Sunday, May 31, 2009

May 28th Graffiti Mural Event & Panel Discussion

On May 28th, the Target Gallery, in conjunction with our FRESH exhibition, led a Mural project in the main hall of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. We collected 9 found doors and hinged them together & had a local DC graffiti artist create a beautiful piece on one side & covered the other as well. On the 28th, FRESH artist Gabe Pons, along with several local Alexandria teens created a mural about the life of Charles Houston using the technique of wheat paste collage and stencils.

Later that night a panel discussion was held in the gallery by Gabe Pons (FRESH artist) & Marissa Bothelo (local DC artist) & Cory Stowers of Words Beat & Life, inc., about the art & history of graffiti - participants were later able to "tag" a panel set up on the Torpedo Factory's smoke stack & have their FRESH tshirts tagged as well.