Wednesday, July 29, 2009

MOCA Hosts LAB Gallery Exhibitions

-Summer-Long Event Features Works of Local Artists-

Jacksonville, Fla.— The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA), will host the LAB Gallery, a summer-long event to promote emerging contemporary artists within the Jacksonville community. The gallery gives local artists a chance to promote and sell their works in a high visibility downtown setting in the Museum.

The LAB Gallery cycle consists of five exhibitions. The first opening took place on June 11. Upcoming exhibitions run from July 2 to August 13. The exhibition openings will take place on Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the 1st floor of MOCA.

MOCA will then continue to display the artwork for a two-week period. The opening exhibit schedule is as follows:

* July 2 – Tiffany Manning and Moises Ramos
* July 16 – Caterina Lionti and Russ Wilson
* July 30 – Trinity Baker and Casey Matthews
* Aug 13 – Mary Atwood, Christopher Cahill, and Ashleigh Hunter

“MOCA is happy to present the LAB Gallery as part of our continued effort to add opportunities in support of our local artistic community,” said Ben Thompson, MOCA Associate Director. “As a contemporary art museum, we believe a thriving community requires a vibrant local art scene. We are proud to be a part of the effort to put Jacksonville on the map as a cultural destination.”

For additional information about the LAB Gallery, contact Ben Thompson, Associate Curator and Registrar at or Christianna White, LAB Gallery Manager at .

About MOCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a non-profit, visual arts educational institution, is a cultural resource of the University of North Florida and serves the community through exhibitions, collections, educational programs, outreach and publications designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis on works created after 1960. One of the largest institutions of its kind in the Southeast, MOCA Jacksonville is funded in part by the University of North Florida; the City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and through the generous support of our members. For more information about MOCA including programs, hours and ticket pricing, please visit on-line at or call (904) 366-6911

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lebowski Fest: West Coast Tour



Mark it 8, Dude. Over 2,000 Achievers made the pilgrimage to Louisville's 8th Annual Lebowski Fest this past weekend with comedy by Rob Riggle (Daily Show, The Hangover) and music by Black Diamond Heavies. (Full recap below)

Lebowski Fest 2009 is takin' ‘er easy for sinners all over America, starting with the West Coast. The Speed of Sound Tour Bus starts in Seattle on Monday, July 20th, with a very special event. Jeff ‘The Dude' Dowd – the inspiration for the main character in the Coen Brothers' classic, and member of the real-life ‘Seattle Seven' (it was him and six other guys) – will be honored in a homecoming ceremony at the Lebowski Fest Seattle Movie Party at Fremont Outdoor Cinema, in conjunction with The Fremont Arts Council and Fremont Chamber of Commerce. He will receive the first ever “Fremont Keys to the Universe”: recognizing outstanding example in the creation of a compelling urban mythology and enduring character that epitomizes Fremont's larger than life spirit and upholds its motto: 'Delibertus Quirkus: Freedom to be Peculiar.'

Lord, you can imagine where it goes from there. The Speed of Sound Tour rolls on through Portland, the Bay Area, and San Diego, featuring musical performances by Har Mar Superstar. Har Mar is currently working on his dance quintet and will be re-enacting the Landlord's interpretive dance. Come September, Lebowski Fest picks up where it left off in Denver and cruises on through all the way to the East Coast, and finally comes to rest in Austin, TX in October.

West Coast Tour Dates
Fri/July 10 || Executive Lawn (ft. The Daily Show's Rob Riggle) – Movie Party || Louisville, KY
Sat/July 11 || Executive Strike and Spare – Garden Party, Bowling Party || Louisville, KY

Mon/July 20 || Fremont Outdoor Movies – Movie Party** || Seattle, WA
Tue/July 21 || Acme Lanes – Bowling Party || Seattle, WA
Wed/July 22 || Aladdin Theater – Movie Party** || Portland, OR
Thu/July 23 || Hollywood Bowl – Bowling Party|| Portland, OR
Fri/July 24 || Classic Bowling Center – Bowling Party || San Francisco, CA
Sat/July 25 || Fox Theater – Movie Party** || Oakland, CA
Sun/July 26 || House of Blues – Movie Party** || San Diego, CA
Mon/July 27 || Kearny Mesa Bowl – Bowling Party|| San Diego, CA
**Ft. Har Mar Superstar

