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Friday, July 25, 2008

Urban Artists "Spray It" in Greenwood-Phinney


CONTACT: Michele Persinger
Bherd Studios
(206) 234-8348

Urban Artists “Spray It” in the Greenwood-Phinney Neighborhood

Seattle, WA, August 9, 2008 – Urban artists and Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce celebrate urban street art with a neighborhood mural unveiling and street art exhibition at Bherd Studios Gallery in Greenwood.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at Bherd Studios (315 NW 85th Street, Suite B) in conjunction with an urban art exhibit called “Spray It, Don’t Say It” on Saturday, August 9th from 3pm – 9pm. The exhibit will feature artwork from internationally known Jef Aerosol, whose work in Europe with street stencil art inspired urban artists world-wide. His work can be seen on walls in numerous cities including Paris, London, Chicago, Amsterdam, Venice and more. Jef is a true legend in the street art world. Along with Jef, national and Pacific NW artists will be featuring their works both in the style of stenciled and free-hand street art. Artists include LittleGirlLost, CASH, DreXeL, SouLe, MassRad, Asher, JoaB and Greg Boudreau. The exhibition will continue through September 5.

The Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce recently created a new program called “Art Up Greenwood-Phinney” to combat the rise in tagging and vandalism in the neighborhood. Art Up not only focuses on the removal of tagging and vandalism, but is working towards creating a positive outlet for young urban artists. The chamber will be working with the local Jr. High and High Schools to target high risk offenders and help them to focus their energies in a positive way – creating art for the neighborhood. The mural celebration on August 9th is a sample of what the Chamber has planned for the community and is intended to draw interest from residents of all ages.

For more information about this event, please visit the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.greenwood-phinney.com/ and click on the “events” section.