Jason Cruz, artist and frontman of legendary punk rock band Strung Out, will celebrate the launch of his new children’s book ‘There are such things as in your dreams’ with a fine art exhibition at Copro Nason Gallery in Santa Monica, CA this October. The FREE all-ages exhibition kicks off with an artist reception on Friday, October 25 at 6pm, presented by Art Crisis Management and Punk Rock & Paintbrushes. The evening will also feature works by guest artist Steve Caballero, as well as a special acoustic performance by Strung Out. The exhibition is also open to the public on October 26 from 11am-5pm. Pre-orders for ‘There are such things as in your dreams’ will be available in the coming weeks via www.jasonalexandercruz.art. You can RSVP to the event HERE.
Jason Alexander Cruz is an artist, musician, father and motorcycle enthusiast. Trading an art scholarship for the open road Cruz began touring with his band Strung Out at an early age and never looked back. With over eleven full-length albums under his belt and 30 years of touring he still continues to write and perform with the same band he started over 30 years ago. As an artist, Cruz has shown his work in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Tokyo. His inspirations include 80’s Venice skate culture, graffiti, Basquiat, Lee Bonticou, and the Pulp covers of Robert McGinnis. Cruz says, “I became fascinated with and started collecting children’s book before I ever thought of having kids. I loved the freedom of children’s books, the possibilities, and the rhythm. As an artist and musician, it seemed like an obvious choice to make my own. Once I became a father I began the process of creating this book. ‘There are such things as in your Dreams’ took two years to complete and will be my first book in a series of three children’s books. It’s basically a bedtime song with illustrations providing the music.” You can learn more about Jason Cruz HERE.
Steve Caballero (born November 8, 1964, San Jose, California) is one of the most prominent skateboard legends in the world. Like many other artists who have been linked to the skateboarding culture, his legendary place in skateboard industry offers a historical commentary on life for his generation: a constant need to find goals and challenges, but always taking a serious path to get his work ethic done in a positive light. Steve derives a lot of imagery from cartoons, hotrod, motorcycle and pop culture – but he also combines and transcends these sources into something colorful, witty and pleasing to the eye. His daily sketches and ideas are the seedbed of his work from which all his other media generates. You can learn more about Steve Caballero HERE.
Punk Rock & Paintbrushes is a niche & unique art management company as well as art show production brand with our show “PUNK ROCK & PAINTBRUSHES”. We manage talented artists across the globe who share the love of music and/or sports. We strive to bring the art to our buyers and fans of artist from all walks of life. Our art shows are produced across the earth to share our love of art with you. All artists bleed for their art and each individual we work with is a talented and positive individual we are proud to have as part of our Punk Rock & Paintbrushes family. You can watch a video recap of 2018’s Punk Rock & Paintbrushes show HERE. You can learn more about Punk Rock & Paintbrushes HERE.