“Hip Hop Royalty”

I’ve been busy working on a series of wood panels for Warehouse416 in Oakland, CA. This small annual art show features local artworks for under $200 and opens this Friday November 30, 2013. My hip-hop inspired pieces, 7.25″X 24″, on wood panel will be available for purchase tomorrow afternoon during Plaid Friday for $135- a piece. I cannot attend the Plaid opening tomorrow because of family obligations, but I will be around during First Friday December 6th 6pm-10pm if anyone wants to shoot the shit. Each original mixed media painting features an inspirational quote from one of my favorite hip-hop artists, and features the lyrics of the song from each inspirational quote.

Notorious Detail

Slick Rick Detail

Carpe Diem

Slap this on a post it note: Saturday December 1st. “Carpe Diem” Oakland, CA.

I am honored to be apart of an ALL-STAR crew at lOAKal in Oakland for “Carpe Diem”. 10 artists will get crafty for 24 hours and our finished work will be on display at First Fridays the following week, December 7th. If you were ever curious about how all the good stuff happens on canvas, this is a great opportunity to get cozy with the talent. I’d hate to describe this as “epic” (a totally overused hipster adjective) so I’ll just leave you with “I’m Just Say’n”…

Back to Planet Earth

Happy Friday folks! I have been in outer space and have neglected my blog for quite sometime now, so I figured I’d come back to earth and  give an update of the past few months through pictures.

 

Agents of Change: Opening Doors

Mills College made an outward gesture to the Oakland community by selecting 8 local organizations/charities that are doing great things in Oakland. Mills College then asked Chopsticks Urban Art Space to help create 8 artist doors to be given to these organizations. The following artists, including myself, were selected to be apart of this project.  Safety 1st for the Freedom Schools Project, Deadeyes for Highland Hospital, Joanne Ludwig for the Commemoration Committee for the Black Panther Party, Chris Granillo for the Street Level Health Project, Nite Owl for the Ella Baker Center, Jeannie Scott Hesse for Youth Uprising, Lisa Pisa for the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, and Ofel OH for the Mills College Alumni Association.
The finished doors were revealed at the dedication on August 31st, 2012 on the Mills College campus. Here are the finished doors featured at this community event.

111 Minna Gallery 2 Year Anniversary Show

TONIGHT! TONIGHT! TONIGHT! Come play with me, 20+ amazing artists, and dope DJ’s at 111 Minna Gallery in SF for the 2nd Annual Lower Branch Anniversary show! YAY!!!
21+ with ID. $5 gets you in all night long baby! Come support your friends and check the link. ♥