So kitsch it’s hard to tell if this is an ironic joke or straight-faced wheatpaste. Either way, looks cool.
Barack Obama inspired his way into the White House in 2008 with a message that resonated on the streets of Washington, DC. Since then, depictions of the President have popped up across the nation’s capital. Obama-related graffiti even made it into our very first blog post, just after inauguration in 2009.
Here’s how the Prez has been depicted during the first four years on the streets of the seat of power:
Earlier this summer, tens of thousands of visitors flocked to see work by over 1000 artists at Artomatic. The DC graffiti scene was on hand full force to add a nice sample of writing styles at the event. Here are a few of the pieces:
With the election coming up in full force, it can be hard to know when to believe what you hear coming out of DC’s political scene. But on the street, there’s no mistaking the truth: “If you’re looking for a sign, this is it”:
The world of chess can often be an exclusionary place for people of color and female players, but Mazi Mutafa, executive director of Words Beats & Life (WBL) wants to change that – one tournament at a time.
WBL, a national hip-hop arts education nonprofit, will present its seventh annual Bum Rush the Boards Chess Tournament on April 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Columbia Heights Recreation Center in Northwest Washington, D.C.
Have you seen this poster around DC lately? It’s looks to be of Artuaré and Conversations in the Contemporary, through April 29 at the Anacostia Community Museum.
As it turns out, a few of our recent photos from around DC (unrelated to the exhibit) might strike on some common fears, further below.