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Envisioning Election & Politics In 2016

September 30th, 2016

puffin-showI was happy to be asked by Andrew Lee to participate in the Puffin Foundation’s exhibition, “Envisioning Election & Politics In 2016.”  It is a wonderful organization that does great work informing the public about the important issues affecting their lives through creative projects.

 

Truth To Power

July 30th, 2016
Rep. Barbara Lee, Chris Hedges and Michael D'Antuono at Truth To Power

Rep. Barbara Lee, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and Michael D’Antuono at “Truth To Power” event.

In the shadow of the Democratic Convention, Rock The Vote’s issue oriented event, Truth To Power gathered  A-list entertainers, politicians, activists and artists. I exhibited with Banksy, Shepard Fairey and my friend Ron English, along with many other talented artists. Corey Booker, Van Jones, Susan Sarandon, Rosario Dawson, Danny Glover all spoke on panels. There were musical performances by Black Eyed Peas and Aloe Blac.

Politicon 2016

July 29th, 2016

Politicon

6/25-6/26/16 Pasadena Convention Center, Los Angeles, California

Once again I had a great time at Politicon. I exhibited several of my paintings and autographed about 300 posters of my official Politicon posters (above) for VIPs and talent alike. Politicians, entertainers, pundits and artists got together did what they do best like President Vincente Fox, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, James Carvel, Larry Wilmore, Van Jones, Cenk Ugur and many more.

Museum Of Drug Policy Show

June 3rd, 2016

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The Museum Of Drug Policy Show took place in April of 2016. Great art, film, poetry and musical performances along with inspirational speeches by Russell Simmons, Melissa Harris Perry and others at this event helped raise awareness of the unfair drug policy responsible for our mass incarceration problem.

“What’s Right, What’s Left: Democracy in America”

January 23rd, 2016

what's right opening wideWhat’s Right, What’s Left: Democracy in America: I was happy to lend my painting, “Blood Money” to this meaningful Chelsea exhibit as the opening coincided with President Obama’s executive action on gun control. The opening was successful with select artists from all over the world participating. The exhibit runs January 7 – January 30, 2016 at the Phoenix Gallery Landmark Arts Building, Chelsea 548 West 28th Street, Suite 528. 

Here’s a review by Wall Street International.

me at what's right opening

IT STOPS WITH COPS – Baltimore

December 23rd, 2015

Earlier in the week in Baltimore, we had had hired a 17 ft “It Stops With Cops” mobile billboard to go around the courthouse in hopes of convincing Officer Porter to testify all he knew. As the news of the Porter mistrial broke out, throngs of protesters held up “It Stops With Cops” posters and banners as they chanted for justice for Freddie Gray.Freddie Gray Trial, black lives matter