Friday, May 6th from 6:00pm — 9:00pm
This is a high-octane art exhibit intended to generate feelings of passion and love for all mankind thru the medium of the printers’ ink. Revolutionary, thought provoking, highly flammable and very spicy, we will feed your mind with images intended to change the world thru the magic created when art and taco’s collide.
North Bay Artist and Printmaker Lawrence ‘El’ Colacion in collaboration with friends:
Local Tiki Tycoon Jose Mendez will have his hand crafted Jivaro style shrunken heads on dis play for some skin crawling excitement.
Napa Chef Frank Hernandez will be slappin’ together some of the best taco’s this side of Juarez you’ll ever eat.
Live Musica by Sean Allan & The Mean Time Playboys!
Exercise your freedom to invite all your friends!!
1210 First Street, Napa, CA
Winston Smith’s class was not only informative, but extremely fun! Vale played straight man while Winston brought the house down with his quick wit, sharing his many years making some of San Francisco’s most inventive, challenging and subversive art. Winston shared so much cool art and so many hilarious stories during this class. Winston has a non-stop creative genius. Be sure to check out his books at Last Gasp. Lawrence Colacion snapped these pictures while the class progressed. Thanks to Winston and Vale for making this an historic occasion, enlightening The Free university Art School, and showing that true art can be purposeful and fun at the same time.
The first five week course offering for The Free University Art School was completed last Sunday, April 3, 2011, with Jon-Paul Bail’s presentation of a personal history of Oakland Street Art. Fitting perfectly into the Free University Art School’s step-by-step art of the street approach, the sweep and course arch of the four presentations:
1. Chris Shaw and I present Rock Art, and demonstrate printing techniques.
2. Blek le Rat – speaks to three decades of street art, defines the state of the art both high brow and low brow, and produces a stencil painting live.
3. Winston Smith – discusses his life and art, with me and Vale of RE/Search Magazine as moderator. Winston explored the long San Francisco tradition of DYI and punk art.
4. Jon-Paul Bail’s story of Oakland and San Francisco street art from 1980′s to present. I moderated and Ron Donovan printed JP’s street piece.
Jon-Paul culminates his class – and the Free U Art School first five weeks – by leading our class down Valencia Street in the Mission of San Francisco to make art on the street. We pasted Winston Smith’s Nuclear Scream, a reaction to the Japanese nuclear disaster.
Thanks everyone who came to learn, who came to teach, and for keeping the dream alive.