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When Art Rocked Panel Discussion and Reception at SFO

Have you been out to San Francisco International Airport yet to see “When Art Rocked: San Francisco Music Posters, 1966 – 1971“? Well, if the 162 posters and 100 or so postcards and handbills on display there are not enough to entice you, how about a free panel discussion and reception with some of the artists in the show? That’s what’s happening on Saturday February 21 at 3pm, when SFO will host an afternoon devoted to late-1960s rock posters at its Aviation Museum and Library, located in the International Terminal, just steps away from the “When Art Rocked” exhibition itself. The panel will feature artists Stanley Mouse, Victor Moscoso, Lee Conklin, and David Singer —”When Art Rocked” guest curator and TRPS vice-president Ben Marks will attempt to moderate. After the panel, visitors will be invited to hang around, sip and snack, and check out the exhibition.

Space is limited, and parking will be validated, so RSVP today! Simply send an email to curator@flysfo.com or call 650-821-6783.

For directions, visit www.flysfo.com

To learn more about the show, visit SFO Museum, or read the article Ben wrote on Levon Mosgofian, whose company, Tea Lautrec Litho, printed most of the posters for Bill Graham back in the day.

Moonalice's Super Psychedelic San Francisco Hippie Holiday Show
Moonalice is hosting a Super Psychedelic San Francisco Hippie Holiday Show featuring music by Moonalice and The Fall Risk on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at Slim’s. Posters fans will be particularly excited to know that anyone who brings a new, unwrapped toy will receive a free set of 16+ Moonalice posters. Moonalice is a band that takes rock poster art seriously, with a series totaling almost 800 posters! Check out MoonalicePosters.com for more information. This is a benefit for Toys For Tots and will also feature:

  • Psychedelic Santa
  • Dreamy Woodland Dessert Table
  • Stocking Stuffed with Treats
  • Surprises and More!

Tickets can be purchased online now, only $15. This is an all ages (Show 6+) -Doors: 7:00pm

 

Directions

Slim’s 333 11th St, San Francisco

Thank you to all the people who joined us on October 25, 2014 at the Hall of Flowers (San Francisco County Fair Building) in Golden Gate Park for our annual celebration The Festival of Rock Posters with some of the most talented artists around the country, and across the pond!

TRPS Festival of Rock Posters 2014 poster by Lauren YurkovichThis year was our best yet, with a record number of visitors thanks to your participation! Thank you for coming out and supporting the arts.

We hope you enjoy these pictures taken at the event by Loretta Baraona.

Dates for the 2015 Hall of Flowers will (hopefully) be announced soon! Watch this space for details or join our mailing list to stay in the loop. (sign up at the sidebar)

If you have any feedback or comments about this year’s event, please send them to us using our contact page. Thank you!

When Art Rocked: San Francisco Music Posters

When Art Rocked:

San Francisco Music Posters 1966–1971

International Terminal
Departures – Level 3 – Pre-Security
September 2014 – March 2015

From 1966 to 1971, an unprecedented quantity of extraordinary graphic art was produced in the San Francisco Bay Area. This resulted from the demand for posters, handbills, and flyers advertising rock concerts in San Francisco. The two main patrons of this proliferation of posters were Bill Graham – who promoted concerts at the Fillmore and Chet Helms, leader of an organization called the Family Dog, which produced concerts at the Avalon Ballroom.

Big Five SF Poster Artists, 1967Poster artists were often inspired by Art Nouveau masters such as Alphonse Mucha whose blocky lettering was made psychedelic by Wes Wilson. Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse were further drawn to advertising art and appropriated images. Mouse and a Southern California artist named Rick Griffin were also infatuated with the artwork that grew out of hot-rod car culture. Victor Moscoso, on the other hand, created posters that nearly vibrated before the viewer’s eyes.

This exhibition features over 150 posters created by these five artists along with many lesser-known artists who designed posters for shows at the Fillmore and Avalon featuring bands such as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and the Thirteenth Floor Elevators.

Guest curator Ben Marks is the Senior Editor of CollectorsWeekly.com and the Vice-President of The Rock Poster Society, whose members kindly loaned all of the posters, postcards, handbills, tickets, and other ephemera for this exhibition.

View the exhibition online.

When Art Rocked is located pre-security in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby, San Francisco International Airport. The exhibition is on view to all Airport visitors from September 29, 2014, to March 22, 2015. There is no charge to view the exhibition.

About SFO Museum

SFO Museum was established by the Airport Commission in 1980 for the purposes of humanizing the Airport environment, providing visibility for the unique cultural life of San Francisco, and providing educational services for the traveling public. The Museum was granted initial accreditation from the American Association of Museums in 1999, reaccredited in 2005, and has the distinction of being the only accredited museum in an airport. Today, SFO Museum features twenty-five galleries throughout the Airport terminals displaying a rotating schedule of art, history, science, and cultural exhibitions, as well as the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, a permanent collection dedicated to the history of commercial aviation. To browse current and past exhibitions, research our collection, or for more information, please visit www.flysfo.com/museum.

When Art Rocked: San Francisco Music Posters

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