In 1964 artists Mason Williams joked around with a serious spark, about the play between the words "Eagle" and "Rock," in reference to the LA neighborhood where his pal, Ed Ruscha's studio was at the time. Mason conceived of a store offering quite literally and simply: eagles and rocks. Due to her last venture, Get Hubbied, at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock in 2011, she’d become close to and fond of this unique community. She became increasingly enamored by the concept of the shop, concocting an image of the store as an interactive community-enlivening project. So, 48 years after the idea was conceived, The Eagle Rock, Rock and Eagle Shop opened its doors.

The art space/store featured over 400 objects Hubby armchair and thrift-shopped from all over our nation. Using Ebay, Etsy and a bit of Amazon, Hubby mined the internet for reasonably-priced, rock n’ eagle-centric curiosities. The shop was filled with a melting pot of aesthetics - all representations of the eagle, and/or rock. The objects range widely and humorously covering pet rocks, pop rocks, hide-a-key rocks, fake rocks with surprises inside, an eagle painted saw blade, the film Legal Eagles, eagle dream catchers etc., etc., etcetera. She designed and created the packaging for the idea; the logo graphically merges together the concept and the experience, and are prevalent on merchandise such as T-shirts, temporary tattoos, badges, pencils, and tote bags.

With this project, Hubby explored a diversity of symbols at the crossroads of curating, collecting, commerce and performance. We as viewers/shoppers/participants are invited to wonder not only about the objects themselves, but about the people who sell them. Are they being sincere, ironic, expressive, or...? The descriptions of the items for sale often reveal the seller’s unique perspective. Collected and archived, these objects and their stories comprise the project’s limited edition catalog. Hubby also invited artists to contribute a work of art relevant to eagles, rocks, and/or eagles together, so as to integrate a group show mixed within the scavenged items. This was meant to set the project teetering beyond, and to blur, the lines between art and kitsch, craft and commerce.

Participating artists: Suzanne Adelman, Chad Attie, Paul Cleaver, Tricia Gabriel, Samara Golden, Nick Herman, Bettina Hubby, Bolyn Hubby, Melissa Huddleston, Charles Irvin, Karen Lee, Adam Janes and Ann Lynn, JEFF&GORDON, Jonsey, Karen Lofgren, Shana Lutker, Melodie Mousset, Michele O'Marah, Dennis Hoekstra & Noah Olmsted, Mary Anna Pomonis, Olivia Primé, Melinda Rayman, Karen Rose, Amy Russell, Tif Sigfrids, Jim Skuldt, Mike Slack, SAMO HURT (AKA David G.A. Stephenson), Kirsten Stoltmann, William Stone, Kevin Sudeith, Valentin Toledo, Keith Walsh, Landon Wiggs, Mason Williams , and Jessika Wood

Special thanks goes out to Michael Noguiera, of Sir Michaels Rentals, Eagle Rock, and Renee Dominique and Julia Salazar of the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. and Ajay Singh of Patch, Eagle Rock Special thanks also to Emily Hopkins of Side Street Projects in Pasadena.


This radically fun and visually/mentally stimulating art and community rock n' eagle spectacular closed June 3rd. Thank you for visiting and supporting and celebrating the one, the only, THE EAGLE ROCK ROCK AND EAGLE SHOP!

now it goes back to being what it was:

Closing BASH on June 3rd from 7-10pm included LIVE LIVE LIVE music by:

JANET KLEIN and her Parlor Boys, THE KEITH WALSH EXPERIENCE, SEA LEG (Antonio Ortiz, Tony Fernandez and Paul Cherwick), and CORK (Robey Clark and Jared Sosa)

And LIVE screen-printing by Pop-Hop (thepophop.com) - guests brought t-shirts or whatever they wanted to have the shop logo or a logo from one of our musical guests screen-printed onto.

We had rock things! We had eagle things! We had art about rocks and eagles!

Originally conceived by Mason Williams in June of 1964 and brought to life by artist Bettina Hubby in April of 2012

A quote from Mason that provoked attendance:

"The opening on April 1st was grand!

This was the final reminder to try to get folks to come on down by Mason Williams: "This is a reminder to check out the Eagle Rock Rock & Eagle Shop while it's still up & running. A thought that has occurred to me is, If you're an eagle & or a rock collector/enthusiast, you should take advantage of the fact that if you were to someday wants to search the internet for things of this nature, for your collection, you would have to spend a lot of time to get it to this level. You can relax, Hubby's already done it for you. All you have to do is go down & see the very collection you probably would have gone to the trouble to collect, & it's all nicely displayed where you can clearly see every item you might have bought as a collector. Since the Eagle Rock Rock & Eagle Shop has saved you so much time and money, perhaps think about buying an Eagle Rock shop item to remember the collection you never had to bother having to collect…Hubby's done it for you!"


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