Black Market Goods

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V.21 No.17 | 4/26/2012

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Art party tonight at Amped

Pop artist Josh Jones has been running the Injunuity art show as part of his nomadic Black Market Goods series for four years. Coinciding with Gathering of Nations, tonight’s event is only $3 and includes several bands and DJs, free food, live bodypainting and the work of about a dozen Native and non-Native artists. It takes place at Amped Performance Center (415 Central NW) at 8 p.m. and should go into the wee hours.

“Kung Fu Fighting” by Xavier Quintero

Art Preview

The Pow! in Powwow

Black Market Goods resurfaces for Gathering of Nations with eclectic bash

The flyer for Josh Jones' Injunuity art show depicts a head-dressed Native American cartoon character gleefully gassing an undersized hotrod beneath the tagline "Start your Injuns!" A throwback to the comically bizarre work of Ed Roth and R. Crumb, the illustration is indicative of the unhinged spirit of the event Jones has been assembling for four years during Gathering of Nations.

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V.19 No.50 | 12/16/2010

Culture Shock

Black Market Charity

Being homeless is no fun, but Josh Jones of Black Market Goods wants to help. For the fourth year running, the gallery owner is holding a benefit for those in need. Wasted Youth, held at 1816 Haines NW, will gather artists, musicians and dancers together at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18. The theme of the show is nostalgia pieces reflecting video games, comics and toys from the artists’ formative years. The show will feature art from a variety of mediums. Five bands are set to perform, along with a DJ, body painters and a burlesque troupe. There is a $3 donation at the door that can be substituted for clothing, toys and food, which will be donated to Toys for Tots, Roadrunner Food Bank and other charities. Jones says he has been "kind of homeless" before, so he wants to help others out. "It sucks to be out there in the cold," he says. Yes, it does.

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V.19 No.9 | 3/4/2010

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Flyer on the Wall

Hitch a Ride to Zoltansville

We’re not so sure what’s pictured in this flyer, but we’re guessing it’s some kind of Eastern European art car. Except everyone knows they don’t have cars in Eastern Europe—just vampires and Yugos. On Wednesday, March 10, Zoltan Szekely[xurl] and Josh English celebrate their birthdays. Beginning at 6 p.m., Black Market Goods (114 Morningside NE) hosts the music of Zoltan Orkestar, Le Chat Lunatique, Squash Blossom Boys and Totem. This all-ages show is $5. Happy birthday, lads. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

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V.19 No.5 | 2/4/2010

S.O.S. From Black Market Goods

Looks like Black Market Goods (formerly Stove) at 114 Morningside NE is in jam.

Swing by tonight for the S.O.S. (Support Our Space) Show at 8 p.m.

Word on the street is that our lease may not be renewed this year. What we need to do is show that we are a good outlet for the community, that we are built by the artists for the artists and that we are a legitimate gallery business. How can you help?

1. Well, you can always support us with a donation

As you know we pay for this space out of our own pockets and your donations help pay the rent too. So if you would like to donate a dollar, a quarter, a gajillion dollars or whatever the amount it is always appreciated. This will help us show those corporate fat cats! And like any fat cat, if you throw money at it, they will be happy.

2. Come down and give us your John Hancock.

Sign our support sheet, showing our landlords that people do care and they want a gallery like ours. That we are built by the community supporting their local artists, musicians, photographers and crafty bastards. We don't have to have sweater vests and pretentious cheeses to be considered a gallery.

V.18 No.32 | 8/6/2009

Saturday: Speakeasy at Black Market Goods

This event didn’t get sent to us in time to make the paper. It sounds like a hoot, and you should go anyhow. Ukuleles may or may not be involved.

Speakeasy, Art Nouveau Show

Black Market Goods Art Gallery

112 Morningside NE

Saturday, Aug. 1,

6-7 pm: Beginning swing dance lesson

7:30-8:30 pm: Le Chat Lunatique

8:30 pm-midnight: DJ

Period fashion will be presented by Off Broadway and Tractor Brewing Company will be present.

Early bird price (6-7 pm): $5; $8 after.