Thursday, April 19, 2018

Summer of 1984 - Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U [OFFICIAL VIDEO]





Above is previously unseen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution from the summer of 1984.

NPR writes,"It's remarkable how seamlessly this "Nothing Compares 2 U" fits alongside Prince's classic mid-'80s works. It's no bare-bones demo: Prince recorded it with engineer Susan Rogers, Eric Leeds on saxophone, and backing vocalists Susannah Melvoin and Paul "St. Paul" Peterson. Its video is a treat, too, as it pairs the song with a charming assortment of previously unseen Prince & The Revolution rehearsal footage."

It was in this very room at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that Prince created and committed to tape one of his most beloved and iconic compositions, which six years later would become a worldwide hit for Sinead O’Connor.

Prince’s original studio version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ is presented here for the first time.

Video directed by Andrea Gelardin and Ruth Hogben.

Listen now on all streaming services: https://lnk.to/NC2UMP

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Watch CIVILIZATIONS: Episode 1 - The Second Moment of Creation


WATCH: Moby Live On Morning Becomes Eclectic






On Moby's 15th studio album Everything was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt, the electronic music pioneer presents a view of the apocalypse with an undercurrent of beauty and a dash of hope. KCRW brings us highlights from a live session recorded at Apogee Studio, including some of his classic tracks.

CREDITS

Musicians:
Moby- Guitar, Vocals
Jonathan Nesvadba- Bass, Vocals
Tripp Beam- Drums
Julie Mintz- Keys, Vocals
Mindy Jones- Vocals
Technical support:
Bob Clearmountain, Brandon Duncan, Sergio Ruelas: Recording Engineers
JC Swiatek: Editor
Justin Preston: Web Video Producers: Subtractive Lighting
Special thanks to Betty Bennett and Bob Clearmountain
Producers:
Rachel Reynolds

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Happy Jackie Robinson Day!


“When I straightened up my back so oppressors could no longer ride upon it, some of the same people said I was arrogant...what they call arrogant, I call confidence. What they call argumentative, I categorize as articulate. What they label temperamental, I cite as human.” - Jackie Robinson



1911 - A Trip Through New York City





Amazing!




Saturday, April 07, 2018

Manuel Olivier Remembers His Murdered Son and Inspires Us to Fight Gun Violence

by Gregg Chadwick
(all photos by Gregg Chadwick)

Today in Downtown Los Angeles, an empowered crowd joined Parkland, Florida father Manuel Olivier as he created a moving artistic tribute to the 17 shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - poignantly including his son Joaquin Olivier. We were comprised of Stoneman Douglas students and their families, past Stoneman Douglas graduates, and concerned community members.


Manuel Olivier began with a blank surface set in place outside the Standard Hotel on 6th Street. With a deft combination of wheat pasted paper elements, brushwork, and bold spray painted passages, Olivier created the framework for a memorial to those senselessly cut down at their High School in Florida.



Manuel Olivier creates a moving artistic tribute to the 17 shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - including his son Joaquin Olivier



Once the artwork's structure was in place, Olivier moved to a more performance based piece, paint dripped like blood, loud hammer thrusts burst the surface of the painting echoing like gunshots off the buildings surrounding the outdoor space, and the gaping wounds were filled with sunflowers.


Olivier filled the gaping wounds with sunflowers. Life, death, and renewal. 




Olivier then implored us to fight for change and said that his son Joaquin would always be marching and fighting with us. Olivier's clear backpack was a rebuke to the politicians who offer only pollyannas and ineffective symbolic gestures.

Then Marjory Stoneman students and family who had flown out to Los Angeles from Florida, picked up crayons that Olivier had placed in clear buckets attached to the artwork and wrote their tributes to the slain students on this new remembrance wall. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, who with Jaclyn Corin, Emma González, Cameron Kasky and Alex Wind has led a nationwide movement against gun violence since the shootings in Parkland, picked out a red crayon and wrote a quote from MLK onto the artwork - “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl,  but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”  





David Hogg quotes MLK in honor of his slain HS friend
- Joaquin Olivier:




“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl,  but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”   ― Martin Luther King Jr


Today in we joined Parkland father Manuel Olivier as he created a moving artistic tribute to the 17 shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - including his son Joaquin Olivier




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Monday, April 02, 2018

Behind the Scenes at March For Our Lives

Martin Luther King Jr's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" at Mason Temple in Memphis.



MLK’s final speech — delivered 50 years ago today — was full of timely and timeless teachings.  More at: "I've been to the mountaintop."


