Posted // 2008-01-12 - Quick updates for you. Dates for The Urban Lounge are now appearing on
the Under The Radar calendar. Also just added are video game
tournaments being held at The Gamerz Funk for "Call Of Duty 4" and
"Counter-Strike". Plus tonight I've just added photos from the punk
rock show at Red Light Books this past Friday. Interviews with all
three bands that played will be up Monday morning at the latest.
brief note from the art community, some of you may have noticed a very
bold paint job on one of last year's biggest attractions. Project 337,
located on 4th East, recently had an addition to the front of the
building that's rather... well, censoring. The lower half of the front
of the building as well as parts of the side (which is where they seem
to have run out of material) has been painted away in a light green
shade. Below is a photo taken by myself for the station back on May
12th, 2007, along with one I took just this past week.
seeing it, I was reminded of the Berlin Wall, and how the Eastern
Soviet run side would constantly come by and whitewash political
statements that people had risked their lives to paint on it.
(The Soviet side circa late 1970's. Notice... all white.)
project owner Adam Price had a different take on the situation. I
asked him about the vandalism to the building, and here's what he had
Adam: I was sorry to see the work that was on
the front of the building disappear in a blizzard of lime green paint,
applied surreptitiously one evening by somebody who apparently had some
artistic bone to pick. On the other hand, with a project like 337, it
is impossible to permanently fix it in any one condition, and
occasional additions by members of the community are probably
inevitable. More important, the fresh coat of paint has created a
clean slate on which a group of 337 artists intends to create a new
artistic vision. A silver lining to every cloud.
337 is slated for demolition this spring to make way for a brand new
Green Building to go up in its place. Artists from the project intend
to paint over the recently added paint job to give the building one
last hurrah before coming down.