Estria Foundation Kickstarter Campaign

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 7 months, 2 weeks, 4 days, 23 hours, 42 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

More information is available at http://www.estria.org and the Kickstarter campaign page:   http://ht.ly/lMzbM

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Saturday June 08, 2013

VINCENT ABADIE HAFEZ

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 8 months, 7 hours, 9 minutes ago.

Id like to share the current exhibition of an artist whose work and process is mesmerizing. Naturally gifted and uniquely talented with style writing and arabic calligraphy Vincent Abadie Hafez is an artist to keep your eye on. In recent years there has been a recognition of contemporary artists from the Middle East and those of Islamic origin, by acknowledging them and their history as an integral part of our collective writing and artistic history we enrich and fortify ourselves.

VINCENT ABADIE HAFEZ at David Bloch Gallery Casablanca Morocco

Cosmopolitan, the work of Vincent Abadie Hafez is the result of crossbreeding of several cultures. By 1988 under the pseudonym Zepha that he invests in the graffiti movement. It is a suburb of Paris that he began to impose his name and his team,since he will not stop…
He take place of public space and hustles certain visual habits: Just like a word written on the sand, his art is ephemeral and accessible to all.

Vincent Abadie Hafez developed a visual language and a universe in which intersect the craftsmanship of ancient civilizations, the movement of free Figuration, Abstraction lyrical and street art.
Aesthetics at the intersection of two worlds, ancient and modern, revealing a balance of instinctive feature and reflected composition in which the cosmic space collide with the small infinitely.

The hybrid configurations reveal various aspects, mixing mediums and crossbreeding techniques ... Giving Anthropomorphic totems in two dimensions, worn by erosion on which appear traces, signs and symbols calligraphic.
A breath graphic composed of wild forms inhabited of a rebellious energy, which highlights an inherent order to balance the universe, and reflected even in a supposed chaos.

Contrasts, oppositions and complementarity enrich a production of works produced in multiple formats, worn by time, memory carriers, the result of a questioning of this world seem to forget the very principles of its existence ...


http://tinyurl.com/opayusa David Bloch Gallery Casablanca

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Monday May 27, 2013

TED talk by Graffiti Artist Mohammed Ali

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 8 months, 1 week, 4 days, 12 hours, 10 minutes ago.

A moving and inspired TED talk by Graffiti Artist Mohammed Ali at the Vatican in Rome

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Thursday May 16, 2013

AOC Unfolding Video preview

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 8 months, 2 weeks, 14 hours, 22 minutes ago.

David Bloch Gallery presents Agents of Change in Marrakech. Part of the exhibition included a public mural in the searing African heat. Exhibition Recap to come.

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© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Monday May 13, 2013

Morocco Unfolding Day 2

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 8 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, 13 hours, 59 minutes ago.

So far Marrakech has been a complete cultural immersion for all of my senses. My host David Bloch and Alexandra have shown me Medina in ways many have never seen, its the inside scoop. Its a beautiful country as you can see from the images.

Ive been deep in the hood, in the gut of a Tannery where goats were skinned to coolin out drinking at Churchills Bar at the most luxurious hotel Ive ever seen-  La Mamounia http://www.mamounia.com/uk/index.php

The food, people and vibe is good, the streets can be 5x more chaotic than NYC but it flows in ways NY doesn’t.



Jemaa El Fna Square


La Mamounia Hotel


Water man


Merdersa Ben Youssef


Typical morrocan warp


Local graffiti


Merdersa Ben Youssef

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Saturday May 04, 2013

AOC Morocco Unfolding

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 8 months, 3 weeks, 3 days, 20 hours, 30 minutes ago.

Arrive in Marrakech Morocco yesterday to prepare for the exhibition UNFOLDING with fellow Agents Of Change -Derm, Jaybo Monk, Remi Rough, LX One, Steve More, and Timid at David Bloch Gallery. So far its been a deep cultural immersion right off the plane. Its an amazing country one that heightens your senses and pulls you back in time. Visually its stunning and textured, weathered by time but beautifully finished by artisans hands. There is a strong arts and crafts culture here, it is tradition, a way of life.

About Agents of Change     http://www.agents-of-change.co.uk

Agents of Change are a collective of 12 artists who attack space. Formed in 2009, the international collective create work that responds on a site specific basis, integrating both the aesthetic and historical resonance of the environment they’re working in. Each project brings greater potential for innovation, both on a practical level in technique and on a more emotive basis in dealing with ever larger historical and political ideas.

David Bloch Gallery is located at 8 bis rue des Vieux Marrakchis, 40000 Marrakech, Morocco, and Unfolding will run from May 10 to June 8.

