Youth Speaks presents the 9th Annual Life Is Living tomorrow in DeFremery Park, Oakland (Adeline between 16th & 18th Streets). The festival is free and runs from 10AM- 7PM. The event features music, dance, spoken word performances, djs, food, health information, and activities for kids. This year, they are honoring the legacy of the Black Panther Party. Free breakfast is at 10AM. The Coup will be performing at 5pm. More details are here.
They have just released the lineup for Hiero Day 2016, and it includes:
A-plus vs Architech
Blu & Exile
Da Boy Dame
Invisibl Skratch Piklz
J Cutt (of APG)
Mikos Da Gawd
Nef the Pharoah
Risky Bizness Crew
Tri-State & OH NO!
Trill Team 6
Shepard Fairey is in SF this week, and he and his crew will be working on two murals to celebrate the opening of American Civics, a collaboration between Shepard and the estate of Jim Marshall. The first mural (image on the left) is Cesar Chavez at 453 Hayes St. The image Marshall took is after Chavez completed his 300 Mile March to Sacramento in support of farmworkers’ rights in 1966.
The image of Fannie Lee Chaney (right) will appear at 701 Alabama Street. Marshall’s photo is from 1964, on the day Chaney found out her son, James Chaney, and two friends were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for registering African Americans to vote during Freedom Summer.
The opening of American Civics will be on Saturday, August 13th at the San Francisco Art Exchange, 458 Geary. There will be a meet & greet from 2-4pm.
Don’t miss Hiero this weekend at Stern Grove (19th & Sloat in SF) with special guest Dan the Automator. Show starts at 2pm with dance crews Mix’d Ingrdnts Dance Company and Golden State Breakers opening.
If you’re in the southern California area, be sure to make a stop by Jeremy Fish’s show, where he’ll be exhibiting his collection ‘Los Angelurkers’. The show opens on June 25 from 6-9 pm at Thinkspace Gallery 6009 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232.
For our Hawaii peeps, Mark Oblow is coming for a bunch of solo shows. Artwork will include photography, block prints, and mixed media in resin. Decks are 24″, 40+ year old deadstock original skateboards (a small sampling is below).
Friday, June 24, 2016 – Opening Reception at FITTED
Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Open House at FITTED
Sunday, June 26, 2016 – Meet/Greet at Ala Moana Nordstroms, Presented By Electric
Monday, June 27, 2016 – Special Installation at TREEHOUSE
To get prepared for the brand new gallery show that Matt Ritchie and Alex Pardee are creating, they have launched a new website that will be the ongoing destination for all things “ASTRALNAUTS“! Currently, you can read about the inspiration behind the show, as well as read the future-history of The Astralnauts and the extra-terrestrial-ghosts that they hunt.
Stay “tooned”, as they will be unveiling the team, as well as some of the artwork on the site very soon!
“The Astralnauts” art gallery show opens up on June 10th from 7-9PM at
GALLERY 1988: West
7308 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046
And remember, these are ‘naut your average ghostbusters…