PRESS RELEASE: THE SHARPIE SHOW II

PRESS RELEASE
November/29/2010

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Luna George
818.235.4598
luna@crewest.com

“In the Graffiti subculture, practitioners are known as “writers” because graffiti is about writing your name on as many surfaces as possible. Although many writers elevate their art form to the level of creating huge and beautiful murals, they all began their journey as an artist by first learning to write and perfect their name. The Sharpie marker is often the first tool a writer acquires in his lifelong journey to hone his craft and in becoming an artist“ states Man One on Sharpie.com.

Los Angeles, CA – Crewest is proud to present “The Sharpie Show II” an exhibit featuring unique works of art from all over the world, created solely by a well rounded group of practitioners of the famed marker. These artists have decided to “uncap their creativity” using nothing but a Sharpie!

The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 6-9pm and will feature live Sharpie art by emerging artist,Douglas Cruise, all the way from Mississippi! Beats by DJ Phyz Ed and free giveaways compliments of Sharpie. The Exhibition runs through Sunday, January 2, 2011. Artwalk event takes place on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 from 6-9pm.

“In the Graffiti subculture, practitioners are known as “writers” because graffiti is about writing your name on as many surfaces as possible. Although many writers elevate their art form to the level of creating huge and beautiful murals, they all began their journey as an artist by first learning to write and perfect their name. The Sharpie marker is often the first tool a writer acquires in his lifelong journey to hone his craft and in becoming an artist“ states Man One on Sharpie.com.

After the success of last year’s “The Sharpie Show”, Crewest and Man One have decided to bring back this exhibition to Los Angeles with “The Sharpie Show II”. Last year’s exhibit featured original pieces by some of the best known graffiti artists, illustrators and tattoo artists in the country (and beyond) such as Mike Giant, Greg “Craola” Simkins, George Clinton and Lalo Alcaraz. This year’s The Sharpie Show II promises to rock LA to a new creative tempo in the world of Sharpie art and will open people’s eyes to an expanded range of uncapped techniques, styles and talent. All are welcome to come through and enjoy!

In the Featured Artist Room:
Travis Moore impressed us all at the last Sharpie Show with his massive monster of a piece “The Wait of the World” which entailed fine lines designed by his own creative vision. His piece is still unforgettable. This year, Crewest is proud to present Travis Moore as December’s featured artist. His enthusiasm and dedication to using Sharpies as his preferred tool to making outstanding art will be injected into a super Sharpie installation on display and in conjunction with the exhibit all month long. Get your Sharpie on!

Exhibiting Artists:
14bolt, Abe Lincoln Jr., Afex THC, Alexandra Tolbert, Alfie Ebojo, Andre Khazraei, Arpen THC, Bahgo, Bart Saric, BboyB the Hiphop Preservationist, Beenznrice, Benjie, Bob Motown, Branded, Brendan Blowers, Bron Theron, Chad Kouri, Chris Giorgio, CINK, CJ, Cristian “Smear” Gheorghiu, Dan Ruhrmanty, Donna Letterese, Douglas Cruise, Ezra, Faris Farisaalsaffar, Ghost One, Gil Areola, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, Ilse Valfre, Inept, Jacobo Wallker, James Bentley, Jana Bocklund, Jaxiajax, Jeffery Page, JNGL, Jonathan Delgado, Josh Attkisson, JOS-L, JR aka Zombiac, Koffinz One, Lab Studio Designs, Leo Silva, Leticia Maldonado, Lindsey, MAD ONE, Man One, Mark Dugally, MelonJames, Michael Pizarro, Mildred, Modern Day Monster, Mr. Puppet, Ms. Klue, New Colony, Nils Jawa, OkiraMyth, Omar Martinez, Oso, Phloe, PHONETICONTROL, REL.ONE, Rick Rodriguez, ROME, Ruthie Pie, S. Watters, Septerhed, Sergio D. Robleto, Sherrie Thai, SIMS, Sloke, Smerf One, Steve Martinez aka Pablo Jimenez, Todd, Travis Moore, Two Rabbits, VOX, Xirena, Xplode One DCV, Yumi Sakugawa, Zender and more…

Link to pics from last year’s Sharpie Show:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crewestman/sets/72157612846199949/

List of artist websites:
http://blog.crewest.com/2010/11/sharpie-show-list-of-artist-websites.html

Sneak Preview:
http://blog.crewest.com/2010/11/sneak-peak-sharpie-show-ii.html

Link to flyer image:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crewestman/5120226426/in/set-72157625251490030/

Crewest Gallery is located at 110 Winston St. Los Angeles, CA 90013. Crewest is a gallery that supports some of the most talented underground artists from the West Coast and beyond. The gallery’s focus is on urban & graffiti art created through painting, sculpture, digital, and print medias. All of the exhibits housed at Crewest deal with what is current, and significant within the realm of the urban art experience. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday: Noon to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: Noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m. and Mondays are closed. For more information, please call 213.627.8272, email at info@crewest.com or visitwww.crewest.com

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