Had a great time painting on two different days for House of Paint 2014, Ottawa's biggest and longest-running urban arts festival. Many thanks to the HoP crew for putting me on and putting together a great 5 days...if you weren't there, you missed literally too much for me to list, including epic B-Boy battles, amazing graff under the Dunbar bridge, a very hype poetry slam featuring some of the best in the game, and live performances including Jean Grae, EMC, and Masta Ace(!).
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Photo: James Park
Photo: James Park
Photo: Instagram @binkdub
Right to Left: Allan André, Omar 'OMS' Hopkinson, Kalkidan Assefa
I'm pleased to announce that I will be joining visionary artist Jimmy Chiale's 416 Gallery as part of the 416 Collective, a 50-artist deep roster of diverse and talented artists. The collective will be putting on monthly themed group shows that are guaranteed to be pretty awesome! Grand Opening and the first group show with the theme "Good Ol' 416" is happening Thursday, Sept. 4th, 2014.
This unique fundraising event will feature 6 visual artists, accompanied by DJs Illo and Zattar, creating new works on 14 bar stools that will then be live auctioned to the audience.
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 - 7PM to 2AM
7:30 to 9:30: Live Art
10:00PM: Live Auction with auctioneer Steve James
Club Saw – 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa
ALL AGES / Licensed 19+ (with ID)
Hosted by: Hyf the Gypsy Sun
Tickets: $10 in advance (available online at http://www.ticketbreak.com/event_details/7866)
Union 613 Restaurant has generously donated 14 bar stools - the restaurant's original high-back, adjustable wood & iron chairs - that will be LIVE PAINTED from 7:30pm until 9:30pm. After transforming this furniture into fresh works of art, they will be auctioned off by auctioneer Steve James in exclusive sets to the highest bidders.
ARTISTS PAINTING 2 CHAIRS:
Mrs. Z (aka Zaneta Pernicova)
Allen Andre (Art Battle Canada 2014 Ottawa Finalist)
Artist Kalkidan Assefa
ARTISTS PAINTING 3 CHAIRS:
Omar Hopkinson (2 time Art Battle Canada Champion)
The Art Battle Ottawa Finals are this Saturday! Come out and support as I go head to head with a bunch of talented artists for a chance to compete in the National Finals in Toronto next month! Its happening at the Ottawa Convention Centre / Centre des congrès d'Ottawa
55 Colonel By Dr
Limited Advance tickets will be available at Fall Down Gallery!