Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

the Comic Book Art Show

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

JUSTICE for OSCAR GRANT – Oakland, CA

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Justice for Oscar Grant, Street Art, Oakland, Graffiti, poster, June 10, Trail, stand up fight back

THE BAY TO TAIPEI 2

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

OPTIMIST, TIM ,DE, POP, Graffiti, Art Show, Oakland, Mama Buzz

GET UP STAY UP – Graffiti Fest Modesto, CA

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Graffiti Festival.

HOODSTOCK New York is Here!

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Oakland is a lonely place as many of our friends traveled out to Brooklyn to represent the Town this weekend.

Hoodstock Brooklyn New York 2010.

LIVING WALLS – Kick Starter Fundraiser Video

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Living Walls is an Endless Canvas sponsored exhibition and conference focused on street art and its role in engaging public space.

We are bringing in the works of an international selection of artists who typically make use of the streets to showcase their work. We have also sought artists that re-appropriate the public realm, attempting to take charge of their media space.

Artists will be asked, along with submitting artwork, to present some form of documentation of their other works as well as their process in order to illustrate via pictures, video, sketches, words, etc, the scale and context in which the artist typically works in public space.

Logistics:
First in order to understand why we need to raise funds let us provide you with more specific logistical information regarding our project.

The project will be divided into three components: a component devoted to public murals involving poster art, a lecture series which the Georgia Tech architecture department has agree to host for us, and a that of a gallery opening taking place at the Eyedrum. The poster art show will precede all other events the prior to August 13, 2010. On Friday August 13th, the event will consist of a lecture series held at Georgia Tech. On Saturday August 14th, the event will consist of an exhibition and Pecha Kucha-style presentations held at Eyedrum. The gallery exhibition will be on display in Eyedrum’s galleries from August 13 through the end of September and will commemorate the various public walls around the city blanketed by the wheat pastes.

Poster show:

Inspired and aligned with the open source and free culture movement, driving many poster art (wheat pasting) shows that have happened internationally: Benevento, Turin, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, etc. These other poster art shows have been pieced together by colleagues of the curators of the Living Walls conference. The intentions behind our show are aligned with the same set of values. This alignment has embedded us in a network of street artists who willingly support our efforts. Thus we know there is a critical mass of street artists engaged in poster art all over Europe and South America willing to answer an open call to submit to our show. Along with all this we have three artists contributing to our event who have agreed to act as our liaisons over seas in Berlin, Brazil and Australia. Our liaisons have agreed to collect submissions from around the world and ship posters from over seas to us. An open call for artists will soon be put out asking for poster submissions. These posters will be wheat pasted blanketing a few public walls around Atlanta which we have gained permission for. All these public works will be thoroughly documented for display within the gallery component.

Lecture series:

We are very thankful to the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech who have agreed to support this conference through hosting a lecture series and providing space for other activities. We intend to have a series of lectures the day before the gallery show in order to promote the gallery show itself as well as to engage and inform a different audience that would otherwise not attend the gallery show.

Gallery show:
Select artists, along with contributing to the poster show, will display their work within eyedrum. All artist are asked present some kind of documentation regarding their specific artistic process. This documentation itself will be on display within the gallery and is intended to illustrate all that is entailed in the act of making street art. Also on display will be the documentation of the prior week’s events, the wheat pasting of the submitted posters. On the opening day of the gallery show we will have a pecha kucha* like event, where selected artist and lecturers will present 20 slides. Each slide will be displayed for 20 seconds, yielding a total presentation of about 7 min in length. The pace of these presentations has a unique way engaging an audience with an entertaining, yet informative slew of ideas.

Project location: Atlanta, GA

GAIA Art Show – San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

It’s to late for the reception, but you can still catch Gaia’s art show before the 31st of May.
Gallery Heist, 679 Geary, San Francisco
See Gallery Hours at GalleryHeist.com
GAIA Art Show in San Francisco, CA.

DEEP ROOTED SCRIBES – Art Show – 5/14/2010

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

RAS TERMS, DEADEYES, SAFETY FIRST, REFA, Art Show, Oakland,

Come out this Friday. The first installment at a look in Modern Cultural Folk Art.
Basement Gallery 1027 3rd street, Oakland

Berkeley Mural Hunt – May 2010

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Sorry I’m a little late getting this up. Support public art.

Berkeley Mural Contest.

COLAB SHOW – Friday May 7th, 2010 – Alameda, CA

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

EGU, Art Show, Street Art,

“It’s time to face off. Thanks to everyone who participated and everyone who sent us pics of there colabs. The show is shaping up to be a good one.” – EGU

www.everybodygetup.com

Public Art or Attack on Graffiti? – Oakland, CA

Friday, April 30th, 2010

This is the view of one member of Endless Canvas:

Right now a proposal by a community group is going through to have art painted on all the electrical boxes in the neighborhood around the Art Murmor (Oakland’s art walk and central gallery hub.) It looks like it is happening for sure. The call for artists is expected to be out in a month.

Endless Canvas supports public art. However, my emotional response to this project was gut wrenching. It is obviously an anti-graffiti campaign to further gentrify the community. It says that graffiti artists are bad and only art sanctioned by the government can exist. In places like Rome and Jerusalem they have public billboards to wheat paste on, but in many US cities electrical boxes are our symbol for free speech. Even if the boxes are buffed, it allows a neutral space for people to express themselves without damaging store fronts and other private property. This project will not eliminate graffiti, but rather move it onto storefronts.

Giving this further thought, most of the electric boxes on that block are constantly cleaned my Koreana Plaza, Auto Businesses and Wholefoods anyway. Maybe this is a way to get artwork on these boxes to last a minute. Either way this project is going to happen. What I propose is that when the call for art comes out, as many street artists from the community as possible get involved as to minimize wackness. Street art aside, it is most important that local artists hold down there own neighborhood.

HOODSTOCK Brooklyn, NYC – May 22nd, 2010

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Hoodstock Brooklyn New York Japanther Ninja Sonik 2010.

Hoodstock was invited to Oakland’s sister city Brooklyn, New York.  It’s going to take place on Morrissey’s birthday, May 22nd.  Do to the chaotic nature of Hoodstock, the specific location is being held secret until closer to the date.

Performers Confirmed:
Japanther
Ninja Fucking Sonik
DJ Miggy Stardust
DJ Dirty Finger
MC BEME

Gats designed the flier… www.flickr.com/photos/gatsgraffiti

ABOVE & BLEK LE RAT Art Show – San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Above Graffiti and Blek le Rat Stencil Street Art Show.

Faces in the Mirror by Blek le Rat & Transitions by ABOVE

ABOVE’S 1st EVER INDOOR SHOW!

AFTER A CONVERSATION TOGETHER IN PARIS, MR. BLEK LE RAT
WAS ABLE TO PERSUADE AND SLOW DOWN ABOVE LONG ENOUGH
TO ORGANIZE A DUO SHOW TOGETHER.

Opening Reception: May 1st, 2010, from 7-11 pm.

Show runs through: June 5th, 2010, and is open to the public.

Stand Tall

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Stand Tall, Art Show, Oakland
Friday, April 9th 8pm til 11pm
Old Crow Tattoo & Gallery
362 Grand Ave. Oakland, Ca

Pedals and Prints TONIGHT! – Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Pedal and Prints Tonight Art Show Los Angeles.