Haight Street Art Center – The Art of Consciousness

The Haight Street Art Center, with 7,000 square feet of gallery exhibition space, is one of the largest galleries devoted to poster art in the United States. The absolutely must visit poster print shop and gallery in San Francisco.

The inaugural exhibition, “The Art of Consciousness,” features more than 90 seminal works from 1965 to 1967. On display will be never-before-seen Family Dog original art from the “Big Five” of San Francisco rock poster art – Rick Griffin, Alton Kelley, Victor Moscoso, Stanley Mouse, and Wes Wilson – whose vision inspired thousands of young people in San Francisco and provided the visual vocabulary for the vibrant community that formed in the Haight-Ashbury.

“It covers the evolution of poster art before the Summer of Love, from the Seed and Are We Next in 1965 through the psychedelic Avalon and Fillmore posters of the spring of 1967,” said Moonalice guitarist and poster philanthropist, Roger McNamee. “Check it out!”

The Art of Consciousness” runs through September. Entrance is free. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. 215 Haight St., San Francisco: https://haightstreetart.org

About Haight Street Art Center

The Haight Street Art Center (HSAC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit San Francisco arts collective established to promote poster art production and education. The Center’s community outreach relates to poster art history and cultural impact along with a deep commitment to extending San Francisco’s proud heritage of publicly accessible artwork—artwork created to celebrate, advocate, and connect people.

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Victor Moscoso: Psychedelic Drawings, 1967-1982

I plan to see this exhibition in New York City soon 🙂

Victor Moscoso
Psychedelic Drawings, 1967-1982

Curated by Norman Hathaway & Dan Nadel

March 6 – April 25, 2015

Moscoso

Andrew Edlin Gallery is excited to announce a retrospective of drawings by Victor Moscoso, one of the pre-eminent graphic artists of the 20th century, and widely renowned for his 1960s psychedelic posters and comics. The gallery will publish a 96-page catalog to go with the exhibition. Read the rest of the press release here.

 

 

Moonalice, 420 Gathering of the Tribe 2014

I want to share some vital information with my readers about a band I really care about and have always felt a close synergy with, Moonalice

Moonalice plays psychedelic roots-rock. They have a tremendous command of technology especially with how they use the Web to give interactive concert experiences.

Their single “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” has been downloaded over 4.6 million times!!! http://www.moonalice.com/song/its-420-somewhere.

What I love the most about Moonalice is how they mesh poster art with their shows. I belong to TRPS, The Rock Poster Society and I have several rock posters that adorn my walls at home. I even have a Moonalice poster in my collection from The Gathering of The Vibes.

Moonalice published on YouTube last week a very cool video that gives you a tremendous sense of how Moonalice publishes art and music for everyone’s appreciation. ‘Moonalice 420 Gathering of the Tribe 2014’ is a short film by the inimitable Jay Blakesberg and Alex Fischer featuring Moonalice posters, select artists and their inspiration.

As luck would have it Moonalice is going to be in my neck of the woods, Connecticut. They will be appearing at one of our favorite venues Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Ct. on July 31st.

I urge you to come out and see them perform. You can always count on a free poster of the event by the end of the evening 🙂

Moonalice - Bottlerock 5/30/14

Moonalice Is:

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)

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)

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Inside Llewyn Davis Update

MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village
MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival the Grand Prix prize (AKA, second place) went to Joel Coen and Ethan Coen‘s ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ which tells the story of a folk musician in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s.

I have been enthusiastic about this film since I first discovered its existence. I went out and purchased the book The Mayor of MacDougal Street about Dave Van Ronk on which the fim is based. I read it with a passion I rarely feel from authors.

I was in Greenwich Village yesterday on MacDougal Street actually spending time with our son and family walking about as we admired the sights and the scene.

Here is the new poster for the film, scheduled to début on US screens on December 6, 2013.

I am eager to hear the soundtrack when it is released as I believe T-Bone Burnett has the midas touch when it comes to music. T-Bone Burnett let it slip there would be a series of live music shows performed prior to the film’s release. The music of our heart is all ears for when these performances will be announced, trusting some will be in NYC 😉

 

A Visual Compendium of Guitars – Pop Chart Labs

Digital print continues to advance visual interpretation with eye appealing content. Direct from Brooklyn, NY, the music capital of the world we find an exceptional catalog of 64 famed guitars, A Visual Compendium of Guitars. This distinctive publication is a limited-edition print from Brooklyn’s Pop Chart Lab that illustrates some of rock’s most iconic guitars in beautifully articulated illustrations.

Each print is signed by the artists and numbered from a first printing of 500.

Using 100 lb. archival recycled stock certified by The Forest Stewardship Council, this poster is pressed on an offset lithographic press with vegetable-based inks in Flatlands, Brooklyn.