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Icy and Sot rock n roll pop up tour

Pop Up tour exhibiting works of
stencil/street artists Icy and Sot &
live music from The Yellow Dogs at the opening nights

March 1st - 3rd
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Noise Pop festival at Public Works SF (161 Erie St.)
3/1: 6-9 pm opening party, w/Amon Tobin DJ set
3/2: 1-6 pm
3/3: 1-6 pm

EAST MIDDLE WEST : the stencil street art of ICY AND SOT
‘Underground from iran’

Opening March 1st from 6-9pm
at Roll Up Gallery (Public Works)
161 Erie st SF

Despite challenging societal norms and the Iranian government, Icy and Sot have helped expand and articulate the Iranian underground art culture as both skaters and artists, bringing them an international buzz that’s already lead them to create their dualistic works in NYC, Paris, Turin and Sao Paolo. Now, together with their friends, Brooklyn via Tehran post punk band, The Yellow Dogs, they will travel across the USA making stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago with a van, trailer and their inspiring determination to spread their art, and in so, awareness.

Icy and Sot, who thematically address oppression, consumerism, the appeal of fame, and a hope for peace with playful but poignant figures of innocence, will be revealing new stencil work as well as site-specific installations at their Roll Up Gallery show at Public Works, March 1st-3rd, as part of Culture Club during Noise Pop.

Their stop at Noise Pop and Roll Up Gallery @ Public Works will also include a live performance from The Yellow Dogs at Great American Music Hall on Thursday, February 28th (supporting !!!)
http://schedule.noisepop.com/event/2013/02/28/chk-chk-chk

and an interactive live music and art session with both Icy and Sot and The Yellow Dogs at Culture Club at Swedish American House on Saturday, March 2nd
http://www.noisepop.com/2013/culture-club-underground-in-iran/ 

21 Feb: Art Teachers' Art (SF)

Art Teachers' Art
Opening Reception: February 21st 6p - 8p

Shannon Lawson, Song of the Bees

Come celebrate Art Teachers' Art, a collaborative exhibit with San Francisco Unified School District's own art teachers, artists-in-residence, and arts coordinators. Curated by Linda Janklow, Founder & Director of Peopleologie, and the Education Program of the former Museum of Craft and Folk Art.

Featured Artists: Ingrid Brook-Kothlow, Patricia Copeland, Lotte Dyhrberg, Sid Frischer, Nancy Gittleman, Marissa Kunz, Leslie Laurence, Shannon Lawson, Donna Mankus, Susanna Morgan, Jacqueline Ruben, Terri Scheid, Liz Scotta, Daniel Stingle, Ellen Weinstein

Ruth's Table is located at 580 Capp Street

Until 22 Feb: Urban Penumbra

"Urban Penumbra"
mixed media works by Ray Ferrer
January 11th - February 22nd, 2013
Closing Reception on Friday, Feb. 22nd from 6pm to 8pm
Meet the artist and view and purchase this original artwork on the final evening of the exhibition!

Elephant Room, Inc. - 704 S Wabash Ave. Chicago IL 60605 

A Super 2013 Upload

Over 100 photos for your Super Groundhog enjoyment...

music: WWOZ droppin' that New Orleans trad jazz for the Mardi Gras and Super Bowl fiesta

In Media: Simpsons again
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Stencils_In_Media

Fans & Flesh: Boruchow
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/jboruchow

South Carolina
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/South_Carolina

two from Sacto (tnx XSacto)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/North_Ca...

a batch fm East Bay, CA (tnx Uh Oh)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/North_Ca...

NEW :: Punk Love (VA)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Punk-Love

one from Night Owl
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Night-Owl

ghalamDAR (Iran)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Middle_East/artists-of-...

one from West Java (tnx Selo)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Asia/Indonesia

SAN FRANCISCO …….

Just one from CAB
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

trying to keep up with Eclair
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Just one from Eddie
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Eclair at the Grace Alley Mural
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Shows_The...

