Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cincinnati street art and graffiti

I was recently invited to participate on a panel on street art and graffiti at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati.

The panel was held in conjunction with the Shepard Fairey Supply and Demand exhibition. The discussion was moderated by CAC director Raphaela Platow. My fellow panelists were Pedro Alonzo, curator of the Supply and Demand exhibit; Christian Strike, founder of the Country Club Gallery in Oakley and Iconoclast Productions.

The Supply and Demand exhibition was amazing. Fairey also did a series of murals throughout the city as an extension of the exhibition. During my down time I wandered the downtown area and grabbed a few shots of local graffiti and the Fairey murals.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Street Art and Graffiti Panel Discussion

The last day to see Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand is Sunday, August 22. To celebrate the final weeks of the exhibition, the CAC is offering two new programs:

Monday, August 16 at 6pm
Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati

Street Art Panel Discussion
Join us on Monday, August 16 as Raphaela Platow, the CAC’s Alice & Harris Weston Director and Chief Curator, moderates an engaging panel discussion on street art. Experts on both street art and graffiti will discuss the role of these art forms in today’s society. The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer period and is open to the public. Admission is free courtesy of Macy’s Free Mondays.

Pedro Alonzo – Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand curator
Christian Strike – founder, Country Club and Iconclast Productions
Eric Felisbret – graffiti historian; co-founder, at149st.com; author, Graffiti New York

FaireyTrek SCVNGR
Obey the hunt! The CAC has launched an interactive game on the SCVNGR platform to help people explore Cincinnati through the Shepard Fairey murals around town. Smart phone users can find the game at the iPhone App Store or Android Market. Played on a mobile phone, players complete challenges related to the murals in order to earn points, rewards and a unique FaireyTrek badge. Separate Media Alert to follow.

For More Information: Visit http://contemporaryartscenter.org/ or contact us at 513.345.8400

Press Inquiries: LeAnne Anklan lanklan@contemporaryartscenter.org 513.345.8421

Thursday, August 5, 2010

LEE Quinones turns 50

I recently attended a small gathering of friends to celebrate the 50th birthday of the world's oldest teenager, no not Dick Clark.. LEE Quinones.

ERIC HAZE hosted a "Roast of LEE". On hand were friends, artists and actors including Charlie Ahearn, Raquel Cepeda, COCO 144, Martha Cooper, Jane Dickson, FREEDOM, Luis Guzman, Sacha Jenkins, KET, Rosie Perez, Annabella Sciorra, STASH, TERROR 161, Tamara Warren and many others.