Concrete Alchemy is a tour of 15 visual artists visiting five major urban centers on the East Coast. It is the first tour that creatively combines gallery shows, public panel discussions and numerous murals to present the artists' unique approach to public arts.
Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 - National Harbor, MD / Washington, DC
The art of Concrete Alchemy will be presented through slideshow of photographs of Ricardo Barros and public panel discussion. The event will start at 7 pm. After 10 pm, the artists will be presenting their work in Cue Bar on 1115 U Street NW, Washington DC 20009. This live demonstration of the artistic process will include customizing of hats and sneakers. The party is organized in collaboration with SolSource.
Friday, May 23rd, 2008 - National Harbor, MD
The tour will officially end with a gallery exhibit opening at Art Whino on Friday, May 23, 2008 from 6 pm to midnight. The audience will have chance to view artists' recently finished canvases and a slideshow of photographs from the previous days of the tour. These artists, who are major driving force in the contemporary urban arts, were carefully selected. Their work dictates the direction of future developments in mural art, graffiti and street art. It is not only for their technical perfection of painting with aerosol but also for their unique artistic approach to murals and public art. They possess the unique secrets of alchemists who transform one element into another. Under their touch, sterile concrete explodes, and a fresh, new organic nature sprouts through the cracks. As it develops into a dynamic and colorful forest, it presents us - the inhabitants - with new, pure life.
Thank you, Shane P.!