February City Affair: Graffiti, Art or Vandalism?

Thursday, January 20, 2011 2 comments

Fort Gondo
3151 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Discussion begins at 7:30 PM

Graffiti is as old as civilization itself, with examples found
thousands of years ago in the pyramids of ancient Egypt and the Roman
city of Pompeii. In contemporary America, any resident or visitor to
a city--or even small towns--will see graffiti covering overpasses,
abandoned structures and the sides of buildings.

On February 3rd, we will host a panel discussion that asks the
following questions:

Is graffiti a valid form of artistic or political expression?

Does graffiti contribute to a sense that a neighborhood is blighted?

Can graffiti be a positive influence on city life, or is it always

Who decides what is good graffiti, and what is bad?

Can different sides of the graffiti debate come to a consensus on its

Please come to City Affair and contribute your opinions and
questions. The panel discussion will be followed by a question and
answer session from the audience. Doors open at 7:00 PM, discussion
begins at 7:30.

Panelists include:

Peat Wollaeger, Internationally known Stencil Artist Famous for his Signature EYE, Colorful Characters and Stencil Videos....stenSOUL.com.

Angelo Olegna, "Mayor of Cherokee Street"

Raven Fox, http://www.ravenfox.net/

And addition panelists to be announced.

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