12 Artists from Throughout the U.S. Forest Andrews • AJ Power • C.J. Rench • Doug Forrester • Emily Haggar • Jeff DeNomme • Hanna Boone • Lee Lee Eire • Mark Nilsson • Whit Poor • Michelle Yamamoto • Taka Sudo.
Curated by Michelle Yamamoto.
This edgy and modern art exhibition “Urban Art, A Cultural Exploration” is a show of unique artistry and inspiration and will be on display in the Center's art gallery through July 31, 2011.
With works created by artists from throughout the United States, the exhibit will feature a large range of artistic styles that powerfully express the artists’ visions of our country's youth culture and its relationship with industrial/urban decay.
The works also explore the themes of personal relationships, music, technology, and whimsy in their quest to convey both the inspiring and challenging aspects of living in the urban landscape of modern culture.
First Friday will feature hip-hop dancing, a chalk art contest, and live graffiti mural art by Redbull event artist Doug Forrester. The Center for the Arts will also raffle off windsurfing lessons and rental.
"Urban Art, A Cultural Exploration" is dedicated to Forest Andrews, an artist and student who recently passed away. His work will be shown in the lobby of the gallery.
This show is generously sponsored by:
- Print It Sign Media
- Big Winds
- Vela Windsurf
For more information, please call Columbia Center for the Arts at 541-387-8877 during Center hours