Review: Paul Banks of Interpol Headlines “Put Your Sad Down” Benefit

Posted by The G on August 23, 2013 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Paul Banks

Paul Banks

On August 22, 2013, New York’s rock and roll elite joined forces for a special concert at the Bowery Hotel.  Benjamin Curtis of the band School of Seven Bells has been undergoing treatment for T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma and the event “Put Your Sad Down,” (named after a song by School of Seven Bells) helped raise money for his medical costs.  Albert Hammond Jr. of the Strokes and Paul Banks of Interpol performed solo sets in the swanky hotel, while Alexa Chung and actor Danny Masterson DJed in between sets.  Paul Banks performed tracks from his solo albums including “Summertime Is Coming,” “Games For Days” and “I’ll Sue You.”  There were some great items that were auctioned off (including items signed by The Black Keys and Radiohead).  Spotted in the crowd were members of School of Seven Bells and Joe Jonas (who, along with his brothers had donated merchandise to be auctioned off).  Based on the packed crowd, I really hope the event raised a lot of money for Benjamin Curtis.  I’ve seen him in concert and met him several times and he has been extremely personable each time.  Get well soon Benjamin!!!

Alix Sloan Curates “Awakened” (Benefitting Adopt A Pet) at AFA in NYC

Posted by The G on September 24, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Alix Sloan and Joshua Petker

Alix Sloan poses in front of Joshua Petker’s art at “Awakened” in NYC. Now through September 29, 2012.

Alix Sloan is one busy lady!  In addition to curating the exhibit “Awakened,” which is showing at AFA in New York to benefit Adopt A Pet, she’s also released her first book – “Pet Sitter” – with Amy Eyrie.   A portion of the proceeds of sales from “Pet Sitter” will be donated to Adopt A Pet.

Travis Louie

Travis Louie

The exhibit “Awakened” features animal-themed art from over 70 artists, including many According2g favorites such as Joshua Petker, Travis Louie, Aaron Smith, Jason D’Aquino, Paul Richard, Charles Addams, Maurice Sendak, Tim Burton and Dr. Seuss.  You can see the full list of participating artists on Sloan Fine Art’s official website.

Jason D'Aquino

Jason D’Aquino

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak

These photos are just a small sample of the art displayed on the 2 floor gallery, located at 54 Greene Street in Manhattan.

“Awakened” will run through September 29, 2012.

“Pet Sitter” by Amy Eyrie and Alix Sloan is out now.

Joshua Liner Gallery’s Art Auction For Tim Strazza on July 28, 2011

Posted by The G on July 27, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Liner Gallery.

"Listen" by Jeremy Fish

New York art lovers!  Add to your art collection and help out a member of the community.  On Thursday July 28, 2011 from 7 to 10 pm, The Joshua Liner Gallery will hold a silent art auction / fund raiser.   The proceeds of the event will benefit its Assistant Director, Tim Strazza, who was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. To help with Tim’s medical bills, many gallery artists and friends of the gallery have donated artworks, including Shawn Barber, Jeremy Fish, Tat Ito, Chris Mendoza, Ron English, Jim Houser, Swoon, Josh Keyes, Swoon, Sylvia Ji, Oliver Vernon, Shepard Fairey and many others! The event will take place at the gallery from 7 to 10 PM  and will include music, food and drinks.

You can see a preview of the works here.

Also, if you are not in the New York area and you feel like opening your heart for a good cause, you can donate any amount to help Tim Strazza here.

The Joshua Liner Gallery is Located at 548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor in Manhattan.

Win A Bicycle Stylized By David Byrne From Exit Art

Posted by The G on July 7, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photo by G.

David Byrne

David Byrne

I don’t know what the chances are that I could run into former Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne on the streets of New York with a bicycle (looking fantastic, by the way) and then get an email from Exit Art several hours later with information on how to win a bicycle stylized by David Byrne!  Whoa!

As I mentioned above, you can win a bike stylized by David Byrne in a raffle from Exit Art.  You can purchase tickets here at this link.  All proceeds from ticket sales go to support the programs of Exit Art Gallery. Tickets are $20 each or six (6) for $100. All raffle ticket buyers will be invited to an exclusive Terrace Party in New York City on July 14, 2011, and the drawing will be held live at the party. You don’t have to be present to win.

Find out more and purchase tickets on their official website.

Good luck!

LA: This Saturday – “Friendly Fire: An Urban Art Show”

Posted by The G on July 5, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo courtesy of Le Spec Gallery.

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire: An Urban Art Show. Begins July 9, 2011 at Le Spec Gallery in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles!  Make sure you head to Le Spec Gallery on July 9, 2011.  The gallery will be hosting the opening night reception for “Friendly Fire: An Urban Art Show.”  Artists featured include: Zombie, 2wenty, Leba, D Young V, Stenzskull, Fragile, Gregory Siff and Nic Rodriguez.

The artists are also collaborating on a truly unique art piece to be auctioned live at the event with 100% of the proceeds being donated to ARMY OF ONE for assistance with his legal fees.

The artwork will be displayed July 9th – August 10th.  Regular gallery hours are Tues – Sat: 12 – 6pm.

Le Spec Gallery is located at 3311 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Don’t miss it!

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