AeroSoul, the world's most comprehensive body of work focusing on the African/Black experience in Spray Can Writing Culture, is coming to San Francisco California this summer (July 13th-15th). The Exhibit will break historical ground at the prestigious African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco's Fillmore district. 2012 marks the 3rd year for this annual Pan-African Spray Can Art Festival. AeroSoul 3, "From Khemet to Aztlan", will feature a body of work accentuating the African presence in art from Ancient Africa to the early African presence in the western hemisphere through the style lens of HipHop Calligraphy and iconography.
This collection of work and artifacts will represent some of the world's most skilled muralist and illustrators in the African Diaspora. Aerosoul 3 will chart the historic evolution of Spray Can Writing Culture from it's East Coast(New York City/Philadelphia) origins to it's style successors world wide through the narrative of the African experience. Artist from across the United States, Europe and West Africa will converge for this annual festival to celebrate the African Legacy in Spray Can Writing Culture as well as joining together to paint a Mural in the tradition of the HipHop genre.
The Gallery exhibit will run from July 2012 to February 2013. During the Opening weekend an Artist panel from around the globe as well as representatives from different dynastic periods will speak about the state of the art and their rich experience. This year AeroSoul 3 is proud present the Youth edition of the exhibit that will run congruently at the AAACC. The Youth show will highlight the young and upcoming masters of the craft that have been engaged in programs provided by AeroSoul Art instructors.
The AeroSoul line up is very impressive this year with a cast of writers from NewYorks 1970's era, Riff170, Slave TF5, Butch2,Tean TMT, Kade TMT, Shame125, Sak MBT, Soon and Skeme TMT to name a few. Mark your calendars folks, this historic event to promote the legacy of writing culture and end youth violence through art is not to be missed. Hip Hop Lives!
AeroSoul aims to build and encourage the spray can art tradition with youth through free classes, workshops and apprenticeship mural programs. Our program has produced students that not only acquire a technical skill but a trade that can enable them to become entrepreneurs with art. One of the core principles that AeroSoul promotes is community building through art with youth playing a significant role in beautifying the visual landscape they live in and making it conducive to positive growth. Our Student teachers carry on the cultural tradition of refining their skills by sharing their knowledge with new students. This synergy keeps the culture alive for generations to come.
AEROSOUL 3 OPENING
Friday, July 13th 2012 6pm
African American Art & Culture Complex
762 Fulton St. San Francisco California USA
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