Opening night at the Art Battles Popup Gallery, 159 Bleeker St. until January 14th
Mercury Soapbox presents
whats up everybody! Happy holidays! We’re back with more talent than ever before, and this time it’s for a few amazing causes. We’re having simultaneous food AND toy drives, for city harvest and toys for tots, respectively, and in addition to the live music, art and spoken word, orlando will be drawing us into the peoples army for a future t shirt and we’ll be debuting the first issue of Mercury Soapbox Magazine!
Jay Spade (http://www.reverbnation.com/jayspade)
Justina Soto + the Salvation Armband (http://soundcloud.com/salvation-armband)
Adrienne Mack Davis (http://amackdavis.bandcamp.com/)
Transit Venus (http://www.transitvenus.com/)
Octavia Almonte (http://www.amazon.com/Tears-My-Pillow-Octavia-Almonte/dp/0595445675/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323640898&sr=1-6)
Lee Ann Irrizary (http://www.amazon.com/Indigo-theres-other-colors-rainbow-Poetry/dp/1466388587)
Poetic Dove (http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000246843/Poetic-Dove-Presents-Intimate-Sessions.aspx)
Lauren Pasculli (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1256123820925.30650.1764481243&type=1)
JT Liss (http://www.jtlissphotography.com/)
Orlando Bartolome (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1157661188080.2025655.1424267334&type=1)
$7 WITHOUT GIFT
$3 WITH A TOY OR 3 CANS OF FOOD
DECEMBER 16th, 8pm-12am
257 grand st., brooklyn, ny
ALSO: Just because we end at 12, doesnt mean that the good cheer has to stop there! Our friends at No Man’s Land WILL BE CONTINUING THE FOOD AND TOY DRIVES AT THEIR BALKAN DE JANEIRO PARTY (http://www.facebook.com/events/251138464945740/) AS WELL AS LETTING OUR GUESTS GET A FREE DRINK TICKET AT THEIR PARTY!!!
AWESOME MURAL DONE IN MIAMI this past week by two of our ART BATTLES CHAMPS @angotti81 Ben Angotti and @yatikafields Yatika Fields as well as @jaquefragua Jaque who will hopefully be Battling in the future!
They will have the video of the making of this piece soon so stay tuned
Great job guys!
FRIDAY NIGHT AT LPR WAS A SUCCESS!
Kevin Powell’s 11th Annual Holiday Fundraiser was amazing with DJ Pete Rock and over 1,000 people donating hats scarves and coats for Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project, a non profit that provides a safe harbor for women and children leaving abusive relationships.
We were proud to be a part of this and grateful to be center stage and provide artistic entertainment for all the attendees!
Artists Marthalicia Mattarita, Lexi Bella, Giannina Gutierezz, ANdre Trenier and Sean Bono were dynamic painting to the amazing sounds of the classic Pete Rock. Sean and Dre collabed on a portrait of Pete Rock and presented him with it at the end of the night. Great times had by all!
Also Thank you to THE SOLO FOUNDATION for making this possible!
Photography by Michael Santiago
UNDERBELLY IN PARISThe legendary Martha Cooper and Ian Cox ventured four stories under the streets of Paris with a team of ten artists: C215, Tristan Eaton, Futura, Conor Harrington, How and Nosm, Alice Pasquini, Saber, SheOne, and Will Barras, and three organizers including Workhorse, the driving force behind this art happening.The last time Underbelly appeared, it was in Brooklyn with 100 artists mounting an unsanctioned show in abandoned tunnels during a one-year period.This time its in a sealed off tunnel in the bowels of Paris. The subjetmatter ranges from Tristan Eaton’s FerryMan from Michelangelo’s Last Judgement, to Alice Pasquini’s shrouded girl, to How and Nosm’sabstract lines and patterns.The journey wasn’t easy, and dangerous to say the least, between being careful to evade the French Police (explaining 15 people breaking into a sealed tunnel under the city carring their weight in spraypaint as well as cameras would not be easy) and trying not to pass out from the noxious wall of spraypaint fumes (the artists said it was the worst they ever encountered) this was quite a feat.