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Classic Favorites and New Surprises by Winston Smith
Reception: Friday, May 6
Free and open to the public.
Show dates: May 6 through June 24, 2016
Wednesday through Friday 1-6 pm; Saturday 12-6 pm
80 Fresno St, SF
Mule Design is now headquartered in the space formerly known as the Emerald Tablet. Mule is a smart design company staffed by cool, community-minded people.
Currently Mule Gallery exhibits rotate every two months.
In May, in conjuction with North Beach First Fridays, Winston will be opening a solo show featuring his unique “hand carved” imagery. Come say hi to the new tenants of one of the oddest and most interesting spaces in North Beach!
More info: here (scroll)
Opening Reception Thursday, January 28
THE ART and ARTISTS of GIGANTIC BREWING COMPANY #2
Ben Walker <Catch 23>
Buzz Parker <End of Reason>
Cole Gerst <The Future Is Now>
J Shea <Volta>
Jay Howell <Axes of Evil>
Jon Macnair <Kiss the Goat>
Martin Ontiveros <Black Friday>
Michael Wertz <Sun Never Sets>
Robert Bowen <Saboteur>
Rob Reger <Geezers Need Excitement>
Skinner <Slip Into Darkness>
Winston Smith <Time Traveler Porter>
[Winston will be in attendance].
FIG & THISTLE
313 Ivy St.
San Francisco, CA
Opening Reception: January 28 7-10 PM
On View: Jan 28 – Feb 4
June 6th – Dr. John Scholarship Benefit Concert at the Intimate Coventry Grove in Kensington, CA
Welcome to Camp Winnarainbow’s 40th Anniversary Year!
Sessions A & B are full. Limited space still available in Sessions C, D & E.
Ready for the TIME OF YOUR LIFE?
Share our 40th year with us!
Stilts, trapeze, drama, juggling, unicycle, martial arts, swimming, singing, dancing, hot cocoa, the labyrinth, hanging out and much, much more!
Choose Camp Winnarainbow this summer and explore nature, enhance your creativity, begin lifelong friendships, and have BIG FUN. For over 35 years, kids (and adults) have run away to join our circus in the rolling foothills of beautiful Mendocino County in Northern California. Drawing from our knowledge of circus and performing arts, our well trained staff teaches timing, balance and as our founder Wavy Gravy says,
“Survival in the 21st century
or how to duck with a sense of humor.”
Be sure to take a look at our photos.
Paper Cuts Collage Exhibition
Opening Reception Friday, February 13 6pm-9pm
Exhibiting thru April 4th 2015
Redux Studios & Gallery
2315 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda CA
Winston Smith • Jesse Treece • Hope Kroll • Bill Zindel • Adrian Velazco
Justin Angelos • Michael Tunk • Eric Case • John Hundt • Tres Roemer
David Delruelle • Katie McCann • Zach Collins • Frank Morison
Refreshments + Open Studios
Redux Studios & Gallery is Open Daily 11am-6:30pm
Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, The Early Years
Author: Alex Ogg • Illustrations by Winston Smith • Photographs by Ruby Ray
Publisher: PM Press
Published: June 2014
Size: 9 x 6
Page Count: 224
Dead Kennedys routinely top both critic and fan polls as the greatest punk band of their generation. Their debut full-length, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, in particular, is regularly voted among the top albums in the genre. Fresh Fruit offered a perfect hybrid of humor and polemic strapped to a musical chassis that was as tetchy and inventive as Jello Biafra’s withering broadsides. Those lyrics, cruel in their precision, were revelatory. But it wouldn’t have worked if the underlying sonics were not such an uproarious rush, the paraffin to Biafra’s naked flame.
Dead Kennedys’ continuing influence is an extraordinary achievement for a band that had practically zero radio play and only released records on independent labels. They not only existed outside of the mainstream but were, as V. Vale of Search and Destroy noted, the first band of their stature to turn on and attack the music industry itself. The DKs set so much in motion. They were integral to the formulation of an alternative network that allowed bands on the first rung of the ladder to tour outside of their own backyard. They were instrumental in supporting the concept of all-ages shows and spurned the advances of corporate rock promoters and industry lapdogs. They legitimized the notion of an American punk band touring internationally while disseminating the true horror of their native country’s foreign policies, effectively serving as anti-ambassadors on their travels.
The book uses dozens of first-hand interviews, photos, and original artwork to offer a new perspective on a group who would become mired in controversy almost from the get-go. It applauds the band’s key role in transforming punk rhetoric, both polemical and musical, into something genuinely threatening—and enormously funny. The author offers context in terms of both the global and local trajectory of punk and, while not flinching from the wildly differing takes individual band members have on the evolution of the band, attempts to be celebratory—if not uncritical.
“We have a sense of humor and we’re not afraid to use it in a vicious way if we have to. In some ways, we’re cultural terrorists, using music instead of guns.“
—Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys
“It was obvious that the DKs weren’t just another band that was gonna come and go. They were something special. Biafra was an absolute talent. And he had a band behind him that were tight and good.“
—Howie Klein, concert promoter, disc jockey, and record label executive
“One day, this kid from my social studies class brought in a cassette tape of The Dead Kennedys’ Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables and I listened to it and my life was changed completely.“
—Adam Gierasch, film director
“One of my favorite rock ’n’ roll memories is of an after-party during the DKs’ first visit to Seattle. Recognize that bands like this for me—these actual guys being at a party in the same house that I was in—was like being in the presence of Led Zeppelin or Kiss.“
—Duff McKagan of Guns ’n’ Roses
“My education was punk rock—what the Dead Kennedys said . . . It was attacking America, but it was American at the same time.“
—Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day