BBoy Summit

I was asked to be a judge for a graffiti competition at last months B Boy Summit organized by the respected B Girl Asia One. I was there along with West and Hex TGO to judge, and all of us found it tough to choose. In a competition like that you kind of end up making nobody happy when you choose a winner, but the main thing was to let people see a group of high caliber writers do their thing; a roll call of tags, a throwie, and a piece that said “FLY,” which they were told would be the word of choice on the spot. Below: Prime (Puro LA), Cre8, Fearo, Versuz, JoJo, Versuz.
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Bordeaux, France!

Woo hoo! After various trials and tribulations, my little video series on the street art of Bordeaux, France, is now up on youtube and ready for viewing. I would like all my graffster and art related friends to check it out! I will apologize in advance for cross-posting. Here is the link for the seven part series: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcG0CLHlDl9BNR5HMEQiAlCE3h-HPIwKG

THE LINK IS WORKING NOW!! SORRY FOR THE BAD LINK BEFORE…

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Scoop This Up!

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The first batch of train shots from my Iowa trip are up. Go to Gallery Page 2 and scroll down to see them!

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LAST HOUR AND A HALF TO VOTE!!!
We at Art Share are VERY close in the running to get a huge grant. I WOULD LOVE YOUR VOTE, no dough, thank you, just that vote. Yes there is a quick registration for the organization, but it’s not an obnoxious group, so if you could (and haven’t voted already) it would be great. Here’s the deal if this is news to you:

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In 2012, under a brand new board and staff of 1, Art Share re-opened the doors to host over 2 dozen concerts, 6 gallery exhibitions, a free summer event series and a 10-day community festival. With momentum from the events in 2012, Art Share relaunched it’s educational programs in February of 2013.

The demand for Art Share’s space and services is beyond supply. Our Saturdays are booked with community events through mid-July! We get requests for the space on a daily basis–everything from drawing workshops, to rehearsal space, to theatrical performances, to poetry readings, to community meet-ups and on and on and on… CA Lawyers for the Arts heard about us and sought us out as a co-presenter. The Robotics Club (with over 1,500 members) has sought us out as a co-presenter. The magnitude of artists and organization we’re attracting will only continue to climb.

While we’ve managed to make it this far with a staff of one, it can’t last much longer. We NEED to hire staff. We need to formalize our outreach and marketing. We need to have a clear strategy for short and long-term fundraising. We need to form a program board consisting of our artistic collaborators. We need time to assess so we can move forward in confidence.

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Thalo finally posted this little video of the Pasadena show from last year. I talked about each and every one of the artists in the show, but they edited it down, so don’t get ya hate motors going if you are not it this cut.

http://www.thalo.com/thalotv/view/877/pasadena_museum_of_california_art_pmca

Sidewalk Statement

“All about love” 1983… crossed out. Makes you wonder what the little story was.

Iowa Benching

I was in Ames, Iowa, and had a chance to do some benching. To see the first batch of shots, go to Gallery Page 2 and scroll down.

Tiny Interview

Pretty funny, this little interview for “Switched at Birth.” I talked for ten minutes about L.A. but they cut it down to just about nothing. At least I got to say that the 213 is the cutting edge! http://beta.abcfamily.go.com/shows/switched-at-birth/video/PL55124026/_m_VD55239376

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