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Herzog Solo Stencil Exhibit

> HERZOG solo exhibition
> ========================
> 19th December - 31st January
> ----------------------------------
> vernissage: 19th December
> opening hours: 7PM-2AM
> drinks & djset
> info:
> www.myspace.com/barlioy10
> dj set by: djb
> www.myspace.com/d__J__b

Logan Hicks: Blogging Primary Flight (Art Basel)

Logan dropped me a pile of photos, which I haven't had time to go through, organize, post etc. due to being on the book tour. But Nikki in SF just tipped me off to Logan's FecalFace post about all the killer FREE, DIY art walls that he and a bunch of artists put up. In the mix: Boxi, Chris Stain, Billy Mode, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, and Logan himself.....

Logal also sent over a link to a Flickr pool with hundreds of pics of Primary Flight

Ron English stencils a background before pasting up one of his freaky characters. Primary Flight, Miami, FL

Stencil Nation in Chattanooga's Times Free Press

Stencil Nation

Russell Howze encourages people to expand their idea of art.

Holly Leber

Original article found here.

Mr. Howze, of San Francisco, will visit Rock Point Books this Saturday to discuss his book, “Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community and Art,” a photographic collection of stencil work done by an international collection of artists.

Stencil Nation Q&A in Atlanta Journal

There's a great feature on stencils coming out Sunday in the Altantal Journal Constitution. First, Drew Jubera talks with Transmit Device to get his angle on stencils in Atlanta. Drew then hit me up with a phone call last week while I was in the Charleston, SC area. He did a good job combing through my long-winded answers to get the gist of what I was saying. I have taken note of this for future interviews.....

The Art of Social Resistance in Oaxaca

La Tinta Grita-The Ink Shouts: The Art of Social Resistance in Oaxaca
Exhibition Tour
Sunday, December 7
2 pm

Center for the Study of Political Graphics and Fowler Museum at UCLA Invite you to the closing tour of La Tinta Grita-The Ink Shouts: The Art of Social Resistance in Oaxaca by Jesus Kobe, Oaxacan artist and activist in the 2006 social movement.

Slide Tour Gets an Upstate Nod

'Stencil Nation' book tour tags the Upstate

Graffiti around the world in a day

By Matt Wake

December 3, 2008
Link to original Metromix post

'Stencil Nation' book tour tags the Upstate

This piece by Minneapolis artist Amy Rice is featured in the book “Stencil Nation,” by Russell Howze. A Greenville native, Howze is touring to promote “Stencil Nation.” The events feature slide presentations of graffiti art featured in the text, with Howze riffing about the style’s virtues and vices. (Credit: Amy Rice)

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 4
The Open Book
110 S. Pleasantburg Drive

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5
The Showroom
149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave.

San Francisco author Russell Howze has found spray paint salvation on Berlin’s Reichstag and on the side of a Clemson apartment building. Launching his Web site, www.stencilarchive.org in 2002, Howze is a noted curator of stencils, a sub-genre of graffiti which utilizes stencils to produce poignant (and expedient) imagery.

His 192-page ode to the form, “Stencil Nation” was published in June. The tome boasts more than 500 full-color photos of works from more than 350 artists hailing from 28 nations. A second printing is already in the works.

“Stencils have a mystery to them,” Howze says. “Most of the people that make them don’t put their name on them, so there’s not much vanity in them. The placement of stencils makes them really interesting.”

Stencil Revolution: Back From the Ashes

(hmmm..... they still appear to be down, but this email just arrived. hope they make it back! - Stencil Archive)

After months being down, and hard work Stencil Revolution is back on our feet. We have set up a multiple server architecture to ensure stability of our systems. This means, local, and remote back ups are done daily, and full site back ups are performed weekly. We won't be going down again, and we won't be taking anymore down time.

We'd simply like to let everyone know we're back up, and we're looking for our members to come back and contribute once again to our site. We have THE LARGEST stencil gallery on the internet, and it continues to grow by the day.

The forums team is looking for candidates to act as moderators, and global administrators. If you're interested please pm Menekali. We're also looking to set up contests, give a ways, and auctions both for SR, and for private members as well. An auctioneer system is in the works at the moment.

The tutorials section is days from being finished, and the infamous, .EPS exchange is in it's final stages of development as well. We're also looking for artists to interview, and are in discussions with JSLV Skateboards for a potential user gallery viewing in Los Angeles California. When the time comes, users will be encouraged to enter their pieces, and eventually have them sent to us, where they can be auctioned off at the gallery, and the proceeds given back to the artist.

Get the word out. You can beat us up, but you can't keep us down.


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