Back in 2008, Open Space Gallery hosted the first installation of Electric Windows, a day of live painting, music, local food and fun, in Beacon, NY. The lineup of artists included favorites from both the street art and graffiti world such as Cycle, Pink, Ron English, Elbow Toe, Michael DeFeo, and Chris Stain. This year’s group of artists is an impressive mix of returning & new faces, many of whom I look forward to seeing in action for the first time!
ELECTRIC WINDOWS 2010 An art and music Celebration l in Upstate NY
30 artists painting live / Live music / Live screenprinting / vendors & more! Saturday July 31st 2010 12pm to 7pm
510 Main Street Beacon NY
featuring: Big Foot Buxtonia BoogieRez Cern Chor Boogie Chris Stain Chris Yormick Depoe Elbow Toe Elia Gurna Erik Otto Eugene Good Faust Gaia Joe Iurato Kid Zoom Mr Kiji Logan Hicks Lotem & Aviv Michael De Feo Paper Monster Peat Wollaeger Rick Price Ron English Ryan Bubnis Ryan Williams Skewville thundercut
Thursday night was the New York launch party for Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie’s fantastic new book Beyond The Street The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art. If you don’t have a bad back or weak arms, I highly suggest that you pick one up (this beast weighs about 5-1/2 pounds). Even if your book collection is a small one, this tome definitely has a place in it and is bound to be a new classic.
Artists, curators, and contributors such as Dzine, Elbow Toe, Gaia, Saber, Ron English, Logan Hicks, MOMO, Faile, Sweet Toof, WK Interact, Jose Parla, Jonathan LeVine, Patti Astor, Hargo, Butterfly, Mikeion, Marc & Sara Schiller, Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant were all on hand to sign books. I am also proud to say that a photo of mine was included in the Swoon section of the book – though I definitely let a few people down when I had the sad duty of informing them that I was not in fact Swoon.
Beyond The Street NY launch party at Deitch Projects