Press enquiries:
For further information please contact: 
Tim Daly .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Tel: +44 7939 510 724
or David Bloch  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Tel: +212 5 24 45 75 95

For Sales enquiries:
Please contact David Bloch  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Tel: +212 5 24 45 75 95



Marrakech Airport


Theater Royal


Entering Medina


Butcher Shop


From NYC to Morocco

 

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Friday May 03, 2013

Legendary Tats Cru: In their own words

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 9 months, 4 days, 2 hours ago.

NIce feature on TATS CRU who have had a huge influence on the NYC graffiti scene for many years now. Outside of their commercial work each member has developed as masterful style writers in their own right.

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Tuesday April 23, 2013

ALL CITY Classic 1985 NYC Hip Hop

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 9 months, 1 week, 4 days, 3 hours, 56 minutes ago.

For those who have never seen this classic footage by Henry Chalfant Spank TC5 who present ALL CITY a pilot shot covering the formative years of NYC hip Hop culture. It features Dondi CIA, Butch2 TFP, James TOP, Brim TAT, Mare139 ROC, Mr. Wiggles and others.

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Tuesday April 16, 2013

Agents Of Change- Unfolding

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 9 months, 2 weeks, 2 days, 15 hours, 46 minutes ago.

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The David Bloch Gallery is proud to present Unfolding, a group show by six members of the international art collective Agents of Change, renowned for creating environmental work on a monumental scale. As well as collaborating as a collective, each artist has pursued art careers in their own right, showing to audiences throughout the world.

Each of the participating artists share a common language that originated from the graffiti art explosion in the late 70’s and early 80’s. In the following decades their work has progressed and diversified to create its own distinct and refined voice. A deep-rooted understanding of form, material and space has allowed the artist’s work to unfold, expanding outwards toward new contexts.

Unfolding showcases artists whose work incorporates a strong leaning toward plasticity – using a wide variety of media to produce work ranging from painting through to sculpture and installation. Through experimentation with new materials Unfolding will bring about an examination of new journeys and the opportunity to exploit future dialogues within a well established aesthetic.

About Agents of Change http://www.agents-of-change.co.uk

Agents of Change are a collective of 12 artists who attack space. Formed in 2009, the international collective create work that responds on a site specific basis, integrating both the aesthetic and historical resonance of the environment they’re working in. Each project brings greater potential for innovation, both on a practical level in technique and on a more emotive basis in dealing with ever larger historical and political ideas.

Participating Artists

Carlos Mare aka Mare 139 (USA)   http://www.carlosmare.com
Mare is a NYC based sculptor/ painter/ scholar/ US Cultural Ambassador who in 1985 pioneered a novel version of urban graffiti as modern sculpture. Throughout his career as a sculptor, Mare has consistently brought innovation to the genre’s aesthetic and vocabulary. His metal sculptures are inspired by his interests of form, light, space in an architectural environment. His admiration of early avant-garde art and sculpture inspired the merging of aesthetics between ‘graffiti’ styles and the modernists of the early 20th century.

Derm (UK) http://www.dermographix.com
Derm’s work is based on a combination of abstracted typographical forms, architectural influences, and graphic and geometric shape. Taking inspiration from the colours and textures of the natural, urban and industrial environments in Scotland, he makes work in found spaces that responds to and comments on the aesthetics of its environment.

Jaybo Monk (France/Germany)   http://www.jayboisms.squarespace.com
Jaybo (1968) is a runaway, setting out and wandering along in a physical as well as in a creative sense – urban subculture is the driving force behind his artistic activities. This is especially true of his paintings, which are erratic and chaotic as they directly quote various fragments of what surround him – often plumbing great psychological depths, thematically speaking, with lightness meeting existentialistic melancholy, aggressiveness meeting passion and a seemingly standard romantic streak and visionary dimension.

LX One (France)   http://www.lxone.eu
LX explores the pixel, the smallest unit, as a means to research the base of form, and the skeleton of colours. He works to the beat of geometry, the noise of shapes and a system of tensions in free space that response to architecture, urbanism and design. Inspired by Piet Mondrian and Vasarelly, LX One portrays the absolutes in life: Vertical and horizontal lines.

Remi Rough (UK)   http://www.remirough.com/blog
There are few artists whose recent works could be described as “painting visual haikus” without the reader needing to roll their eyes, but Remi Rough is one of them. South London born and bred, Remi has been breaking boundaries with the aid of a spray can and a paintbrush for over 27 years. Transcending the traditional and somewhat idealised vision of a graffiti writer, he is passionate and unforgiving in his creative progression.

