1967. Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd, the Doors. Where were you that year? If you were in Golden Gate Park you may have been among the hippies and the dreamers, a “flower child” looking for the utopian dream of peace and love.
The psychedelic scene was barely a year old, but Bay Area residents were already collecting the works of five young graphic artists making names for themselves as masters of the psychedelic poster — Wes Wilson, Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, Victor Moscoso and Rick Griffin. The “Big Five” longed to be taken seriously as artists.
On July 17, 1967 (Sus’s birthday!) they got their wish with a group exhibition at the Charles Moore Gallery on Sutter Street in San Francisco. Because of the era, the exhibition was titled “Joint Show” and each of the artists designed their own poster for the event.
Enjoy a little trip back in time at Gualala Arts Center with The Summer of Love exhibit and Summer of Love Fest (Saturday, July 22) celebrating Sus’s birthday with the mood of the time. 1967.
Summer of Love art work including Bill Graham posters, Willie B’s BGP postcard collection, original Stanley Mouse paintings, and a 1967 Joint Show poster will be on loan from private collections.