March’s featured art show brought out Jacob Romeo’s “Heads Up” art show. Inspired by video game and movie characters, this show was Jabob’s MFA thesis art show. Tons of people came out that night to support and purchase these easy to love renditions of beloved characters. Closing reception will be held on March 29th where the artist boasts “Everything Must Go”. Let’s hope all these great pieces find a nice home.
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Everyone Loves Stickers
GCS clothing showing some neighborhood pride. Putting out a little something for the hometown heroes. Available in MENS tees, tanks and baseball tees and Womens Tanks… check our site for availability.
Prismatic Nov. 17th 2012
The “Prismatic” art show was put together to celebrate the launch of the new fashion blog GOLD REICH, created by the very talented Teresa Del Val. The mission was to put together a very impactful all female line up of visual as well as musical artists.
The night opened to a strong crowd that came out to see and hear all new works. Our eyes were treated by the works of Irene Garcia, Des Boobs, Aurora Lady and Teresa Del Val. And the ears were blessed with the tunes of DJ Lala, Germ Free, Gavlin and Topdime (Black Roses) and Ill Camile.
We hope to have the return of PRISMATIC sometime in 2014… stay tuned…
“Sexy Hangover” by Neko Burke
“Prismatic” Art Show
October 10, 2012 – Bambu came through and did some music off his new album “one rifle per family”.
Rey Resurrecction and Kixxie Siety also did a quick set as they warmed up for thier show later that night at the tiki bar.
“Bringing out the Dead” Art Show
Bambu (free in-store performance)
“The Glowing Wizard” Art Show in 3D feat. Black Light King
“Living Dangerously” Art Show-August 4, 2012
SKA “Skandalous” Art Show
One week after art walk, SKA came down with the “SKANDALOUS” art show. To say they came full force is an understatment. Thanks to everyone that came out that night. Curated by Ed Gutter. Live performance by JROZ.
Ink Bombers Art Show – June 2012
The Ink Bombers crew came out and set up their art show here for June’s art walk. Using a variety of styles and mediums including airbrush, acrylic and spray paint, the Ink Bombers made a very deep impression on the Downtown Santa Ana crowd. FUZE drinks was also on hand to give out a bunch of treats and their refreshing beverages to the crowd.
Thanks again to AR, Charlie, RASK, Izzy and the rest of the guys at Ink Bombers that made the show great. This was thier first time here but undoubtedly, this will not be thier last.
SKA presents “Skandalous” art show July 14th, 2012
This doesn’t happen every month but July brings two art shows to our gallery space. SKA crew’s “Skandalous” hits our space the week following July’s art walk. A night of new art work, live painting and a few tattoo expositions, this special event is hosted by NEER GUNN and ROTEN.
So come on down for the special event, they don’t happen everyday!
“Ink Bombers” Art Show
GCS Santa Ana presents “Ink Bombers”, a meet and greet art show on June 2, 2012 featuring new works by the Ink Bomber Crew. They will be here selling prints and giving away free stickers and drinks. Don’t miss out, event starts at 6:30pm and coincides with downtown Santa Ana’s first of the month art walk!!
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Decolonize O.C., May 5th, 2012
The May Art Show coincided with Downtown Santa Ana’s Annual Cinco De Mayo Street Fair and Carnival. Needless to say these civic events bring out bigger crowds than normal to the area.
Special thanks to DJ AB, our show this month entitled “Decolonize O.C.” was brought together by the musician Ras Ceylon. The night included an instore performance by Ras Ceylon, Lastman, Warbux, Hawk2, and A-Rush. Dj’s for the night were AB, Dawit Justice and June22. New art brought out by June22, Artemis Nolasco, Era and Earn. Earn also did a little double duty by painting live in our windows for all passerbys to witness.
GCS would like to thank CALIFAS ZULUS for coming out and making it a great night.
April 20 / April 21 Art Shows 2012
GCS Santa Ana is celebrating the 420 holiday the only way we know how… with art! This weekend brings us two art shows. On Friday April 20th, we will have a special 420 inspired art show in addition to an instore performance with Orko Eloheim (Global Floatations). This is a quick stike art show, open to our most irie cutomers and artists.
Saturday April 21st brings the show “Serenity Minds”. This is the second art show curated by Jonathan Martinez. Jonathan has been working here for the past year and has shown his art during several art shows held here in that time. This is a four person show featuring Irene Garcia, Zack Bowen, Jaw Ear and Jonathan Martinez. Jonathan’s first show has a huge success and this one promises to be even better.
So after the hoopla and razzle dazzle coming from the innumerable despensory promotions, come by, relax and enjoy the great art that will bless our gallery this fine April weekend.
“Steel Giants” @ GCS Pomona
Here is a photo re-cap of the first ever “Steel Giants” freight train inspired art show. Held at the mothership, the original GCS in Downtown Pomona. Look out for the next one coming soon in 2015.
Subterranean Heads 2
Thanks to Leo from Radio Futura for capturing a video of the opening art show “Subterranean Heads 2”!
Free In-Store Performance!
A Walk Through the Shop!
“Bad Habits” Art Show
“Against the Grain” Art Show
I Wuz Here! x GCS Santa Ana presents “Against the Grain” art show March 3, 2012. This art show will feature new works by Haste, Hex CBS, Adee, DCypher, Esel, and Defie. Show starts at 7pm!
January’s $50 and Under Art Show
Everyone knows that we are catching up on loose ends. This blog post takes us back to the 1st art show of the year. “$50 and Under Art Show” went down January 7th, 2012 and it was our first completely open art show. Open art show you say, what is that? We’ll it was the first time that we accepted art work sight unseen as long as it fulfilled certain criteria. 1) The piece had to be an original 2) The piece had to be ready to hang and 3) it had to be priced $50 and under. Simple enough. And the response was excellent. We had over 140 original pieces from veteran GCS artists as well as those neighborhood cats that hadn’t had a chance to get up on these walls. Judging from the response we got, a second $50 and under art show should be in the works soon. Maybe we’ll top 200 pieces.
Special thanks to DCaster/taco comics/ Dave Castro for doing a live painting session in the front windows and then raffling off the piece at the end of the night. As always, Moe Man and Big Wiz were on the one’s and two’s. Thanks also to everyone that came out to the show. Here are some pictures if some of the lucky art buyers that got to take some beauty home with them.
Subterranean Heads 2
February’s art walk brought us “Subterrenean Heads 2” art show. Curated with the help of 455er, this show brought out the likes of Mear One, Splat , YT, Jelly Bones, Biafra Art, Akil, Just195, Egads, ATGL Earl, Ebenholtz among others… This was the second part to the subterrenean heads series which focuses on street art and the creatures of the night. Talk about stickers, this show brought out the sticker lover in everyone. Highlights of the show included Mear One’s huge limited edition art prints, a spoken word performance by Mike the Poet, and some bay area newstands loaded with hard to find tags and stickers that made their way down here courtesy of Splat.
Special thanks to the artists and friends that brought out thier great art work for the show. And most of all, to the art fans and customers that made the night a great success. You know we doing this again!!!..