POW! WOW! Festival 2018 - Wing Chow

POW! WOW! Festival 2018 - Wing Chow

WINGCHOW Takes Over Pow Wow

Pow! Wow! is a non profit festival held every year. It brings together artists from all over the world to create amazing murals in Washington DC. By engaging the public with several initiatives and creating a visual backbone to D.C.’s infrastructure this festival continues to support an argument for more public art.

Wing Chow took the opportunity to participate alongside artists like Mari Inuka, Marcella Kriebel, and Mike Murphy. She added a 100ft piece now glimmering in the summer sun at The Metro wall along on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, but she didn’t stop there. You can also find pictures of WINGCHOW’s work produced in the Secret Walls Event on the POW Wow Instagram.

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Expressions of Impulse - UNOS Gallery Exhibit 2018

Expressions of Impulse - UNOS Gallery Exhibit 2018

As part of our Art in Community X Business program, we joined forces with The Gallery at UNOS (United Network Organ Sharing) to showcase our in house artists as well as the works of Gianna Paniagua. UNOS is a private, non-profit organization that manages the nation's organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. March 2nd was the kickoff for the exhibit, however the works will be displayed until April 28th.

When we stopped by UNOS to drop off pieces from Ian HessWingchow and Eli McMullen we had an absolute ball installing a very special piece of Ian's which is 8 feet wide and 4 feet tall that you need to see for yourself. In addition to that behemoth, we delivered 3 pieces of Eli McMullen's and Wing Chow's including "No Guts No Glory".

Gianna's work has been exhibited at The Smithsonian and has been recognized by The Kennedy Center. We were truly delighted to meet her and chat about our upbringings and influences. One of Gianna's more eye grabbing works at the exhibit was an interactive piece that entailed pinning small cutout paper organs onto a cloth draped on the wall. People would write down the first thing that came to mind when they thought of "organ transplant". The final result was a gorgeous collage that spoke on the importance and neccesity of organ sharing. To top it off, delicious refreshments were catered by Zoe's Kitchen and First Colony Winery

For more info on Gianna and her work, click here.

For more info on UNOS and their mission, click here.

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Our 2017 Events

 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

Here is a collection of the flyers from all the shows we threw in 2017! We hosted our recurring First Fridays Art Walk Exhibitions (Wet Walls, Put This On, Our Anniversary Show) and curated a variety of other events in and out of house.

If you would like to participate in our events don't hesitate to reach out. For details on our past events click here

InLight 2017 Best in Show - Ian C. Hess & Younan Ghabriel

InLight 2017 Best in Show - Ian C. Hess & Younan Ghabriel

Here is a collage of the installation our In-House Artist, Ian C. Hess, put together for the Inlight 2017 festival organized by 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA. 

As part of our Taking Refuge Program, Hess worked with Egyptian Refugee, Younan Ghabriel, to put together an exhibition which was voted Best In Show. 

We would like extend a big THANK YOU to BIG SECRET Laser Studio, the Virginia Repertory Theatre and Musician Sam Sulkin for their roles in helping Ian C. Hess Put this together. Not many people are as fortunate as us to have the support of a community as loving as Richmond. 

For more on this initiative click here

For more on the annual festival click here.  

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Wing Chow Helsinki Urban Art Project 2017

Wing Chow Helsinki Urban Art Project 2017

Helsinki Urban Art Project 2017

Wingchow was delighted to take part in a Helsinki Urban Art project to transform the grey concrete district of Pasila into a place known for art instead. 

The main partner in this project was European Union National Institutes for Culture, from which the embassies involved in the project have been Goethe-Institut, the Embassy of Austria, the Hungarian Balassi Institute, the Embassy of Poland and Eesti Instituut. The project has also been supported by the Embassy of the United States of America and Taike, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.  

This is a great example of the opportunities we would like to continue to pursue despite the stark reality that despite the time and effort put forth, this opportunity and others alike are unpaid.  

For More on Winchow's Mural click here.

For More on this project click here.

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"Midnight Oil" Beer Collaboration with Garden Grove Brewing

"Midnight Oil" Beer Collaboration with Garden Grove Brewing

We joined forces with Garden Grove Brewing Company Sunday October 8th, 2017 to release a beer and put together a unique event with plenty of beer, jazz and artwork. 

Click Read More to hear the tale of how the Midnight Oil Beer Release nearly destroyed all of Cary Town.

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