WE ONLY HAVE TONITE – January 4th, 2014


JANUARY 4, 2014 (SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA) – X Is The Weapon & StoopDown Ltd. present “WE ONLY HAVE TONITE” Art Music,Film & Vinyl Exhibit

This one night only exhibition showcases Progressive Art, Film and Music.

The evening includes New and original Works of Art by:
Artemis Nolasco, Michael Ziobrowski, Meex One, Jonas Lynch, Federico Medina, Jesus Valle, Jouvon Michael Kingsby, Sean Robertson & Tesia Ziobrowski.

Live performance by DRAGONSOUNDZ

TIME AND ENERGY

Vinyl selections by RENZ DE MADRUGADA

Film presentations by Stoopdown Films Ltd. and director Federico Medina

Exhibition takes place next door to the Fiesta Twin Theatre in Downtown Santa Ana’s East End | from 6-10 pm.

Hosted by:
X Is The Weapon & StoopDown Ltd.
305 E. 4th Street (Next to Fiesta Twin Theatre)
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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Happy Birthday: Marcus Garvey

August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940
Happy Birthday to Educator, Back-to-Africa leader and innovative thinker Marcus Mosiah Garvey.

RISE IN POWER






MAN KNOW THYSELF

For man to know himself is for him to feel that for him there is no human master. For him Nature is his servant, and whatsoever he wills in Nature, that shall be his reward. If he wills to be a pigmy, a serf or a slave, that shall he be. If he wills to be a real man in possession of the things common to man, then he shall be his own sovereign. When man fails to grasp his authority he sinks to the level of the lower animals, and whatsoever the real man bids him do, even as if it were of the lower animals, that much shall he do. If he says “go.” He goes. If he says “come,” he comes. By this command he performs the functions of life even as by a similar command the mule, the horse, the cow perform the will of their masters. For the last four hundred years the Negro has been in the position of being commanded even as the lower animals are controlled. Our race has been without a will; without a purpose of its own, for all this length of time.

Because of that we have developed few men who are able to understand the strenuousness of the age in which we live. Where can we find in this race of ours real men. Men of character, men of purpose, men of confidence, men of faith, men who really know themselves? I have come across so many weaklings who profess to be leaders, and in the test I have found them but the slaves of a nobler class. They perform the will of their masters without question. To me, a man has no master but God. Man in his authority is a sovereign lord. As for the individual man, so of the individual race. This feeling makes man so courageous, so bold, as to make it impossible for his brother to intrude upon his rights.

So few of us can understand what it takes to make a man – the man who will never say die; the man who will never give up; the man who will never depend upon others to do for him what he ought to do for himself; the man who will not blame God, who will not blame Nature, who will not blame Fate for his condition; but the man who will go out and make conditions to suit himself. Oh, how disgusting life becomes when on every hand you hear people (who bear your image, who bear your resemblance) telling you that they cannot make it, that Fate is against them, that they cannot get a chance. If 400,000,000 Negroes can only get to know themselves, to know that in them is a sovereign power, is an authority that is absolute, then in the next twenty-four hours we would have a new race, we would have a nation, an empire, – resurrected, not from the will of others to see us rise, – but from our own determination to rise, irrespective of what the world thinks

speech courtesy marcusgarvey.com

The Art of EXHIBIT X

Sup-Sup. As most of you know our artist collective “EXHIBIT X” was last weekend. Needless to say it was a great turnout for the first of many “X is The Weapon” events. We would like to thank everyone who made it out to show support for the artists and DJs. We would also like to thank everyone who helped with the marketing and production of the event, your effort is well appreciated. Thank you “VivaLAfoodies” and “InkedIn Tees” for your support with the food trucks and the silk screened tees. Thank you Historical Spurgeon Building and Santa Ana ArtWalk for such a great location. Just in case you didn’t get to make it out last weekend here are a few pictures of the art showcased at “EXHIBIT X”…enjoy!

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Artemis Nolasco
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June22
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Tesia Ziobrowski
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Jouvon Michael
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Meex One
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Rally Hog
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Puede One
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Jonas Lynch
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Exile
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Daniella Manini
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“Freddy”
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MUSIC SELECTIONS BY
Bishop Calafia Zulus
Dawit Justice Calafia Zulus/Channel Rock
Mr. Chinn Godwrk
Rich Spirit Listen Recovery
Soluz Anything Fresh

FOOD TRUCKS sponsored by
VivaLAfoodies
LIVE SILK SCREENING by
InkedIn Tees