Glad I got a chance to check out the homie Munch Joseph’s (CEO of HedRush Agency) show “Is Separate Ever Equal?” at DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ space in their HQ. In fact, it was too important of a show not to miss. The concept was Joseph curating a show centered around the 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education. Five separate cases representing five jurisdictions across our nation were consolidated under one, each calling for gross societal inequities to be resolved.
Munch selected a range of contemporary artists who addressed these and other questions related to this topic. Visual art, public programming, thematic live performances and a series of lectures and demonstrations. To check out some of the works click Read the rest of this entry
In the spirit of the upcoming Kung Fu Wildstyle art exhibition (at the Freer Sackler Gallery), by Fab 5 Freddy and MC Yan, we’re pleased to announce that SHAOLIN JAZZ has been asked to conduct a special edition of CAN I KICK IT?, where we’ll be screening the 1970’s classic 5 Fingers of Death. The kickoff event will take place at Hyphen DC on Saturday April 1st from 8 pm – 12 am (screening starts at 9:30 pm). For more info/RSVP click here.
If you enjoyed the opening reception for our CHAMBERS: Wu-Tang Art Exhibition, that we flipped with ART WHINO, then you’ll definitely want to check our closing reception (11.4), which will be something special for music lovers and true fans of Hip Hop.
The event, on Friday November 4th, will kick off with an Instant Vintage pop-up record fair and auction featuring some of the area’s finest vendors of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Rock music on wax. Throughout that portion of the evening DJs from the DC Vinyl Headz collective will be spinning music from the each vendor that will be available for sale.
The second portion of the evening will be a Wu Tang Clan-themed producer showcase featuring some of the finest beatsmiths in the DC area. The evening’s festivities will be hosted by DJ 2-Tone Jones.
To RSVP click here.
Please also join us on Sunday August 2, 2015, at The Bishop, from 2-4pm, for a panel discussion where the photographers of DOCUMENT the Fresh will share their stories and experiences shooting events and concerts, and other related topics; moderated by Stevenson Dunn and filmed by BRIC (artsmedia).
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Gearing up for my next DOCUMENT the Fresh exhibition in NYC and things are shaping up nicely. Props to the Bishop Gallery (Brooklyn) for once again hosting the show and this year’s lineup of photographers are nothing short of amazing.
Thanks to the art enthusiasts that attended COLOR of SOUND in NYC last Fri, The Bishop Gallery and its staff for hosting and providing additional support, Lex (Madison Davenport PR), Cherisse Rivera, Heineken, and props to all of the artists who participated – thoroughly diversifying the show through their unique range of works. Despite traffic delays, which had us arrive in NYC hours after our intended time, we were able to hit the gallery in just enough to time finish installing the final pieces and special shout to Ernest (The Bishop Gallery) for accommodating our lateness and helping to hang. On another note, I’ve got to pat myself on the back for hanging Aniekan’s works and props to 2-Tone for hanging the album cover installation. For more recap photos click Read the rest of this entry
The reception for our next COLOR of SOUND Art Exhibition (featuring works inspired by jazz, hip-hop, martial arts, and SHAOLIN JAZZ) will be Friday October 24th at The Bishop in Brooklyn. Featured artists include Ola Kudu, KEEBS, Chris Carr, Aniekan Udofia, Tewodross Melchishua, and Brody Rose. To RSVP click here.
DOCUMENT the Fresh – Concert & Event Photography Exhibition / Friday September 20 / The Bishop (BKNYC)
About two months ago, E(rwin) from The Bishop, one of the owners of the gallery that hosted the first DOCUMENT the Fresh (recap), told me about their new space in Brooklyn and asked if I’d be down to do another. I was hesitant, as our SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE date at BB King NYC was coming (which was a big deal) and our SHAOLIN JAZZ college lectures were starting shortly thereafter so I wasn’t sure if I’d have the time or head-space to coordinate a second show (note – I normally plan 6-8 months, at minimum, in advance for my events). But after some additional talks and me always enjoying doing events in NYC I was down.
This year’s lineup of photogs have an amazing range of work and if this show will be anything like the first exhibition then it should make for another strong presentation. This year’s lineup includes Vickey Ford/Sneakshot, Chris Carr, Mariama Rafetna, and Steve-O. I’m also happy to announce that Heineken and Red Bull will be providing complimentary product and The Stark Life will be providing media support. Brian Harris will also be on deck shooting live event photos for our community wall.
Being that I do marketing for AM Radio (a creative group), I’d heard what Shane (an avid art collector since before the gallery) was first doing with Art Whino and was really intrigued since 1) his gallery focused on street art, graffiti, and pop culture art and 2) Art Whino would only be one of a handful area galleries that exhibited those kinds of works.
Through the years Shane and his Art Whino team have worked diligently having produced over 62 shows (both on and off-site of the gallery) in addition to working with over 1200 artists and when I first started MAKE NO!SE he was one of the individuals that I intended on highlighting. Beyond that, as I began to get to know Shane I discovered that his creativity extended beyond the walls of his gallery and that Shane is also an accomplished architect with a Masters Degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech who, in addition the gallery, runs his own firm Moderne Design.
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MAKE NO!SE – Shane Pomajambo featuring VANS OTW. Video shot by Opiyo Okeyo.
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