Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick Is Selling Art to Help Legalize Pot

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Grace Slick
Will someone please give Grace Slick a light?

And for today's Most Typically San Francisco news item, we bring you this: No, it's not a new ban on kittens. Rather, Grace Slick, singer of the famous '60s S.F. psych-rock band Jefferson Airplane, is selling new artwork tomorrow night to aid the effort to legalize marijuana.

Oh, and Slick's name for the series of art she's unveiling? It is -- we kid you not -- the 420 Collection.

Said collection includes paintings and prints made specifically for the exhibition, which will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 tomorrow night at SOMA pot dispensary Sparc. A portion of each sale will go to benefit the Marijuana Policy Project, a nonprofit that advocates for legalization of marijuana for adults. And even though the exhibit is at a pot gallery, non-medical-marijuana patients can attend -- if they RSVPto LRobinson@MPP.Org.

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THE ARTWORK OF GRACE SLICK ( Jefferson Airplane) NOV.6th Sunday 3-9pm   Leave a commentFeaturing the Artwork of Grace Slick( Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship)& Poetry By Ava Bird Book Release 3-6PM with live musicPlease note; This is a ONE DAY event & Grace Slick will NOT attend this event

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510-472-3170Grace Wing Slick was born on October 30, 1939, in Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, IL. Her father was an investment banker, and her mother was a singer. The Family moved to Southern California in the mid 40’s, and finally settled in Palo Alto, Ca. where Grace grew up.Grace stayed in the Bay Area until she left to attend Finch College in New England, She later attended the university of Miami and studied art before returning to SF shortly before she joined the Great Society in 1965.Shortly thereafter she and some of the members of Great Society including Darby Slick, the brother of her future husband, Jerry Slick, formed the Jefferson Airplane and recorded the songs White Rabbit and Somebody to love. Through the next 25 years Grace participated in several incarnations of the band including The Jefferson Starship, Starship and several solo albums with Paul Kantner.Grace retired from Rock and Roll in 1989 and began a new career in the visual arts in the mid 90’s. Her first show was in Ft Lauderdale Fl, in 2000. Since then she has had over 100 exhibits and is represented by some of the best Galleries in the US and Europe.Grace now lives in Malibu, CA. and paints every day.Welcome to the visual Concert of Grace Slick’s artworkGrace’s art communicates the same type of high energy of that in her music of the late ‘60s. Raw and energetic would be a good description for some of her works while detailed and warm would describe others. The portraits of her rock contemporaries contain a certain mystique that comes from Grace’s personal relationship with these people. Her nudes are somewhat minimal pieces that suggest the Japanese sumi ink style of painting that is so difficult to master. Her animals contain all the love and good feelings that she has for all animals. The Wonderland pieces are a visual version of the song White Rabbit. The originals for this series are done on scratchboard to give them the intense detail.“As far as I can determine at this point, creation is taking place constantly and my life is a result of and pursuit of that process. Sometimes the form is music; sometimes it is giving birth to another human being, or maybe just sitting and appreciating a sunset. Simply watching beauty helps it “exist”.At this time in my evolution, painting is the way “it” wants to take shape. I create with the help of that massive system of energy that permeates everything and allows it to be distributed for free. As a conduit, I am occasionally quite clear – but as a beginner, the results can be technically raw.When I am in the process of painting “ I “ am gone – to a place that relieves me of trivia and encourages the expression of a more vibrant existence. It (painting) is a still form. Unlike film, the movement has to be implied on the canvas and translated to you by way of a mutual and basic recognition.When I see a work of art that raises my own level of appreciation, it becomes propulsion that, in turn, moves me into the creative continuum. By receiving my work you complete the celebration”Grace Slick 2001

Posted October 24, 2011 by ART HOUSE GALLERY in Uncategorized

CHELLE! and Friends, commemorates the music of Mardi Gras SAT. OCT. 29th   Leave a comment

 

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“Chelle has put together a dream team of accomplished performers. This group completely rocks!”

Russ Jennings, Common Soul Productions

CHELLE! and Friends, commemorates the music of Mardi Gras, New Orleans, and celebrates it’s Creole people and their remarkable music. Michelle Jacques was born in New Orleans. She began this journey to find out what it means to be Creole, to understand her culture, her language and her history and after the devastation of Katrina in 2005, her mission has evolved into her determination to keep the history and the music of New Orleans alive. Michelle has been awarded the 2008 City of Oakland, Individual Artist grant to make this dream come alive.

From the joyous mix of Spirituals, the pulsating rhythms of the Wild Magnolias’ HERC JOLLY JOHN, and Irma Thomas’ YOU CAN HAVE MY HUSBAND, to Nina Simone’s ode to peace “COME YE”, CHELLE! And Friends will take you on a musical and historically rich roller coaster ride that you won’t soon forget! 

CHELLE! and Friends is made up of some of the most distinguished and accomplished musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area.

CHELLE! And Friends perform music that is vibrant and alive with the driving voices of artistic director and founder New Orleans native MICHELLE JACQUES, RHONDA CRANE, JAY LAMONT and BRYAN DYER, DONNA VISCUSO AND KEN “SNAKEBITE” JACOBS on woodwinds, SAM BEVAN on bass and BOB SCOTT  on drums.

With drums, percussion, bass, horns and powerful voices, CHELLE! And Friends delivers a musically rich performance of Jazz, R&B, world music and Spirituals, that transcends ethnic boundaries, uplifts, brings news, protests, motivates and honors our richness and diversity.

Posted October 23, 2011 by ART HOUSE GALLERY in Uncategorized

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Great for you Grace......Booze is more of a killer then weed........Bravo

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