‘Revolusenerio’ art show May 8 at Studio 451
From press release
Mario Martinez of GuerillArt is hosting “Revolusenerio” from 7 p.m., Saturday, May 8, to 2 a.m., Sunday, May 9, at Studio 451, 2500 N. Main St., Rockford. The art show will showcase Hispanic artists as they give their portrayal of what revolution means to them in the form of artwork and performances.
Revolusenerio is sponsored by The Hip Hop Congress of Rockford, Saturated Threads and the Rockford Area Arts Council. Twelve artists are set to perform/display their art, and they will also be available for any questions.
Most of the artists are Rockfordians in the Hispanic community, but there will also be artwork from California to be displayed and performance art from Wisconsin will be performed.
Performance art will be in the form of spoken word and poetry that will be themed around revolution. The music provided by three live DJs will range through various generations and genres of music, which will enhance the experience for all in attendance.
This is the second show of its kind, and the first show had an approximate attendance of 300 people. The art show is free to attend.
Mario Martinez was born in Rockford in 1986 and is attending the Madison Media Institute for graphic design in Madison, Wis. He has been in several art exhibitions in the Rockford area, and he now has an interest in presenting his revolutionary artwork through his own galleries. He is the graphic artist of The Hip Hop Congress of Rockford and free-lancer for GuerillArt. Martinez is also the founder of Kayo Designs, a graphic design company, which later evolved into GuerillArt.
The Hip Hop Congress
The Hip Hop Congress is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that provides the hip hop generation and the post-hip hop generation with the tools, resources and opportunities to make social, economic and political change on a local, regional and national level.
From the May 5-11, 2010 issue
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