october, 2021

tue19oct5:00 pm8:00 pmFAMILY RESEMBLANCE PANEL DISCUSSIONA CONVERSATION WITH CHICAGO'S ICONIC GRAFFITI WRITERS5:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE! RSVP HERE

Time

(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Details

Family Resemblance: The Evolution of Chicago-Style Graffiti Panel Discussion:      
A Conversation with Chicago's Iconic Graffiti Writers 
The Sanctuary
October 19, 2021 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In this panel discussion and meet-and-greet (the first in a series of two events), first-generation Chicago Style graffiti writers EAST, FESS, ORKO, SLANG and TRIXTER will explore their histories and personal involvement in the development of Chicago graffiti in a conversation moderated by Nick Fury. This panel will touch on gentrification, violence, suppression and gangs and will also examine graffiti as a spontaneous, healthy outlet that has developed into a worldwide phenomenon. 

“Style writing” as it was originally known by its founding practitioners, a.k.a. “graffiti”, is a phenomenon believed to have begun in the mid- to late-1960s in the backstreets of New York City. The modern graffiti art movement, which has its collective beginnings in almost every city in America, has become the most widely accepted contemporary art form for a growing youth audience. It is a youth-derived culture that stems from cultural necessity and a creative outlet for impoverished, disenfranchised and culture-deprived youth. The panelists will help tell the unique story of Chicago’s role in this important shared history.

This discussion is a prelude to the exhibition Family Resemblance: The Evolution of Chicago Style Graffiti, which will open in The Catacombs on March 4, 2022, and will showcase the works of the iconic practitioners of Chicago Style graffiti. Family Resemblance is brought to through a partnership between S.H.E. Gallery and Epiphany Center for the Arts.

 

Participants:

  • EAST
  • FESS
  • ORKO
  • SLANG
  • TRIXTER

 

Moderated by Nick Fury

 

Doors open at 5 p.m.  The panel discussion starts at 6 p.m. and runs until 7:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A.

This event will be livestreamed via Epiphany's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/EpiphanyArts201

*PHOTO CREDIT:
1985 Logan Square CTA Train Stop “Windy City” by B-Boy B, SEEN, TRIXTER, QUICK, INKSTER, KAOS Courtesy Photo: TAKE2

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West Loop Entertainmentinfo@epiphanychi.com

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