22-23 Sept 07, Los Angeles (USA)
Los Angeles is the largest city in the state of California by population and the second most populous city in the US with a population of 3,849,378 in 2006, spanning 1,214.9 squarekilometers.
The metropolitan area is the home to nearly 13 million people. The Greater Los Angeles Area, encompassing five counties, has an estimated population of over 17.7 million people.The Los Angeles coastal area was first settled by the Tongva and Chumash Native American tribes thousands of years ago. The city was founded in 1781 as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula)
|and became a part of Mexico in 1821 following independence from Spain and then a part of the United States in 1848 at the conclusion of the Mexican-American War.|
LOS ANGELES, CA – Crewest Gallery, Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) and Man One Design teamed up with the International Meeting of Styles to launch the Meeting of Styles LA event on the weekend of September 22 – 23, 2007.
“The L.A. River holds a special place for graffiti artists in L.A. Many artists who have grown up painting its walls have utilized its grand scale to make their mark, consequently shaping the identity of this city,” Man One explains.
“The opportunity to produce a sanctioned graffiti mural event in the river will be anincredible statement about the evolution of the art form and the role that the river can play in a newly revitalized downtown. It is an honor to bring international recognition to L.A. by producing thisevent for the Meeting of Styles, who bring with them a global network of graffiti art aficionados.”
The MOS-LA team would like to thank all the hundreds of artists, families, and friends who attended and participated in this historic event. It truly was a great community event full of great art and a great vibes!
List of crew and artist participants … MAN ONE, VYAL, SACRED, WERC, CROL, SHERM, ASYLM, SWANK, PANIC, EYEONE, MODEM, PRECISE, ACME, MANDOE, NEO, PROSE, WRAM, ASTEK, EKURA, BASH, BISER, DEEN, KEY, KEEPS, ZUCO, METHOD, DSRUP, NOEK, CACHE, COKA, PRANKS, FASHION, PIN, CRAE, ANE, DECODE, LENK, REXOR,VERT-ONE, DOME 87, PHIB, PRYER, THANKS, RVEE, RUEBS, ROTEN, UKAI, SPIRO/STIGMA, FIE, MEGS, KALM, ALOY, DES, ZERK, WORSE, LOYER…
…NEED, DERSE, VOX, BESK, CEZR, MAKE, DEF, RELIC, TELER, HEAVEN, CALE, CRETE 85, KEO, OWEN, SCUD, ANGER, AXIS, NATOE, POSH, AURA, SPLIT, ATLAS, ALTER, SINER, CRE8, MIDZT, DUCE, MOZZER, REVOK, SABER, TYKE, PUSH, EKLIPSE, RETNA, KRUSH, RISKY, OG ABEL, ZOUEH, FEARO, KOFIE, NUKE, CHEE, ITALO, RASO, THANKS, PLEK, SWAB, KAPOW, OMEGA, THUS, RVEE, PAKA, DASH2000, ESK31, OZIE, USE, SER, CAP, BEATL, BADCOKE, PLETIK, SPURN, ARCO, ESQUE, RUET, RELIC, SIZE, PALE, RELAX, CAB, UNIT, SKYPAGER, AERO, PERSUE, DEMON, ZORE, and others..
Man One – Artist and Crewest Gallery Director
Man One is a Los Angeles based Latino urban graffiti artist whose professional career has spanned over 13 years with community projects, exhibitions, videos, festivals and corporate commissions worldwide.
|“Art keeps me alive and it helps me communicate globally about certain issues with massive amounts of people.|
Graffiti art is a legitimate expression in color, style and purpose. I find inspiration often when I can help the youth of America find a purpose in lieu of their damaging environments,” says Man One. For more information on Man One and his art please visit his site by clicking the photo.
Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR)
Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) is a 501© 3 non-profit organization founded in 1986 whose mission is to protect and restore the natural and historical heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education, and wise stewardship.
|FoLAR envisions a greenway from the mountains to the sea through L.A. River revitalization projects and educational programs that will lead to proper management and urban restoration of desolate, industrial areas.|
Seeking to reclaim natural resources, open space, and unite diverse communities, FoLAR sees the river’s potential as a source of recharged aquifers, habitat restoration, enlightened urban development, employment opportunity, and a site for artistic and cultural innovation and civic rebirth.Crewest
Is a gallery that supports some of the most talented underground artists from the West Coast and beyond. The gallery’s focus is on urban & graffiti art created through painting, sculpture, digital, and print medias.
|All of the exhibits housed at Crewest deal with what is current, and significant within the realm of the urban art experience. Visit the gallery online! Crewest: 110 Winston St., Los Angeles, CA 90013, tel (213) 627-8272, fx (213) 559-0525|
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