Friday, October 30, 2009

Sherman and Barry wall in progress, PLUS SOME!

This mural is super dope. Totally my FAIV kind of art. up near 16th and spring. check it out...WB&L+CON.

Sherman and Barry

Practice, practice, practice...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Come watch Chor Boogie paint a mural this week at Sherman and Barry nw, with Rain, ULTRA and DECOY.

you only get one vida. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Sunday, November 1, 2009
5:00pm - 11:00pm
Casa de David
13 Kennedy St. NE
Washington, DC

You are invited to join David Thurston for a vibrant celebration of dia de los muertes, love, life, struggle for justice... and his 31st birthday. from 5 to 7 we'll have a potluck... then the red hot house party is on from 7 to 11ish. after 7 there will be a low-cost cash bar with fabulous radical cocktails, creative art projects on hand, a dance floor, and lots of cool folks. if weather permits, we'll be screening the film "bomb it" in the backyard...

proceeds from the bar will go to benefit three worthy causes: the school of the americas watch; the center for economic research and social change; and a new entity tentatively titled the rivera project, created to fund socially conscious local artists, including the dc 51 artist collective.

save some energy during your holloween revelry... the party will be hot, and you won't want to miss it. please feel free to bring friends

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Ultra finished his addition to the Edgewood mural this past week. So fun to paint with him and watch him interact with the kids. A+.

New mural!

Kids from ward one schools and artist from the Sherman/ Barry mural site painted today with Albus Cavus. Super fun day!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Death Cab For Cutie

can anyone really own a sound?

FREE Community Screening of Copy Right Criminals.

Sunday, October 25, 2009
3:00pm - 6:00pm
FREE Community Screening at DC Jewish Community Center
Washington, DC) — As new technologies emerge, enabling everyone to be a music producer, can anyone really own a sound?

Computers, software and even cell phones have radically altered our relationship to mass culture and technology, providing consumers with the tools to become producers, or “remixers,” of their own media. But long before everyday people began posting their video mash-ups on the Web, hip-hop musicians perfected the art of audio montage through a sport they called “sampling.” COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS, a documentary by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod, examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the ongoing debates about artistic expression, copyright law and (of course) money. The film will air nationally on the Emmy® Award–winning PBS documentary series Independent Lens during the 2009 fall/winter season.

ITVS Community Cinema presents two FREE screening events for COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS: Sunday, October 25 at 3 PM at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street, NW;

Reservations are requested. Call 202-939-0794 or email

Appearing in the Film:

Public Enemy, Jeff Chang, George Clinton, De La Soul, DJ Qbert
Miho Hatori, MC El-P, Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky

Local community partners for the presentation of COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS include WHUT, Busboys and Poets, the Social Action and Leadership School for Activists, the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Words Beats & Life, and the Washington Area Musicians Association.


Because I can't control my joy! But one of my dearest and most talented friends is coming to DC and prepping for a show at The Fridge DC. SCOT LEFAVOR. Perhaps you saw his work at the Manifest Hope show in January. If not, this is a DC DO NOT MISS SHOW! Here are a few pics from his most recent show out where he lives in Denver, Colorado. ENJOY!


Sherman and Barry, NW DC

Working on a new mural at Sherman and Barry NW DC. Stop by this Sunday between 1-4 pm to meet all the artist working on the wall and Peter Krisko of Albus Cavus. DECOY (DC), Chor Boogie (SF), RAIN (NJ) and ULTRA (DC)

One thing I'll tell you about this wall, it has an amazing lawn. If Sunday's nice, come out and chill with some awesome artist, on a great lawn and help build a community!

Friday, October 23, 2009


DIABETIK strikes again, with Halloween just around the corner!

Lost and Found: 15 years of the 2DK L.A.B.

This show was so much fun! I've been looking for some good photos of the event for a while now. Big thanks to Miss. Pixie and Cory!

In August 2009, Cory L. Stowers curated Lost and Found: 15 years of the 2DK L.A.B.
@ Ms. Pixie’s Things and Whatnot | 1626 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

Words Beats & Life (WBL) and The 2 Dope Kings (2.D.K.) presented Lost and Found: 15 years of, the 2.D.K. LAB. It was a retrospective gallery show of original works by local name writers and DC Urban Arts Academy students. Lost and Found featured graffiti on found and rescued objects including home furnishings as well as sculpture, original photography, film, model trains and woodwork. Also on display were new works by legendary graffiti icon Cool “Disco” Dan and early works by the ominous Borf.

other artist: Tim Conlon, Ultra, SMK, Demon 202, Sek, Rezist, Kelly Towles, Rei 21, Sime, Eon 2, Mouse, Decoy, Dah, Rosina Photography, Ster, Rope, Cri and more...
Check out some great pics of the show and space from artist Cita.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

'A Love Letter to You'

'A Love Letter to You' is the latest mural project led by Steve Powers (a.k.a ESPO) and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (M.A.P). The project encompasses a series of love letters from an artist to his hometown, West Philadelphia residents to their neighborhood and the story of a guy declaring his love for his girl to the world.

