Grand Street Arts, Serving It Up

The Grand Street Community Arts collective will be hosting The People’s MIC & B Boy B Girl BBQ this Sunday, October 16th at 3:30pm. This event is fam-friendly and will be providing free art supplies, and free silk-screening (bring your own blank shirt, flag, bag, etc, and you will get to be a part of the process). A donation is asked, but not required. The money pooled helps pay for the event’s food and art supplies.


Make moves! work by MC3 and Philip Pascuzzo, photo by Andrew

This gathering, complete with local, free music by DJ Trumaster, DJ OFI, DJ Lofi Lobo and MC Oddy Gatto, with live art by Existing Artists, Max Dunn, Radical and more. If you are interested in doing wheat-pasting or live art feel free to contact Michael Conlin for more information on getting involved.

KAB + BSA link up for Living Walls: Albany

Simply put – this past week has been history in the making. The Living Walls: Albany project has unfolded in all its underground glory and its been fun as hell playing street art scavenger hunt tracking down the art and hanging out with the artists. This weekend is the official kick-off of the Living Walls in Albany and you can peep our event post for specifics. Get out there and check out what is going on in your city.

Below is round-up of coverage for Brooklyn Street Art from Andrew, myself, MC3, Bob Anderson, Ken Jacobie and Frank Whitney.

“LIVING WALLS: ALBANY” BEGINS! GAIA, NANOOK AND A ROCKEFELLER

CHRIS STAIN IN CHURCH, MUSEUM : 9/11 MURAL WITH “LIVING WALLS: ALBANY”

CLOWN SOLDIER, WING, SHIN SHIN, NOHJCOLEY, N’DA AT “LIVING WALLS: ALBANY”

OVERUNDER AND BROKEN CROW AT “LIVING WALLS: ALBANY”

STREET ARTIST ROA AND A DEAD SQUIRREL FOR LIVING WALLS: ALBANY

The old world Freak Show comes alive

The popularity of freak shows in the mid 19th to mid 20th century were often associated with circuses and carnivals.  See top 10 human sideshow freaks here.


Photo by Ken Jacobie

To compliment C. RYDER COOLEY’S XMALIA, which hit Proctor’s main stage this past Friday, was a display of the 1910 era side show/freakshow.  Samson and the Marketplace Gallery along with Meghan Van Alstyne were the orchestrators of this fanciful event.  The show exhibited freaks of nature such as the bearded lady, horned lady, wolf boy and lobster girl.  I was very lucky to be apart of this event.

 So this is how it went: As horns were being placed on my head, my duty was to maintain a semblance of seduction during the performance. To captivate people as they walked by. So, I did my dance among my colleague freaks.  The recreation of physically unusual humans brought delight rather than shock and awe; although this was to be expected, as the mediasphere has done a good job of desensitization. But who knew that a girl with horns would get so many responses such as “that’s hot” from both men and women. I honestly think dancing next to the captivating bearded lady stroking her beard helped.

The art of seduction was exhausting.  After the event I promptly went home with every intention of getting ready to go out again and instead fell asleep with the costume make-up caked on.  

Quality events for this weekend vol 9

Friday 6/24

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival, passes avail per weekend or day. [fbook]

Nadia Trinkala Art Show in conjunction with Troy Night Out, 5p, free. [kab]

TNO Afterparty at Daisy Bakers, 9:30pm, free [fbook]

Breakfast in Fur & Matt Durfee. The Daily Grind in Troy, 8p, free. [fbook]

Some Girl’s TRUE Night Out, DJ Trumastr. Some Girls Boutique, 5p, free. [fbook]

Expire, Minus, Soul Search, Twitching Tongues. Valentines, 8p, $8. [fbook]

Saturday 6/25

Albany All Stars (B) v. North County Lumber Jills. Washington Ave Armory, 6p, $12. [fbook]

Severe Severe CD Release w/ Meadower. HRCH, 9p, suggested donation. [fbook]

Leftover Crack w/ Toxic Holocaust, Israfel, Hijinx, Black Tie Operation. Northern Lights, 6:30p, $15. [fbook]

Beyond Fossil Fuel: NY Against Fracking, 12p rally. [fbook]

Don’t see your event here? Submit it!

Nadia Trinkala Art Show

Nadia Trinkala was an area artist who not only was revered as one of the best artists, but also as one of the best people, in the Capital Area. To help celebrate her life and art, there is an art show being hosted at the Fultron Street Gallery in Troy, on what would have been her 45th birthday, Friday June 24th at 5pm (this coincides with TNO).

For more details about the event and Nadia, head over to trinkolina.com