East Coast Tour Dates (Tickets on sale Friday)
Tue/Sep 8 || Ogden Theatre – Movie Party || Denver, CO
Wed/Sep 9 || Bowl-ero – Bowling Party || Denver, CO
Fri/Sep 11 || First Ave – Movie Party || Minneapolis, MN
Sat/Sep 12 || Memory Lanes – Bowling Party || Minneapolis, MN
Sun/Sep 13 || Portage Theater – Movie Party || Chicago, IL
Mon/Sep 14 || Diversey-River Bowl – Bowling Party || Chicago, IL
Tue/Sep 15 || Diversey-River Bowl – Bowling Party || Chicago, IL
Thu/Sep 17 || Phoenix Theatre – Movie Party || Toronto, ON
Fri /Sep 18 || Playtime Bowl – Bowling Party || Toronto, ON
Sat/Sep 19 || House of Blues – Movie Party || Boston, MA
Sun/Sep 20 || Kings – Bowling Party || Boston, MA
Tue/Sep 22 || Terminal 5 – Movie Party || New York, NY
Wed/Sep 23 || Lucky Strike – Bowling Party || New York, NY
Thu/Sep 24 || Brooklyn Bowl – Bowling Party || Brooklyn, NY (tix on sale June 1st)
Fri/Sep 25 || Electric Factory – Movie Party || Philadelphia, PA
Sat/Sep 26 || North Bowl – Bowling Party || Philadelphia, PA
Mon/Sep 28 || 9:30 Club – Movie Party || Washington, DC
Tue/Sep 29 || Strike Bethesda – Bowling Party || Bethesda, MD
Fri/Oct 9 || Stubb's – Movie Party || Austin, TX
Sat/Oct 10 || Highland Lanes – Bowling Party || Austin, TX

More info at

Friday, July 17, 2009

Trouble Presents You Are Here: A Maze. An Installation and Performance Festival

When: Saturday, July 25th 4pm - 4am
Where: Death By Stereo, 49 South 2nd Street Brooklyn, NY
Who: Ninjasonik + Aa + Nine 11 Thesaurus + Knife Hyts + Vaz + Mystery of Two + North Highlands +Sam Mickens Sings & Plays Shaolin Soul + Regattas (Sam Hillmer of Zs) + Dave Longstreth (of Dirty Projectors) + Charlie Looker (of Extra Life) + Unicornicopia + John Fell Ryan (of Excepter) + Chuck Bettis + Mega Calderos DJs: Marty McSorley (of WFMU) + Lord Easy + Rich Zerbo (of The Social Registry) Xtras: Delicious Beverages + Dome Theater + WorldDanceAround
Price: $12

You Are Here: A Maze is a performance festival in a sculptural maze taking place at Williamsburg's Death By Audio from September 10 - October 2, 2009.

This 12-hour event on Saturday July 25 from 4pm - 4am also at Death By Audio will help make You Are Here: A Maze possible. Spend $12 for 12 hours with bands like Ninjasonik, Aa, and Nine 11 Thesaurus; special solo performances by members of Dirty Projectors, Zs, Extra Life, and Excepter; DJ sets, projections, guerilla theater, B-girl dancers, and delicious beverages served up by the ladies of Delicious Beverages!

Emphasizing the sprawling and interconnected nature of New York's underground, a trip through the maze offers a peak inside NYC's diy art/music scene. A meditation on passage and desire, You Are Here engulfs the space and presents beckoning inhabitants, dead ends, and uplifting epitaphs. Medium and genre vary and overlapping and simultaneous performances are frequent, each performer establishing a different corner or dead end as his or hers. You Are Here was first presented in 2007 by Trouble (Sam Hillmer and Laura Paris) at Chashama's Visual Arts Space.

