Juxtapoz // Monday, October 15, 2007
Sparks' IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT Art Tour with David Choe, Saber and Retna kicks off today (Monday, October 15th) in Baltimore, Maryland. The daytime event is at Chaos Boutique (824 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD) from 3pm to 8 pm. Tonight, the boys hit Sonar (407 East Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD) from 10pm until closing time. The next stop is in Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 17th. For the full detailed schedule, click here.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 08, 2007
The East Coast dates and details for Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT Art Tour with Juxtapoz cover boys David Choe and Saber and special guests have arrived. This is the updated information as of Monday, October 8th. Baltimore, MD-October 15th(Monday) Day event-Chaos Boutique 3 to 8 pm Address: 824 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202 Night event-Sonar-10 pm to close Address: 407 East Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD Philadelphia, PA-October 17th(Wednesday) Day event-Agent Aloha-3 to 8 pm Address: 506 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 Night event-Khyber Pass Pub 9pm to close Address:56 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 D.J.'S: D.J. Andrew Wright & D.J. Ian St. Laurent Day event on 10/18-Thursday Exit-2 to 6pm Address: 440 E .Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125 Montclair, NJ-October 19th(Friday) Day event-Division East-3 to 8 pm Address: 460 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042 Night event-Diva Lounge-10 pm to close Address: 369 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042 D.J.'S: DJ Quest, DJ 187 and DJ Big Steve New York, NY-October 20th(Saturday) Day event-Closet 93-3 to 7pm Address: 93 Cooper Street, New York, NY 10034 Night event-Orchard Bar-9 pm to close Address: 200 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 Brooklyn, NY-October 21st(Sunday) Day event-Lawanna's-3 to 8pm Address: 196 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 Night event-Sputnik Bar-9 pm to close Address: 262 Taaffe Place, Brooklyn, NY 11205 New Haven, CT-October-23rd(Tuesday) Day event-Channel 1-4 to 8pm Address: 220 State St., New Haven, CT 06511 Night event-Cafe Nine-9 pm to 1 am Address: 250 State St., New haven, CT 06511 D.J.'S: Blitz the Ambassador, Lo' & Behold, and DJ Lokash Burlington, VT-October-25th(Thursday) Day event-Maven-3 to 8pm Address: 151 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05401 Night event-Metronome-10 to 2am Address: 188 Main St. Burlington, VT 05401 D.J.'S: Jahson(Solomonic Sound), Chancellor, Big Dog, Russell Boston, MA-October-27th(Saturday) Day event-Under Ground Hip Hop-3 to 8pm Address: 234 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115 Night event-Good Life Bar-9 to 2 am Address: 28 Kingston St., Boston, MA 02115 D.J.'S: 7LES(7L + Esoteric & Bladerunner(7L +Beyonder) See also www.sparks.com and www.upperplayground.com.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 24, 2007
"Percival" by Lola, is available through Baby Tattooville A 12th artist has been added to the roster of the upcoming Baby Tattooville artist meet-n-greet retreat. Los Angeles-based painter, Lola, joins the all-star cast of Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Luke Chueh, Gris Grimly, James Jean, Frank Kozik, Tara McPherson, Ragnar, (1019), Jeff Soto, and Amanda Vissell for a weekend of workshops, seminars, socials and lots of exclusive art goodies (prints, toys, and originals!) at the truly fabulous Mission Inn in Riverside, California. There are just a few tickets left for this marathon of art world immersion which starts Friday, October 5th and wraps up on Sunday, October 7th. Details and tickets are online here, www.babytattooville.com.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 24, 2007
The West Coast portion of the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXTIGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour concluded on Friday, September 21st with two successful events. The daytime event was held at Seattle skate shop, 35th North. Artists Dave Choe, Saber and N8 Van Dyke were there to meet fans, do some signing, and - of course - to paint. The final event was held in the evening at the Lo_Fi Performance Gallery where a good crowd gathered to watch the artists do their thing. The tour is scheduled to pick up again in October with two weeks of East Coast dates so check back soon for dates and locations. Click to see photos and video from the final stop on the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour in Seattle with guest artist N8 Van Dyke.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 22, 2007
While in Portland for the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour, Dave Choe and Saber stopped by the offices of Wieden + Kennedy for an impromptu painting session. Dave Choe has worked with the reputable ad agency in the past and they were kind enough to pick up a drum kit for him to use on his visit. The artists are making their way to Seattle for the last stop on the West Coast portion of the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour. After that, they can look forward to a few weeks off before the East Coast leg of the tour, which starts in mid-October. Check back soon for dates and locations! Click to see video and more photos from this stop.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2007
After a two-day hiatus that consisted of driving and the purchase of ninja stars at an army surplus store, the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour resumed in Portland with Saber and Dave Choe doing a live installation at the Upper Playground on NW 5th Ave. The evening event which was held at the Rotture bar on NE 3rd and featured another live painting by the artists and a DJ set by DJ P. This marks the next-to-last stop on the West Coast leg of the tour with a final stop in Seattle, WA. Click to see photos and video from the Portland event and details on the final stop (today!) on the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2007
Our pal in Stumptown, Arian Stevens, got his own set of really nice photos from the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour stop in Portland, OR. They're online here, greenwoodimages.blogspot.com.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 20, 2007
Day 11 was another travel day for the artists and crew of the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour. As the tour made its way to Portland (AKA, Stumptown) they decided to make a pit stop at a skate park where Saber and Dave Choe kicked back while tour photographer, Jon Dragonette, had a quick skate session. Once in Portland, the crew checked out an army surplus store that provided hours of entertainment. Their next, and final, stop on the West Coast leg of the tour will have artist, N8 Van Dyke, re-joining them in Seattle, WA. The day event starts at 3pm at 35th North at 1100 East Pike Street. The nighttime event will be held at Lo_Fi Performance Gallery located at 429 Eastlake Ave. E and will feature DJs Hideki and Kamui. Click to see recent photos, video and details on the final stop on the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Day 10 of the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour has Saber and Dave Choe traveling through the Pacific Northwest on their way to Portland, OR. The downtime gives the artists a chance to work out sketches for upcoming pieces, re-energize, and get a little "me" time. Today at 3pm, Dave Choe and Saber make their next-to-last West Coast stop at the Upper Playground in Portland located at 25 NW 5th Ave. The nighttime event will be held at the Rotture bar on 315 SE 3rd St. and will start at 9pm. After that, it's on to Seattle, WA. Click to see recent photos, video and details on upcoming stops on the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2007
The Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour made their last Bay Area stop Sunday, September 16th with a visit to the Workmens boutique in San Jose's Eastridge Mall. The afternoon event brought out a slew of spectators from dedicated fans to unsuspecting mall patrons. The West Coast leg of the national tour is winding down with only two stops left: Portland, OR on Wednesday, September 19th and Seattle, WA on Friday, September 21st. Click for photos from the San Jose event and details on the last two stops on West Coast leg of the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour.