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20110419142332-516arts Underground counterculture movement invades Albuquerque  
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Chaz Bojórquez, Gusmano Cesaretti, Henry Chalfant, Ernest Doty, Shepard Fairey, Jaque Fragua, Gajin Fujita, Gaia, Stevan Gutierrez, Thomas Christopher Haag, Mark Jenkins, John Lorne, Alexandre Orion, Lady Pink, Albert Rosales, Slinkachu, Chris Stain, Swoon, Chip Thomas at 516 ARTS October 2nd, 2010 - December 11th, 2010
Posted 4/20/11

By Melody Mock for ABQ Arts The words “YOUR” and “HERE” sit above and below the image of an eye on a billboard in a silkscreened image by Shepard Fairey. “YOUR [eye] HERE”, it says, commanding you to pay attention. This image graces the cover of the guide to “STREET ARTS: A Celebration of Hip Hop Culture & Free Expression.” In October and November in Albuquerque, your eye and your ear will be drawn to a number of projects, happenings and discussions through this citywide collaboration org... [more]

20110419142332-516arts Stories of the Street  
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Chaz Bojórquez, Gusmano Cesaretti, Henry Chalfant, Ernest Doty, Shepard Fairey, Jaque Fragua, Gajin Fujita, Gaia, Stevan Gutierrez, Thomas Christopher Haag, Mark Jenkins, John Lorne, Alexandre Orion, Lady Pink, Albert Rosales, Slinkachu, Chris Stain, Swoon, Chip Thomas at 516 ARTS October 2nd, 2010 - December 11th, 2010
Posted 4/20/11

By Adrian GomezJournal Staff Writer Chris Stain works quickly on his graffiti art. It's a quality that suits him well — at least now. "I first got caught when I was 11," says the New York City-based graffiti artist. "Since then, I've learned that I have to be quick with what I do." Stain is one of a handful of artists participating in 516 ARTS' "Street Arts: A Celebration of Hip-Hop Culture and Free Expression" exhibit. The show runs until Dec. 11, mainly at 516 ARTS in Downtown Albuquerque. "I jumpe... [more]

20110419142332-516arts Chaz Borjórquez and Idris Goodwin—New Mexico Remix  
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Chaz Bojórquez, Gusmano Cesaretti, Henry Chalfant, Ernest Doty, Shepard Fairey, Jaque Fragua, Gajin Fujita, Gaia, Stevan Gutierrez, Thomas Christopher Haag, Mark Jenkins, John Lorne, Alexandre Orion, Lady Pink, Albert Rosales, Slinkachu, Chris Stain, Swoon, Chip Thomas at 516 ARTS October 2nd, 2010 - December 11th, 2010
Posted 4/19/11

Chaz Bojorquez, a Juxtapoz cover artist in March 2009 and a penultimate legend of the Los Angeles graffiti game (we are talking Orson Welles level), made a video this past Fall with poet Idris Goodwin. Titled "New Mexico Remix," the piece was part of a three-month look at Hip-Hop culture and free speech showcased at a non-profit art space in Albuquerque, called 516 ARTS. See video here: http://www.juxtapoz.com/Current/chaz-borjorquez-and-idris-goodwinnew-mexico-remix The show itself was c... [more]

20110419142332-516arts Albuquerque: Street Art Comes Alive in New Mexico  
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Chaz Bojórquez, Gusmano Cesaretti, Henry Chalfant, Ernest Doty, Shepard Fairey, Jaque Fragua, Gajin Fujita, Gaia, Stevan Gutierrez, Thomas Christopher Haag, Mark Jenkins, John Lorne, Alexandre Orion, Lady Pink, Albert Rosales, Slinkachu, Chris Stain, Swoon, Chip Thomas at 516 ARTS October 2nd, 2010 - December 11th, 2010
Posted 4/19/11

By Nancy Salem Street artists who paint, paste and sculpt on urban space haven't always received a warm welcome from the fine art world. Reactions to the art form in the past have ranged from a yawn to accusations of vandalism and threats of jail. But as a major project this fall in Albuquerque shows, today street art is increasingly popular with a broad audience, and with the art world too. "STREET ARTS: A Celebration of Hip Hop Culture & Free Expression" was organized by the downtown, nonp... [more]

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