Trouble is devoted to creating extreme environments that have no exterior, public art both condoned and illegal, and other kinds of visual/sound art intended to be used for some purpose. Their work is about community, spirituality, politics, craft, and beauty. Outreach is a part of all of Trouble's projects, as is what they call “in-reach”: designing events that strengthen the ties within the DIY art community and the art world as a whole.

You Are Here Schedule:
4:00pm - doors/delicous beverages/dj lord easy
4:30pm - DJ set by dave longstreth - back
5:15pm - charlie looker - front
6:00pm - natalie unicornicopia - back
6:45pm - chuck bettis - front
7:15pm - mega calderos - back
8:00pm - john fell ryan - front (switch to dj marty mcsorely)
8:45pm - dometheater - btwn
9:30pm - north highlands - back
10:15pm - mystery of two - front
11:00pm - vaz - back
11:45pm - knife hyts II - front (switch to dj rich zerbo/social registry)
12:45pm - worldancearound - ninjasonik - btwn/front
1:45pm - nine 11 thesaurus - back
2:15pm - sam mickens - front
2:45pm - Aa - back
3:30pm - regattas - front

For more information, visit:

Broken Lizard Live

Broken Lizard Live
Featuring the Stars and Creators of ‘Supertroopers,’ ‘Beerfest,’ and ‘Club Dread’
Live at the Royal Oak Music Theatre
Saturday, October 24

AEG Live Presents Broken Lizard Live, the comedy troop behind the hit movies Supertroopers, Beerfest, and Club Dread. The show will arrive at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on October 24. Tickets go on sale Thursday, July 16 at 10am.

The five members of Broken Lizard will present stand-up comedy and sketches including characters from their previous films, improv, and original films. The group will also include a Q & A session with the audience, where they will discuss their experiences creating and filming their movies, including the upcoming The Slammin’ Salmon, which revolves around a restaurant owner trying to raise money to pay off a mob debt.

Broken Lizard will arrive at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Saturday, October 24th. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, July 16th at 10am and are $29.50 in advance and $32 at the doors. Doors are at 7 PM and all ages are welcome. Tickets can be purchased at the Royal Oak Music Theatre box office,, all outlets, or charge by phone at 800.919.6272.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Whitewall Magazine Digital Launch

Whitewall Magazine Now Online-- an ongoing, regularly updated extension to the prestigious, quarterly print magazine containing exclusive content, extended interviews, and expert advice for readers and collectors.

This summer Whitewall Magazine will feature exclusive, in-depth interviews with four internationally acclaimed visionaries. Extended coverage and content will be available for our readers on Whitewall's website ( starting June 22nd.

In their first interview in two years, Daft Punk candidly discusses mixing high and low-brow culture with performance and music, David Lynch talks diamonds, domes, and dreams, Terence Koh gets resurrected, and superstar collector, Francois Pinault gives a rare insight into one of the largest art collections in the world, not to mention a recently purchased and restored Seventeenth Century Venetian landmark for him to store it all in. All coming this summer in Whitewall Magazine and Whitewall Online.

For extended interviews, news and exclusive content from contemporary art and luxury living experts - go to -

Whitewall Magazine and Whitewall Online aim to reveal the personalities behind the creators that shape the art world today, inspiring a new generation of art collectors. Until now, Whitewall has been a quarterly collector's piece found in various high end hotel suites, international bookstores, jets, design boutiques, private clubs and by subscribing to their exclusive mailing list. Whitewall is the answer to the growing demand for an accessible and well respected platform that merges the disciplines of art, architecture, design, and lifestyle all in one place.

With the launching of Whitewall's online version, we're proud to reveal a one stop source, celebrating the interplay of influences and culture across the spectrum of visual creativity in popular culture today.

Online, you will find exclusive content aimed at helping today's collectors master the art of collecting and navigate the opaque art world. Through experts in the auction market, emerging international markets, advisory, art law, photography, and other arenas Whitewall will filter and dissect today's news and market trends.