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Boston 'Alley Art' Community Interactive Collaborative Event - 24 Aug -
21 Aug 2014
This is an invitation to participate in our international community arts event coming to BOSTON this August 24th adjacent to the SOWA Markets in the new SOWA ART PARK (11am - 4pm).
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This is an invitation to participate in our international community arts event coming to BOSTON this August 24th adjacent to the SOWA Markets in the new SOWA ART PARK (11am - 4pm).


Alley Art is an international community arts project that hosts interactive collaborative art events in different cities around the world. This summer we are taking the project on tour across the U.S.A. to a select number of cities. Check out video footage from our first tour stop in Minnneapolis!


•A few 20X30 canvases will be set-up, inviting the participating artists (you) and the general public to work together under a basic theme to create community collaborative paintings. The tour theme is "CHANGES”.

•The participating artists will each set-up a small space to create live sketches/works that will be made available for sale to the general public at the event.





•We would like to invite you to be a participating visual artist at the event. This is a great networking tool for artists at all stages in their careers and it will be a community art project you won't want to miss out on. You would hang out, create, and work with the community.

•Your "sketch space" would allow you to work on small sketches, paintings, or artmaking live at the event, Then put them up on display for sale. This gives you an opportunity to broaden your art collector audience while also giving the public an opportunity to collect artwork from local artists like yourself. No commission is taken from your sales! (NOTE: your space will be outside on the sidewalks. You can work on larger scale pieces…. but remember you must supply all your paint materials!)

•Artworks brought to be displayed may be any size, but keep in mind you may have to be creative in the way in which you display the works! Please refrain from bringing more than 5 pre-event completed works…. we want you to create at the event!

•You will have the open space to use spray and or to paint large…. but REMEMBER DROP SHEETS, we are responsible for any paint damage left behind on the sidewalks.

•You are responsible for your own painting and display materials, and promotional cards. Contact us if you have any questions. (651.361.0757)

Also, as a participating artist, you will be responsible in helping create and maintain fluidity on the large scale collaboration paintings. With your keen eye for composition, and your talents I am certain we can make a community collaborative masterpiece.
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Re: Boston 'Alley Art' Community Interactive Collaborative Event - 24 Aug -
25 Aug 2014
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Oh, to be born in Boston, a cousin on every corner, an aunt on every street.....
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Review of The Art Cinema – Hartford, CT
01 Sep 2014
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If you’re looking for a great and safe way to spice up your relationship, then The Art Cinema in Hartford, Connecticut may be the perfect place for you. While I know that an adult theater may not be the first thing to come to most women’s minds as a place to go to have a sexual adventure, you’d be surprised about The Art (as its regulars refer to it).

The Art Cinema describes itself as one of New England’s oldest XXX theaters in a classic theater environment. It’s located at 255 Franklin Street, just south of downtown, and from the exterior it does look like an old theater where as kids we might have gone on a Saturday afternoon to watch a “Creature Double Feature” (people of a “certain age” will know what I’m referring to here…lol).

SpicyHubby and I have been three times in the last year. I have to admit that the first time he suggested an adult theater, I was really reluctant. But, trusting him the way that I do, I was willing to keep an open mind. We made the trek and drove around the neighborhood in the afternoon. It’s not the greatest neighborhood, but it’s not the worst either.

What’s alluring about The Art Cinema from a woman’s standpoint is that it has a “couples only” balcony. Maybe realizing that women might not want a bunch of single guys crowding her in some dark XXX theater trying to get off, the owner created the couples only balcony. The “couples only” means exactly that – no single men allowed up there.

The “Couples Only” Balcony at The Art Cinema is a great place to “spice it up”
The first time we tried The Art, it was a Sunday afternoon and that might have been a good move for us since we were both a little nervous. As you walk in, there’s a friendly guy at the counter who greets you. We bought tickets for “couples” which was $20. He asked if it was our first time and when we told him it was, he smiled and said the couples balcony was a good choice.

