuck Sperry, Chris Shaw, and Ron Donovan embrace, alter, re-assign meaning and re-contextualize images until they become the medium-the subject emerging, used purposely–irreverently or reverently–to transform ephemeral events and experiences into a lexicon of shared cultural visual memory.
“Donovan, Shaw and Sperry have made their living creating expressive contemporary prints and posters for both the collector and the general public whose capacity for images is not just at its maximum, but teetering on overload. Dedication to their craft has rewarded them with a mastery of color theory, composition and print design that creates a language that can be seen, perhaps almost heard, amidst a visually competitive, urban environment. Never known for following the consensus of any art establishment, these three have a strict loyalty to their craft, and have become leading innovators of the rock poster art form. Their suspicion and disdain for mainstream American politics often characterizes their approach to making art. With a sincere dedication to a broad public audience, they reflect a social consciousness and draw much from the immediate urban environment.” – Renee de Cossio, curator SFMOMA
Varnish Fine Art
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phone: (415) 433-4400