Ghettogloss, I Got Big Balls, Griffith Park, Wilson Harding Golf Course
On Thursday, August 2nd, for one night only, Ghettogloss presents its golf-inspired exhibit, "I Got Big Balls" at the Wilson Harding Golf Course in Griffith Park. The multi-media exhibit, includes video projections, a live band singing their own rendition of ACDC's "I Got Big Balls", and 100 golf balls, each with its own artistic spin by one of the 100 participating artists, hand-signed, of course.
The artist roster includes a heavy contingent of fine art heavy-hitters, a selection of street artists, as well as a large group of multi-talented individuals whose disciplinary talents range between music, writing, acting, and fashion design. Confirmed artists include Dogtown skateboarding legend Tony Alva, L.A.
Angelyne, the infamous L.A. Billboard Queen, street artist and toy designer Luke Chueh, Gary Baseman, Allee Willis ( GRAMMY®, Emmy, Tony and Webbie award-winning and nominated songwriter, artist, multimediaist, director, picker, party thrower whose hit songs have sold more than 50 million records, including "September", "Boogie Wonderland", "Neutron Dance" and "I'll Be There For You", the theme to Friends,) musician Moon Unit Zappa, Gerald Casale (Devo) and Sons of Anarchy actor Michael Ornstein. A portion of the proceeds from sale of the art will be donated to the "Free Arts for Abused Children" program, www.freearts.org.
With a following of over 10,000 art and culture enthusiasts that includes fine artists, musicians, writers, as well as Young Hollywood, Ghettogloss has been a strong supporter of the local Art Scene in L.A. for over 13 years. Its founder, Fiora Boes, a painter and photographer herself, was inspired by the green and white atmosphere of the golf course and the nature setting of Griffith park, as well as the aerodynamic simplicity and aesthetic of the golf ball itself. "It's summer, you want to be outside, especially in LA. So what perfect way to combine the best of LA's art scene with the outdoors, than to have an exhibit focused on the golf ball?" says Boes.
DJ Miss Bliss will spin ACDC mixes, while attendees sample the club house's food and drink offerings, and enjoy the roaring fire pit. The event, sponsored by Indie Hotspot (www.theindiethotspot.com) and Agenda Magazine, opens at 7 pm and ends at midnight but warns attendees that they must drive into Griffith Park by 10pm as the "In- gate" closes at 10pm sharp. The balls will be on exhibit between 7 and 10 pm at the Wilson Harding Golf Course in the heart of Griffith Park.
The event entrance is free and open to the public, directions to the Golf Course and additional artist information and pricing will be provided upon RSVP'ing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An active supporter of the L.A. art scene and in particular the Street Art and Graffiti scene of Los Angeles since 1999, Ghettogloss features L.A.'s brightest and emerging art talent with monthly art exhibits and events, and studio art rentals. For more information, go to www.ghettogloss.com.
Pictured: Artist Gary Baseman works on his golfball.