MCA DAY NYC 2016 Artist Rob Wilson

We’re starting off the 2016 KIOAO gallery with our great friend Rob Wilson and his digital artwork.

In Rob’s own words:

Been a beastie fan since 2004, still going strong!! They mean freedom, individuality, uniqueness.

You fan follow Rob at http://www.twitter.com/RobLives4Love

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MCA DAY 2016 IS FINALLY HERE!

Good morning friends! We hope you’ll join us in celebrating one of music’s finest today.

Today from 12p-6p we will be at Littlefield Art and Performance Space in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Visit the venue’s website at http://www.littlefieldnyc.com for more information and directions.

Hail hail the gang’s (almost) all here for @mcadaynyc

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The fifth MCA Day edition of the Keep It On and On Project art show looks great and I am so thrilled to be able to share this with all of you today! I hope that you’ll continue to watch this website and our @keepitonandon and @mcadaynyc twitter and Facebook pages for updates (http://www.facebook.com/keepitonandon and http://www.facebook.com/mcadaynyc). We will be sharing as much as we can throughout the day. This blog will be updated w/ artwork, so if you can’t make it down to the event here with us in Brooklyn, you can still take part in the fun!

You’ll want to be sure to follow this blog, @keepitonandon and @mcadaynyc on twitter, facebook and instagram, because we’ll be sharing updates throughout the day on those channels too.

If you are participating in another MCA Day event locally, we’d like to invite you to share your Instagram images with us by either captioning or commenting your photos with #MCADAYNYC. This way you can show us how you’re celebrating the music and the memory of our dear friend Adam Yauch, no matter where you might be on the planet today.

DEAR FRIENDS: This is a call for YOUR participation! Let’s light up the world today and send Adam some love from all corners. We love and miss you Yauch and we are celebrating you today!

LET’S DO THIS PARTY PEOPLE!

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One more day till MCA DAY NYC!

The art is in, we’re packed and ready… and it’s almost time for another beautiful day in Brooklyn!

Will you be joining us for MCA DAY NYC 2016? We hope to see you there!

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2016 CALL FOR ART IS NOW LIVE!

2016 Call for Art!

What’s up my people? It’s that time of year again – time to roll up yer sleeves and GET CRAFTY!

The 2016 Call for Art is now LIVE. Submit your finest Beastie-inspired art to be featured on the gallery walls at MCA DAY NYC on August 20, 2016.

All artwork should be registered online BY AUGUST 12, 2016, so you better hop to it!

READ THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES HERE

and then…

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK!

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MCA Day 2015 Artist Alannah Kearney

kearney_allannah_intergallacticNext up we have the work of Alannah Kearney, little sister of MCA Day founder Mike Kearney.

Being the little sis of a big fan like Mike, it seems only natural that Alannah loves the Beastie Boys as much as her big brother does. She’s only eight years old and already showing major artistic talent. Intergalactic is absolutely her favorite song and that was the motivation behind her creating this piece. She showed this piece in last year’s show and it has inspired many more works by kiddos and we love that. Great work Allanah!

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MCA Day 2015 Artist Rene Kreutzer

kreutzer_rene_mcadayNext up we have the art of Rene Kreutzer.

About Rene:

René from Germany. 37. From Brandenburg/ Berlin, today living in Dresden. Wife and two kids aged 6 and 3.

Saw the Beasties live 1999 Berlin.

What the Beasties mean to him:

No Beasties in my childhood in East Germany. In the early 90ies a lot of basketball, hip hop and hardrock/ alternative music in my life. 1994 SABOTAGE hit me extremely. Quickly bought all of their music which was like – that´s it. For me this became the music of all music. With the lyrics you get involved in their world – deeper and deeper. So much interesting stuff – not to describe. An own universe. Hard to explain in 100 words. Only other beastie crazy people can understand that. Also I was always proud of my favourite band, because of the Free Tibet movement, women rights… They have always inspired me and they still do. Adam´s death hit me almost the same like my father´s death in 2002. That´s crazy. I didn´t know Adam in person. Adam Yauch Park and MCA DAY 2013 was bittersweet but also great. To meet all of you, to get friends with you, to celebrate Adam and our Beastie Boys! That was dope!

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MCA Day 2015 Artist Andy Katz

katz_andrew_tributedeck katz_andrew_mrchuckd katz_andrew_miked katz_andrew_mcaskateboard katz_andrew_gotmadhits katz_andrew_cucumber katz_andrew_cherrypieThis next artist is also very near and dear to the hearts of all of us working to plan MCA Day. We couldn’t be more indebted to him for all the wonderful art he’s created and helped manage for the event. His creativity and endless enthusiasm is contagious and his portraits are off the chain!

About Andy:

I’m Andy Katz.  I’ve been a Beasite Boys fan since 1987, and I continue to support their music, and the hip-hop genre.  As the Boys grew, and were more thoughtful about their place in the circle, their appeal and my connection to them, strengthened. I needed to share the feelings,the music, and the art with everyone.  That’s why I’m here.

The Beastie Boys are my alter ego. I’m a pretty reserved person.  I’m responsible, serious, and I let others move to the front. It was always amazing to live vicariously through the Boys. It was like they were giving us all permission to live silly, have fun, and express our most unique ideas. Watching them and listening to them has always been very empowering and liberating. They make me feel.

Check out more of Andy’s awesome work at http://www.katzart.com

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MCA Day 2015 Artist Thomas Jacobs

jacobs_thomas_lyricalcontentThomas Jacobs’ submission is a really creative, unique piece. He created sports cards for athletes mentioned in Beastie songs.

About Thomas:

I’m a proud father of 2.  A huge Beastie Boys and sports fan.  Amateur graphic designer. I refuse to grow up.

What the Beasties Mean to Him:

I’ve seen them 6 times.  I met Mike D on one of the toughest days of my life.  I snuck into my high school yearbook under the name Adam Yauch.  Basically the Beastie Boys have been with me for more than I can remember…

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MCA Day 2015 Artist HOJO

hojo_mcasubwaymapsHOJO submitted this incredible subway map piece that will be hanging on display at the gallery in Littlefield today.

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MCA Day 2015 Artist Josh Frankenfield

frankenfield_josh_therapophileNext up we have MCA Day 2015 Artist Josh Frankenfield

About Josh:

After studying painting from a very young age, I continued with Fine Arts Painting studies at a few universities and finishing at Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. Throughout the years, I’ve exhibited in group, two man and one man shows at various galleries. I lived abroad in Bordeaux, France for ten years, where I continued to exhibit at galleries, restaurants and cafes. The last major exhibition that I was a part of was the 2014 San Diego Comic-con Art Show.

What the Beastie Boys mean to him:

The Beastie Boys provide me with a sense of nostalgia, that transcends through the years, up until today. They are a symbol of growing and evolving, while keeping an open mind and reaching outward, but always staying true to yourself.

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