My aim? To paint a better future!
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Stencil Archive is home for thousands of photographs, videos, etc. from the stencil-loving community and has been sharing negative space since 2002. How can you support this site (beyond submitting pics, videos, etc.)?
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Thanks so much - Russell
1AM Mobile is a free and community driven photography app that celebrates art in the streets by letting members capture and share what they see in the streets and also view and share what others members have contributed. In essence, 1AM Mobile will tell you what’s up in the streets and let you take part in documenting street art history.
Not only does the app feature community contributed images of street art (with options to share, id tag, follow, and/or comment), but it also provides accurate directions to current and pre-existing pieces for an up close and personal experience. With the constant emergence, evolution, and removal of street art, all images are time stamped which give a historical chronology to every uploaded piece.
Niz was born in Lima, Peru. She came to the United States for the first time when she was 4 before finally moving to the San Francisco Bay Area when she was 12 years old. Niz's artistic career began with educating at-risk youth in California through murals, fliers and zines. Her involvement and passion for graffiti, skateboard and other subcultures like hip hop, reggae and punk rock led her to create art on skateboards and grip tape in 2003.
Stencils (Public Art) can inform, inspire, and incite..... Here is an email from someone who discovered this (Russell)
Somebody needs to donate some chopsticks to Mike Shine!
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 !!!)
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
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