Yeah, so this is going down…
Streets Dept Presents: The Evolution of Street Art
An Artists Panel Discussion at The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
6:00 – 7:00pm
(Pay what you wish)
This hour-long panel discussion will pick the brilliant minds of some of today’s most active and exciting artists and talk to them about how they use public space (both legally and otherwise) to create dialogue, display their work, and enliven the streets of Philadelphia.
Panel to include Gaia, Joe Boruchow, Ishknits, Harlequinade, and Kid Hazo…
pic via StreetDept
Legendary Writer Darryl “Cornbread” McCray and Mosaic Artist Isaiah Zagar are scheduled to speak this Thursday, June 26th, at a special Artists Talk in association with the I AM HERE exhibition currently up at James Oliver Gallery.
McCray and Zagar are expected to drive a lively discussion with stories on their many years of work and future endeavors.
Other artists in the exhibition are scheduled to join the discussion on the artists’ iconic work – and how their movements had an effect on the new generations contributions to this ever growing movement.
I AM HERE
is a group exhibition presenting a phenomenal roster of six Philadelphia artists (Ishknits
, Kid Hazo
, Joe Burochow
, Cornbread, and Isaiah Zagar) whose individual passions represent a link back to the blossoming graffiti culture – to the burgeoning generational shift that is pushing us to stray away from using generic terms such as “street art” to define the diversity of artistic work.
SPECIAL ARTIST TALK WITH
DARRYL “CORNBREAD” McCRAY & ISAIAH ZAGAR
Thursday, June 26th 7-9pm at James Oliver Gallery
James Oliver Gallery | 723 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106
Refreshments will be served!
The Visit Philly campaign posters aren’t so bad – they just don’t always read as my version of Philly. If I didn’t look close enough, I’d think they’d finally gotten hipper and more in tuned to the city’s vibe. But I should have known…that’s what’s so fun about Kid Hazo’s work, you really have to be observant to catch the joke.
Our favorite Philly Art Blogger & photographer was first on the scene (as usual). He gave a really great breakdown of Hazo’s Dear Street Art Lovers Poster:
“In case you need a little help cracking the ‘Dear Street Art Lovers’ one: We got Tagged Up Elephants (Cornbread), Sticker Characters (The Sticky Bandits), Black and white paper cut outs (Joe Burochow), Yarn bombed stuff (Ishknits) , stick dudes (Stikman), Mythical Animal Murals (NoseGo), Braille Art (Sonia and Austin), Conspiracy Street tiles (Toynbee Tiles) AND Ben Franklin wheat paste stencily janws (Get Up Art).”
You can find these new installs around Chestnut Street between Broad and 18th.
*For more installation shots check out StreetsDept.com