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American Steel Forever

Train Art in America

curated by Leon Rainbow

August 3 – August 31

Opening Reception:  August 3, 7-9pm

American Steel Forever is a celebration of American train art and culture. This goes back to the early 1900’s with Hobo Monikers, The 1970s-90 with NYC subway graffiti and the 1990s to present with the freight train movement. This exhibit will feature a selection of this rich history.

HO / G Scale Model Trains painted/ weathered by artists

Hobo moniker art

Customized Railroad signs

Original Artwork

Installations: Model Railroad Set, Mock Train with Logos and Graffiti

Invited Artists

Alew, Arek, Emer, Esteme, Gent, Hase, Hover, Jumps, Kair, Keptoe, King 157, Lawst, Lume, Mad, Masoe, Meca, Mecro, Naka, Naval, Osek, Part, Penr, Phed, Pike, Pre, Prox, Python, Rasp, Reno, Respo, Rew, Sens, Sexes, Sluto, Soak, Strange, Tre (RIP), Urine, Web, Wein, Wrbt, Wyld

Upcoming Exhibits

“Art of the Spray”

Instructors: Leon Rainbow, Mek, Egad, Ras, other  Invited Guests TBA

Session 1 will be held virtually via Zoom. The sessions/classes are held outdoors. Masks are mandatory. Social distancing and other precautions will be observed based on the State of NJ, and the City of Trenton safety guidelines.

Indoor: Classes via Zoom Platform

Outdoor: TerraCycle, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638


When:

Saturdays,  April 3, 10, 17, 24
10:00 am – 11:00 am (1st session)

Saturdays,  May 1, 8, 15, 22
10:00 am – 1:00 pm (2nd session)

Saturday, May 29
Saturdays, June  5, 12, 19
10:00 am – 1:00 pm (3rd session)

Cost:  $180 session 1-3 (pre-registered) , $70 1 session (pre-registered) / $20 each class (day of)

(DOES NOT INCLUDE COST OF PAINT AND OTHER ART SUPPLIES)

Some Supplies may be donated, we will have markers., etc for sale on site


Session 1: Design, Color, and Style

April 3, 10, 17, 24 2021
10am – 11:00am
Virtual Via Zoom Platform

This session will help students prepare to paint on an actual wall. The focus will be on designing murals. The students will learn perspective, shading, dimension and color theory as they relate to wall art.  We will explore characters, portraits, letters, and background concepts.


Session 2:  Painters Touch

May 1, 8, 15, 22 2021
10:00am – 1:00pm
TerraCycle, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638

This session will focus on taking the characters, designs and background ideas and turning them into an actual mural. Students will learn how to turn their sketches into murals.


Session 3: Can Control

May 29, 2021
June  5, 12, 19, 2021
10:00am – 1:00pm
TerraCycle, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638

This session is dedicated purely to the development of painting. Enhancing technique and style. Each week students are expected to have a carefully drawn sketch, which they will execute on a wall under the critics and guidance of experienced artists.

*** IF YOU HAVE ISSUES ORDERING***
PLEASE PAYPAL Leon.Rainbow@Gmail.com or Bring a cash/check to the first class of the session.

Beware of Elan!!

Just wrapped up a Halloween production with a bunch of heavy hitters. Waiting on a few people (um…Brainpaste) to finish, but here is my section of the wall. Haha! Big shoutout to everyone who came through…Meres, Rain, Demer, Zar, Easy, and Alex from @njgraffitiart. Stay tuned for connectors of the whole thing! Click the image to zoom in… ElanOne_Halloween2018 IMG_5950 IMG_5951 IMG_5952

Perry St Billboard Mural

The mural concept is “Growth” represented by the sunflower. It is also depicts planting which is synonymous with planting seeds artistically and the neighborhood growth. I chose the sunflower because it represents light and positivity. The mural was painted as part of an annual project for Isles Inc. The mural was painted live with Dj … Continue reading Perry St Billboard Mural