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Icy and Sot (Pre) East Middle West Tour Video

cutanddestroy Makes a Wedding Stencil (Video)

check out all of Anthony's stencil vids here: http://www.youtube.com/user/anthonyvthc

16 March : Mike Shine's Flotsam's Harvest (SF, CA)

Juxtapoz Goes Negative (Space)

Somebody needs to donate some chopsticks to Mike Shine!

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

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