Gallery Shows

Hello Kitty For President

November 1 - 6, 2012

Location: LIVINGSOCIAL'S 918 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Hello Kitty and the Friendship Party have taken over Washington, DC!

LivingSocial's 918 F Street has become the headquarters for the Hello Kitty 2012 campaign! A pop-up shop featuring limited edition campaign goodies is open until Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6th.

Sanrio will donate 100% of net proceeds from the pop-up shop to the American Red Cross. You can also visit http://bit.ly/HelloKittyRedCross to donate to Hurricanes 2012, in response to disasters across the country.

If you're in the DC area, make sure to stop by the Campaign HQ and join us for activities -- get your Hello Kitty express look done by Sephora makeup pros, have a silhouette portrait or a balloon creation made for you, and try your luck at the claw machine! All proceeds of the claw machine benefit 826DC, a creative educational non-profit org for the youth of DC.

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Reading the Rails

September 14, 2012 - September 30, 2012

Location: Art Folk Gallery Young & Vann Building 1731 First Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203

Art Folk Gallery Presents:

An immersive group exhibition featuring works by over 40 artists inspired by or part of American Railroad Culture. Including sculpture, paintings, photographs, graffiti, monikers, video, and music.

Curated by Byron Sonnier and Brad Westcott

Participating Artists: Albert Kuhne / Arek / BSide / Banjo Willie / Bench Reporter / Bill Daniel / Bob The Bencher / Chris Waugh / Colossus Of Roads / Colt Bowden / Con / Cross Roads / Daze TN / Dixie Rebel / Ed Haskel / Eliza / Feral Child / Flak / Freight Bandit / Goose SFR / Hoot Hoot / Joe Riley / KHaze / Leroy Drown / Logan Bak / Michael W. Hall / Moist / Mr. Whisky / Noway / Paser / Pre / RP / Rachel Williams / Red / Rek SFR / Relish / Remy Hanemann / Ryan Carlson / Shane B. / Shruggs / Stackabones / Standard Guage / Texican Gothic / The Kodak Kidd / The Savage Land / Theory / Tomb 76 / True 2 Death / Try Pottery / Wes Frazer / Wooden Axle

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Leave the Beef on the BBQ

August 25, 2012 — September 1, 2012

Location: 2700 19th Street San Francisco, CA 94110

Group show featuring: Reyes, Crash, Rammellzee, IZ THE WIZ, Cap, Ces, Quik, Yes2, Vogue, Erupto327, OBLVN, Con, Cense, Remio, Bates, Skuf, Min, Med, Dondi, Sye, Keo, TKid, Joker, Lead, Nope, Jash, Omens, Jase, VFR, Cope 2, Indie 184, Queen Andrea, Pure, Anger, Axis, Spray, Jenks, Bio, Nicer, Renos, MQ, Quake, Curve TGE, Wand, Monk, Estria, Dmote, Faust, Gorey, Saze, Smash, Geso, Cecs, Yen 34, Enron, Dr. Sex

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OFF THE WALL: Street Art

August 16 - 25, 2012

Location: 1412 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20003

During the summer months, Contemporary Wing will present OFF THE WALL, a series of collaborations which bring together serious collectors and the artwork they wish to exchange or acquire with other collectors who share a common passion.

The Street Art forum will feature works by Blek Le Rat, Shepard Fairey, Gaia, WK Interact, Dalek, Gary Baseman, Faile and Tim Conlon among others.

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Art Night 2011

October 27, 2011 

Thursday, 7-11pm

Location: Hickok Cole Architects 1023 31st Street Washington, DC 20007

Hickok Cole Architects teams up with Washington Project for the Arts to Host Art Night 2011. Over 50 local artists showcased their work and everything is for sale.

Benefiting Washington Project for the Arts and the artists, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork on Art night is shared equally between the artists and WPA.  Support of Art Night helps WPA further its mission – to promote and present experimental exhibitions, programs, and performances that benefit local artists and residents.

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Derailed 2

September 17, 2011 

Saturday, 8-11pm

Location: Art Whino Gallery 120 American Way National Harbor, MD 20745

Reception begins at 8pm

Show end date: October 16th

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Derailed 2, a solo exhibition featuring aerosol artist Tim Conlon. Derailed 2 pays homage to the artist’s almost twenty-year love affair with freight train graffiti art. In this new exhibition, Conlon will showcase a series of new works including life-size aerosol paintings of aged freight cars; weathered model trains featuring scaled-to-size graffiti in the bright colors and iconic characters for which Conlon is best known; and contemporary photographs of trains and their environs.

