Dennis Larkins Featured In Latest Issue of Santa Fean NOW

Dennis Larkins Santa Fean Interview featured imageMoonalice poster artist Dennis Larkins is featured in the latest issue of Santa Fean NOW week of March 26, 2015. Cristina Olds had a chance to talk with Dennis, and her recently published interview is not to be missed:

The accomplished artist draws on metaphor and retro-pop culture to explore shared experiences

Dennis Larkins, who’s represented locally by the Cruz Gallery on Canyon Road and recently held a one-man show at the Sacred Gallery in New York City, has worked in the arts and entertainment industries for more than 40 years. Larkins was part of the Santa Fe art scene from 1967 until the late-’70s, when he moved to California and painted sets for the San Francisco Opera and concert promoter Bill Graham’s Day on the Green music festival. Larkins also designed sets for theme parks, including Disney and Universal Studios, but he’s best known for his posters and album covers for bands such as the Grateful Dead. Currently Larkins, who moved back to Santa Fe permanently seven years ago, is working with a local filmmaker on the storyboard for a new independent movie. – Cristina Olds

The complete issue is available below, Dennis’ interview can be found on page 26.

Or just the interview is available below:
Dennis Larkins Santa Fean Interview

Included in the interview pictures were Dennis’ latest piece (pictured below) for Moonalice‘s show on March 28, 2015 at Sally Tomatoes in Rohnert Park, CA. At every Moonalice show guests receive a free unique poster and this one is M788 in the Moonalice Poster Series. For more show information or directions, click here.

M788 › 3/28/15 Sally Tomatoes, Rohnert Park, CA

Spring Forward Poster Release

Moonalice Spring Forward Poster Release

According to Moonalice legend, Spring has sprung! You’d better jump on getting these perennial favorites. They’ll be available for only a limited time before they’re bounced back into the archives.

8/24/08 Moonalice poster by Chuck SperryAugust 24, 2008
Commons Beach, Tahoe City, CA
Moonalice poster by Chuck Sperry

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M104

 

 

M696 › 4/20/14 420 Gathering of the Tribe at Slim's, San Francisco, CA poster by Alexandra FischerApril 20, 2014
Slim’s San Francisco, CA
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M696

 

 

March 25, 20093/25/09 Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw
Fishlips, Bakersfield, CA
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw

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M149

 

 

3/26/09 Moonalice poster by Alexandra FischerMarch 26, 2009
The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M150

 

 

3/27/09 Moonalice poster by Alexandra FischerMarch 27, 2009
Winston’s Beach Club, San Diego, CA
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M151

 

 

3/28/09 Moonalice poster by David SingerMarch 28, 2009
Goat Head Saloon, Mesa, AZ
Moonalice poster by David Singer

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M152

 

3/29/09 Moonalice poster by Chuck SperryMarch 29, 2009
Club Congress, Tucson, AZ
Moonalice poster by Chuck Sperry

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M153

 

 

4/2/09 Moonalice poster by Dave HunterApril 2, 2009
19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA
Moonalice poster by Dave Hunter

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M154

 

 

3/21/10 Moonalice poster by Wes WilsonMarch 21, 2010
Brixton South Bay, Redondo Beach, CA
Moonalice poster by Wes Wilson

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M254

 

 

4/1/10 Moonalice poster by Ron DonovanApril 1, 2010
Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
Moonalice poster by Ron Donovan

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M259

 

 

4/3/10 Moonalice poster by David SingerApril 3, 2010
Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol, CA
Moonalice poster by David Singer

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M261

 

 

4/8/10 Moonalice poster by Alexandra FischerApril 8, 2010
Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M262

 

 

3/24/11 Moonalice poster by Carolyn FerrisMarch 24, 2011
Three 20 South, Breckenridge, CO
Moonalice poster by Carolyn Ferris

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M347

 

 

3/26/11 Moonalice poster by Chris ShawMarch 26, 2011
The Stage Stop, Rollinsville, CO
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw

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M348

 

 

3/27/11 Moonalice poster by Alexandra FischerMarch 27, 2011
Quixote’s True Blue, Denver, CO
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M349

 

 

4/2/11 Moonalice poster by John SeaburyApril 2, 2011
Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn,  NY
Moonalice poster by John Seabury

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M351

 

4/5/11 Moonalice poster by Dennis LorenApril 5, 2011
Sell­ersville The­ater, Sell­ersville, PA
Moonalice poster by Dennis Loren

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M353

 

 

4/9/11 Moonalice poster by David SingerApril 9, 2011
Nar­rows Cen­ter For The Arts, Fall River, MA
Moonalice poster by David Singer

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M356

 

 

4/4/12 Moonalice poster by Pat & George SargentApril 4, 2012
Nar­rows Cen­ter For The Arts, Fall River, MA
Moonalice poster by The Sargents

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M447

 

 

4/5/12 Moonalice poster by Dennis LarkinsApril 5, 2012
Havana, New Hope, PA
Moonalice poster by Dennis Larkins