March for Science Los Angeles: Rally and Science Expo

by Gregg Chadwick


Gregg Chadwick
Evidence Based Science
30"x24" oil on linen 2018

Evidence Based Science!

I'm getting ready for the April 14, 2018 March for Science Los Angeles: Rally and Science Expo.

Mark your calendars for the second March for Science Los Angeles event! This year instead of marching we are focusing on programming and our Science Expo. With the event we hope to bring people together around science, point to concrete policy options and give people tools to explore science and support evidence-based policies throughout the year. The Science Rally will run from 10 AM - 11 AM. We are proud to announce our confirmed speakers include Astrophysicist and Curator Dr. Laura Danly, Malik Ducard of YouTube, Dr. John Fleming of Center for Biological Diversity, Dr. Carlos G. Gutiérrez Professor of Chemistry at Cal State LA, Dr. Mona Patel of Children's Hospital LA, and Neurobiologist Dr. Tepring Piquado. 

Our Science Expo booths will be open from 9 AM - 4 PM and will be centered around celebrating science through science education, communication, policy, and outreach. From 11:30 AM - 4 PM, Nerdist's Science Editor Kyle Hill will MC the expo stage, which will feature live interactive demos, science-inspired music, and include a series of focused sessions. Session topics include: What citizens need to know about science, How to get Involved in Policymaking, Environmental Justice: Can you make a difference?, and Inspiring the next STEM generation in LA. 

*Purchase official march apparel using the link below to avoid any other illegitimate sites and ensure your donation supports the march! https://www.customink.com/fundraising/mfs-la-2018…& *For the price of a cup of coffee, you can help us reach our fundraising goals. If everyone planning to attend donated $5 we would reach our goal today! Every little bit helps, use the link below to donate! https://www.laallianceforscience.org/support-us/…& *Follow our facebook page for updates and other exciting news! https://www.facebook.com/marchforscienceLA/?source=email& We can't wait to see you there!
Can you join me? Click here for details and to RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/…/march-for-science-los-angeles-r…&
Thanks!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tonight - Siddhali Shree's "Stopping Traffic" at the North Hollywood Cinefest

by Gregg Chadwick

I had the honor to watch Siddhali Shree's powerful documentary film "Stopping Traffic" at the Women Illuminated Film Festival on March 12, 2018 in New York. Tonight - Wednesday, March 28TH at the North Hollywood Cinefest, Shree's important call to action will be screened and she will be on a directors panel.  Shree explains that now "with the instant reach of social media and the explosion in cyber porn, a child sex slave can be purchased online and delivered to a customer more quickly than a pizza."
Shree's " Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking" does not hold back. It is at times raw in its dialogue and heart-wrenching as we hear stories from survivors.  Shree is the first North American Jain female-monk, a US Army Iraq veteran, international speaker, author, documentarian, and an activist for social justice. In her film she has gathered activists, front-line rescue and aid organizations, and justice workers who are lending their names and clout to launch a movement to end this modern-day form of slavery in the U.S. and abroad. If you are in L.A., please go see this powerful film tonight and hear Siddhali Shree tell her inspiring story. 


7:30PM - DIRECTORS / EDITORS PANEL

Siddhali Shree - Stopping Traffic
Steven Sprung - Star Trek: Beyond, Santa Clarita Diet
Payman Benz - The Last Man on Earth, Key and Peele

Laemmle NoHo 7 Theaters
5240 Lankershim Blvd

North Hollywood, CA 91601





Stopping Traffic
Documentary / USA / 90 min.
Produced & Directed:  Sadhvi Siddhali Shree



 Director/Producer Sadhvi Siddhali Shree in a contemplative pose
at the Women Illuminated Film Festival
New York City, March 2018
photo by Gregg Chadwick

Sunday, March 25, 2018

A Tour Through My Studio from Artsy Los Angeles


Enjoy a tour through my studio courtesy the amazing Artsy Los Angeles. Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday for the Santa Monica Airport Artwalk! Great chatting with Ruskin theater director John Ruskin and so many more. And for all of you who attended Saatchi Art's The Other Art Fair and visited my studio yesterday, major props to you! If you missed both events and would like to spend some time with my art, please email me at greggchadwick@gmail.com and let's set up a visit.


Even my brushes get love in my studio at the 12th Annual Santa Monica Airport Artwalk 

More Than A Moment - Join The Movement

by Gregg Chadwick



Powerful tribute to the students and faculty who were senselessly gunned down in Parkland, Florida displayed at yesterday’s #MarchForOurLives. Grand Park, Los Angeles at the LA March - photo by Gregg Chadwick #NeverAgain#GunControlNow

Irfan Khan in the L.A.Times explains,"As thousands packed in to Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, 17 marchers held 17 hand-drawn portraits, one for each of the victims killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last month. The drawings, which featured pops of orange and gold against mostly black-and-white images, were created by Grace Pekrul, 16, a student at Oak Park Independent School in Ventura County. The first names of each of the victims were written in neat cursive across the bottom of each image."


