July 27th, 2019- We had the honor of hosting a solo art show for our long time friend KENOS ONE. This show included a few classic paintings from KENOS but the majority of the art were new works recently completed for this show. The featured piece was his ode to hip hop, an original painting, KENOS even had a chance to make limited edition tees for the show. Make sure to follow this guy, he has a lot more art to create.
Jan 5th, 2019- The first art walk of 2019 started off very well.. well, except for the water falling from the sky. But did that stop people from coming through.. no. Shout out to Ferin from BLACK OC for organizing the ‘block walk’ photographer/ videographer meet up here at GCS. They got Apollo Bebop and Allah’s Apprentice to come through and perform for the attendees. KENOS and BENG painted live during the event with good old MONATNA products … take a look.
Well, it’s been way too long but we’re finally posting the photo recap if the last Back To Basics Hip Hop Show at The Observatory Oct. 10th, 2015. With the amount of talent that festival pulls, its one of the best shows of the year. It’s too many photos for one post so we’re going to break it up a bit. Enjoy!
OCT 3rd, 2015- The Orange Crush’d Art Show came to The GCS Clothing Store and Art Gallery for the October Art Walk, 2015. XPLODE CBS curated this show that brought out most of the biggest hitters in OC graff. This was the biggest night at the new GCS Santa Ana location as hundreds of visitors, artists and art buyers and supporters came through to witness the show for themselves. Here is a photo run-down of the night. The show will hang until OCT 23rd, so come by and check it out while you can.
JULY 3rd, 2015- To commemorate the Independence holiday, we decided to throw an art show and in store to start the weekend off right. The 4th is the kind of holiday that no one wants to work and neither did we. We were very fortunate to get a great line up going for the night which featured the art work of Susie Cue and Tanya Rose. Music for the evening was provided by Os One, Vision and Mando the Dj a.k.a. G.I.A.N.T.S. Music, Okira Myth and Dulok Shaman of GRIZZLY STATE. Also, NAMEK and Josiah Deadflowers of Chamber Records. Backing up the whole night was DJ AB, Real and Deejay Great Daine. Live painting for the night done by Nick Macaulay a.k.a. NMAC and KENOS ONE. Enjoy some pictures from the night…. and as always, more to come.
April 12th, 2015. This wasn’t your typical lazy sunday afternoon at GCS santa ana. Today we had the honor of hosting Sick Jacken of The Psycho Realm and world famous artist Big Sleeps for an artist signing and exclusive product release. Chosen to be one of two locations for this release, the GCS customer base came out in full force to snatch up the new merch and say what up to the guys. Kenos One came through to do some psychos inspired body art to add to the ambiance. Our doors will always open to Jack and all The Psycho Realm family, we can’t wait to do this again soon.
April 4th, 2015. There it goes again. That time of the month that we look forward to and build up to. The first saturday art walk. The goal of this month’s show was to fill the gallery space to the brim with friends, recently made as well as the tried and tested. And it went off without a hitch. We had 3 music performances spaced out throughout the night, we had two artist painting live outside our doors and most of all, we had a great crowd of eager patrons and art fans come out and enjoy some of their night with us. Here is a photo re-cap of the show that will be in our gallery for the rest of the month, enjoy!
Nov 3rd, 2012. The November art walk was always one of the biggest art walks of the year. Coinciding with the “Noche De Altares” event on 4th st., it was a perfect choice to launch our day of the dead themed art show. GCS always enjoyed the challenge of curating a themed group art show. And this one was one of our favorites. We took a break from the theme this last november but look out for “Bringing Out The Dead” art show to return in ’15.
July 26th, 2014. Due to the GCS Clothing store Santa Ana moving, this art show was moved to the GCS in Pomona. Mark Funk curated his first art show which included visual artists as well as MC’s and DJ’s. GCS got to know Mark throughout the years as a good customer, he would always go out of his way to attend our various art shows and in store performances and eventually he became a great friend to the shop. We’ll be on the look out for more events planned by this Mark and his company BFLY. Art work by Mark Funk, JROZ, Jamie Johnson, Jonathan Martinez, Kenos One, 3rdi, Eddie Fowler, Jo A., Joseph Gutierrez a.k.a Sefjo, and Danny Boi. Music performances by Nikko LA, Konami Homi, Hanna, Enimal and DJ Soulone on the cuts.
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!
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.