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Thanks so much - Russell

Adam5100 in Harpers

in other news,, it wont be long before, my super special jacket comes out...in shops everywhere
so keep your eyes pealed for that.....
more info here
http://www.distilledclothing.com/spirit-filmstrip.swf

lastly, Dont forget early november at Boontling Gallery........http://boontlinggallery.com/
and WHITE WALLS GALLERY ON NOVEMBER 11TH
www.whitewallsf.com
OK, WITH A BUCKT OF LOVE
ADAM5100

Vinyl Killers Vol. 4 Opens Oct. 26

Once again, trash vinyl records get reused for amazing wall art.

This time around, anything goes, except for collage and sculpture. As long as Klutch is part of this platter orgy, stencils will still be in the mix!

Vinyl Killers Vol. 4
International Exhibit of Painted Records

Oct. 26, 2006
Opening Party 6-10
The Goodfoot
2845 SE Stark
Portland, OR

Janet "Bikegirl" Attard Selling Shirts in NYC

Janet and Martin, from Cinecycle, will be in NYC for

CINECYCLE presents: A Collection Of Cycling Shorts @ Time's Up

Janet will be bringing some of my hand stenciled bicycle t-shirts and stencil art to the film screening.

Thursday, October 26th, 2006
8:00 PM
Time's Up! Space at 49 E. Houston St. between Mott and Mulberry

Oct. 9 Stencil Archive Uploads

Got some good stuff for you this time around!

Qu dropped off a few photos from Italy.

Popayan dropped off a few photos from Columbia, South America.

Finally uploaded my batch of Iowa pics. Yes, there are stencils in Iowa!

Also uploaded the Madison, WI stencils that I found a few months ago.

Here are some submissions from San Francisco: The Richmond, Haight St., and Other Locales.

Bryn K9 sent a few new ones, as well as a few more Stencils in Media screenshots.

Finally, I've continued my uploads from my recent NYC trip, as well as a submission from upstate NY.

ENJOY!

SRJC student arrested as prolific tagger

By BOB NORBERG
AND JEREMY HAY
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT (Santa Rosa, CA)

A Santa Rosa man suspected of being the prolific tagger "El Barto," whose widespread graffiti has caused about $100,000 in damage, was arrested Friday, police said.

xxxx, an 18-year-old Santa Rosa Junior College student, is suspected of several hundred graffiti incidents throughout Sonoma County and in other parts of the Bay Area during the past year, making him one of the region's most active vandals, Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Lisa Banayat said.

Adam5100 Hand-Sprayed Posters, Upcoming Shows

Hi everyone, I hope your all well,

The reason for this email, is to let you know about, a limited edition poster I just did. There are thirty posters, that are only available through, http://rowanmorrison.com/ ,,,, for 65 bucks
I wanted to do these posters in order to make getting some, of my art easier on the old pocket. they are all hand cut stencils, and personally sprayed by me, in that process each one, comes out just a little differently,,so a one of a kind of sorts.

Passing 5900: Stencil Archive Sep. 26 Update

Passed the 5900 images mark after uploading a new batch of stencils from Pixnit in Boston.

I can't thank you all enough for making this labor of love an amazing ride since I posted my first stencil pic in 2001. Who would've thought our community would've been this diverse, this creative, and this connected!

Janet Bike Girl dropped off a few photos from her In The Halls show in Toronto (photos by Martin Reis), as well as a jpg of a poster.

Martin also stopped by and gave me a few great photos of his from the streets in Toronto. Love the Post no Bills!

My bud Pod dropped a few photos off from his recent travels in Romania and Berlin. First batch from RO, and Pod promises more when he gets around to it.

Polish artist Funti dropped off some pieces and gets an archive in the European Artists archive.

Bryn K9 in Cali sent a few more to add to his archive.

I also uploaded a batch of my own photos from San Francisco's Valencia Street and my continuing series of NYC shots.

Leon Rainbow E-Newsletter for Sep. 19

Spank the Monkey Group Show at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

SPANK THE MONKEY
The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, NE8 3BA 27th September - 7 January 2007

With work from artists including: Chiho Aoshima, Banksy, Dzine, Dr. Lakra, FAILE, Freaks Gallery, Shepard Fairey, Groovisions, Invader, Kozyndan, Barry Mcgee, Ryan Mcginness, Takashi Murakami, Miss Van, Neasden Control Centre, Os Gemeos, David Shrigley, Natasha Struchkova, Swoon, Aya Takano, Ed Templeton,Yasumasa Yonehara.

And rumour has it that a number of pieces will go up around the walls of Newcastle - and then be whitewashed or stolen.

Blek Le Rat's First Solo UK Exhibition

12TH Oct - 13th Nov Leonard Street Gallery, 73 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS

'Everytime I think I've painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek Le Rat has done it as well. Only twenty years earlier...'
Banksy

Grandfather of the stencil, all-round street art legend and cheese-eating surrender monkey, Blek Le Rat (Xavier Prou), is also getting his first UK solo show

The exhibition, we are reliably informed, will be a complete overview of Blek’s work from the last three decades and should give the current interest in street art what the boffins are already calling ‘a historical context’.

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