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M448

 

 

3/24/13 Moonalice poster by John MavroudisMarch 24, 2013
Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA
Moonalice poster by John Mavroudis

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M563

 

 

3/29/13 Moonalice poster by Stanley MouseMarch 29, 2013
Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol, CA
Moonalice  poster by Stanley Mouse

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M564

 

 

Moonalice Spring Forward Poster Release

Pictures From Detroit Historical Museum Opening Reception For New Gary Grimshaw Exhibit

Gary Grimshaw Art Exhibit poster by Dennis Loren, 2014
Back in October 2014, the Detroit Historical Museum hosted an opening reception for the new Gary Grimshaw exhibit. Lucky for us Dennis Loren was in attendance with his camera to take some pictures from the event. Pardon the delay but a well known pharmacy lost the film for months, only recently has it turned up, much to our delight. Enjoy!

Detroit Historical Museum Gary Grimshaw exhibit photo by Dennis Loren (10/30/14) 1

Pictured above is Russ Gibb and Dennis Loren, one of the museum Gary Grimshaw display cases (filled with memorabilia) and a photo Laura Grimshaw with Dennis Loren.

Detroit Historical Museum Gary Grimshaw exhibit photo by Dennis Loren (10/30/14) 2

Pictured above is Two of the museum display panels and Dennis Loren’s poster for the event (that features many of Gary Grimshaw’s concert posters for “Russ Gibb Presents” concerts, in the center).

Detroit Historical Museum Gary Grimshaw exhibit photo by Dennis Loren (10/30/14) 3

Pictured above is a photo of Dennis Loren’s friend John Sinclair who managed the MC5 and other Detroit bands and worked with both Gary Grimshaw and Russ Gibb. John is also a poet and music scholar. In the lower left is a picture of Tony D’Annunzio and Dennis Loren. Tony made the documentary film “Louder Than Love – The Grande Ballroom Story,” which was shown at this event. The picture on the right is of Laura Grimshaw and Ralph Rinaldi. Ralph was a longtime friend of Gary. Ralph runs the the antique letter-press print shop at the museum, He and Laura are holding the memorial card that he printed that was given to each attendee to this event. The saying on the card says,

“The wild geese fly to home above the clouds. They no longer need their feathers and leave them behind for the sacred dance. Peace everlasting.” This was one of Gary’s favorite koans from the I Ching.

Russ Gibb sponsored the printing and at the bottom of the card it says, “Thanks Uncle Russ.”

Detroit Historical Museum Gary Grimshaw exhibit photo by Dennis Loren (10/30/14) 4

This last photo is one of Dennis Loren’s White Stripes posters already on display in the Detroit music section of the museum, just like his old Muddy Waters poster that is on display in the Delta Blues Museum in Mississippi.

The exhibit continues until October 2015.

Directions

Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Dennis Loren Designs Event Poster for Sam Andrew Memorial

Sam Andrew March 22, 2015 Memorial event poster by Dennis Loren

Sam Andrew, a founder of Big Brother and the Holding Company passed away on February 12 at the age of 73. Along with the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother, is arguably one of the most famous and successful bands from the 1960s San Francisco music scene. He is survived by his wife, Elise Piliwale (and daughter Mari Andrew, from a previous marriage) who contacted Dennis Loren to design this poster for Sam’s memorial concert on Sunday March 22, 2015 at the Great American Music Hall.

We spoke with Dennis who is deeply honored to do this poster in memory of his longtime friend. Elise said that it made her very happy to see the finished design and that Sam would have loved it. The poster is printed by PS Print in Oakland and available at the memorial. Join the event on Facebook for more information.

Before Sam passed, he had multiple surgeries in an attempt to save his life. There is a fund to help his family with the mounting expenses and medical bills incurred during that time. If you would like to help, or learn more, donations are being accepted at YouCaring.com.  Sam has given us a lifetime of creativity and intellectual musings, many times for free. Now is our chance to help out a brother in need. I know together we can reach this goal. ☮

Celebrating the Life of Sam Andrew

with Big Brother & The Holding Company, Peter & Arwen Lewis, Nick Gravenites, George Michalski, and The 60’s All Stars: A Musical Tribute to Sam by His Friends with Special Guests

Sunday March 22, 2015 at 5pm

John Cooke, former road manager for Big Brother, will share some special Sam memories and a rare 60s film of the band.

The 60s All Stars:
Barry “The Fish” Melton – from Country Joe & The Fish
Peter Albin – from Big Brother & The Holding Company
Banana – from The Youngbloods
Roy Blumenfeld – from The Blues Project
Kurt Huget, Bill Laymon, Roy Schmall – from The Sam Andrew Band
Snooky Flowers – from The Kozmic Blues Band (with Janis Joplin)
David & Linda Laflamme – from It’s A Beautiful Day
David Aguilar – from Norton Buffalo and numerous bands with Sam Andrew
Brad Jenkins – ace saxophone player who has played with numerous well known bands

Tickets available here.

Directions

The Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco