THANK YOU

Well folks… another amazing event is now complete.

HUGE thanks to all who contributed, promoted, attended, enjoyed and rocked the hell out with us! Seriously… we couldn’t do this without you! 

I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and am not quite able to put my feelings into words yet; but when I can stop hugging the stuffing outta people here at Littlefield, I will.

Stay tuned to http://www.facebook.com/mcadaynyc for photos from the event.

For now, though, I’m off to celebrate the end of an incredible event and love on my people. I suggest you all go and do the same.

Much love to you and yours across the globe. Thanks for helping Keep It On and On!

Michelle

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MCA DAY 2017 Artist Jim Wodarek

Last and certainly not least, we have Jim Wodarek from Pittsburgh, PA. 

In his own words: 

I am an illustrator, art director and art instructor.  Art is what I do and I when I find myself getting lost in the process…. that is bliss.  It is like a deep meditation or a spiritual experience.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my art with you.

The Beasties have been providing good energy for so many years.  I have them in my head when I am drawing, I blast them in my car when I am driving, they gave me the adrenaline rush I needed when training for my black belt test and they are just what you need when you want to get lost and be alone.  The Beastie Boys have created something that will carry on and continue to spread positive energy.

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MCA DAY 2017 Artist Rob Wilson

Up next we have Rob Wilson, a longtime friend and a huge part of the event crew.

Rob, we’d be lost without your help… thanks for all you do, and for always showing up with a smile and friendly word. So much Gratitude to you!

In his own words; 

I’m Rob and I’m a huge Beastie Boys fan. They mean freedom and individuality.

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MCA DAY 2017 Artist Chris Whitaker

Up next we have Chris Whitaker, from Dearborn MI. Chris showed his large Paul’s Boutique tribute in 2014, and it was a HUGE hit. So excited to see this piece return at the show this year!

In his own words: 

I work in a steel mill in Dearborn Michigan. I’m married with two kids that have turned me into a kid again. After I had them I started getting back into my passion of art again after years of ignoring it. I love painting to music every chance I get. A good concert is my idea of a great time and Beastie Boys were one of the concerts that I would never miss when they rolled into Detroit.

The Beastie Boys music is part of my life. The memories of driving around with friends with brain rattling car systems, great times at concerts, great party’s, great friends all bring a bring a big smile on my face thinking about them. MCA was the man!

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MCA DAY 2017 Artist Kenny “K-DUB” Webb III

Up next we have Kenny “K-DUB” Webb III, from Colorado.

In his own words: 

I am a custom longboard designer from Colorado. Saw them live the Denver Gala Event, the boys are noice!

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MCA DAY 2017 Artist Erica Villarreal

Up next we have BGirl Erica Villarreal, from Tracy CA. This lady is a huge part of the Beastie family for sure. Thanks for sharing your artwork, lady!

In her own words: 

100% original. 90’s enthusiast with an old soul way of life. I LOVE with all my heart and live life at its maximum capacity. Mexican american artist in every aspect the word holds. My passion is my life.  Paint, Records, glitter, tequila, cult classics and BEASTIE BOYS run through my veins. Can’t stop, won’t stop. Non stop disco power pack. FOR LIFE.  

They are a way of life. Style, profile, and movements. Everyday, I listen, and when I do,  they pump my heart. License to Ill was the first tape I’ve ever owned and instantaneously fell in hard core love. MCA is who every person in this world should take a note from.  A piece of our light dimmed when he joined the heavens,  but we will be stronger and live with heart more because of him.  

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MCA DAY 2017 Artist Karl Tagle

Up next we have Karl Tagle, all the way from Melbourne, Australia. 

In his own words: 

My name is Karl Tagle, owner of KYT Illustration and Design. I am an upcoming illustrator based in Melbourne Australia. I made this piece for a screen printing rock show exhibition I illustrated and printed in 2014.

Learn more about Karl at: http://www.kytid.com.au

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MCA DAY 2017 Artist Chris Stuberg

 

 

Up next we have Chris Stuberg from Georgetown, KY. 

In his own words: 

OG. Friend of the fam. Will do whatever it takes to get things done. Here. There. Anywhere. #firebird

The Beastie Boys have brought me together with some of my closest friends. I have a soundtrack in life, to nearly every song. Some of those friends have come and gone but the constant that keeps me connected is felt every time I hear that track. On and on.

They have helped me keep it on, and on, and on and on.

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MCA DAY 2017 Artist Skip Squires

Up next we have Skip Squires, from Ellicott City, MD. 

In his own words: 

Born and bred in Maryland, I am a husband and father of two boys.  I am also a software developer who dabbles in photography and enjoys listening to music and podcasts.

Check Your Head made me a lifelong fan of the Beastie Boys.  The songs on that album and Ill Communication were the soundtrack to my college years.  Their music has always been innovative and lyrically creative.  Their one-of-a-kind style continues to inspire.

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MCA DAY 2017 Artist Andrew Spear

Up next we have Andrew Spear, who’s exhibited previously in our show. We LOVE this piece and are glad to share it with all of you!

In his own words:

Born on the South Shore of Boston in 1973, Andrew James Spear’s career started at age 5. He would lie on his living room floor and draw on the back of the any given Beatles album while listening and being inspired by their music. Influenced by his family, supported by his friends and encouraged by his high school art teacher, Andrew had a strong and positive support group from the beginning.

After attending the Art Institute of Boston, Andrew then continued on to the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota Florida. He traveled the country then eventually landing in NYC where his professional artistic career began. Encompassing in multi media platforms such as illustration, fine art and set design, Andrew’s tenacity was the force behind him to discover and develop his techniques. Andrew was then recruited for scenic work in Orlando, Florida where shortly there after he started his own scenic and design company with a collage comrade, Metro Finishes (Metrofinishes.com). While co-owner of this venture, he continued to expand on his creativity and his personal work. Consistently testing the boundaries of his artistic expertise, this transition took Andrew’s work from small format to large-scale murals. His art is a visual representation of his intense personality. He is motivated by music, movies and pop culture—and so are his paintings, drawings and murals. Many of his works are bold and animated, but Spear can also turn meditative, creating expressive compositions through shifting planes of color and sinuous perspectives. His linear forms (often faces) are meticulously drawn, but the result is not that of a mechanical projectionist (his temperament won’t allow that).

Learn more about Andrew at: spearlife.com

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