Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Day 2: The Sparks "Ignite What's Next" Art Tour Hits LA



After an amazing first day of live painting in San Diego at both the Agenda Trade Show and Ole Madrid, the Sparks "Ignite What's Next" art tour continued on to Los Angeles. This time, artists Saber, Dave Choe, and Retna, made a stop at Workmen's on Melrose for a day of live installation, autographing books, and even hitting up a signature piece on a couple of willing fans' t-shirts. The evening event was held at Guys Bar on Beverly Blvd where Saber, Choe and Retna did another live installation. The event featured plenty of Sparks as well as live DJ sets by DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill and by DJ Solo. Today they hit up The Krate in Santa Cruz at 3pm (803 Pacific Avenue) and on Thursday, Sept. 13th, look for them in Sacramento at FTC (1006 J Street) at 3pm and at R15 (1431 R Street) at 7:30pm. See below for future stops on the Sparks "Ignite What's Next" art tour.

Photos by Jon Dragonette. Video by Michael Langan.


Workmen's on Melrose


Saber showing off a sick arm piece as he paints


Dave Choe in the zone


Finished piece


Retna adds in his signature calligraphy style


Choe signing a fan's book


Saber giving out an autograph


This fan got an original Choe piece on his shirt


Choe painting for the evening event at Guys Bar


The finished installation at Guys Bar

WEST COAST TOUR STOPS:

Sept. 11th - SANTA CRUZ, CA

Daytime Event: 3pm
The Krate
803 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA

No Nighttime event

Artists:
David Choe
Saber
Rhode
Alex Pardee

Sept. 13th - SACRAMENTO, CA

Daytime Event: 3pm
FTC
1006 J Street
Sacramento, CA

Nighttime Event: 7:30pm
R15
1431 R Street
Sacramento, CA

DJ:
Shaun Slaughter

Artists:
David Choe
Saber
N8 Van Dyke


Sept. 14th - BERKELEY, CA

Daytime Event: 3pm
Upper Playground
2509 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA

Nighttime Event: 8:30pm
Radio Bar
435 13th Street @ Broadway
Oakland, CA

DJ's:
Typeone
Arson

Artists:
David Choe
Saber
Retna

Sept. 15 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Daytime Event: 3pm
Upper Playground
220 Fillmore
San Francisco, CA

Nighttime Event: 10pm
111 Minna
111 Minna St. @ 2nd (between Howard and Mission)
SF, CA

DJ's:
Sake 1- Local 1200
Vin Roc- Triple Threat, 5th Platoon
Zita - MixerFriendly, Golden
Pablo Scratch- Turntable Tykoonz
Irie Dole - Jah Warrior Shelter
Green B- (Bday Girl) Miss Tress Hi Fi
Joe- L (BD Boy) Nowtime Sound

Artists:
David Choe
Saber
Retna


Sept. 16th - SAN JOSE, CA

Daytime Event: 3pm
Workmens
220 Eastridge Loop #185
San Jose, CA

No Nighttime Event

Artists:
David Choe
Saber
Rhode
Alex Pardee


Sept. 19th - PORTLAND, OR

Daytime Event: 3pm
Upper Playground
25 NW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR

Nighttime Event: 9pm
Rotture
315 SE 3rd Ave.
Portland, OR

DJ:
DJ P

Artists:
Saber
Daivd Choe
TBA

Sept. 21 - SEATTLE, WA

Daytime Event: 3pm
35th North
1100 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA

Nighttime Event: 9pm
Lo_Fi Performance Gallery
429 Eastlake Ave. E.
Seattle, WA

DJ’s:
Hideki
Kamui

Artists:
David Choe
N8 Van Dyke
Saber

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