Curiot In The Courtyard of The Honolulu Museum of Art

Curiot Mural Pow Wow

Excited to be able to share the final photo of Curiot’s mural for POW! WOW! Hawaii 2016 that he created on the grounds of the Honolulu Museum of Art. The mural will stay up the entire year in the museum’s main courtyard.

We were proud to be able to co-sponsor the adventures and walls from Curiot and Audrey Kawasaki this year and are already planning out things for next year. Aloha to all our friends on Oahu, we can’t wait to come back!

This mural serves as a great lead-in to our big solo show with Curiot coming up on May 28th. More details shared soon!

Photo by Brandon Shigeta

Full details at www.powwowhawaii.com

Mahalo to the entire POW! WOW! Family for making this happen and for all that you do. Until our next adventure together!

Vitality & Verve : Transforming the Urban Landscape Short Film

The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW! Long Beach  present:

‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’

A film by Jordan Ahern

‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ ran from June 27th – October 25th, 2015 at the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California.

Directed and Edited by Jordan Ahern

Produced by Thinkspace

Special thanks to all the participating artists:
Aaron Horkey, Alex Yanes, Andrew Schoultz, Audrey Kawasaki, Brendan Monroe, Brandon Shigeta, Cryptik, Esao Andrews, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Hot Tea, James Bullough, Jeff Soto, John S. Culqui, Low Bros, Meggs, Nosego, Nychos, Saber, and Tristan Eaton

As well as to all the artists exhibiting original works of arts alongside the curated murals:
Amanda Marie, Andrew Hem, Angry Woebots, Bumblebeelovesyou, C215, Carl Cashman, Curiot, EINE, Ekundayo, Gaia, Hueman, James Marshall, Jason Thielke, Jeremy Fish, Know Hope, Labrona, Mark Dean Veca, Matt Small, Meggs, So Youn Lee, Tatiana Suarez, Troy Lovegates, Will Barras, Word To Mother, and Yoskay Yamamoto

Filming took place at:
Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Blvd. | Long Beach, CA.
www.lbma.org

Special thanks to Ron Nelson and the entire staff at the Long Beach Museum of Art for opening their home to all the participating artists while providing such a welcoming atmosphere and professional environment in the process.

Video may also be viewed on YouTube.

www.lbma.org
www.thinkspacegallery.com
www.powwowlongbeach.com
www.jordanahern.com

Graffiti artist Saber’s Vitality & Verve Mural Featured in LA Times

Saber Vitality and Verve

The murals inside the Long Beach Museum of Art for ‘Vitality & Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape might be gone, but the impression it has left on the art world remains. The Los Angeles Times featured graffiti artist Saber’s moving piece about the issue of police violence in our society. Saber taking the time to highlight a lesser known and local tragic act of violence against 19-year-old  Hector Morejon; his piece inspire discussion around violence, vandalism, and of course art. Read the full story ‘Object Lesson: Graffiti artist Saber on why his new Long Beach mural takes on police shootings here.

Join Us October 23rd for LBMA After Dark’s Closing Reception of Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape

LBMA Closing Reception
LBMA After Dark’s Opening Reception of Vitality & Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape.

LBMA After Dark Returns October 23 To Celebrate Final Weekend Of The Museum’s Exhibition Vitality And Verve: Transforming The Urban Landscape

Final After Dark Event of 2015 to Feature Debut of Special Short Film of Exhibition; Plus Dancing Under the Stars With Live Music, DJ, and More

LBMA After Dark is returning Friday, October 23 from 6pm-10pm to celebrate the closing weekend of one of the most popular exhibitions in the Museum’s history: Vitality and Verve: Transforming The Urban Landscape. Nearly 12,000 visitors have seen Vitality and Verve since it opened on June 27 making it one of the most well-attended exhibitions since the Museum’s inception in 1950. To mark its closing this particular LBMA After Dark will offer attendees some special activities:

  • The debut screening of a short film on the creation of the Vitality and Verve exhibition.
  • New mural now included in the exhibition from the French artist Fafi for attendees to view.
  • See Vitality and Verve Artist Greg “CRAOLA” Simkins “whitewash” his own mural for attendees can witness firsthand the beginning of the removal process as all murals in the exhibition were intended to be ephemeral.
  • Meet LBMA’s Artist in Residence Shay Bredimus and view his art installation inside the Ralston Family Learning Center. The artist will be on hand to answer questions about his work. Bredimus is a figurative painter and tattoo artist. His work was featured in two solo exhibitions at Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Culver City, California and he has earned critical praise from Artweek and Inked Magazine.

The event will also feature its signature great music, food and dancing under the stars. Online tickets are on sale now so please visit the Museum’s website LBMA After Dark page to purchase tickets: www.lbma.org/afterdark. Tickets are $20 per person but visitors can attend free by becoming a Museum Member today. Visit the Museum’s membership page here for details: www.lbma.org/membership. In addition, any new membership purchased by Wednesday, October 21 will receive a free swag bag that includes a limited edition poster and bookmark from Vitality and Verve. Supplies are limited.

“This LBMA After Dark will mark the end of a special year for the Museum,” said Ron Nelson, executive director of the Long Beach Museum of Art. “The success of Vitality and Verve has been beyond what the museum imagined it would be with increased attendance, global media coverage and a record number of new members joining in 2015. We thank everyone who has made this exhibition such a fantastic experience for us as well as the community we serve.”

Attendees to the event are strongly encouraged to take public transportation to and from the Museum. All guests who use their bicycles as transportation will receive a free drink coupon to be used at the event. For more information, including purchasing a membership, please visit the museum’s LBMA After Dark page at www.lbma.org/.afterdark.

 

‘Invisible College’ at the Fort Wayne Museum Of Art is ALMOST OVER!

Fort Wayne Invisible College

Invisible College, a group exhibition co-curated by Thinkspace Gallery and Josef Zimmerman of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is coming to a close next Sunday, September 27th.  The exhibition features new and representative works by 46 artists belonging to the New Contemporary movement, with special mural installations by Andrew Schoultz, Cyrcle, Mark Dean Veca and Troy Lovegates. Invisible College also includes a must-see featured installation by Brett Amory. If you are in the area, make weekend destination plans for the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and don’t miss being a part of the new contemporary art movement.