X-O BRINGS HIS LOST OBJECTS TO PHILLY

X-O just left Philly, but left behind one of his Lost Objects pieces. His artwork is made of found, recycled objects, which he gathers while roaming streets and then transforms them into these striking, geometric assemblages.

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This past week, HAHA MAG & Paradigm Gallery + Studio had the pleasure of hosting two great artists X-O aka. @ihyland and Amanda Marie aka. @seeyouthroughit who’ve been touring around leaving behind beautiful art installations at every tour leg for a two great causes. We’ve had a blast seeing it all come together and are so happy that they included us as part of their Philadelphia journey.

This is a really beautiful way to raise awareness for their Indiegogo campaign – more information at BeautifulTimes.net and follow full coverage of their travels at bkstreetart.

SELFIES ARE THE GOLDEN TICKET IN PHILLY’S WEEK LONG STREET ART SCAVENGER HUNT

Philly Tech Week  2014 is hosting something new this year, a citywide street art scavenger hunt.

The scavenger hunt, organized by community arts supporters, Tattooed Mom, Philly Tech Week and HAHA x Paradigm is designed to spotlight Philadelphia street artists, their work, and the neighborhoods that inspire them. So far, the lineup has included artists:  Joe BoruchowKid Hazo (work pictured below), HurrayForBraille Street ArtBobWillReign and Scrandy.

Daily clues to the stashed artwork locations get released at midnight.  Each day is a fresh hunt, a new artist, and a new winner. Hunters must take selfies with the art and share them via Twitter or Instagram using the scavenger hashtags for a chance to win an exclusive piece of art

Dedication is the key for participating art lovers – daily selfies are entries counted toward your chance of winning special prizes awarded to participants who find the most art at the end of Tech Week.

The scavenger hunt began on April 4th, 2014 and will continue until Philly Tech Week commences on April 12th, 2014.

Can’t join in the fun? You can watch it evolve using hashtags #ptw14 & #hahaxpara.

Check out HAHAxPara on Twitter or on their website for more information.

*story ran first in artnerdnewyork

Before I Die

– Before I Die (collaboration with Paradigm Gallery + Studio)

We organized/Sponsored the Philadelphia Edition of creator, Candy Chang’s interactive project, Before I Die. Installed on the Avenue of Arts in Downtown Philadelphia/Summer of 2012. The Philadelphia wall was set up on the Avenue of Arts between Pine & Spruce…right across from the Kimmel Center.Before I Die is an arts project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in a public space. Painted with chalkboard paint and stenciled with the sentence, “Before I die I want to …”, the wall became a space where the community could listen, relate and be inspired by one another.

 

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It’s A Wrap! Dutch Umbrella Episode 5

In our final episode, the spotlight is on notorious Philadelphia Yarn Bomber, Jessie Hemmons. You might have seen her colorful bombs wrapped around trees in Rittenhouse or cozied up on bike racks around the city. Our host Lily delphia sits down with Jessie to chat about her inspiration for the project.

To see more of Jessie’s work hit up her website: www.ishknits.com

And remember, this Friday, November 12, join yours truly along with HAHA Magazine and all of our amazing artists at Paradigm Gallery to celebrate the completion of the Dutch Umbrella Project.

DJ PHSH will be spinning starting at 7 PM – which is when the beer starts flowing. The gallery is located at 2020 South Street and we will be pumping art and antics into the evening. Proceeds will benefit children’s art programming in Philadelphia. On behalf of HAHA Magazine, I thank you so much for all your support during the production of this project – we can’t wait to see your faces on Friday!