The Oakland Museum of California – August 7, 2009
Figures that when Rock Poster Art gets invited to be exhibited in The Oakland Museum, it’s in the basement parking garage. Also figures that when WE INVADE the basement of the Museum – we draw a huge crowd down there! A genuine thank you to The Oakland Museum and The East Bay Express for a wonderful time.
The East Bay Express and the Hangar 18 collective had a great time at The Best of The East Bay Party – a celebration of everything great about The East Bay. Many of you stopped by the Hangar 18 booth to see live silkscreen poster making and artwork by Chuck Sperry & Ron Donovan of The Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company, Chris Shaw, Alexandra Fischer, Political Gridlock, Alan Hynes, Scott Johnson & Lulu. Many thanks to our fans and “Keep it in the Basement!”
I returned home late Sunday night from a weekend of poster shows to find my advance copy of the American Artifact DVD, and the package is really outstanding! Couldn’t wait to open it up and have a look. Great design by Dennis Loren! The American Artifact DVD will be available for purchase at select screenings of the film starting in August, 2009.
More information about American Artifact
THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM, DETROIT, MI: Aug 20th, 7pm
The Henry Ford Museum (Anderson theater)
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Movie screening and rock poster art show, featuring Detroit poster artist Mark Arminski. Q & A with director Merle Becker, and Detroit rock poster artists Mark Arminski & Gary Grimshaw afterwards. Doors open 6p, theater seating starts 6:45p. 18 and older only.
THE TIMES CINEMA, MILWAUKEE, WI: Oct 10th, 8p
5906 W. Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI, 53208
Movie screening / art event including work by EMEK, featuring Q&A with the director and surprise guest. More details coming soon.
MACKINAC ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL, MI: Oct 8-10th, time TBD
Mission Point Resort
6633 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
This ground breaking film festival is being held in conjunction with Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island, October 8-10, 2009. The Festival’s mission is to provide a venue for filmmakers to showcase their work and to foster a collaborative network that results in the creation of a new motion pictures. The 2.5 day event spotlights independent filmmakers.
NYC PREMIERE: ROYAL FLUSH FESTIVAL, NY, NY: Oct 15th-18th, time TBD
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
New York Premiere, featuring Q&A with the director Merle Becker, and artist Tara McPherson Also, art opening featuring the work of Tara McPherson, Art Chantry, Jay Ryan, Emek, Scrojo, Justin Hampton, Firehouse, Jermaine Rogers, and Lindsey Kuhn.
INCUBATE FEST ’09, TILBURG HOLLAND: Sept 13th-20th, time TBD
Louis Bouwmeesterplein 1,
Incubate independent music and arts festival, featuring music and poster art from around the world, and home to Z-Stock, Europe’s version of America’s poster fest, Flatstock. Special guests TBA.
FLATSTOCK EUROPE, HAMBURG, GERMANY: Sept 24th-26th, time TBD
Hein-Hoyer-Str. 16 / Hamburg St. Paul
Flatstock Europe is presented by American Poster Institute and the Reeperbahn Festival (http://www.reeperbahnfestival.com/), and features close to 40 rock poster artists from 8 different countries.
I’m really happy to report that my American Artifact poster won Expresso Beans Poster of the Week. I am “stotally toked!”
“American Artifact” chronicles the rise of American rock poster art since it’s birth in the ’60s.
Director Merle Becker crosses the country interviewing rock poster artists from the different eras to discover that America is currently in the midst of a 21st Century “rock poster movement,” where thousands of artists around the country are doing silkscreened rock poster art inspired by their local scene, the music of our time, and the spirit of our era.
Visit Merle Becker’s film documentary site to learn more about American Artifact
American Artifact Silkscreen
Edition of 80
6 colors (tinted metallic)
Printed on heavy cover stock (cut full-bleed)
21.25″ x 29.5″
Signed and Numbered