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Participating artists include: Zoltron, Eddie Colla, Filth Grime, Nite Owl, DYoungV, Lisa Pisa, Hugh Leeman, Helen Bayly and Daryll Peirce
December 1, 2012
8:00 am - 8:00 am (Dec. 2)
550 2nd Street, Oakland, California 94607
When Roman poet Horace penned his famous phrase, "Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero", he meant it as a call to action, a declaration that tomorrow is unforeseen and that it is today which must be celebrated. Two thousand years later, lOAKal takes the phrase literally with our latest exhibition "Carpe Diem," founded on the belief that if you put a varied group of artists in one room for a 24 hour period, you create an environment for transformation.
On December 1st, lOAKal gallery in Oakland will enlist ten artists, each of whom will be given an 8ft x 8ft panel and a 24 hour window to come together and create their works in unison, effectively turning the gallery into an incubator for their inspiration. Creativity feeds off of creativity and at a certain density the whole becomes greater than the sum of it's parts. Without a tremendous amount of time to deliberate, "Carpe Diem" becomes an experiment in gesture, expression and energy.... capturing lighting in a bottle. The gallery will be open to the public all day on December 1st. Visitors are encouraged to tour the gallery while the works for “Carpe Diem” are being created.
The opening reception for Carpe Diem will be held the following Friday December 7th from 6-10pm
Au-delà du Street art
Exposition du 28 novembre 2012 au 30 mars 2013
galerie du messager
Cette exposition propose aux visiteurs de découvrir les évolutions de cet art urbain.
Après une évocation historique du mouvement en France au travers de photographies et d'oeuvres de pionniers - notamment Ernest Pignon-Ernest et Gérard Zlotykamien - l'exposition se poursuit avec les créations de 11 artistes : Bansky, C215, Dran, Invader, L'Atlas, Ludo, Miss. Tic, Rero, Shepard Fairey, Swoon et Vhils.
6 d'entre eux ont spécialement réalisé une installation pour cet évènement : C215, L'Atlas, Ludo, Miss. Tic, Rero et Vhils.
Funk and jazz tunes while uploading by KVRX (Austin, TX)… Who needs streaming dot com radio (with commercials) when there's good ole' college radio on the streams!!?
CK1 (in San Francisco!)
Jeremy Novy (just one)
…NEW… Mike Shine
Berlin (thanks TXMX)
Vancouver (thanks Marcella)
…NEW… Grace Alley Mural
SF > Haight Street and Divisadero
SF > The Tenderloin
SF > Financial District
SF > The Castro (just one… from 1989!) and Hayes Valley
SF > Golden Gate Park
SF > Western Addition
Going After Graffiti
A new law proposed by Oakland's city attorney would impose fines on both taggers and property owners.
By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
from the East Bay Express: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/going-after-graffiti/Content?oid=3396059
With graffiti becoming an increasingly serious problem in large areas of Oakland, the Oakland City Attorney's Office is proposing a new city ordinance that would impose financial penalties on persons convicted of applying graffiti to property within the city and on property owners who fail to remove graffiti in a timely manner. The proposal is scheduled to receive its first hearing before the city council's Public Works Committee on November 27.
If passed as proposed, the new ordinance would also impose fines on parents of minors convicted of graffiti offenses, as well as upgrade tagging from an infraction to a misdemeanor, making it a jailable offense under city law. Oakland currently has an anti-graffiti ordinance, but it is largely confined to measures to prevent youth from having access to graffiti-creating materials such as aerosol paint products.
This Sunday, Joshua Smith, Espionage Gallery Director and Stencil Artist will be running a Stencil Workshop at Espionage. Running from 12-6pm and limited to 10 spaces this will be one of the last workshops being run at the gallery for 2012.
If you have ever thought about doing a workshop, wanted to create your own artwork for your home or just want to have a fun afternoon this is for you!
Limited to spaces the workshop is $80 per student. Areas covered include image manipulation, cutting tecniques and spraypainting techniques.
If interested please message josh for more details or email at hello :: at :: espionage-gallery :: dot :: com
Copyright grew up on the mean streets of Bristol foraging for Panda Pop, Fizz Bombs and Cola Cubes and as a result spent many sugar fuelled nights scribbling on walls with the finest quality crayons.
There are five participating artists (Eddie Colla · Finley Coyl · Amanda Lynn · Jeremy Novy · Eclair Acuda Bandersnatch) and the theme of the mural is to highlight San Francisco's sexual history and culture. Photos from the mural's progress so far are available at http://cscmural.tumblr.com/ and any others may be shared on the site with appropriate source credit if desired (or I can resize according to guidelines and send along, if you'd like - let me know). The mural is located on at the entrance and on the side (Grace Alley) of the Center for Sex and Culture building at 1349 Mission Street.
We have recently launched a fundraiser on Offbeatr, looking to raise $2000 towards the completion of this mural - we're $1510 away from our goal at this time of writing: http://offbeatr.com/project/grace-alley-mural-project-10161016955
---About the Grace Alley Mural Project---
Photo gallery: http://cscmural.tumblr.com/
The Center for Sex & Culture is in the process of conceptualizing and creating a public art project, the Grace Alley Mural Project, to be featured on the exterior of the Center for Sex & Culture building on the wall at Grace Alley. We have a team of our very own notorious (and not-so-notorious) muralists prepared to collaborate on this Mural, a highlight of San Francisco’s sexual history and culture. Our group of talented artists includes Eddie Colla, Finley Coyl, Amandalynn, Jeremy Novy and Éclair Acuda Bandersnatch. Their work on Grace Alley will pay homage to our city’s past sexual renegades, founders, activists and healers.
The Mural will be situated amidst nightlife, non-profits, neighborhood residential and mixed commerce -- but it’s also a location in need of beautification to our Public Spaces. It will emphasize the good work of non-profit organizations centered around sex, enhance the good work we are doing here and let the surrounding community know we are an organization that plans to stay and grow in this neighborhood. The Mural will be a celebration of sex-positivity, knowledge and the work San Francisco has pioneered and achieved on behalf of sexual health, education and openness.
CK1 is one of the cutting edge artists who started graffiti art in Iran since 2003. A deep root in Iranian culture and mixing it with modern concepts enable him to bring rich Persian calligraphy along with the poems of great masters of Iranian literature like Rumi and Hafiz to his artwork. This has made his style of work extremely unique. He has a strong social conscience in his work and believes that nowadays the poverty and war leaves no room for a better world and he is concerned to reflect it in his art.