Saturday, March 24, 2018

March For Our Lives Today: Fight For Gun Control Tomorrow







Friday, March 23, 2018

March for Our Lives

by Gregg Chadwick


Gregg Chadwick
Don't Shoot
Monotype and Ink on Paper
22"x22"
2018


“Don’t Shoot” was created in solidarity with Saturday’s #marchforourlives and in response to the horrific, senseless gun violence in America. The youth have stood up against the NRA and I applaud them. I will be at the March on Saturday and then make it back for the Santa Monica Airport Artwalk. May we join in the spirit of nonviolence and togetherness. #art #artandsocialjustice



Thursday, March 22, 2018

Heavy Mex


Gregg Chadwick
Heavy Mex (Sergio Arau)
12"x12" oil on panel 2018
private collection Los Angeles 
(Exhibited and Sold at The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles 2018)

With his music, words and images, Sergio Arau has inspired me to create a series of paintings that feature him as the main character in my painted movies. Rock Star, actor, director, screenwriter, and artist Sergio Arau has often performed while wearing gear honoring Mexico's most famous wrestling star El Santo (The Man In the Silver Mask). Known as lucha libre, Mexican wrestlers such as El Santo are defenders of the poor and vulnerable. By taking on the persona of the Luchador (wrestler), Josh Kun writes in Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America, Sergio Arau and his bands have mixed "the traditional with the contemporary, the rural with the urban, the American with the Mexican, the charro with the rockero."

My painting Heavy Mex (Sergio Arau) carries Sergio Arau into a Los Angeles rock club where he wildly strums his fender guitar. Crossing his chest along his guitar strap is a sash in the colors of the Mexican flag commemorating Sergio's serious/not so serious campaign for the Mexican Presidency. 

Sergio Arau Discussing His Candidacy for President of Mexico


He is the son of film director Alfonso Arau and the husband of the brilliant actress, writer, and director Yareli Arizmendi. 


Sergio Arau rose to prominence as a founding member of the band Botellita de Jerez formed in 1983.

Sergio is best known as a film director for the films A Day Without a Mexican and Naco es Chido. Sergio is a close friend and we often speak deeply about art, love, time, and politics. I remember Sergio telling me the story of meeting the revolutionary Ché late one night in his father's Mexico City kitchen. Perhaps the Academy Award winning screenwriter, who purchased Heavy Mex at The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles in 2018, will write a film starting with that moment.

Gracias Sergio!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mystery Train at The Other Art Fair

by Gregg Chadwick



Absolutely loved showing my art at the inaugural Los Angeles edition of The Other Art Fair. The attendance was amazing. My sales were strong. Fielding follow up transactions this week. To top it all off, the TOAF staff and volunteers were amazing and the camaraderie between the exhibiting artists was exceptional. Kudos to Nicole Garton, Sophie Lucas, Ryan Stanier, Emma Warren, Briana Salatino, Gina Hewitt, et al. Next stop Chicago, Los Angeles again, and more.

Saatchi Art's The Other Art Fair (TOAF) is artist centric and artist empowering.  Once accepted into TOAF you become part of a global community of artists who have taken part in numerous fairs across the globe from Los Angeles, to Brooklyn, to London, to Sydney. Chicago is the next new destination. In this community, artist relationships provide important knowledge and a supportive community.

As an exhibiting artist at TOAF - you make all the decisions - what work to bring, how to hang it, what price points to emphasize.
The fair is professionally run and effortlessly hip. The vibe is fun and again artist centric.
The combined forces of Saatchi Art and TOAF have an amazing PR engine. Visitors came to downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) in droves for the fair. It was packed and people bought art.



Gregg Chadwick's booth from above at The Other Art Fair, 
Los Angeles 2018
photo by Mei Xian Qiu 


Radio, Radio 
I took part in an art centered radio show today with Gwenda Joyce in which we talked about The Other Art Fair and also the stARTup Art Fair where I spoke on a panel  in January. Ryan Stanier, founder & general manager of The Other Art Fair, and Ray Beldner (stARTup Art Fair founder) along with artists Dana deKalb, Gwen Samuels, and myself filled out the program. As Ray Beldner reminded us, "Art is about story." At The Other Art Fair and stARTup Art Fair, visitors are able to interact with the artists directly, share stories, and create new ones.