About Derailed 2 Conlon says, “I discovered freight train graffiti as a college kid in Baltimore just as the scene was emerging. As one of the biggest port cities on the East Coast, commercial cargo regularly arrived on large ships in Baltimore Harbor and was transferred to freight trains headed toward big cities like Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Train cars were everywhere and as an art student with in interest in graffiti, it was easy to get hooked on this revolving art gallery.”

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Small Gift Miami

December 2-5, 2010

Art Basel Miami, Florida

Event Location 173 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL 33127

Sanrio's Small Gift Miami pops-up in the heart of Art Basel, the world-renowned art festival and celebration of creativity!

Check out new art installations and classic Sanrio products through the years, play games, win prizes, get inked with a real Sanrio tattoo, visit the pop-up shop and sweet stop, meet Sanrio characters, and more!

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Activation 2719

February 20, 2010 

6pm - 11pm RSVP only

2719 13th Street NW Washington, DC 20009

Starting on Saturday, February 20th, No Kings Collective will transform a beautiful, newly renovated, 4-story Columbia Heights row house into a temporary gallery. The name of the show, "Activation 2719", reflects both the address of the location at 13th and Girard Streets and also an attempt to create life in an unoccupied historic location. "Activation 2719" will run from Feb 20th - March 12th

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Art Whino: Miami

December 3 - 8, 2009

Main Exhibit: Charcoal Studios Across from the Street From Scope 2135 NW 1st AVE Miami, FL 33127

ART WHINO: MIAMI will be an innovative New Brow exhibition, complete with receptions and musical performances that will heighten the experience beyond the typical art show. Art from two separate traveling exhibitions, LIFE ESSENTIALS and OLD SKOOLIN' will be brought together in Miami for the first time.

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Old Skoolin’ for the Children

November 7, 2009 

Saturday 6pm – 12am

Art Whino and WHALER's Creation at The Portals Theater

1236 Maryland Ave, SW Washington, DC 20006

$25 advance tickets, $35 at the door – Non Profit Donation Entry Fee

Art Whino and WHALER’s Creation present “Old Skoolin’ for the Children,” a four city concert and art show tour that brings together the best visual and musical artists to benefit programs that support foster care and adoption programs. Legendary founder of the hip-hop movement Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC will perform old skool, throw back shows true to the roots of the genre. Over 100 of Art Whino’s internationally renowned talents from the underground street art world will be showcasing their old school, 80’s themed creations. Show Run Date: 1 Day so don’t Miss it!

Art Installation by AM RADIO

Special musical performance by: Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC

Opening for DMC will be the winner of the Talent Search Competition. For more information visit: www.whalers-creation.us

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MANIFEST HOPE: DC

January 17 - 19, 2009

The Manifest Hope: DC Gallery

10:00am - 6:00pm

3333 M Street NW Washington, DC 20007

The MANIFEST HOPE: DC Gallery will be open to the public in Washington, DC for the days preceding the Presidential Inauguration, Saturday, January 17th, 2009 through Monday, January 19th, 2009 between the hours of 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

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400ML Project

Maison des Métallos, Paris, France

October 28, 2008 - November 5, 2008

Launch party for the book. All 400 cans on display. Place : La maison des M'tallos. 94 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud - PARIS (11'me). Agenda : From Tuesday October 28th to Wednesday November 5th, both days inclusive. Closed on Sunday November 2nd.Time : from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Free entrance Preview : Tuesday October 28th from 6:00 p.m. Second preview (for the ones who could not attend on Tuesday) (and for anyone who wants to come again) : Friday October 31st from 6:00 p.m.

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Vito Street 

Liberation Online

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Mad Clout and Rails & Relics Presents: The Steel Wheels Show

October 4, 2008 

7:00 PM

Atlanta, Georgia

Relapse Theater 380 14th St. Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Live Performances & Bboys DJ Mafioso On The Wheels & Steels

On October 4th 2008, Mad Clout and Rails & Relics Presents: Steel Wheels - the show. It will showcase a diverse plethora of railroad inspired art. Over the last 20 years, this traditionally clandestine subculture has gained popularity. Each year brings new generations of folk heroes and talented aerosol artists that hone their skills on the sides of American Rolling Stock.