Nice shot of Mike Shine's whole mural (thanks Larry)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Crappy photos of the Oddball Films bathroom (Scott Williams)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Cut out insanity from Todd Hanson
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

The Mission
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Mission

Haight n Divis
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Haight_Di...

Valencia St.
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Valencia_St

SoMa / Financial District / Union Square
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SoMa_Fina...

just one in Clarion Alley
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/ClarionAlley

just one in Hayes Valley
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Castr...

just one in The Tenderloin (tnx Larry)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Tenderloi...

just one in the Sunset (tnx Devin)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Sunset_Ri...

just one in the Marina
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Other_SF_...

7 Feb: New Work by Amy Rice (MN)

January 17 - February 17, 2013

Chowgirls Parlor
1224 Second Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
www.chowgirls.net

Artist Reception
Thursday, February 7, 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Complimentary appetizers. Cash bar.

Chowgirls presents:
Locavore Love Affair
A local and organic Valentine's dinner
featuring the art work of Amy Rice
Thursday, February 14
Seatings from 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Make reservations at ChowgirlsVday2013.eventbrite.com

Graffiti Conference Seeks Public's Help

Graffiti conference seeks public's help
S.F. CRIME
Neal J. Riley
Published 4:51 pm, Thursday, January 17, 2013

Graffiti is a more than $20 million-a-year problem in San Francisco, and though city officials put out a call Thursday to eradicate graffiti blight, there's still disagreement on how vandals should be punished.

At the first Zero Graffiti International Conference, hundreds of people from around the world gathered at St. Mary's Cathedral to discuss fighting graffiti and browse products to take spray paint and markers off any surface.

"Graffiti vandalism is a drain on our city's resources, impacting our neighborhoods and quality of life," said George Gascón, San Francisco's district attorney. "We ask the public to help out by reporting graffiti crime."

Split over penalties

Mohammed Nuru, the Department of Public Works director, said his agency takes an average of 3,000 calls a month about graffiti and has seen an increase in tagging on trees and artists' murals.

19 Jan: BTOY in Paris

We are pleased to announce you that Barcelona based artist Btoy arrived in Paris a couple of days ago and provided us a beautiful selection of original stencils on paper for the show we host on Saturday, January, 19.

INVITATION TO ENCOUNTER

BTOY
Signing + opening

at gallery
OPENSPACE - PARIS
56, rue Alexandre Dumas
75011 Paris, France

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013 From 4pm to 8pm
Exhibition January 19-31, 2013

Alcatraz Historical Graffiti Restored

Alcatraz pays tribute to Indian occupation
Carl Nolte
Updated 1:48 pm, Monday, January 14, 2013

The National Park Service does not usually approve of graffiti. "It's a federal offense," said Marcus Koenen, site supervisor for Alcatraz, the former prison that is now part of a national park.

However, the government has made an exception for graffiti left behind during the Indian occupation of the island - and it helped restore signs painted by hand on a landmark water tower.

"PEACE AND FREEDOM WELCOME HOME OF THE FREE INDIAN LAND," the writing says in red letters 4 and 5 feet high.

"We restored it because it has a social significance," Koenen said recently. "It is part of what this park is all about."

Until 24 Jan: Speak Your Peace (SF, CA)

CK1 & Shaghayegh Cyrous are getting up in the gallery right now in preparation for the opening of Speak Your Peace 

What: Speak Your Peace exhibition
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th) San Francisco, CA
When: January 4–24, 2013. Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday, 12–7pm, and Saturday 12–5pm.
How Much: The exhibition and all accompanying events are free and open to the public.

SOMArts Cultural Center presents Speak Your Peace, a group exhibition open January 4 through 24, 2013, curated by SOMArts’ Curator & Gallery Director Justin Hoover. Opening with a reception on Friday, January 4, 2013, 6–9pm, the exhibition brings together Bay Area-based painters, digital, video and installation artists ranging in age, ethnicity and nationality to explore intercultural communication and social justice and propose new iconographies of peace through visual art.

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