Second Annual MCA Day in Honor of Late Beastie Boys Rapper Adam Yauch Scheduled for May 4th, 2013 at Littlefield Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2013
When Mike Kearney of Boston, MA heard of the sudden passing of Adam Yauch, AKA MCA of the Beastie Boys on May 4th, 2012, like many fans around the globe, he was rocked to his core. While Kearney classifies himself as a huge fan of the group, finding a way to do something meaningful became more about self-discovery.
I felt this tremendous void. Like a lot of people the Beastie Boys became the soundtrack to my life. I started to realize there were a lot of people sharing and struggling with the same feelings. I wanted to do something, but I wasnt sure what to do and how to do it, said Kearney.
The how became meaningless to Kearney and within days, using only Facebook and Twitter, Kearney had mobilized fans looking for an outlet to express their gratitude to Yauch and MCA Day was born. The event held in Union Square in 2012 was as far as you can get from a structured event. Kearney set up a 6-foot table, a giant boombox and some easels with notepads and markers for fans to write their dedications down with the hopes that at least a few people would show.
The event was a huge success attracting artists, musicians, dancers, diehards fans from across the country and even Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) of the Beastie Boys.
A year later, and a year stronger MCA Day 2013 is set to invade Littlefield, a performance and art space located at 622 Degraw Street in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 11:00AM 4:00PM. The event is free to the public and is meant to celebrate Yauchs life-long contributions and B-Boy culture.
Art and visual elements are the cornerstone of MCA Day and there will be no shortage with rare Beastie Boys photography by Glen E. Friedman & Sunny Bak and artwork by Brooklyn artist Mr. Kaves. The event will also play host to several fan-driven exhibits where attendees can submit their own works. A video exhibit where fans can submit footage from the event that will later be edited into an event documentary and the Keep It On and On, fan-sourced installation (http://keepitonandon.com/) are among a few.
Music is a must and Beastie Boy mixes will be in full effect with the Rock Steady Crew’s own DJ JS-1 , Pat Poon, Operator EMC and DJ Skizz from the World Famous Halftime Radio Show on WNYU FM 89.1. Breakdancers from the Legendary Dynamic Rockers will be on hand as well to round off the elements of hip-hop, a genre revolutionized by Yauch and the Beastie Boys.
The event is open and free to everyone of any age.
DETAILS: Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 11:00AM 4:00PM, Littlefield Brooklyn, NY
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Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) April 15, 2013
Back in the late 1980s Santa Monica artist Willow Lynne Evans supplied the paintings that hung on the walls of Southfork Ranch on “Dallas” and the home at the “Falcon Crest” winery among other TV series.
This Monday night, three of her artworks will again grace the walls in the Season Finale of “Dallas,” 9 p.m. (8 p.m. Central) on TNT.
“They shipped them all down to Texas for the taping, including a painting from the first show and a couple of pieces that star of the show Patrick Duffy now has hanging in his house,” said Ms. Evans.
Her story in her words follows with links to her artwork:
“There are four generations of artists on both sides of my family, which include painters, sculptors, dancers, actors and a poet.
I was offered my first art show at Hama Sushi in Venice. I was given two weeks to fill the restaurant with 14 paintings. It was an explosion of creativity.
I was working as a waitress at the time at the Sagebrush Cantina in Culver City. I made a 4×6 portfolio of pictures of the paintings from the show, which I carried in my waitress apron and showed customers. The Sagebrush was a couple of blocks from Lorimar Studios. It was fun with actors and crew that came in for lunch. There was a table always reserved for the cast and crew of the televised series Dallas. While waiting on their table, I met actor Patrick Duffy who introduced me to the set decorator of Dallas, Chuck Rutherford. Patrick launched my painting career when he introduced me to Chuck. Chuck commissioned ten of my canvases for the “Dallas” show.”
Patrick Duffy recalls it here:
“There is something inspiring about the confidence of a waitress in a Cantina bar and restaurant who carries around pictures of her art work in her apron. On one of my many jaunts during lunch break in filming Dallas, Larry (Hagman) and I stopped by The Sagebrush. I don’t remember the very first time I had asked Willow about the photos in her pocket but I do recall how her work spoke to me. I had waited table in NY but always referred to myself as an actor and Willow was very clear about her being an artist who was waiting tables.
Thirty years later I am still an actor (this time working) and Willow is most definitely still an artist and along with her works that I have hung in my home for all this time she now has new pieces in Dallas’ Ewing Energies offices. Her output continues to evolve and reflect her and times changes but also continues to affect an immediate response from me. I am happy to possess her work and her friendship.”
Being able to paint in multiple styles has always been an asset for Evans. “Falcon Crest” commissioned 12 paintings in styles that included Deco, Impressionist, Abstract and Southwestern, which then led actor Jason Bateman to commission a whole series to fill his home.
Evans’ career exploded. There was an artist as a character in the show Aarons Way and they wanted to buy everything including her easel. She was painting day and night. Truck drivers waited while she used a blow dryer on paintings to dry them enough to travel to the set. She had to quit her waitress job.
Evans says painting for the show again is like going home. Patrick Duffy found her on Facebook and reconnected with her because he wanted a painting from the old show to hang in his office on the new show to tie the two shows together.
Through the re-connection, Patrick Duffy introduced her to the new Dallas production designer Richard Berg and set decorator A. Michelle Young, who asked her to create two additional modern style paintings for the show.
Dallas Season Two, Finale is on Monday night.
“Since my serendipitous first meeting with Patrick Duffy, I feel like Ive come full circle and Im excited to share in the return of the new Dallas, said Evans.
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