The workshops will be led by nationally reknowned graffiti artist and skater, Bukue One of Oakland, CA.
Schedule forURBAN HeArt BEAT at the H*Art Gallery
Movie Screening and Panel Discussion: 7:00pm @ Create Here, 55 E. Main St.
- “Bomb It: The Global Graffiti Documentary”
Through interviews and guerilla footage of graffiti writers in action on five continents, BOMB IT tells the story of graffiti from its origins in prehistoric cave paintings through its notorious explosion in New York City during the „70s and „80s, then follows the flames as they paint the globe. This cutting edge documentary tracks down today‟s most innovative and pervasive street artists as they battle for control over the urban visual landscape. You‟ll never look at public space the same way again.
-Panel Discussion: When does graffiti serve the public?
In relation to issues raised by the documentary, distinguished guests will each speak to this question.
Wordplay 101 Workshop: 5:00 – 9:00 pm @ CreateHere, 55 E. Main St.
Education and preparation for our graffiti wall taught by Bukue (www.myspace.com/mrbukueone.com)
Outdoor Aerosol Session: 1:00 – 6:00pm @ H*Art Gallery, 110 E. Main St.
Block Party on Main: 6:00 – 10:00pm @ H*Art Gallery, 110 E. Main St.
Featuring an unveiling ceremony with distinguished speakers, a break dance demo, music from Chattanooga‟s finest DJ K7 with a hip-hop set from our visiting artist Bukue One, and FREE snacks (www.soundcloud.com/djk7)
Bukue’s Skate Demo: 11:30 – 12:00pm @ Chattown Skate Park, 1801 Carter St.
Art2Empire Workshop: 1:00 – 3:00pm @ CreateHere, 55 E. Main St.
Bukue talks about how to make $$$ with a background in the Urban Arts
Outdoor Aerosol Session: 3:00pm – ??? @ H*Art Gallery, 110 E. Main St.
The event is sponsored by Mark Making, CreateHere, and Heart Gallery.
CreateHere is a Chattanooga based nonprofit, formed in 2007 as an experiment in harnessing the economic potential of creative individuals. Its programs have cultivated and engaged innovators, attracting and retaining some of the city’s brightest minds. Through its MakeWork Grant, CreateHere has awarded $575,000 to 69 area artists and artisans, an investment in Chattanooga’s creative community that has stimulated cultural and economic development for our entire city.
H♥ART Gallery TN offers homeless and other non-traditional artists an opportunity to create and sell their artwork. Through extended programming they supply art materials and mentoring to other non-profit community organizations who can provide a space for their clients to create works of art that will be sold through the gallery at affordable prices. Money from art sales are returned to the artist and the agency for their benefit.
Mark Making, a local nonprofit, strives to enhance our community through the creation of public art while empowering non-professional artists with 21st century problem solving skills. For participants we provide individual empowerment and visual art education; for the city, beautification of visual landscapes; and for local artists, teaching opportunities.