I love words, I love love and I've always loved ESPO. I love this project!

New Mural

Started a new wall on Sherman and Barry, nw. Come by and visit!

making new pieces at the fridge

Last chance to check out my show at The Fridge, check out a review here.

Monday, October 19, 2009


the next bloomingdale civic association meeting will include discussion about the boxer girl mural.
there seems to be a lot of pressure on the city to destroy the mural and the mayors office is considering it.

Lisa Marie Thalhammer is a wonderful DC artist and a great friend of mine. Beyond all, she so strongly believes in all women and the strengths we all carry. She is an amazing contributor to this city in so many ways. Please come out tonight and support her and DC arts.

if you are in support of this mural, or at least in support of the artist and property owner, please come to the meeting.

monday night.
7:00 PM
160 U street nw
Washington dc
St. George's episcopal church

Saturday, October 17, 2009

True Beauty - D.C." photobook

The fundraiser/ group exhibition of photography from the "True Beauty - D.C." photobook this Thursday night was so fun!

Lynn Phuong had a fashion show, Cheryl DJ Breeze spun, Eve Hennessa painted live and we all danced!

photos by Jim Tretick

Always Somebody's Baby

My friends A.J, and Jason run a production company together and make wonderful films. Tonight is the screening of Always Somebody's Baby.

When: Saturday, October 17, 2009, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: The Fridge DC (a new art gallery and performance space near Eastern Market metro)
Address: Rear Alley, 516 8th St SE (Across the street from Matchbox), Washington, DC

Join us for the BIG premiere screening of "Always Somebody's Baby," the second in a series of short documentary films by Jason Orfanon and AJ Wilhelm that look at life, love and the little things that connect us all. The film follows Sandy, a DC-area mom who has had to overcome inexperience and illness in her journey to raise a family. It will screen with “The Steps,” the first short documentary in the series that follows a single guy’s trip to his favorite break-up spot. Both films were edited by Jennifer Quilo.

The filmmakers will be on hand for a Q&A following the film. The evening will also include a live performance by the film’s composer/local rocker Olivia Mancini (Olivia Mancini and The Mates, Washington Social Club) with special guests.

Admission is *FREE*, and there will be art, live music, great people, and a cash bar. This event is open to EVERYONE, so please invite friends and spread the word.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Climbing PoeTree

Alixa Garcia & Naima Penniman are Climbing Poetree -- poets, performers, print-makers, dancers, educators, bookmakers, muralists, designers and new media architects. Their dynamic slam poetry performance touches on everything from Hurricane Katrina to the War on Drugs, illustrating the injustice at work in our society but always bringing it all back to the hope and promise of transformation through advocacy.

Climbing Poetree has performed at dozens of local and national SSDP events, and they have always received a warm reception of tears and cheers. This is a perfect event for SSDP chapters to cosponsor with other student organizations that focus on performance art or social/racial justice.

These women are simply amazing! If you are looking for something that will change your life or perhaps help you see something in a different light, then don't miss the last performance tonight!

1610 colombia road nw dc
at the unification church

Dreams coming true.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Celebrate Urban Birds

Ran into a friend who reminded me of these little birds the other day. Paloma and Palomo.
I also found out he has one of these! I'm so jealous. But maybe I can get one tonight at the 930 club, where Daniel Johnston will be playing.


Albus Cavus

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mad Max

Max Hoffman Spine FC

The Sweater Set and DECOY

Such a joy to get to hear them play in a space i created. Love these girls!


My friend Gargamel sent this my way. He knows how much I love words. Check out more artist who use text too, here.

Chris Johanson
I Can't Believe, 2000
Offset print
8.5" x 11", X of 80. Part one of seven.
Decoy reminds you...
Be Not Afraid
Call Your Mom

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Closing night of MEMENTO MORI with The Monorial

What an amazing time at The Fridge last night. It was closing night of the show. Andy Matchett was here from florida. The Monorail played. Good peeps, amazing music good times.