Grace Slick in the News

Grace Slick in the Malibu Arts Journal  

Grace Slick's high on painting

The woman who helped introduce psychedelic rock to the masses, paved the way for -- and inspired -- countless women singers, the one who was a 1996 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, will be here to showcase a completely different kind of art: her painting. (more)
 
Grace Slick in the Malibu Arts Journal  

Rock icon Grace Slick goes to the canvas for medi-juana

"Marijuana helps a great number of illnesses or discomforts and doesn't have the extraordinary side effects pharmaceuticals do," Slick says. (more)
 
Grace Slick in the Malibu Arts Journal  

The Art Of Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick

The voice is not one you will ever forget. Her talent doesn't stop there though. She has been on the art scene for about a decade now, touring with her works in exhibits from Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Malibu to England and New York. (more)
 
Grace Sick in Interview Magazine  

Grace in Interview Magazine

On the 40th anniversary of the summer of love, Ingrid Sischy takes a trip down the rabbit hole with the woman who was at the red-hot center of those wild times–the one and only Grace Slick (more)
 
Grace Slick in timeout Chicago  

Grace Slick, she's a trip

Grace Slick is one of the first goddesses of rock & roll: As the frontwoman for Great Society and then Jefferson Airplane, Slick helped establish the psychedelic rock movement. Long before heading Jefferson Starship and Starship, the woman who once attempted to lace President Nixon's tea with acid... (more)
 
Grace Slick in the Pioneer Local  

Down the rabbit hole with Grace Slick

Grace Slick hasn't sung on a stage since 1989. These days, the former vocalist for Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship spends her time drawing and painting. (more)
 
Justin BUA in Mixer Magazine  

Expression still defines Grace Slick

Forty-one years after she composed "White Rabbit," and 18 since she officially retired from rock 'n' roll, Grace Slick is still infatuated with Alice, Wonderland and its colorful inhabitants. The difference is, instead of singing about it now, she's painting it (more)
 
Grace Slick in Cape Cod Times  

A new career takes flight

Among the people Slick has drawn portraits of are rock musicians Sting, Pete Townshend, Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Garcia. Her work offers precise, faithful renderings of her subjects, many of whom were her peers during the hazy, crazy drug-induced days of the '60s. (more)
 
Grace Slick in the Boston Herald  

Slick show: Grace's latest form of expressionism

We all have our pet peeves," she said from her home in Malibu, Calif. "Some folks don't like Brussels sprouts. I stopped singing because I don't like the look of old people on a rock 'n' roll stage. It's like a 24-year-old returning to the playground to play jacks. (more)
 
Grace Slck in the Washington Times  

WHITE HARES AND WHITE HAIR

Just as the 19th-century storybook character escaped the doldrums of Britain's adult world, Miss Slick rebelled against what she calls the "beige" monotony of 1950s-era suburban life (Palo Alto, to be exact), hopping down her own rabbit hole of sorts into the mind-bending world of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. (more)
 
Grace Slick in the Washington Post  

Counterculture Meets Mall Culture for Grace Slick

Grace Slick says she can't remember a lot of things, which is perhaps no surprise given how much she drank and drugged herself into oblivion during her reign as a rock-and-roll queen. But she knows who she is today (more)
 
Grace Slick in The Connection Newspaper  

Grace Slick talks about sex, drugs, rock-n-roll and her newest exhibition of paintings.

After performing with the band's various incarnations and launching a solo career, Miss Slick and her White Rabbit leapt into a different medium: the canvas, where they've remained since her first gallery exhibition in 2000. (more)
 
Grace Slick in Creative Loafing  

Rock icon Grace Slick paints her way to a new life

Slick is a visual artist now -- a painter. This is her Act II. ("Act II" is also the name of her art exhibition, which swings into Charlotte's South Park Mall Friday, Nov. 17.) She quit the stage in 1989, after beginning to feel silly doing at 49 what she was great at when she was 29. (more)
 
Grace Slick in Art Scene Vail  

Sex, paint, and rock 'n' roll

Slick's achievement as a painter lays mostly in the clarity of her subjects. Referred to in her press releases as "rock 'n' roll communication," she defines her art as, "…easy to understand." That also describes her as a person. There is nothing pretentious about Grace Slick. (more)
 
