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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

Streets Keep Callin’ Installation at BSB Gallery

Streets Keep Callin’ is a mixed media installation that transforms the gallery into the street. The viewer is transported into a forgotten land of style, color, and texture. You can almost hear the train horns and factories humming. The installation combines photography, painting and various found objects into a multimedia environment. The installation was designed … Continue reading Streets Keep Callin’ Installation at BSB Gallery

“Art of the Spray”

Instructors: Leon Rainbow, Mek, Gentrifried, Ras, Azma,  Invited Guests TBA

Indoor: Brand New Tattoo & Gallery, 1509 Pkwy Ave, Ewing Township, NJ 08628

Outdoor: TerraCycle, 121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08608


When:

Saturdays,  April 13, 20, 27
Saturday,  May 4
10:00 am – 11:30 am (1st session)

Saturdays,  May 11, 18, 25
Saturday, June 1
10:00 am – 1:00 pm (2nd session)

Saturdays, June  8, 5, 22, 29
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 13,20,27 & May 4 2019
10am – 11:30am
Brand New Tattoo & Gallery, 1509 Pkwy Ave, Ewing Township, NJ 08628

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 4, 11,18, 25 & June 1 2019
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

June 8,15, 22,29 2019
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.

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PLEASE PAYPAL Leon.Rainbow@Gmail.com or Bring a cash/check to the first class of the session.