Friends with Knives Curated by PaperMonster On view from August 7th through August 29th
Featuring a collection of stencil artists who demonstrate a broad range of stencil graffiti styles including photorealistic, political, pop, abstract, and stencil art focusing purely on beauty.
Exhibiting Artists: Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, Greg Boudreau, HAHA, Henry Quiara, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Leckomio, Mefee, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch, Shai Dahan
Tucked deeply in the hills of the Appalachian Mountains, the White family lives an existence more like something out of the Wild West than modern-day rural America. The legendary family is known as much for their disturbing and excessive ways as they are for their famous mountain tap dancing legacy, which includes living legend Jesco White (star of the PBS documentary Dancing Outlaw). From MTV Studios and executive producers Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine (Jackass), this edgy and often hilarious look into a dying breed of American outcasts exposes the powerful forces of corruption, poverty, and West Virginia's environmentally and culturally devastating coal mining culture.
Julien Nitzberg follows the Whites over the course of one year to document their tangled history, intelligently weaving a jaw-dropping portrait of a family that will live on in infamy. From stabbings and attempted murder to drug trafficking and a child custody battle, the Whites run the gamut of 'drama.' Nitzberg brings humor and levity to the White's shocking lifestyle, but he is quick to ground us in their cyclical, brutal reality. The highly anticipated film The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia is now on Video on Demand, Amazon on Demand, and YouTube Rentals, check www.tribecafilm.com/tribecafilm to find where you can see it!
Today is amazing SUNDAY! Come paint at Sunday School with Albus Cavus and work on a project for Union Station and then wander over to the Sunday Circus! Today is Dynasty Handbag day!!!!! You'll be really mad if you miss her! She is AWESOME!!!!!!!
Yves Kline at the Hirshhorn! These are some pics from Kline pieces I saw back in 1999 in some of my travels. What a shame to take pictures of art in black and white. In person these figures are Kline blue. The color is so vivid you can taste it. History of Empty Art Shows: The mother of them all, this show became an overnight legend, essentially due to Klein’s masterly manipulation of communications and publicity, very much in the spirit of Dada antics 30 years before. This exhibition was above all an event, with an elaborate opening staged on the evening of Klein’s 30th birthday. Over 3,000 invitations were sent out — with illegal stamps in Klein’s trademark blue — while the uninvited were expected to pay an entrance fee of 1,500 francs. On arriving at the gallery — located, fittingly, on the Rue des Beaux-Arts — visitors found its windows had been “blued out” (again in Klein’s trademark color) so that the interior could not be seen from outside, and the usual entrance was closed in favor of a more circuitous route via a side door. There gallerygoers were met by two Republican Guards in full uniform and offered a cocktail: gin and Cointreau colored with methylene blue. They were then ushered into the gallery space in small groups. And what did they find once inside? A room freshly painted white, with a gray carpet on the floor and a white curtain that both dissimulated and drew attention to the service door. And nothing else. Meanwhile, outside, the waiting crowd rapidly swelled, and by 10 p.m., a near riot of several thousand had to be dispersed by the police and the fire brigade.
Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm All Souls Church 1500 Harvard St., NW Washington, DC COMMUNITY FORUM ON THE FIGHT FOR REFORM AND LEGALIZATION
Speakers: -Gustavo Andrade, CASA de Maryland -Linda Leaks, Empower DC -Ronal Mayorga, International Socialist Organization -Wendy Ramirez, Equal Rights Center Hosted by Dave Zirin (EDGEofSPORTS.com)
On April 23, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070. This racist, draconian law is the harshest immigration law in the United States. It forces Arizona law enforcement to racially profile people who are "suspected" of being undocumented, thereby forcing all people who "look" like immigrants to carry papers.
Across the country the number of raids, deportations, and no-match firings have increased over the past 2 years. Here in DC activists are fighting the implementation of the so-called Secure Communities initiative, which is a partnership between ICE and local authorities that allows police to enforce federal immigration laws. There have also been more anti-immigrant raids in Maryland. Obama has verbally come out against the passage of SB 1070 in Arizona, yet his administration is now saying federal reform is not possible this year.
Our movement must rise up and demand an end to the racism, the raids and police collaboration with ICE, and the deportations. This year we have seen 200,000 people march in Washington to demand immigration reform, students have protested and engaged in civil disobedience across Arizona, and people are organizing a boycott of all Arizona products. Come hear speakers from CASA de Maryland, Empower DC, the International Socialist Organization, and the Equal Rights Center discuss the struggle for immigrant and worker rights from Arizona to DC, and help us organize the fight for real reform and legalization now.
Someone posted on facebook that graffiti always wins. I don't see this as anyone winning or losing. I see this as natural growth of a cities visual elements on the street. What was lost? The bottom half of a colossal wall. Leave this wall as is and let it evolve.
What an amazing weekend I had stopping first in Gettysburg where my travel buddy, Peter may be part of their summer sculpture festival. We met with the arts group and walked around the beautiful town. This is a photo taken from the battle at Gettysburg. They are dead confederate soldiers. The Civil War was the first conflicts documented extensively by photographers, and the American people saw war in all its realism for the first time. It was really interesting! Then we met our friend Leon and went to Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton NJ to see the Keith Haring sculpture exhibit they have up now! The grounds were AMAZING! Highly recommended! We hit happy hour at the RATS Cafe, and life was grand. Saturday was the Albus Cavus 2010 Mural Jam. I went and painted with them in Oct. at the Monster Jam, and couldn't wait to go back. The day was beautiful and so many artist and families came out to paint and play. They had music, face painting, games and even yoga on the lawn at one point. Sun, friends and paint. Can't ask for much more. And then back to DC for Sunday School with Albus Cavus at the Freezer, where we worked on a Small Walls, Big Imagination project for Union Station. Great kids, great class, great weekend.
With the development of the CreateAskate program, Professor Schmitt’s unique program is dedicated to helping young people create a hand-made version of one of his professional quality skateboard decks. In establishing the CreateAskate.org program Professor Schmitt hopes teenagers around the country can discover for themselves a sense of pride and accomplishment as they create, with their own hands, a bit of relevance in their own lives.
Skateboards helped change Professor Schmitt’s life...maybe, just maybe, participating in the CreateAskate.org program will help participants discover for themselves some of the same powerful consequences by creating their own personalized professional quality skateboard deck!
Only in England can you find a gorgeous Georgian church like this that has been renovated into a home. Converting a church into a modern home was a long process for Sally Onions and her partner Ian Bottomley. Few people have the imagination to convert a ruined church into a home. It's really quite unique.
(New Brunswick, NJ) It's time for another painting party in beautiful town of New Brunswick in NJ. On May 15 at the Raritan River Art Walk, everybody is invited to paint, dance, and have a great time along the river. It's a family event and everybody is encouraged to paint and participate in all activities. Visit the event website to get more detailed information.
Please see more instructions online, email us your sketch, get your paint ready and bring all your friends!