Grace Slick in the Boca Raton News  

Grace Slick Returns to South Florida After Scare

Still lovely at 67, Slick is enjoying increasing fame as a painter, a career she has seriously pursued since retiring from music in1989. Icons of rock 'n' roll are often subjects of her work, yet her own musical legacy will never be forgotten (more)

 
Grace Slick in the Boca Raton News  

Grace Slick focuses on art in a post-rock 'n' roll career

She gave up performing in 1998 because she felt it was silly for a woman her age to sing rock music and try and act like a teenager. She had her first public art show in Fort Lauderdale in 1989, and art is where she channels her creative energy now. (more)
 
Justin Bua in Urbanology Magazine  

There's more to Grace Slick than rock 'n roll

Slick, 66, stays faithfully at her house in Southern California, painting Alice (in Wonderland), white rabbits and icons of the '60s, such Jim Morrison of the Doors, Janis Joplin and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. (more)
 
Grace Slick in the Desert Morning News  

These days, Grace Slick uses painting as her creative outlet

"I'd pencil pictures of people like David Crosby or whoever was a guest on our albums. Sometimes those drawings would wind up in our liner notes. But I didn't take drawing seriously until five years ago." (more)
 
Grace Slick in the desert Sun  

ARTIST'S RECEPTION FOR GRACE SLICK

The work is an interesting and colorful mixed medium of acrylic and scratchboard. Slick's first artwork, a scratchboard of a raccoon (she admits she once owned about 40 live raccoons) that the rock icon created with a safety pin, is for sale at the gallery as well.(more)
 
Grace Slick in the Eastsider  

Amazing Grace

"To me, painting and drawing are very much like meditation," Slick said in a recent telephone interview. "It's an absolute focus when I do them. I'm just taken away from whatever's irrelevant in the first place." (more)
 
Grace Slick in the Laguna Coastline Pilot  

Imagery is everything

She remains one of the most charismatic artists to emerge from San Francisco's golden era. Her powerful and distinctive voice still resonates through her lyrics that will remain poignant to every generation through such songs as "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love." Though she has left her eccentric outfits and microphone behind, she remains an artist, utilizing a canvas as her medium. (more)
 
Grace Slick in the Las Vegas Weekly  

Musicians put down the microphones and take up the brush

Slick has lived a life most people only fantasize about. At 62, she peaks freely about her past-the drugs, the drinking, the scene. She says when you get old you "don't regret what you did. You regret what you didn't do." (more)
 
grace Slick in the Marin Indipendent Journal  

Portraits of the past

The chalk-acrylic drawing shows a black-clad Janis on her knees, singing, a painted expression on her face, an American flag furled in the background. As rock fans know, Joplin died of a drug overdose in 1970 at the age of 27. (more)
 
grace Slick in the Marin Indipendent Journal  

Grace Slick's new career: painting portraits of fellow rockers

While Slick says she finds inspiration everywhere - in animals, in her friends and in her emotions - her bestselling works are portraits of the rock stars she knew in the 1960s. Jimi Hendrix. Janis Joplin. Jerry Garcia. (more)
 
Grace Slick in the Miami Herald  

Grace Slick immortalizes icons of rock in Lauderdale art exhibit

Rock Vocalist Grace Slick, who burst on the music scene with Jefferson Airplane in the late 1960s, has turned her attention to sketching and is turning out chalk-pencil portraits of fellow rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Joplin (more)
 
Justin Bua in Urbanology Magazine  

Grace Slick Former rocker turning creative powers toward art

But it's not her past with Jefferson Airplane that makes Slick tick these days-she's been there, done that. Slick is now turning her considerable creative powers toward paint, pencil and canvas.(more)
 
Grace Slick in the New Times  

True, We did Build this City on Rock ´n' Roll,But could it withstand a hurricane?