Direct link at: The Art Ambassador . Recording will be available to listen to starting on Friday, March 21, 2018. 



Monday, March 19, 2018

An Amazing "The Other Art Fair" in Downtown L.A.



Thanks to all who visited my booth at The Other Art Fair, all my artist colleagues at TOAF,  and deep appreciation to all of you who have purchased a new Chadwick! Thanks @saatchiart for this amazing first run in Los Angeles. #art#instaartists And deep thanks as well to @clarkhulingsorg for your support and guidance #ArtIsLife #TheFutureIsWoke

Thursday, March 08, 2018

To women thinking about working in games: We need your voice.



Did you know that 47% of gamers are women and yet women only make up 22% of the game industry workforce? Runaway wants to help improve those numbers by increasing awareness of women in the industry and highlighting the incredible work they do.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Women Illuminated Film Festival Premieres Parallel to the United Nation’s 62nd Annual Commision on the Status of Women (CSW)

by Gregg Chadwick




Excited to report that my wife MarySue's film/transmedia project will be screened on March 12 in New York City. I will be there for the screening and the events before I Jetblue it back to Los Angeles for my show at the Other Art Fair. Hope to see you in New York or L.A.  As hard as it is to read the news every day, there are folks doing amazing work across the globe to help create a more equitable and diverse global environment. Deep thanks to all who are deep in the work. You inspire me daily. 

MONDAY, MARCH 12 FOR THE WOMEN ILLUMINATED FILM FESTIVAL

The Women Illuminated Film Festival showcases documentary, short, and feature-length films (such as The Mask You Live In and Miss Representation) by women filmmakers, grappling with the most pressing issues of our time.
This one-day event features discussions by the creatives and experts behind the films, an award ceremony honoring leaders in the global movement to achieve gender equality, and a wine and dessert reception for fans and filmmakers alike.
Where: The Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave, New York 10003
When: Monday, March 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST
Tickets:http://bit.ly/WomenIlluminatedFilmFestival

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 FOR THE WOMEN/GIRLS AND MEDIA: POWER, STORYTELLING, AND #METOO PANEL


This panel of gender equality leaders in film, media, and advocacy will discuss best practices for broadening the existing media economy and leveraging media to highlight women and girls’ voices.
Featured speakers include Rachael Denhollander, the #MeToo survivor who broke the Larry Nassar Case with the Indianapolis Star Newspaper; Lenora Lapidus, Director of the Women’s Rights Project at the National Headquarters of the ACLU; Tonya Pinkins, Tony Award Winner on the #TimesUp Data Collection Committee; and more.
Where: 4 W 43rd Street, New York 10036, “Social Hall”
When: Tuesday, March 13 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Tickets: First come, first served


WHO:
Sheva Carr, Co-Vice President of Pathways To Peace and CEO of HeartAmbassadors

Rachael Denhollander, #MeToo survivor who broke the Larry Nassar Case with the Indianapolis Star Newspaper

Cristina Escobar, Director of Communications for The Representation Project

Lenora Lapidus, Director of the Women's Rights Project at the National Headquarters of the ACLU

MarySue Heilemann, Associate Professor, Media Producer and Women’s Health Researcher, UCLA School of Nursing

Devaa Mitchell Haley, Co-Founder of Shift Network and Founder of Inspiring Women with Soul

Tonya Pinkins, Tony Award Winner on the #TimesUp Data Collection Committee
Jennifer Warren, Oscar-Winning actress, director, producer, and founder of The Alliance of Women Directors

Amie Williams, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Global Girl Media

WHAT: The "Women/Girls and Media: Power, Storytelling, and #MeToo" panel will explore how which stories get told, by whom, is central to achieving gender equality. 

This panel of gender equality leaders in film, media, and advocacy will discuss the status of gender representation in entertainment and show how this domain can be used for advancing the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality. The topic is particularly relevant as the UN Commision on the Status of Women’s review theme this year is “participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women.”

Members of the press can expect a lively discussion of best practices for broadening the existing media economy and leveraging media to highlight women and girls’ voices.

WHERE: 4 W 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
Room: Social Hall

WHEN: Tuesday March 13 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. EST
Immediately following the panel, press is invited to join speakers at a reception sponsored by The Shift Network, offering transformative programs, media, and events to help people awaken their potential. Learn more at TheShiftNetwork.com. 


Press interested in attending the panel, interviewing speakers, or attending the reception, must contact Shira at shira@therepresentationproject.org or 628-253-5204 to RSVP.