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March 18, 2013 Citrix Conference Center, Santa Clara, CA
Moonalice poster by John Seabury
According to Moonalice legend, our tribe’s middle name is Bud, but it’s nickname is Mobility. Tonight’s poster by John Seabury depicts our new mascot, Templeton Moonalice, the white bird of mobility. Templeton is a tough old bird, having survived two decades of battles against his arch-enemy, Windows the Dodo. Fortunately, Dodo cannot fly, so the future for Templeton looks very bright!
The Acker Awards is a tribute given to members of the avant garde arts community who have made outstanding contributions in their discipline in defiance of convention, or else served their fellow writers and artists in outstanding ways. The award is named after novelist Kathy Acker who in her life and work exemplified the risk-taking and uncompromising dedication that identifies the true avant garde artist. Acker Awards are granted to both living and deceased members of the New York or San Franisco communities. The cities were chosen for their historic linkage as centers for the avant garde. In time, though, communities in other cities will be asked to participate. The providers of the Acker Awards are Alan Kaufman (San Francisco) and Clayton Patterson (New York City). The recipients were determined through extensive discussion with members of the arts communities in both cities.
This year’s recipients will have the opportunity to both nominate and vote for future recipients of the Acker Awards. 2013 San Francisco recipients of the 2013 Acker Award will gather to receive their award onstage at Viracocha on June 6, 2013, 7-9PM.
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Viracocha 998 Valencia St, San Francisco
March 17, 2013 Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
Moonalice poster by Wes Wilson
According to Moonalice legend, everything you know about St. Patrick is wrong. Snakes in Ireland? You must be kidding. Today’s poster by Wes Wilson depicts the true story of St. Patrick Moonalice, the legendary first saint of our tribe. Long, long ago, in the earliest days of the Moonalice tribe, alcohol was still popular. Saint Pat himself was a total lush. He drank so much that the tribe refused to let him drink their booze. Blinded by the DTs, Pat invented hemp wine. He drank so much of that first batch that his skin turned green. His recipe for hemp wine has been lost forever, but the tradition of turning green on March 17 remains a lasting tribute to our first saint.
March 16, 2013 Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos, CA
Moonalice poster by Carolyn Ferris
According to Moonalice legend, tonight’s poster by Carolyn Ferris depicts Scarlett Footwear Moonalice, who insisted that everyone in our tribe have a pair of shoes. In the old days, our tribe was less than diligent in cleaning up after the many dogs, horses, and wombats that lived with them and Scarlett insisted that everyone protect their feet. As she was fond of saying, her middle name was Footwear!! So every year she gave every Moonalice a new pair of shoes. Most of the shoes were brown, but if you were really, really good, the shoes she gave you were red.
Winston Smith & Grant’s Tomb Gallery present
A small show of prints by Gee Vaucher
Additional artwork by Winston Smith
Friday, March 15th 7pm-10pm
Winston Smith, who had a recent exhibit at Varnish Fine Art, will be opening the doors of Grant’s Tomb Gallery on Friday, March 15th to present First Impressions, a small show of prints by Gee Vaucher and additional art from Winston. If you can’t attend the Moonalice show at George’s Nightclub that night, stop by Winston’s Smith place to see some amazing art.
Tasty nibblies and other treats will be provided by Chick Fontaine.
(These goodies are available in limited supply so come one, come all — and come early!!!)
Winston and Gee will be in attendance for this one-night-only event.
About Gee Vaucher
East London born Gee Vaucher started gaining recognition producing politically outspoken record covers for anarcho-punk band Crass in the late 1970s. Her work became a strong influence for protest art as well as the punk and anarchist aesthetic of her time. Using her diverse interest in all forms of art, she produced paintings and collages that exposed the absurdity and hypocrisy of ‘civilised’ society with frank and often disturbing imagery.
After Crass disbanded Vaucher moved away from overt world politics and started producing work of a more personal nature, exploring the psychological diversity and delema of social inter-relationships. Vaucher’s work is hard-hitting with a gripping aesthetic and has been exhibited internationally as well as being included in a number of books and publications.
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