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Thanks so much - Russell
Artists in exhibition
Alice Pasquini / I
Amose / F
Case / D
Chris Stain / USA
Gris1 / F
Michael Grudziecki / PL
Orticanoodles / I
Robert Proch / PL
Wolfgang Krell / D
The Colab Gallery presents the fifth edition of Public Provocations. It combines various styles, disciplines and techniques of Urban Art. Nine artists from all over the world will be providing insight into their creative work. Every single artist is unique, and the exhibition will be as extraordinary as each exceptional piece of work is. Public Provocations – a cross section of current works of the urban art scene.
The Stencil Archive presents a special upload for Turkey, which is seeing a massive swell of public street protests that are being violently answered by the government and police. Like most uprising hotspots, street art allows people to have a free, simple voice. Stencils have been part of art in the streets for years in Turkey (I feature a Turkish stencil in my 2008 book Stencil Nation), but I will scour the Internet and upload new ones when I find them.
School is out and June is here. Time for more stencil uploads (18,900 and counting)
Thanks for the submissions: Julia, Paz, Esmeralda, Jeremy and ohters…..
Toons provided by KPOO (still keepin' it real in the Western Addition)
France (scans from 1980s post cards)
In Media (one from 1930s Berlin)
North California and East Bay
Los Angeles (1979 with Cesar Chavez)
New Orleans (just one)
Oregon (just one)
::: Meanwhile, in San Francisco....
Kate DiCiccio (new mural)
Todd Hanson (with Ana)
China Basin (just one)
Chinatown (just one)
May Day protest (with a Keystone XL protest thrown in)
Hayes Valley and the Castro
Western Addition and Divis
Valencia St. (just one)
SF Weekly 2013 Best Of Issue
Best Way to see the Mission Before it's Annexed to Google - 2013
Scout for Street Art Walking Tour
Russell Howze describes his tour as a "three hour zigzag through the Mission District." For fans of street art, or anyone curious about the changing city, it's a zigzag worth taking. Howze has been chronicling the stencils, tags, murals and graffiti that decorate San Francisco for 15 years, and is the author of the street art tome Stencil Nation. His tour explores alleys that will be new to residents and tourists alike, and keeps an eye on the shifting cultural tides of the neighborhood. "Urban landscapes are always changing," Howze said, pointing out that while many of the tech workers moving into the Mission appreciate street art, they also bring security cameras and fences.
The Art Dept.'s new show Future Primitive features the work of Philadelphia based artist Joe Boruchow. The show will open Friday June 7th and will be up through August. Come and join us first Friday to open the show with a bang!
6:00pm until 9:00pm
The Art Dept.
1638 E. Berks Street, Phila., PA
Previously, his art was limited to what was possible only with graphite pencils and pens, but spray paint stencils offered him a whole new route of exploration. Drawn to the process, execution, and dedication required, David embraced and immediately began to explore the boundaries of the medium. David was quickly recognized internationally for his stencil works for his finger-numbing precision and perfection.
The walls of Beirut talk volumes about the city and its habitants. Many of the city's bullet-scarred walls are covered in words, drawings, signs, slogans and graffiti art. They offer a glimpse both of a vibrant and emerging art culture as well as the abiding dark force of political sectarianism.