Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Upcoming events

Please note the following :
My work will be included in the following group exhibitions coming up soon!!

Cute & Creepy
Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University
530 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32306
Mon. - Fri., 9am - 4pm, Sat. & Sun., 1pm - 4pm
850 644 1254
Allys Palladino-Craig, DirectorDirector
Teri R. Yoo, Communications OfficerCommunications Officer

The exhibition Cute & Creepy was organized by the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts in concert with Guest Curator Carrie Ann Baade, Art Department, College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance. Project Staff: Allys Palladino-Craig, Grantwriter / Editor; Jean Young, Registrar and Fiscal officer; Teri Yoo, Communications Officer; Viki D. Thompson Wylder, Educational Programming; Wayne Vonada, Chief Preparator; Dalia Grad, Editorial Assistant.
This program is sponsored in part by: The State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts; the Arts & Humanities Enhancement Program of Florida State University; the City of Tallahassee State Partners Initiative and the Leon County Cultural Development Program, both administered by the Council on Culture and Art.

Please note my lecture Thursday Oct 13, 7 pm

La Luz de Jesus 25

Billy Shire celebrates 25 years with huge group show & book

Part 1 opens October 7 & 8, 8–11 PM
Part 2 opens November 4 & 5, 8–11 PM

My work is in the November show.

To celebrate 25 years of groundbreaking art shows, Billy Shire presents his biggest event ever: La Luz de Jesus 25, a major retrospective exhibition and companion book. The show, offering work by more than 260 artists who have exhibited at the gallery over the years, is so extensive that Shire has split it into two parts, each with two opening nights: part 1 opens October 7 and 8, and part 2 opens November 4 and 5. The list of participating artists is a veritable Who’s Who of art world luminaries. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all these artists together in one show.

View the artist roster for each month here

The book, La Luz de Jesus 25: The Little Gallery That Could, features images of all the art in the show, a personal anecdote about Shire and the gallery written by each artist, essays by La Luz gallery directors and a foreword by Shire. The book is more than a simple record of the show. Taken together, the images and essays present a history of La Luz de Jesus through the eyes of the artists whose careers are intertwined with Shire and his gallery.
About La Luz de Jesus
Billy Shire opened La Luz de Jesus in 1986 to showcase the work of underground and folk artists largely ignored or dismissed by the legitimate art world. The first permanent gallery space to exhibit alternative art, La Luz quickly became famous as much for its splashy, raucous monthly opening parties as for the often outrageous and confrontational art on its walls. When choosing artists, Shire challenged received notions of “good taste” and “high art” and rejected the arbitrary but long-cherished distinction between commercial and fine art, embracing illustration, underground art, outsider art, animation, and comics, both underground and mainstream. As a result, many artists hugely successful today credit Shire with having launched their careers, and he is widely acknowledged as a seminal figure in contemporary art movements such as Lowbrow and Pop Surrealism.

For purchase questions or for more information, please contact gallery director Matt Kennedy at 323.666.7667 or info@laluzdejesus.com
La Luz de Jesus Gallery is located at 4633 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027. <mailto:info@laluzdejesus.com

The MIT Glass Lab in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is pleased to present the 2011 Page Hazlegrove Lecture in Glass Art
“Surviving Your Creativity”

Oct 5 6:30 PM Rm 10-250, MIT Campus, Cambridge MA.

I will be contributing a piece to this benefit:
PAWS no-kill animal shelter benefit- Live Music + CD Compilation + Art show
Time Friday, October 21 at 7:00pm - October 22 at 10:00pm
Location: Digital Ferret732 S. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA

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