Stencil Nation Budget Gallery
Cheap art that anyone can afford!
Sat., June 7
Noon to 4 PM
The sidewalk in front of Al's Comics
1803 Market St. (at Octavia)
SF, CA 94103
Celebrate the Manic D Press release "Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art" by stopping by author Russell Howze's TAG (Temporary Autonomous Gallery) on the sidewalk in front of Al's Comics. Munch on crackers and cheese while choosing a cheap piece of hand-made stencil art to take home and hang on your wall. Autographed copies of "Stencil Nation" will be available for sale too.
Proceeds of the art sales supports the Stencil Nation Book Tour and the Budget Gallery Project.
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 include: Banksy, Jef Aerosol, Logan Hicks, Adam5100, Arofish, M-City, SWOON, Hao, John Fekner, Scott Williams, Amy Rice, Janet Attard, 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://stencilnation.org
Added by RussellH on May 26, 2008