Hopefully i can get on the standby to reno at 930. Looking at return flights to nyc from la, originally i wanted to head back on the 10th, but it looks like its 100 dollars cheaper to fly on sept 11th. Betcher ass i’m gonna take that deal if possible :)
here are a few of the things i checked out…
Crest Fest 2012- Equally abundant in beards and beers, Crest Fest continues to be a beacon for art, hardware, gardening and community. Several sound spaces, tons of food from local vendors, local artisans and an easter-egg-hunt of an art show make this an event to hit every year.
images by Anne Jenkins and The Self-Portrait Project
Fresthetic’s Makossa Cookout- Summertime, love, and bbq fills the sky at the backyard of the Brooklyn Tap House, mingling with the incredible sounds of DJ Wonway Posibul and friends. Mikey Cordero greets everyone as they come in with a warm and humble smile, thanking us for the support, chatting about creative projects making headway in the carribean. Its a true honor to be among the kind creatives here.
images by John A DeMato
Ladies First- Personally curated by artists James Tops and Nova at Azucarera Gallery, and featuring an international blend of female urban artists, this show was an incredible premiere for the space. While the show is scheduled to run til september, many of the artists, like Shiro and Scratch were present, gladly talking to fans and fellow painters, autographing sketchbooks and comparing markers. The stand out piece for me was 2 tapestries that shiro made, in the traditional japanese style and blend of fabrics but with contemporary paint-marker portraits of the characters she’s become known for.
images by Naima Atti
Brooklyn Bridge Secret Midnight Party- A magical mixture of star children and tourists, this sophomore event has earned its stripes. Powered by the peoples mic and the accoustic stylings of the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn, BrainSpace and Deathrow Tull, this event blew us away. The staggering number of attendees was enough to fill the final destination, superfine, to capacity and beyond.
images by Caitlin Davis and MASQQUE
SEE YOU NEXT TIME!!
It was a day like this, when we first kissed, just on the other side of that pier. It was so hot you want to get wet and the air smelled like sweat, sea and magic, when time slows so you can appreciate the shade, and a great ship was gliding slowly along the horizon, pushing a bright white trapezoid thru the great blue everything. She dashed into the water, hopping over the short waves and plunging in like a pro, and i followed close behind tethered to her nakedness, joining her in it, in my skivs in front of all of new york. After we’d each had one good dive, we ran out, clutching at our dry clothes with one hand and at each others hips with the other, i looked into her eyes for the first time, the first time that meant something. “would it be weird,” i said, knowing thaT it was already happening, “if i kissed you right now?”
On the streets of NY SPECIAL !!!
Today we caught up with Retna and Martha Cooper while Retna was working on the now imfamous wall on the corner of Houston and Bowery. Martha Cooper was photographing as Retna went up and down the white washed wall (Previously a Faile piece) writing his own brand of language which he is now known for world over. When asked what he had planned for this piece today he told us simply, ” I’m freestylin it! ” Dopeness.
On February 10th, Retna opened his first solo show in New York, “The Hallelujah World Tour”, presented by Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, in conjunction with New York City’s Fashion Week. The tour will continue with exhibitions in London and Venice.
We like this. We will have images of the finished piece manana.