Occupy Bay Area
Many of our favorite Rock Poster Artists will be featured in a new exhibit at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts titled Occupy Bay Area at YBCA running July 7 – October 14, 2012 in Gallery 3.
$10 Admission, $8 Students & Seniors
FREE for YBCA Members & YBCA:You
FREE first Tuesday of each month • noon – 8 pm
Since its inception in September 2011, the Occupy Movement has generated both praise and condemnation. A direct response to the financial instability, subprime mortgage crisis and the decline of trust in the government’s ability to effectively address the problems in the labor market, it continues to resonate in the American consciousness. In response to the significant output of art and documentation produced in support of the Occupy Movement in Oakland and San Francisco, YBCA has put together an exhibition of works that have proven to be particularly effective in supporting the goals and aspirations of the Movement. Impressively, various political poster artists devoted their talents to messaging the politics and culture of the movement by creating iconic images — designs that were a call to action, or posters announcing an upcoming event. In many ways these works, by twenty-five Bay Area artists, carry forward the region’s long tradition as a leader in political struggles, from the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s, to struggles by communities of color in the 1970s, to AIDS activism in the 1980s. The exhibition also includes a selection of photojournalistic and documentary photography and video that serve as a record of the events around the Occupy Movement.
Additionally, to connect to earlier movements and provide a historical context for the project, the exhibition includes posters and photographs from other political struggles, including the Black Panther Party, I-Hotel in Manilatown (1968–77); the ARC/AIDS Vigil at City Hall (1985–95); the Occupation of Alcatraz (1969–71); the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley (1964–65); and the San Francisco State University protests, to gain an Ethnic Studies program and Black Student Union demands (1968–69).While these earlier movements certainly differ in ways from Occupy, they all are the result of a deep desire for marginalized peoples to be represented and treated fairly.
This exhibition is not meant to represent a fully executed social history, but is a testament of the power of images to evoke the emotional expression of popular and wide-spread sentiments. By localizing our efforts, we also pay special tribute to the role that Bay Area artists have played in giving voice to the 99% and utilizing art as an effective vehicle for social change.
- Chuck Sperry
- Chris Shaw
- Winston Smith
- Alexandra Fischer
- Political Gridlock (Jon-Paul Bail)
- Emory Douglas
- Jesus Barraza
- Melanie Cervantes
- Favianna Rodriguez
- Eric Drooker
- Robert Bechtle
- R. Black
- D. Ross Cameron
- Ray Chavez
- Sergio de la Torre
- Zerena Diaz
- Cannon Dill
- Kota Ezawa
- Dave Garcia
- & many more.
Occupy Bay Area Night
July 7, 2012 6:00pm
Grand Lobby – FREE
An evening of live performances, music and community discussion and interaction through the marriage of art and activism as seen by the Occupy movements of the Bay Area. YBCA’s Room for Big Ideas will feature artworks and performance by artist Annie Danger, Jessica Tully and the Oakland-based hip-hop artist Do D.A.T. and his friends will shut us all down.
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