Well, it doesn’t happen often. not sure of the cause, maybe it was the itis that you get from Thanksgiving dinner. Or perhaps the fact that the long weekend started on Weds night and by Saturday night people are beat, spent and over all rundown from too much food and drink. Whatever the case may be, the attendance to this in store was light but consisted of good people, down for the cause and great music. Big thanks to Longevity , GEL ROC and Mes1dge for rocking the mic.
NOV 25, 2013… Deltron 3030 hits The Observatory this Monday night while on a tour marking the release of their new album “Event 2”. Del the Funky Homosapien and Dan the Automator played along with a live band while Kid Koala manned the turntables. We’re very happy to catch this show…. another success for The Observatory. Big thank you to Ian from The Observatory and Droops from Out Da House…
NOV 23, 2013…. GCS was host to the ‘Classic Icons – a visual representation’ art show that was put together by KENOS ONE and SHUCKS ONE. These guys are great artists and have been good friends of the GCS for some time now and we were excited to host the event when the plan was hatched a few months back. The idea was to celebrate the iconic personalities that served to influence KENOS and SHUCKS’ art over the years. Mainly consisting of portraiture, the show was made up of legends from the worlds of music, sports and comedy.
Opening night was a success, attendees had the gallery jammed packed for the entire 4 hours. The artists had a good little write up in the OC WEEKLY in the week leading up to the show. The art show will remain in the gallery for the remainder of the month and will take a portion of the gallery for the next art walk. So stop in and see what SHUCKS and KENOS has new for you!
Sunday October 27, 2013. The Yost theatre in Downtown Santa Ana played host to “Night of the Living Dead” featuring Ghost Face Killah and Sick Jacken. The event that brought together two heavy hitters from The Wu Tang Clan and Psycho Realm came together was the work of Out Da House and Ad Hoc production companies. This sure was an event to remember. Lets hope Wu Tang x Psycho Realm happens again real soon.
For those of you that are familiar with Noa James, Curtis King, Stevie Crooks and the rest of the gang, you know that they usually tear stuff up in Pomona and the surrounding areas. Now we have worked it out to bring them to our OC location… I hope this provides them with a new fan base. I’m sure they’ll win some hearts and minds that night.. as always, free and all ages… DEC 13th, 2013.. 7pm…
presented by Brick to Ya Face and Noa James….
So as the world is brainwashed and inundated with messages of buying and selling, consumption and bargain hunting…. GCS throws our hat into the fray with a sale of our own… BEHOLD!
GZA blessed the stage at The Observatory Santa Ana on Monday, Nov 4th, 2013 for a rare OC appearance. Slated as a fan appreciation show, the tickets to this joint were only $5, an incredible steal for a show of this callibur. And dispite the inexpensive entrance, GZA still rocked the crowd with all the great music that makes Wu Tang fans as die hard as they come.
In addition to our ever changing art gallery, our sales floor never looks the same for too long. New items come in, previous items get sold out, and GCS continues to find the quality goods to serve you folks. So all you internet customers, this is where our items come from. We don’t have a wherehouse tucked away somewhere, we’re here with our doors open everyday for you- so come in and say hello!
We always say that our gallery space, as nice as it is, is nothing without the great artists and art to fill it. Boy did Mary & The Venus Pixies fill the space. Art Guevara, Jack Martinez, and Steev Moreno make up the art group MVP. They took over our gallery space in september. Glad to have them over. The band El Robo entertained the crowd for a good minute. Black Flys crew was out in full force that night as well.
In celebration of the November Art Walk and Day of the Dead, GCS presented “Bringing Out The Dead II”. An art show that brought out different aspects of life and death and the beauty that comes from both. This was the second year that this theme was explored and it was just as impactful as the previous show. The roster included some artists that are familiar to the GCS audience as well as a few new names. It was non-stop crowds all evening long as the night coincided with the “Noche De Altares” street festival two blocks over.
NOV 9th, 2013 – Pomona, CA
The legendary visual artist Justin Bua, a.k.a. BUA paid the GCS Clothing Store a visit for a signing to coincide with the release of his new painting “The Boom Box”. A true amercian artist, Justin Bua has become one of the most recognizable artist in the world. He has been a part of countless artistic, academic and commercial endevours touching nearly every facet of the hip hop, music and art world. As described on his wiki page:
his work “is also heavily influenced by Ernie Barnes, the… creator of the “Sugar Shack” painting featured in the opening credits of the television sitcom Good Times (1974–1979) and Marvin Gaye’s album I Want You (1976). The style is recognized for elongated limbs that represent rhythmic movement.” It continues to describe BUA as “Currently, he teaches figure drawing at the University of Southern California, while continuing to be a leading innovator in both the fine and commercial art worlds. Bua’s energetic and vocal worldwide fan base ranges from former presidents, actors, musicians, professional athletes, and dancers, to street kids and art connoisseurs”.
Coming fully loaded with Prints, Reproductions and Posters of his work, this event was a great chance for some of his most hard core fans to purchase directly from the artist these charished items. Fans, art lovers, musicians, fellow artists and performers alike were on hand for the special appreance. They came in snatching up BUA pieces and snapping pictures as momentos of the night and in appreciation to what Bua’s art means to them.
We look forward to working again with BUA on future events and projects… look out for BUA to come to a GCS near you.
Another great performance by BAMBU, Kixxie Siete, and Artie MCcraft…. have fun on the road fellas…
NOV 2nd, 2013 brought to GCS Clothing Store and Art Gallery the second installment of “Bringing Out The Dead” art show. Our version of the celebration of life and what comes at the end of it. Not your typical day of the dead art show, our hand selected artists put thier own unique twist on the themes and emotions involved with this time of the season.
The roster of artists that contributed work goes as follows: EGADS, Tyoni Aragon, Jonathan Martinez, Mike Giant, Aseph, 3rdi, Steve Tipton, Dino Bowen, Kasey Mahoney, Ducky, Ana Gonzalez, Germizm, BENONE, Alicia Rojas, Alisa King, Charley Reynoso, Bigboy, Heidi Hernandez, Kenos One, Edward Velasquez, FRED ONE, KRAY, DAMET, VGML, Jess Johnson, Nick Macaulay, Trixie’s Pinatas, and Ed Gutter…
The show opened to huge crowds being that the November Art Walk coincided with the Noche de Altares street festival taking place a few blocks away. Judging by the reactions of the crowd, “Bringing Out The Dead” art show accomplished what it set out to do, to be a memoriable part of the day’s experience. Be on the lookout for next year’s art show – we hope it’ll keep growing in impact.