PSYCLEDELIC TENDENCIES 2

Victory Electric Tattoo Co. is having an art show. Priority parking for bikes and an afterparty at the Star Light Room.

Artists showing include: Shinya Kimura, Robert Atkinson, Chopper Dave, Michael Schmide, Zombie, Skratch, Jeff Wright, Robert Williams, The Pizz, Dan Collins, Todd Reich, Max Grundy, Sonny Boy, Wes Drelieshak, Sarah Ray, Jason Cruz, Stanley Gunn, Tiffany Collins, Chicago Chris, Von Franco, Hot Dog, KEith Weesner, Bugs, Scott Stollar, Pac Man, Harpoon, Little Jenny Ketchum, John Kline, Adam Wright, Duane Ballard, Suzanne Williams, Tuesday Glennan, James Owens, Rob Kruse, Ryzart, Matt Rascoe, Eli Hathaway, Michael Dorman

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RVCA: THE GUITAR SHOW

RVCA: The Guitar Show: An Exhibition of Acoustic Guitars by RVCA and Artists and Friends. Featuring: Haasbroek, Daniel Ting Chong, Jade Klara, Greg Darroll, Freddy Sam, Senyol, Manuela Gray, David Chaston, Jean De Wet, Simon Berndt and La. VI. It all goes down at Revolution Long Street in Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 6pm.

DROP IN THE BUCKET BENEFIT CONCERT

Henry Rollins hosts Life-Just Add Water on November 30, 2011 at the Avalon Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Musical Guests include Corey Taylor and Friends, Scott Ian, Dave Navarro, John 5 and many more. Special DJ Sets by Shepard Fairey. Head down to the Avalon at 1735 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA for Rock ‘N Roll for a good cause.

THE OTHER VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

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THE OTHER VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
PHOTOS BY: DAN LEVY
at Beyond Baroque Foundation, Venice, CA
October, 13-16, 2011

Featured films included the Allen Sarlo documentary Work to Surf and the Dogtown farce film, Day at the Pool.

Allen Sarlo, aka “The Wave Killer”, aka “The King of Mailbu”. Allen was surfing by age 6, at 14 he was surfing the infamous “Cove” at the POP pier. The film, “Dogtown, Z Boys” documented his adolescence and captured a celluloid preview of his athletically intense surfing style. In 1974, at 16 Allen took first place at the prestigious Malibu 4-A contest, to the chagrin of the older surfers. He tells his adventure as a surfer and the many contests he wins. The surf life style film “Work to Surf” is Allen’s latest adventure, it’s a bio documentary with a ‘feel good’ message. Allen is an active member of Surfrider Foundation, rallying over the years for cleaner water at Malibu’s “Surfrider Beach”.

A Day at the Pool is a documentary-style film that attempts to uncover the true origins of modern skateboarding. Interviews with Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams and the rest of the Dogtown Crew reveal that an anonymous local kid may have been largely responsible for the skateboarding revolution that lead to their success in the late 70s.

For more info about the film fest go to http://othervenicefilmfestival.com/

PANHANDLE SLIM “L.A. FOLK” ART SHOW

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PANHANDLE SLIM “L.A. FOLK” ART SHOW COVERAGE

OCTOBER. 15, 2011

RANCH-N-ROLL

PHOTOS BY DAN LEVY

Libby Knudson, artist and sole proprietor, of what has become one of the coolest galleries in Los Angeles, the Ranch-N-Roll, played host to yet another epic art expose’ on October 15, 2011. This evening featured the colorful and impacting works of deep South folk artist Panhandle Slim. Some in the skateboarding world might know him as Scott Stanton, one of the infamous Zorlac team warrior rippers. Others may know him through his unique Southern folk music with a twist. In whatever capacity you know of Panhandle Slim, his artistic talent is as unprecedented as his unassuming demeanor and relentless passion for creating his art in all forms.

This show highlighted a vibrant body of work encapsulating a diverse array of prolific musicians, skateboarders, poets, politicians, writers and other persons of merit. All of the paintings included quotes from the highlighted individual along with a caricature style portrait. It was  overwhelmingly pleasant as you moved through the space and took in the power of the pieces coupled by the humor and sarcasm behind all the icons portrayed.

The opposing walls and displays were decorated with original works by Libby Knudson embellishing her custom country flair and unique eye for functional impacting display. The wooden cases were filled with authentic Western apparel and perfectly worn in cowboy boots giving you the sense of being in an old Western thoroughfare within shouting distance of a saloon.

The back patio served as a speak easy for the evening with an intimate setting where the small elite crowd was fortunate to experience a one of a kind performance by Rain Phoenix.  This duo performed a rendition of “California Uber Alles” by the Dead Kennedies with a hauntingly prolific energy that left the entire audience in awe. The spirits were flowing as the barkeeper worked frivolously to appease the temporary saloon serving with a smile and sarcastic wit.

Panhandle Slim took a small detour from selling his art to sing a country song with Rain Phoenix bringing some Southern gut to the City of Angels. Exene Cervenka of legendary punk band X was in attendance along with art collectors and other Los Angeles elite.

The show was a complete success as Ranch-N-Roll continues to play host to some of the best modern-day artists in the world. Stay tuned for more to come from Panhandle Slim at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=814093496.

Make sure to check out Ranch and Roll when you are in the Los Angeles area and pick up one of Libby’s custom-made Guadalupe chairs while you’re there. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ranch-n-Roll/125615207451186

CRAIG STECYK III WORK SHOP AND ART SHOW

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C.R. STECYK III ROGUE PRINTSHOP AND INSTALLATION

PHOTOS BY DAN LEVY

On the rare occasion, you may get a chance to meet your idols and have a conversation that will stay in your permanent story telling roster for life. It is even more out of the ordinary to actually be able to take part in the creative process with those you hold in high acclaim. The students of the California State University at Northridge, along with a lucky few, were able to do just that. The one and only C.R. Stecyk III led an interactive rogue printshop for aspiring art students of the university utilizing the techniques of silk screening and artistic lithography. Stecyk along with the students produced a body of work based around the concept of rogue signage, and the art was then hung up around the campus for all to see. The workshop went for three days and ended with a question and answer session with Craig, following a rare video installation . It was truly a one of a kind experience and the students were able to get a glimpse into what it really takes to be a professional artist.

Stecyk, a world-famous CSUN alumnus and multi-disciplinary artist, is active in printmaking, photography and design, and has presented a variety of media through a combination of guerrilla street installations and gallery exhibitions. Much respect to C.R.S.

The CSUN West Gallery, Art and Design Center, is in Room 201, 18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA. Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat. 12-4pm. Thurs 12-8pm. Installation dates. Oct. 7-8 and Oct 10, 2011