Monday, May 26, 2008
They were holding down judging of black book battles. The catch though was...you bring your book and they judge it, which means you don't get down on the black book during the jam? Sour Grapes were killing time outside painting along with Minus. Yessir.
The final battle consisted of Sole Power vs. Three Man Army in a stand off that took the whole place by surprise. Both teams went out there and gave a true bboy exhibition by not holding anything back. Sole Power ended up killin' it and took 1st place and some cash. I gotta say that they have been progressing a lot, and keep an eye on them because they sure can rock the beat.
If you haven't been in Deep Ellum this past week than you must not know what's been going on to the walls of some of the businesses in the area. Let me fill you in. The Deep Ellum Association together with the Deep Ellum Foundation are sponsoring a series of mural contest for many purposes, but mainly to bring back some of that colour Deep Ellum lost by the lack of art murals that reflects its mix culture and some of its great musical history. Artist enter by submiting concepts murals that are surrounded with a strong message.
So for the past days the chosen artist did non-stop work on these murals which were judged for the chance to win cash prices. The winners were announced Saturday at The Prophet Bar. The finalists were announced last Friday, giving the artists one week to complete their murals. And the winners are: In first place, winning a grand prize of $1,000 is the team of Sergio Garcia, Luke Harnden and Mark Nelson with their mural at 2631 Commerce Street. Second place went to Tyson Summers winning $500 for his work of ar at 3003 Commerce Street and third place went to Brian Crawford for his Koi fish on the back side of The Door.
Congratualtions to the winning artist and everyone else who participated in this great project.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Regardless of the being entirely exhausted from being at Ritual Warfare, I still had to make a stop at F6 Gallery to see how the show was going along. Right at I got there I could feel the excitement amongst the crowd from all the great installations that were done. J3RSH and I, included in the line up of this show, got to share this space with incredible artist. The space was filled up with more than just artwork, these installations were like a picture-perfect scene that made the art come to life. Each artist, with their art pieces, created a different dimension that took you inside their heads.
Besides from the art, the Arlington Police Dept. made their appearance into the show. Their reason was not really specified, but that sure was a first in F6 history.
For more pics of the content in the show jump right this way...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I still haven't posted anything about the galleries I went to last weekend, excuse my slacking. I gotta say that the art scene in Dallas is getting better and better. More people with new ideas and techniques that are truly amazing. I'm gonna take this time to announce that free booze at galleries are a great compliment too.
Here's something to be excited about this weekend. Saturday night @ F6 Gallery:
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTENT INCLUDED IN THIS JAM MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR SCENESTERS OR ANY HIPSTER THAT PRETENDS TO BE A TRUEHEAD.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Sankofa Arts Kafe - Cajun Soul Cuisine and Entertainment - has re-opened (near the old Galaxy Club space). They serve Cajun, Creole, with salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, pastas and seafood entrees. Sankofa’s previous incarnation was on MLK with the likes of Erykah Badu, Outkast, Angie Stone and Common performing.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
This Saturday, the 500x gallery will be hosting an open invitational art show from local artist in Dallas. I'll be displaying one of my recent works out there and so are some cats from Ghetto Palettes.
500X Open Invitational Reception
Saturday, after driving back from the Denton exhibition, I went out to check out J3RSH's place since he's going to be moving out to keep doing his thing at The Arts Institute. The bad news were knowing that all the stuff on the walls would have to be covered up, so I went on to take flics of them. Besides from the walls, I took a peak at what he's been working on [I don't think he knows this...] You can check out more of his art here and the F6 Gallery show May 17th.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Chris is going to hate me for this one:
Deathbowl to Downtown, a movie made by NCP Film, is a documentary about the history of skateboarding in New York City. With promises to be an unprecedented film, the documentary not only explore the culture of street skating, but also provides an anthropological overview of skating's shift from the 70's to modern day. It also digs into broader issues such as how urban planning changes the environment of skaters and how skateboarders went from being ignored to being loved. With never-before-seen footage and interviews ranging from old school skaters to current innovators, Deathbowl to Downtown is definitely a film worth watching.