Thanks to wicked tracks and breakdancing from DJ's Open Road and Shakedown, the lovely beat boxer Saywut?! and dancers Albert Rosales, Jaque Fragua and more, the opening brilliantly incorporated the culture and freedom of expression that the art displayed.
Ahead of the art scene in Los Angeles - check out the commentary at KOB - 516 ARTS set the acceptance and existence of Albuquerque's street art in motion, and hopefully for a long time to come. The show will be up through December 11 and new long-term murals paint the streets and alleys of downtown Albuquerque. Download a map of these murals here and a sweet video of Chip Thomas and crew in action here.
For more, check out the evolving flickr sets of photos and media links below.
by John Bear, The Weekly Alibi, 9/30/10
by Christie Chrisholm, The Weekly Alibi, 9//30/10
by Heather Saxon, Local IQ, 10/1/10
by Melody Mock, albuquerqueARTS, October 2010
by Megan Kamerick, New Mexico Business Weekly, 9/17/10
Blog post about STREET ARTS at ArtSpark
KIVA Talk Radio
Interview with artist Chris Stain and curator Francesca Searer by Hakim Bellamy