Printed, Plastered and Previewed: Flier Art in New York

The show, “Taking It to the Streets! The Art & Design of Posters and Flyers on the Lower East Side in the ’80s & ’90s,” is a project by ABC No Rio, a cultural center that is continuing programming while building a new headquarters on Rivington Street. The exhibition includes works by artists like Sue Coe, Eva Cockcroft and Eric Drooker and will run through June 20 at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space.

“We wanted to recreate that street corner where all of these fliers and stencils could be seen,” an organizer of the exhibition, Seth Tobocman, said recently at the museum.

Many fliers in the show are specific to the neighborhood. Some refer to a clash in 1988 between police officers and protesters as the officers tried to enforce a curfew at Tompkins Square Park. A group called Revolt Against Gentrification Erasing Our Neighborhood, or Rage On, advertised a “gentrification tour” with a picture of the Christodora House, a luxury building on Avenue B that was a target of protest and vandalism. A flier titled “Loisaida Intifada,” using a nickname for the neighborhood, showed a figure throwing a flaming bottle and declared: “Take our homes, we’ll take the streets.”

“There’s always a need to reach people outside the existing channels,” he said, after pausing to gaze at several stickers, including one bearing a likeness of Malcolm X. “The street is the most common area we have.”

Get Familiar with Greg Mike

Originally from Connecuit, Atlanta native Greg Mike is going above and beyond for the creative community in Atlanta. As the founder and creative director of ABV Agency / Gallery, Mike has been a true voice for the art community. Mike has always had an obsession with crisp line work and boundless energy, which is why much of his work showcase creation and design of cartoons. 

Much of Mike's most known work comes from that of murals he does when transposing a regular piece of scenery into a beautiful work of art for those who cross paths with the piece. Along with making a stronger impact into the community, Mike's ABV Gallery space has given several opportunities to local artist, and artist around the country. 

Photo by Chris House

Photo by Chris House

Opening night at ABV Gallery

Opening night at ABV Gallery

Make sure you check out Greg Mike's official website and the official ABV Gallery site for current and upcoming installments and events. 

Sage Guillory is Painting The Picture

Some say that Atlanta's art scene is lack luster but Sage Guillory begs to differ. Sage consistently shows the world that he is not afraid to step outside the box. Jumping from customs designs of major music influencers to cover art Sage continues to break barriers. Sage added a major feet under his belt when he held his first solo art showcase in 2016. The two event set a new precedent of how the youth is contributing to the culture of art. We look forward to see what Sage has in store next. 

Three dimensional Street Art Awards in Dubai

Street Art

Brand Dubai today announced the winners of the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award, the world’s first award that recognises excellence in 3D art, at a ceremony at the Dubai Canvas Festival today. The jury of the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award named the winners after evaluating 25 shortlisted artworks for creativity, technique, composition and design, command of the medium, and the artist’s interpretation of the theme of Happiness.

All the works shortlisted for the Award are being displayed at the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival 2017, which began in City Walk on Sunday. The Award and Festival are organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), in partnership with Meraas, one of Dubai’s leading holding companies. There was even a visit from Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Atlanta Street Artist gets Interactive

Interactive

Almost mirroring a concept out of a Dr. Seuss book, Atlanta’s artists challenge the concept of mundane activities. Going for a run? Keep an eye out for one of (currently) six very tiny doors or “check out” a book at one of the cities many miniature “Little Free” Libraries.  Is it time for lunch? Grab your meal to go and enjoy it on one of Midtown’s colorful Los Trompos spinning “tops”.


Read more at http://blog.loewshotels.com/atlantas-art-scene/#mr1psa2AI5j09W3W.99

Atlanta Street Art Scene

With roots deep in the music culture, Atlanta is certainly no stranger to the art community. However, it has not been until recent years that the scene has seized the attention of the public eye. The number of artists residing in the city has begun to surge, and art culture is now a part of everyday urban life. 

Street Art

If street art is your thing, you’re in luck. Atlanta was recently recognized as one of the best cities in the country for viewing art, largely thanks to local organizations such as Living Walls. Public art has evolved from the era of spray-paint-heavy graffiti to large painted murals you could envision hanging in your living room. Local artists continue to evolve ordinary spaces into extraordinary places. Besides Midtown, some other great areas to see street art are Old Forth Ward, Edgewood Avenue, Krog Street, Cabbagetown and the Atlanta Beltline.