“Re-Thirfted” a Group Show at Sacred Gallery

Posted by The G on November 14, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Andy Bautista - Corner of Strange and Weird

Andy Bautista – Corner of Strange and Weird

Head over to Sacred Gallery in New York for a new exhibit called “Re-Thrifted.”  The concept is cool.  Artists reimagined and re-worked old paintings that were found and purchased in thrift shops.  Eat your heart out Macklemore and Ryan Lewis!


Kelly Vetter

Kelly Vetter: Virgin Leia

The Original

The Original

Quite cool!  The list of participating artists are: David Kassan, Stacy Jean, Adam Christopher France, Megan Massacre, Jeremy Cross, Cam Rackam, Jessica V, Dan Alvarado, Nick Wilcox, Andy B, Needles, Erik Jones, Jason Hernandez, Rods Jiminez, Emmy Kline, Timothy Boor, Gothic Hangman, ZIG, Billy Jordan, Erica Flannes, Kat Mon Dieu, Kae Gabrielle, Marilyn Cvitanic, Hanna Jaeun, Kimberly Zsebe, Katelan Foisy and Lina Hsiao.

Original Thrift Store Painting

Original Thrift Store Painting

Royal Jafarov - Child

Royal Jafarov – Child


Re-Thrifted” is showing at Sacred Gallery in New York (located at 424 Broadway – at Canal Street).  The exhibit is up through November 30, 2013.  Don’t miss it!

Must See Art: Damien Echols – “Looking Back, Moving Forward” at Sacred Gallery NYC

Posted by The G on January 7, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Damien Echols.

Damien Echols -  Moving Forward, Looking Back

Damien Echols – Moving Forward, Looking Back

In 1994, Damien Echols was put on death row in connection to the murder of 3 kids in West Memphis, Arkansas.  After serving 18 years on death row, forensic evidence came to light proving that Damien Echols and his two friends (known as “the West Memphis Three”), did not commit the crimes they were accused of and were subsequently released from prison.  While Damien Echols served time on death row, he practiced meditation and eastern philosophy as a way to cope with his horrific situation.  Sacred Gallery in New York is showing the art that Damien Echols made and hung in his cell while on death row in an exhibit aptly titled “Moving Forward, Looking Back.”

Damien Echols - Where There's A Monster There's A Miracle

Damien Echols – Where There’s A Monster There’s A Miracle

Speaking at the opening night reception for this exhibit, Damien Echols said that for obvious reasons, he does not want this art in his life anymore, but since there are people that will enjoy it, it is very healthy to give it a new life and new home.  The exhibit is extremely emotional when you consider the circumstances of how the art came to be it is even more impressive how nice and soft spoken Damien Echols is.

Damien Echols - Rainbow Buddha

Damien Echols – Rainbow Buddha

Damien’s story is truly inspiring and when you consider that in a few short years, he went from spending his time isolated in a tiny cell to having people ask him for his autograph, it’s pretty incredible.

Damien Echols Assorted Small Works

Damien Echols Assorted Small Works

Do not miss this exhibit!  “Looking Back, Moving Forward” is showing at Sacred Gallery in New York (located at 424 Broadway at Canal Street in Soho). The exhibit runs through January 31, 2013.

After the jump you can see a photo of me with Damien Echols as well as a rock and roll god who also attended the opening night reception.

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NYC: Save the Date/Get Tickets Now: Damien Echols Exhibit at Sacred Gallery

Posted by The G on November 20, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photo by G.

Damien Echols

Damien Echols

NYC!  The first major art event of 2013 is going to be a biggie!  On January 5, 2013 (from 8 – 11 PM), Sacred Gallery will be showing drawings, craft works and collages that Damien Echols made while being wrongly imprisoned on death row for 18 years for a crime he did not commit.  Damien Echols is part of the West Memphis Three and if you don’t know his story, you need to!  Even though he’s had a very rough life, Damien Echols has overcome time and time again through the practice of Japanese Buddhism and he is a huge inspiration.

The exhibit will run from January 5 – January 31, 2012, but the opening night reception is a ticketed event.  A portion of the proceeds will go to Dharma Friends Prison Outreach which helps to support and promote those efforts that benefit the most forgotten and most disenfranchised in our world.

Tickets are only $10 and they will sell out quickly, so reserve your spot today!  (Link will open in new window).

Sacred Gallery is located at 424 Broadway 2nd Floor (Between Canal and Howard) SoHo in New York.

NYC: Save the Date – Sacred Gallery’s Fundraiser for Japan

Posted by The G on April 29, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photo courtesy of Sacred Gallery.  Art by Shepard Fairey.

Dark Wave/Rising Sun by Shepard Fairey

New York!  Mark May 5, 2011 on your calendar as it’s sure to be a night of fun, great art and will benefit a great cause.  This one night only exhibit will take place at Sacred Gallery (located at 424 Broadway, 2nd Floor – at Canal Street) in New York on May 5, 2011 from 7 – 10 PM.  Over 100 artists (including Ricky Powell, Michael Mararian and Shepard Fairey) have donated works and all art will be priced at $200 or less!

100% of sales will be donated to the Red Cross in Japan.  You can read more details about this must attend, one night event on the official site of Sacred Gallery.

An Encounter With The Gruens

Posted by The G on December 12, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.

Bob Gruen and G

Perhaps you might not know Bob Gruen’s name, but I can guarantee you, you know his iconic rock and roll images.  He’s photographed everyone from Muddy Waters to Elvis Presley to Madonna to John Lennon!  His wife, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen is an accomplished artist as well and I met the couple at a reception for Elizabeth’s latest art exhibit “Double Cut” at the Sacred Gallery in New York.  They were both super cool as you can see from these photos.

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen and G

After we chatted, we then drank custom-made “Double Cut” wine!  It was delicious.  The image on the bottle is a photo of one of Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen’s hand cut works of art!  Amazing!  Thanks again to the Gruen’s for their wonderful talents and for being so nice.

Double Cut wine.

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