ONE NIGHT ONLY
First Friday of November BROKE is releasing his new zine SORRY MOM, I’M A VANDAL.
Show runs from March 9th through April 12th, 2012.
Paper Trails is a collaborative art show – partnering with the Rock Paper Scissors Collective and Tomas Moniz of Rad Dad Zine. It’s a zine-themed show, encompassing hundreds of zines, many of which are locally-produced.
The opening featured a Zine Variety Show with readings by Tomas Moniz, John Bobst, and Mari Naomi along with music performances by Annah Anti-Palindrome and Jon Barba. DJ Baro added some vinyl flavor to the party.
During the opening party visitors drew pages to be compiled into th Paper Trails Zine. The zine will be printed and distributed by the R.P.S. crew – it will be available for purchase at R.P.S., Actual Cafe, and other art spaces and book outlets when it’s done.
Other featured installations from local zinesters include Endless Canvas, MariNaomi, Jaime Crespo, and others, and tons of other zines on a display designed by Jamie Mayne of RPS.
Genres include Riot Grrrl, Radical Politics, Parenting, Gender & Sexuality, Comics/Art/Photography, DIY Skill-Sharing, and more.
Endless Canvas will be publishing a limited run of zines specifically about Truck Graffiti to be sold at this event.
Opening Reception:Friday, February 10th, 2012 from 6:30-9:30pm
1AM, in collaboration with artists, Optimist and Plantrees, are proud to present “The Truck Show SF”. The exhibit pays homage to the modern box-style delivery truck as an icon of graffiti and also is a charity event to benefit Visual Element, the public arts component of Oakland’s EastSide Art Alliance. Optimist and Plantrees have put together a killer line-up of artists, including infamous Bay Area graffiti writers like Satyr, Jurne and Pemex that have agreed to donate 100% of their proceeds to Visual Element. The organizers of “The Truck Show SF” hope to show that the graffiti writer’s love and respect for the art form is a powerful tool to help fuel and positively influence the next generation by giving back to their community even in a time of financial struggle. The opening reception is on Friday, February 10th, 2012 from 6:30 to 9:30pm and will run through March 4th, 2012.
The modern box-style delivery truck lives in the inner cities all across America. For the modern day graffiti writer it is a contemporary relative to the subway cars of the 70’s and 80’s, which helped spark the explosion of graffiti. In a state of eminent relocation, they assemble a disjointed gallery of ceaseless unrest, a perfect canvas for any opportunistic graffiti artist. In an attempt to keep trucks looking new, many owners will opt to give a graffiti writer permission to assume control over these plots of valuable real estate in the urban landscape.
Visual Element is the only intensive “Urban Graffiti Arts” program in East Oakland serving high school youth. The class facilitates the production of walls through their engagement with local property owners and the community. Students are trained to be responsible artists by learning a variety of visual arts skills including mural production, digital photography and graphic design. Visual Element creates a sustainable cycle and public art projects, which send the message that productive and self-sufficient youth can contribute positive change to their neighborhoods.
The organizers of “The Truck Show SF” are excited to partner with Visual Element. We both believe that murals educate, motivate to action, and inspire more creations of beauty. With a wide price range of artwork for sale, everyone interested will be able to take home a piece of graffiti history and support an important cause.
FIRST AMENDMENT GALLERY
1000 HOWARD STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103
Regular Gallery Hours:
TUES-SAT 12PM-6:30PM, SUN 12PM-5PM
Jacob Barta just sent us a pack of his new Literary Zine about Trains, Skateboarding, Drinking, Drugs, Airplanes, and Death.
36 pages of stories and thoughts from traveling in August 2011.
Pick one up in our store…
We just dropped off Endless Canvas issue numbers five, four and three, More Beer Less Work issue 2, and Thousands of Years / Graffiti Rome Italy at Ear Peace Records in Berkeley. The store is only a block and a half from Ashby BART on Adeline near Alcatraz. You might want to call ahead and make sure the zine you want is still in stock… (510) 547-1030
Our arms hurt to move and our hands are blistered from printing, stapling and folding non-stop all week, but Endless Canvas is proud to announce that we have two new zines and a Cuss poster to be released at the Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair this weekend.
Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm
SF County Fair Building in Golden Gate park near 9th and Lincoln
Issue #4 of Endless Canvas documents the Bay Area and Los Angeles graffiti scene over the second half of 2010 and has interviews with Pobrecito and Vegan from SF. We hand screen printed a limited edition of 300 that include an orange and black Endless Canvas poster in the center by Street Artist NART. 60 Pages.
Thousands of Years documents the Romain graffiti / street art scene in December of 2009. It is 40 pages of artists like Twist, C215, Miss 17, Amaze, GATS, Hogre, Sten, Political Gridlock, Lex, Apear and Sufer MTA. It has a limited edition of 200 hand screen printed cardstock covers.
12″x18″ Hand Screen Printed Cuss Poster. Limited edition of 100. Five layers on thick paper.