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This article was posted by Martha Cooper 1 week, 2 days, 21 hours, 5 minutes ago.
My documentation of Baltimore traditions merged with my interest in street art last month as Gaia, LNY, Mata Ruda, Nanook and Sorta brought their skills and supplies to one of the last of the A-rabber stables in Baltimore. A-rabbing, the practice of selling fruit and vegetables from horse drawn carts, has existed since the 1800’s but is in danger of dying out. The impracticalities of keeping horses in the inner city combined with the difficulty of getting fresh produce to sell has taken its toll on this enterprise. At present there are only two A-rabber stables still operating.
Gaia and friends used a quickly funded Kickstarter campaign to pay for paint and immediately set to work. Their hope is to continue the project in connection with the Arabber Preservation Society, making repairs to the buildings and even starting a visitor’s center. Meanwhile the Fremont stable has been transformed into a veritable mural mecca, a showcase for some of Baltimore’s best street artists.
This article was posted by Mare 139 1 week, 3 days, 17 hours, 39 minutes ago.
Estria Foundation Launches Kickstarter Campaign to support Art Battle and Festival
The Estria Foundation has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the 6th Annual Estria Battle and Art Festival. The Estria Battle and Art Festival is a series of art events building community, promoting positive messages, and investing in the creative expression of young people.
“The Bay Area loves these events and more than 6,000 will come to the Battle and another 20,000 to the related events,” said Estria Miyashiro who founded the Battle and Festival in 2007. “We really believe this is a valuable celebration of community and urban art and that Kickstarter is a great way to ask people to invest and participate.”
Donors to the Kickstarter campaign can select limited edition rewards like art prints by Favianna Rodriguez, Vogue (TDK), Apexer, Chor Boogie, Vyal One and other printmakers and street artists. The rewards also include prints of archived Estria Battle canvases, street art postcard packs, and t-shirt and hoodie designs by Jesse Hernandez. Donors at the highest levels can even have Miyashiro create a mural for them.
The Kickstarter campaign runs until July 11th and aims to crowd-raise $25,000 to help pay for items like canvases, supplies, food, travel costs, and construction fees. Those who wish to participate or learn more can visit http://ht.ly/lMzbM for the Estria Battle and Festival’s Kickstarter page or visit http://www.estriabattle.com.
The Battle and Festival Events
The Estria Battle brings 16 of the top urban artists to Oakland to battle in a live painting event rooted in positive community messages and social justice principles. The Battle is held at the Life is Living Festival in West Oakland on October 12th and is presented in partnership with Youth Speaks, Inc.
To begin, a one-word theme is revealed. “Grow,” “Heal,” and “Live,” were used in previous years. After learning the word, artists have five hours to paint a positive, technically and creatively excellent large canvas while people of all ages enjoy.
The Battle includes:
The Blackbook Jam, where youth are given 3 hours to create sketchbook pieces based on a positive theme.
The Youth Group Art Jam invites teams from arts organizations to create positive works of art. Judges reward the top pieces.
The Stencil Workshop, youth design their own t-shirts. Each shirt is a unique, personal souvenir of their participation in the Festival.
Events surrounding the Estria Battle include:
The Estria Battle Art Gallery Exhibition (October 3rd – 31), showcases the work of nationally renowned artists who have made their name in public art.
The Art in Public Slideshow (October 10), invites 10 artists to present 20 of their images for 20 seconds each and invites viewers to discuss work usually only seen on the street.
In-School Workshops bring classroom instruction and demonstrations to a local school. Artists offer hands-on lessons and talk with students about art careers.
The Sunday Paint Jam (October 13th) invites artists to paint the outside walls of an Oakland school.
This is an important time for the artists to give back to the community
It’s on…Supplies limited
This article was posted by Greg Lamarche 1 week, 5 days, 21 hours, 24 minutes ago.
Tonight at midnight new limited edition print release…available at: http://www.greglamarche.bigcartel.com
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Chinese Artist Liu Bolin aka The Invisible Man had himself painted into an intricate graffiti mural at 5 Pointz yesterday. After touring a few graffiti sites, Liu selected a rich jungle scene by Meres and Zeso as the perfect backdrop for his unique disappearing act. It was a timely choice because 5 Pointz itself is in danger of disappearing. Legal walls are scarce in New York City and 5 Pointz has long been the place for national and international writers to paint.
TONIGHT at 7:00 there will be a community board meeting at Sunnyside Community Services 43-31 39th Street. Hope you can make it.
Liu Bolin: Mask opening at Eli Klein Gallery tonight 462 West Broadway.
This article was posted by Handselecta 1 week, 6 days, 17 hours, 10 minutes ago.
Friday June 7. 8pm. White Rabbit - 145 East Houston, NYC
James TOP and Frank 151 present a Memorial Art show dedicated to Wayne Roberts/Stay High 149
Shame 125 combines the Harlem flavor of mentors and predecessors Skeme and Dez with a next level character rendering ability that puts him in a class by himself.
Dirtypilot.com has assembled a crush assortment of drawings and maps that will back up what I’m saying.
I own a lot of this cat’s stuff and the pics don’t do justice to how nasty these joints are in person. There are only a few days left to get what you can, so don’t sleep.
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