Steve More (UK)   http://www.stevemore.net
Steve More uses materials from his surrounding environment to create abstract works concerned with the passing of time, decay and regeneration. In 2005, following 20 years as a graffiti artist, More switched from painting on the city surfaces to focusing on the inherent qualities of the materials that lay beneath. He works with materials such as concrete, bill posters and found objects to explore wider concepts of urban life. His work is often highly textural occupying a space between painting and sculpture.

David Bloch Gallery is located at 8 bis rue des Vieux Marrakchis, 40000 Marrakech, Morocco, and Unfolding will run from May 10 to June 8, 2013.
Press enquiries:
For further information please contact
Tim Daly .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Tel: +44 (0)7939 510 724
or David Bloch .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Tel: +212 5 24 45 75 95
Sales enquiries:
Please contact David Bloch .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Tel: +212 5 24 45 75 95


© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Thursday April 11, 2013

Style Wars 30 Years at NYPL

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 10 months, 1 week, 2 days, 19 hours, 55 minutes ago.

Celebrating 30 years of the most important and iconic films of early Hip Hop and NYC Subway Graffiti culture!!!

A free screening of the 1983 documentary Style Wars which explores the subculture of New York’s young graffiti writers and break dancers, showing their activities and aspirations and the social and aesthetic controversies surrounding New York graffiti.

Winner of the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1983 Sundance Film Festival, Style Wars is regarded as the indispensable document of NY street culture and subway graffiti art of the early ‘80s, the filmic record of a golden age of youthful creativity that exploded into the world from a city in crisis.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker, Henry Chalfant, sculptor/painter Carlos “Mare139” Rodriguez, and moderated by painter/DJ iona rozeal brown.


This program is presented in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Tribeca Film Institute.

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Monday March 18, 2013

Style Wars 30 Years at NYPL

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 10 months, 1 week, 2 days, 19 hours, 55 minutes ago.

Celebrating 30 years of the most important and iconic films of early Hip Hop and NYC Subway Graffiti culture!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 6 p.m.
PROGRAM LOCATION:
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium

40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-7498

A free screening of the 1983 documentary Style Wars which explores the subculture of New York’s young graffiti writers and break dancers, showing their activities and aspirations and the social and aesthetic controversies surrounding New York graffiti.

Winner of the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1983 Sundance Film Festival, Style Wars is regarded as the indispensable document of NY street culture and subway graffiti art of the early ‘80s, the filmic record of a golden age of youthful creativity that exploded into the world from a city in crisis.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker, Henry Chalfant, sculptor/painter Carlos “Mare139” Rodriguez, and moderated by painter/DJ iona rozeal brown.


This program is presented in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Tribeca Film Institute.

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Monday March 18, 2013

PART1 BLACK BOOK MASTER CLASS

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 10 months, 2 weeks, 1 Day, 13 hours, 20 minutes ago.


Hi-ARTS PRESENTS:

BLACK BOOK MASTER CLASS WITH STYLE MASTER PART ONE TDS

APPLICATIONS DUE FRI. MARCH 15TH

Hi-ARTS, the producers of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival, will launch a free, unique, six-week Black Book Master Class series for young people ages 14-18 years old, taught by the influential graffiti Style Master, Enrique “PART ONE” Torres.
During this course, students will receive their own personal black book, colored pencils, and marker- sets, learn various graffiti techniques such as lettering, penciling and color theory. Several guest speakers will also impart professional development knowledge from various creative industries and offer excellent networking opportunities. Upon the conclusion of the course, Hi-ARTS will present an exhibition of students’ work at our space in East Harlem/El Barrio.
PART ONE is a veteran of the golden years of New York City subway painting and considered a style master in the graffiti world. His specialty is his own unique brand of lettering, which he began to develop in 1974. From 1974 – 1985, he was one of the most accomplished artists on the New York City subway trains. His art has been featured in the classic film Style Wars, as well as critically acclaimed books such as, Martha Cooper’s Hip Hop Files and the ON THE RUN’s PART ONE: The Death Squad.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS-
MUST BE A RESIDENT OF NEW YORK CITY
MUST BE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 14 - 18 TO PARTICIPATE
MUST BE A FULL-TIME STUDENT OR ENROLLED IN A GED PROGRAM

Applications Due: March 15th
Interviews:March 21 & 23rd
Cost:Free upon being accepted into the Course
Class Schedule:3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 and 5/1 from 4:30pm-6pm
Class Exhibition Opening:May 11th from 3pm-6pm
Location:Hi-ARTS, 304 E. 100th St @ Second Ave.,
East Harlem/El Barrio, NYC

For applications and more info, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 718-497-4282

Institute of Arts Management and individual supporters like you. HHTF is a Round 6 recipient the New Generations Program, funded by Doris Duke Charitable Trust/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for American Theatre.

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Tuesday March 12, 2013