Reserve Tasting Lounge
The Art of Grace Slick
May 5, 2016 - July 4, 2016
Welcome to the visual concert of Grace Slick at Cliff Lede’s Backstage Reserve Tasting Lounge. Grace’s art communicates the same type of high energy of that in her music of the late ’60s, with portraits of her rock contemporaries reflective of Grace’s personal relationships with them. Her nudes are somewhat minimal pieces that suggest the Japanese sumi ink style of painting that is so difficult to master, while the Wonderland pieces are a visual version of the song White Rabbit.
Grace was born on October 30, 1939, in Evanston, IL. Her father was an investment banker and her mother was a singer. After moving to Southern California in the mid ’40s, they finally settled in Palo Alto, CA. Grace stayed in the Bay Area until she left to attend Finch College in New England. She later attended the University of Miami and studied art, before returning to SF and joining the Great Society in 1965. After a short time, she and some of the members of the band formed the Jefferson Airplane and recorded the songs White Rabbit and Somebody to Love. Through the next 20 years, Grace participated in several incarnations of the band, including: The Jefferson Starship, Starship, and several solo albums with Paul Kantner. Grace retired from rock and roll in 1989 and began a new career in the visual arts. She has had over 200 exhibits and is represented by some of the best galleries in the US. Grace now lives in Malibu, CA, and paints daily.
Backstage Reserve Tasting
Get a Backstage pass for access to our limited production wines. This cool and comfortable lounge also features rotating art exhibits and, of course, classic rock music. Prior reservation required.
On this experience, we are unable to accommodate anyone who is less than 21 years of age; this includes toddlers and babies in arms.