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Thanks so much - Russell

Fri/Sat: Stencil Nation Weekend in San Francisco

Have had a few people think that there's something on Thurs. Nope... it's Fri and Sat ....... Sat will be more chill if you wish to have a longer visit/howdy

info below (spread far and wide):

Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art
Book Release Party and Stencil Art Exhibit

Friday, June 6
7 PM to Midnight
Revolution Cafe
3248 22nd St. (at Bartlett)
SF, CA 94110
(415) 642-0474

FREE

Artwork on the walls until June 30

Confirmed participating artists

Adam5100 (San Francisco, CA)
Amy Rice (Minneapolis, MN)
Chris Stain (NY, NY)
Janet "Bikegirl" Attard (Toronto, ONT)
John Fekner (Bayside, NY)
Josh MacPhee (Troy, NY)
Klutch (Portland, OR)
PaperMonster (Madison, NJ)
Scott Williams (San Francisco, CA)
Peat Wollaeger (St. Louis, MO)
Tiago Denczuk (Portland, OR)

and Street Art Workers (SAW)

Come celebrate the Manic D Press release of "Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art" by Russell Howze (curator, http://www.StencilArchive.org). Autographed copies of the book will be for sale by the author at the night of the exhibit opening. The author will also feature slide shows of the Stencil Archives, with over 10,000 photographs of international stencil art. Stencil-making materials will also be available upon request. Proceeds of the art sales will benefit the artists as well as help fund the upcoming Stencil Nation book tour.

StencilHistory X at the Kosmopolite Festival

STENCILHISTORY X AT THE KOSMOPOLITE FESTIVAL

With: LOGAN HICKS (US), ORTICA NOODLES (IT), BTOY (ESP), BROKEN CROW (US), STEN (IT), -LEX (IT), LUCAMALEONTE (IT), M-CITY (POL), DOCTOR H (BE), KOSTAR (BE), VEXTA (AUSTRALIE), FARK-FK (UK), SNUB 23 (UK) and the French C215, EPSYLON POINT, EZP, JANAUNDJS, JEF AEROSOL, MOSKO ET ASSOCIES, POCH, SADHU, SPLIFF GACHETTE, STEW, YZ OPEN YOUR EYES,

From Thursday the 19th to Saturday the 21st of June 2008 // 2 PM - 6 PM
Place du Centre Ville
40 rue Sadi Carnot
93170 BAGNOLET
M° Gallieni
http://www.kosmopolite.com

Stencil Festival Melbourne Call for Art

Stencil Festival is now inviting stencil and street artists to apply for the exhibition of artworks at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery warehouse in Melbourne from 1 - 10 August 2008. This year's Stencil Festival will present three separate exhibitions:

- Five Continents - Six Artists (featured artists, by invitation only)

- Stencil Festival Group Show, including Emerging Artist Award (open for applications now, see blow)

Oaxaca Stencil Nation Report Back

This is from Ita, a photographer who sent great photos for the Stencil Nation book project:

me ha llegado el libro de Stencil Nation
thanks
muchas gracias por el envio y la publicacion! y felicidades por el libro
i like, les gusta mucho a todos en Oaxaca que hallan salido lo que pintan, sobre la situacion que se vive.
ahora tenemos un proyecto a nivel nacional, con colectivos de todo el pais, esta es la pagina ke estamos haciendo, y ahi vienen los links de los demas colectivos, mirarli, look it!

es RCM Revuelta Cultural Mexicana in Oaxaca, DF; CD Juarez, Chihuahua, Puebla, Edo. Mexico, Merida

http://www.myspace.com/revueltaculturalmexicana

Stencil Archive Image Enhancement

If any of you have wandered over to StencilNation.org, you may have noticed that there's a "guycon" for scrolling down and reading the content on each page. Antonio Gomez, the flash guru who put that site together, even gave him what we call the "yerba mate twitch" when you click on it to scroll.

Well, the guycon came from a project I started in February with room mate and artist Halsey Chiat. Halsey's a great ink artist, doodling some amazing pieces. When I approached him to redesign the Stencil Archive logo, he gave me a final hand-laid-out and inked work that was 1 x 1 feet! We had worked out the guycon idea over the weeks prior, so I was expecting one square with 25 guycons symbolizing stencil community. I got 25 squares of 25 icons instead! His inspiration made me rethink my logo, the masthead, the business card, etc. So I worked out the one guycon idea, floating in front of 25 squares that symbolize the Stencil Archive community (no we aren't all squares, but we are all connected via stencil art). And to show some of his other community clusters, I tried to work them into the new masthead design. And the favicon is a simple version of the guycon floating in front of the squares.

To make the background interesting, I took one of Scott Williams's crazy hand-cut stencils and floated with a blue negative space.

Halsey says he's going to cut out the whole 25 x 25 x 25 block of people and paint it. I look forward to seeing his xacto skills... and know that he has the patience to cut it all out.

Halsey has a show going up June 6 (he'll hopefully stop by the Stencil Nation thang afterwards) called "The State of Lower Haight" You should check it out.

PS: props one last time to Asaf Zulah for the original 2003 Stencil Archive logo. Tee shirts of that logo are still available if you're interested (I'll have them at the book events next weekend).

Last Chance for Seeing PIXNIT Exhbit

There is just one week left to view, "Hello My Name is PIXNIT" at the Rotenberg Gallery, Boston. The show comes down on June 1st. Please stop by and check out this site specific installation before it's gone. For reviews and further information....

Big, Red and Shiny

www.bigredandshiny.com/cgi-bin/retrieve.pl?issue=issue83&section=review&...

The Boston Globe

www.boston.com/lifestyle/food/articles/2008/05/21/the_elements_beyond_ou...

RotenbergGallery.com

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