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2013 Capitol Hill Block Party Visual Arts Program!

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Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP), Ghost Gallery, Chihuly Garden and Glass and Chihuly Studio are pleased to present the 2013 Visual Arts program.  CHBP introduced the visual arts element in 2012 and have once again collaborated with Ghost Gallery owner and curator Laurie Kearney to broaden the program by streamlining the artistic format for greater impact this July 26 – 28, with an opening party on July 23rd, to highlight artists, and support the 12th Ave Arts program.

The Visual Arts program will showcase a talented group of locally and internationally recognized artists. With a collaboration between three local muralists, the North wall of the Neumos building will be transformed into a collage of large format murals that will remain long after the 2013 festival comes to a close.  Additionally, the art program will feature a series of video projected murals to run throughout the duration of the weekend in the Havana parking lot, large scale street chalk art by Urban Artworks and goCstudio, and several vinyl and scrim banner installations. Complete list of exhibits and artist bios below.

In addition, the 2013 Visual Arts program will host a launch party, July 23rd, at Chihuly Garden and Glass, featuring work by artists participating at the festival, as well as work by a few artists who participated last year. All proceeds from drink sales will go directly to the 12th Ave Arts Program. In addition, CHBP has agreed to match all donations up to 5K, through drink sales, and online CHBP ticket donations. This event is invite only.

“Our hope is to continue this program annually, taking available wall space in Capitol Hill, and producing works of art, that can live on long after the festival has come and gone,” stated Ghost Gallery’s Laurie Kearney.

ARTIST INFO:

por·tent

/ˈpôrˌtent/

Noun

1. A sign or warning that something, esp. something momentous or calamitous, is likely to happen.

2. Future significance: “an omen of grave portent for the tribe.

Healer, Natalia Czajkiewicz, 4’x4′ scrim banner, 2013

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