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Destination Bed Stuy: Art, Hip Hop & Murals at BKLYN COMMONS

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BKLYN Commons

7 Marcus Garvey Boulevard

Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Destination Bed Stuy: Art, Hip Hop & Murals symposium will shed light on the borough’s outstanding contribution to Hip Hop Culture through the lens of art. In addition to serving as the home to a some of the culture’s premiere rap ambassadors (Notorious BIG, Jay Z, Mos Def), various galleries have curated shows, open and commercial spaces in the neighborhood that pay homage to the vibrancy and cultural aesthetics of the genre.

Moderated by Atim Annette Oton, the affair will explore the some of the history of graffiti art and its acceptance into the world of mural painting while introducing some of the medium’s artists and cultural enthusiasts. The day will include panel discussions, an art exhibition, on-site mural creation, live DJ music, performances, and a meet and greet with Albert Diaz, world-renowned the community is home to numerous art galleries, open and commercial spaces subway graffiti artist and author of “SAMO… Since 1978…” collection of stories inspired by Diaz and legendary artists Jean-Michael Basquiat friendship.

The day begins at 12 noon.

Moderator:
Moderator, Atim Annette Oton, Calabar Gallery and Calabar Imports

Panels

The Streets: Hip hop, Graffiti and Murals with Al Diaz, Patricia Spears Jones, Award Winning Poet, Ashshahid Muhammad, Grafitti Artist

The Gallery: Curating Hip Hop and Graffiti with Christina Artwell, Artwell Creative and Stevenson Dunn, Bishop Gallery

Run of the day:

12:00 noon Attendees arrive
12:30pm: Introduction by Atim Annette Oton
12:45pm: The Streets: Hip hop, Graffiti and Murals Panel
1:30pm: Music by WBLS 1:15pm:

1:45pm: Presentation to Al Diaz by Mayor's Office and Brooklyn Borough President Office

2:00pm: Performance by Os the Rapper
2:15pm: The Gallery: Curating Hip Hop and Graffiti
3:00pm: Book Signing by Al Diaz
3:15pm: Art Exhibition Talk with TioTia and Mural
3:30pm:Tour of BKLYN Commons

Collaborative Partners: BKLYN Commons, Bed Stuy Art Stroll, Calabar Imports, Urban ID Productions and The Creative Side

Media Partners: Our Time Press and WBLS

Sponsors: Brooklyn Cooperative Bank and Artwell Creative

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