Sunday, November 22, 2009

Graham Franciose Solo Photos and Video

IMG_0266 by Art Whino Gallery.

We had an amazing show with TONS of interaction from the people. Everyone had fun writing their stories

IMG_0172 by Art Whino Gallery.

IMG_0281 by Art Whino Gallery.

IMG_0207 by Art Whino Gallery.

Sol and Band rocked it that night!

IMG_0272 by Art Whino Gallery.

IMG_0171 by Art Whino Gallery.

Story writing in action

IMG_0231 by Art Whino Gallery.

Somebody point at Graham!

IMG_0196 by Art Whino Gallery.

Me and Graham Franciose

IMG_0197 by Art Whino Gallery.

Writing a story.......

IMG_0114 by Art Whino Gallery.

IMG_0273 by Art Whino Gallery.

IMG_0111 by Art Whino Gallery.

IMG_0205 by Art Whino Gallery.

The Franciose Family in Action!

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Some Photos from the Old Skoolin Show!

Thanks for everyone who made last night show EPIC!!!!! It was truly an amazing event. The art was Phenomenal! It was great to see all the Artist coming out showing their support including artist who flew down like Brent E. Houzenga and Dusitn Spagnola. The music was awesome and having HIP HOP LEGEND DMC perform for us was unreal!!!

There was a film crew filming the show for a New TV Series Airing next Fall called “We The Children” Reality Docu-Drama staring DMC and Grand Master Flash. Keep an eye out for that!

I will be uploading video and pictures soon BUT in the meantime here is a great recap from Art Whino Artist James Walker. Thanks again James for the great photos!


….the show last night was OUT OF CONTROL!!!!….the art was amazing and the evening was exclamated with an amazing performance by hip hop legend, inventor, pioneer….DMC….



….Shane, (on the right), is the man who makes it happen….


….Bernadette watched the show from the VIP balcony….mainly because that’s where the cupcakes were….




….pose out session with one of my more prominent collectors….


….one of my favorite pieces in the show was Kyle Zimmerman’s wood cut of Jam Master Jay….Bernadette gave it a thumbs up….


….Susannah with her painting….


….pose out session in front of my installation….click here for a time lapse of the installation process….



….then the performances began and the opening acts got the crowd hyped….





….and DMC took the stage and gave an amazing performance….











Old Skoolin For The Children Show

Old Skoolin for the Children
Art Show x Fundraiser x Concert

Art Whino and WHALER’s Creation present “Old Skoolin’ for the Children,” a four city concert and art show tour that brings together the best visual and musical artists to benefit programs that support foster care and adoption programs. Legendary founder of the hip-hop movement Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC will perform old skool, throw back shows true to the roots of the genre. Over 100 of Art Whino’s internationally renowned talents from the underground street art world will be showcasing their old school, 80's themed creations.

Event Location:
The Portals Theater
1236 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Saturday, Nov 7th, from 6pm – 12pm
$25 advance tickets, $35 at the door - Non Profit Donation Entry Fee

Exhibit featuring work by 100+ Art Whino Artists
Show Run Date: 1 Day so don't Miss it!

Art Installation by AM RADIO

Special musical performance by:Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC

Music by Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e

Opening for DMC will be the winner of the Talent Search Competition.
For more information visit:

Adam Russell, Adrian 'Viajero' Roman, Alan Defibaugh, Annabelle Hartmann, Aniekan Udofia, Aryz, Aunia Kahn, Billy Mode, Brandon Hill, Brent E. Houzenga, Brooke Grucella, Chris Stain, CUTTHROAT, Daniel Barojas, Dave Lowell, Dave MacDowell, Decoy, Downer, Drew Storm Graham, Dust, Dustin Spagnola, E.L.K, Ernesto Nasimo

Eyeone, Farfk, Frerk, gaNyan, Heather Randell, James Walker, Jazirock, Jef Aerosol, j coleman, Jim 'Penny' Penfold's, Josh Taylor, Justin French, Justin Lovato, Ki Yoon Ko, Koleszar, The Krah, LECKOmio, Joao Lelo , Kenn Munk, Marc C. Woehr, Mark "DARK" Ramos,

Nate Frizzell, Nils Westergard, Pablo Cristi, Papermonster, Phoneticontrol, Pixielife, Project Detonate, Raudiel SaƱudo, Rik Catlow, Robots Will Kill, Ron Zakrin, Ruben Ubiera, Scotch, Sheesh, Skibs, Soule, Stncl.07, Surge, Tika, TMNK, Werc

Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e, aka Erin Myers, specializes in rare extended mixes and one-hit wonders whose names have been swallowed by time. Remember Flesh for Lulu, Kon Kan or Anything Box? But Lil'e does not sacrifice a solid dance floor just to showcase her extensive record collection.

Lil'e, 32, who started "Right Round" in 2002, focuses on skillful mixing, but she still finds a few moments of each song to step back from her mixer and do a little dancing herself. When she plays at other venues such as Felix or Saint-Ex, Lil'e strays far from the '80s, breaking out underground hip-hop, big beat and assorted electronica.

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels changed music and made history when he broke down cultural barriers 25 years ago with his legendary band Run-DMC. It would be hard to overstate his influence on popular culture. From the first rap group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone to the first to appear on MTV, to the first to go gold and platinum, Run-DMC impacted the world. 30 million record sales later, and seven years after the untimely death of his bandmate and dear friend Jam Master Jay, DMC still continues to create, inspire and motivate.
His critically acclaimed single “Just like Me” featuring Sarah McLaughlin spoke to his new revelation of discovering he was adopted and began his journey down another life path, in search of his birth mother. His struggle was captured in the 2007 Emmy Winning VH1 documentary DMC: My Adoption Journey, giving him tremendous insight and purpose and prompting him to become an advocate for adoption and children in foster care. In between his work as a musician, published author and speaker, DMC co-founded with Sheila Jaffee, the Felix Organization- a nonprofit that works with adoptees and foster children. He’s received numerous awards for his many philanthropic endeavors and his many advocacies for th e Arts and Education, including the Hard Rock’s 2007 Love All Serve All Award. In April 2009 DMC, as a member of Run-DMC, was inducted into the 2009 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. In June 2009 he was one of twenty men invited by President Obama to the White House to address a gathering of youth groups on the merits of responsibility and accountability.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ancient Astronauts X Art Whino X Art Basel

Ancient Astronauts from the Eighteen Street Music Label who performed for us for the Life Essential show will be performing again for us at our epic art show we are doing during Art Basel!!! These guys are TOP notch and great peoples!!! Here are some teasers and more info. We are working with the ESL label to see who else will be playing. Ursula 1000 is confirming as we speak!!!