As we went past him, there was another employee who welcomed us and offered a short tour. He pointed out the stairs to the balcony and assured us no singles would be going up there. He also let us know where the restrooms were (not that we’d really be using them) and even a dressing room on the way up to the balcony (again, not that we’d use it, but it’s there).

We climbed up the narrow stairs with nervous anticipation. We got to the balcony which was dark – really dark. Here’s my suggestion about this: bring a small flashlight. Fortunately, SpicyHubby has a flashlight app on his iPhone and he turned that on so that we could climb down the stairs in the balcony. We couldn’t see anyone in there so we made our way to the front row and took our seats. There was a porno playing on the screen.

It was dated, but it seemed a bit “couples oriented.” Once our eyes began to adjust to the darkness, we looked down to the main floor. There were a number of single men wandering around. Then I saw a group of guys huddled around a seat. It turns out it was a woman who was there with her guy and she was enjoying a few other strangers. SpicyHubby and I looked at each other in surprise – it was the first “gang bang” either of us had seen. She seemed to be enjoying herself and after about 15 minutes or so, the show was over.

Being in the spicy mood now, we started having our own bit of fun. You can do this here in the balcony. That’s where the spice comes in. Within a few minutes my shirt was off, my bra was off and SpicyHubby’s pants were down. We saw another couple on the other side of the balcony watching us for a little bit and we saw some of the singles down below trying to see too. It was very hot, though, putting on a bit of a show.

We started getting hot and heavy and in awhile we were done. After being spent, we were now both a little sheepish and fumbling to get our clothes back on. Here’s another hint: bring a small towel and some hand sanitizing wipes. You can bring your pocket book in, but it’s so dark in there make sure that you pack up everything before you leave.

We’ve been two more times since. Saturday nights tend to be the busiest. On the night that we went, there were other couples who were openly in “the lifestyle.” They asked us if we were interested and we politely declined. They were polite right back and there was no pressure put on us to join in. My opinion of the place is that if you want to go and just sit and watch, you can. If you want to put on a “show,” you can. If you want to “play with others,” you can.
If you’re looking to add some spice in your life and want to take a little walk on “the wild side,” The Art may be the ticket.
4 held in Detroit killing of French street artist
05 Sep 2014
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Associated Press Published: Wednesday, Sep. 3, 2014 -

DETROIT -- Detroit police have arrested four people in the robbery and killing of a French street artist whose body was found in the ruins of an abandoned public housing project last year, authorities said Wednesday.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy filed first-degree murder charges against three young males and expects to charge a 14-year-old boy in the killing of 23-year-old Bilal Berreni, her office announced. Worthy says Berreni was killed during a robbery but has not provided additional details.

Berreni's body was found July 4, 2013, with a gunshot wound in the face outside the Frederick Douglass Homes. No identification was on his body, and it was seven months before Michigan State Police identified him, using fingerprints.
"It sickens me that a young, talented artist who had traveled the world to pursue his passion was murdered here, thus reinforcing the stereotypes for many about our city of Detroit," Worthy said in a statement.

Dionte Travis, 17; Jasin Curtis, 18; and Drequone Rich, 20, were arraigned last week and ordered jailed pending a probable cause hearing Sept. 11 in Detroit District Court, Worthy said. It wasn't immediately known if they have lawyers.
Worthy said she expects to charge the 14-year-old Thursday.

Mourad Berreni told the Detroit Free Press in March that his son's art had a social message and that he was drawn to Detroit.
"For him, it represented the failure of capitalism and (he) believed that from that chaos something can be born," Mourad Berreni said from Paris.

Bilal Berreni painted large pieces in black and white on buildings, his father said.

Berreni grew up in Paris and began painting on walls in his neighborhood at age 15, according to French media reports. He later graduated from an applied arts school, then left to pursue his work around the world. He signed his work under the name the Zoo Project, gaining attention in 2011 through work in Tunisia in which he made life-size pictures of people killed in unrest in that North African nation.

Berreni was in Detroit in 2012 and returned in 2013. His father said he occasionally may have lived as a squatter in vacant structures.