Bandit & Street Artist in Residence present: LA Residency

Bandit, in association with Street Artist in Residence, open the “LA Residency” at House of Trestles this Friday, July 28th, 2017.

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What started out as a small exhibition of 12 of LA’s top street artists has grown exponentially. The show now boasts nearly 30 of the finest and most prolific street artists on the west coast. Participating artists include:  WRDSMTH, Megzany, Teachr, Balloonski, Morley, Jason Ostro, Andrea LaHue aka Random Act, Free Humanity, Bandit, Adam Casper (explosive eideaz), Cyrus the Virus, Karin Lindberg Freda, Simply Sara, Earl Lee, ShadowMonsterBear, John Ashbaugh, Sketchy, tsmoke, CGreed, Pastey White, Mr. Romano, Flat Earth, Mr. Felix, Phobik, Snyder, Olive47, Duzer, and Sellout TCF.

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The event, at House of Trestles, will open 6-10pm at House of Trestles this Friday, July 28th and run one weekend only through July 30, 2017. There will be food, music, live painting by Andrea La Hue aka Random Act, and so much art it’ll make your head spin.

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House of Trestles – 2717 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672) 
Friday, July 28th, 2017, 6-10 pm
Show runs July 28 – July 30, 2017

For more info: LA Residency Facebook Page

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Courage Has No Gender

MegZany has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her new “Courage Has No Gender” mural campaign. The new project is an offshoot of one of Zany’s most iconic stencils: Amelia Earhart paired with the words “Courage Has No Gender”.

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“I want to inspire and motivate anyone who is having a rough time in their life or career because of their gender,” said Zany who added “I also want to pay homage to women (and men) who have shattered gender norms to make a difference.” The mantra “Courage Has No Gender” was used by Zany herself to delve into and push forward in the male-dominated world of street art.

Zany’s first pieces of street art appeared in early 2016 and she has since painted her brand of bold, in-your-face art in over a dozen cities around the world. “The goal is to paint these ten faces of courage in large-scale as individual murals on public wall spaces in ten different cities,” says Meg Zany. “These murals will serve as a reminder to the community that we all need to take action and display our courageous sides. To be prominent, we must be active.”

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The Courage Has No Gender campaign features ten (10) people who have made a significant impact on society despite gender-related barriers. The new artwork depicts Ellen DeGeneres, RuPaul, Malala Yousafzai, Serena Williams, Becca Longo, Rain Dove, Danica Patrick, Laverne Cox, Taylor Swift, and Amelia Earhart. Two of featured people, Becca Longo and Rain Dove have already voiced their support for the project on Instagram. Becca Longo described her inclusion as “an honor” and Rain Dove thanked Meg Zany for “the beautiful art and statement.”

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To learn more on this project and support, visit the kickstarter page here

Summer Blockbusters

It’s only the beginning, Los Angeles’ graffiti writers take on this year’s summer blockbuster billboards by taking them over and turning them into true summer hits. Here are some of the latest billboard take overs.

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