Sunday, May 31, 2009

You May Kiss the Ring...

You May Kiss the Ring...
Originally uploaded by cynroux

Me and Paivi at the BritishInk Tattoo parlor at Artomatic 2009 - 3rd floor.

And the tiaras had blinky lights too.

Thanks for the photo Cyn :)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Artomatic breakdown by floor

sneak peak - 7th floor
Originally uploaded by Tracy Lee

Artomatic is now open!

press conference at Artomatic

taken at the press conference today at Artomatic
Originally uploaded by Tracy Lee

Rebecca attended the press conference today at the opening of Artomatic and sent me this photo from her phone. It would seem I picked a very good location if I wanted to get the media to see my mural.

That big rumble of thunder just now doesn't make things sound promising for the Fire Dancers outside of Artomatic tonight, but I doubt it will dampen the crowds spirit.

Artomatic is now OPEN! Tonight till 1am, come be part of the party.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Countdown to Artomatic


and so the vault door is shut on installation, the prep work begins, and Opening Night for Artomatic X is this Friday, May 29th.

Over 1,000 visual artists have their work on display, and over the course of the 5 week event there will be over 600 performances as well as workshops, lectures, children's activities, film festivals, poetry readings... the list goes on and on.

If you have never been to Artomatic before - shame on you! It's free! Come on! This year the building is literally on top of the Nany Yard Metro stop, and two blocks from the new National's Park.

(for those old skool goths - it is two blocks south of where Nation/The Ballroom used to be.)

Opens this Friday at noon until 2am, and the event is here until July 5th. Open Wednesday-Sunday, see website for hours and special events.

I know 5 weeks seems like a long time but it goes by really fast - don't miss this one!

Me? I'm looking forward to
hanging out with all the other artists and exploring the building that has some really kick ass art on display. That and getting my new tattoo completed at the British Ink Tattoo Time Machine on the 3rd floor of Artomatic.

A lot of hard work has gone into getting this building ready and getting the art in place - it has taken a lot of people many many hours behind the scenes to organize this event. Come out and share in the experience.

And if that doesn't get you in, the 4 bars with cheap beer (a lot cheaper than ballpark prices for the same brands - after the games stop in for a couple of cold ones!) might persuade you to stay.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

mark your calendars

Doggie Style

from the Wash Post

The Week of May 29

When it comes to regional art shows, there is nothing bigger than Artomatic. Last year hundreds of local artists (740, including a tattoo artist!) took over an empty building and showed off their works. There were also children's activities and performances by local musicians. This year Artomatic celebrates its 10th anniversary May 29 to July 5. 55 M St. SE (Metro: Navy Yard). Free.