"Well, right now I'm carving a picture of Johnny Depp as pirate Jack Sparrow," said Grace Slick from her California living room, where she is preparing to gallery-hop across the U.S. Her newest visual art collection is opening Friday...(more)
 
grace Slick in the Marin Indipendent Journal  

Some Really Slick Paintings

Portraits of rock stars comprise a significant percentage of Ms. Slick's oeuvre. Such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin and Sting appear in numerous portraits, while stars such as Peter Townshend, Madonna, Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley and Patti Smith are less prominently represented. (more)
 
Grace Slick in the Miami Herald  

Grace Slick immortalizes icons of rock in Lauderdale art exhibit

Rock Vocalist Grace Slick, who burst on the music scene with Jefferson Airplane in the late 1960s, has turned her attention to sketching and is turning out chalk-pencil portraits of fellow rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Joplin (more)
 
Justin Bua in Urbanology Magazine  

Grace Slick's wild passion: Painting

And with the same in-your-face candor with which she and Jefferson Airplane enraptured music fans, Slick waved goodbye and started a new life — one less public but no less creative. (more)
 
Grace Slick in the Palo Alto Daily News  

Slick evolves into art goddess

She's especially proud of a Hendrix portrait that uses bold splashes of bright colors against a black background. She also likes a painting of Bob Dylan holding a cross in one hand and a Star of David in the other. (more)
 
grace Slick in the Marin Indipendent Journal  

Slick trades microphone for paintbrush

She once performed topless in the rain so she wouldn't ruin her silk blouse, and she threatened to spike President Nixon's tea with LSD. But that was a lifetime ago for Grace Slick, the steely psychedelic rocker who added enough salt to her words to wither a seasoned sailor. (more)

 
Grace Slick in the Rocky Mountian News  

Images of Grace

Grace Slick knows she's not the world's greatest artist. "I've had reviewers on my voice saying she couldn't sing her way out of a paper bag, which is probably true," Slick says. "But people bought the records." (more)

 
Grace Slick in the Rocky Mountian News  

Hotel has musical suite dreams

Sitting in the newly christened "Grace Slick Suite" at the Hotel Monaco on Wednesday evening, the living legend whose name graces a placard outside seems supremely comfortable in the skin that sits under her snow-white hair. (more)
 
Grace Slick in Rolling Stone Magazine  

The acid queen settles into her surrealistic rocking chair

Slick's interest in art budded a few years back. " I was living with this guy who had a brilliant mind, good-looking, funny, but he was crazier then a bag of squirrels," she says in her gravelly voice. When they broke up, Slick stated sketching animals to cheer herself up. (more)
 
Grace Slick in the Sacramento Bee  

Surrealistic Grace Slick turns her attention

Grace Slick used to sing about white rabbits, but now she prefers to draw them. Slick ruled the rock 'n' roll stage in the 1960s as the frontwoman for San Francisco's Jefferson Airplane, belting out hits such as "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love." (more)
 
grace Slick in the Marin Indipendent Journal  

Slick trades microphone for paintbrush

She once performed topless in the rain so she wouldn't ruin her silk blouse, and she threatened to spike President Nixon's tea with LSD. But that was a lifetime ago for Grace Slick, the steely psychedelic rocker who added enough salt to her words to wither a seasoned sailor. (more)

 
Grace Slick in the Santa Monica Mirror  

Grace Slick: Still Sassy After All These Years

"My life went like that. I was born in the year of the rabbit. When I was a child in Hemet, the man next door had about 40 white rabbits. He was raising them to sell for fur coats, but I didn't know that." (more)

 
Grace Slick in the Rocky Mountian News  

Slick's an artist in any genre

On the other hand, creativity is creativity. "As long as I'm doing something in the arts, I don't care what it is." In painting, "you're the one who has the final say, so its' not an interactive thing. You can do exactly what you want to do. The negative part is that there's no input." (more)
 
Grace Slick in Rolling Stone Magazine  

Grace Slick Now Paints Those Somebodies She Loved

Two portraits of Janis Joplin are in her show at Artrock gallery in San Francisco that runs through December. One is in hues of blue with a smiling Janis holding maracas. Another is a close-up of her face with vegetation coming out of her head. Slick dislikes both works. (more)
 
Grace Slick in Rolling Stone Magazine  

Prophetic painting inaugurates Art of Music gallery

When asked where it comes from, Slick said, "I have no idea. Maybe art is the way in which we are conduits for some other spirit form or something." (more)
 


 

 
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