Contents Under Pressure: The Writing on The Wall
DECEMBER 1, 2011 - MARCH 24, 2012
A first-of-its-kind look at the history of graffiti in San Diego.
Thank you to those of you who attended Contents Under Pressure: The Writing on the Wall, a unique exhibit that featured 30 years of urban art created by San Diego-based graffiti artists and Hip Hop photographers. The exhibit highlighted the history from the inception of Hip Hop in San Diego, to present day – and how today’s artists are showing the world that graffiti is a legitimate and museum-worthy art form. Be sure to check out the photo gallery and stay tuned for the synopsis video, where you can relive this exciting exhibit.
In conjunction with this exhibit, Writerz Blok artists are currently creating a 40’ X 60’ mural for the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. The public can watch the artists at work weeknights from up to opening night from 5-9 pm at the museum. The mural will be installed in conjunction with the SDMA’s fall exhibition Mexican Modern Painting from the Andrés Blaisten Collection.
Art in Context: Dedication of Mexican Art Mural by Writerz BlokDecember 8, 6:30-9pm
SDMA, Museum Gallery 15
Join the artists of Writerz Blok and Museum staff as we officially recognize the installation of a mural celebrating Mexican Modernism. Visit sdmart.org for more info.
The Zulu Throwdown and 6th annual Toy Drive
December 10, 6-9pm
Hosted by San Diego Zulu/Pedro “DazeRoc” Medina
3 on 3 bboy battles $300 Cash and prizes from WB, Kleenhouse, Armory and Wild Style Technicians. DJs: Mane One, Sha 1
Youth Black Book Session
December 15, 6-9pm
Hosted by DyseOne TCR
A graffiti drawing session were tricks, styles, and techniques are shared in addition to stories and graffiti traditions. Some supplies will be provided but attendees are encouraged to bring their own.
Graffiti Workshop with Wild Style Technicians
December 20, 6-9pm
Sake, DazeRoc, Izze
Attendees will have the option of following workshops:
- Denim Jacket painting workshop with Sake.
- Canvas Painting workshop with DazeRoc
- Basic Graffiti lettering and structure with Izze
Attendees will also learn basic coloring techniques and all will have the opportunity to ask questions 1 on 1 with instructors. Some supplies will be provided but attendees are encouraged to bring their own.
DIY Graffiti on Clothing
January 24, 6-9pm
Hosted by one of San Diego’s graffiti pioneers, Saratoga Sake
Learn how to customize your own jackets, jeans, and other clothing. Attendees must bring one of their own items to paint. FREE!
Cypher King • B-boy Battle
January 28, 6-9pm
Hosted by DJ Mane One
DJs: Mane One and Kid Riz Prizes: Cash and gear for those who rep hard all night in the cyphers. $5 at the door, Kids under 14 free!
Youth Black Book Session
February 7, 6-9pm
Hosted by DazeRoc of Wild Style Technicians
Youth oriented Black Book Session. Some supplies available, encouraged to bring your own. FREE!
Lover’s Rock B-boy • B-girl Battles
February 11, 5-10pm
Hosted by Saratoga Sake
2 on 2 Co-Ed Battles for cash and prizes. FREE!
All ages Black Book SessionMarch 13, 6-9pm
A graffiti drawing session where tricks, styles,and techniques are shared. FREE!
Contents Under Pressure
March 24, 7-10pm
Hosted by Writerz Blok
Silent Auction. Black Book Battles. Djs and Surprise Performances. FREE!