Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art
Book Release Party and Stencil Art Exhibit
Friday, June 6
7 PM to Midnight
3248 22nd St. (at Bartlett)
SF, CA 94110
Artwork on the walls until June 30
Confirmed participating artists
Adam5100 (San Francisco, CA)
Amy Rice (Minneapolis, MN)
Chris Stain (NY, NY)
Janet "Bikegirl" Attard (Toronto, ONT)
John Fekner (Bayside, NY)
Josh MacPhee (Troy, NY)
Klutch (Portland, OR)
Scott Williams (San Francisco, CA)
and Street Art Workers (SAW)
Come celebrate the Manic D Press release of "Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art" by Russell Howze (curator, www.StencilArchive.org). Autographed copies of the book will be for sale by the author at the night of the exhibit opening. The author will also feature slide shows of the Stencil Archives, with over 10,000 photographs of international stencil art. Stencil-making materials will also be available upon request. Proceeds of the art sales will benefit the artists as well as help fund the upcoming Stencil Nation June tour.
About "Stencil Nation"
"Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art" by Russell Howze will be available June 2008 from Manic D Press, San Francisco. The book will be 192 pages, have over 500 full-color photographs, and show work by more than 350 artists from 28 countries. Featured artists not in the list above include: Banksy, Jef Aerosol, Logan Hicks, Adam5100, Arofish, M-City, SWOON, Hao, John Fekner, and others.
Without a doubt, stencils are the fastest, easiest, and cheapest method for painting an image on a wall, a sidewalk, or almost any object anywhere. Stencil Nation focuses on the unexpected mix of this lively, accessible medium to reveal engaging aspects of an intentionally secretive international creative community. With dynamically illustrated perspectives from diverse niches of the art form, hundreds of photographs and numerous essays have been curated by StencilArchive.org’s founder, Russell Howze. Stencil Nation builds upon previous published works to give the most extensive and up-to-date history of stencil art, as well as how-to tips from the artist.
Official Website: http://www.stencilnation.org
Added by RussellH on May 26, 2008