Category Archives: Shows

2007

I’ll be on the radio show “The Big Surprise” on Thursday, December 27th from 6pm-7pm. The show can be found online here.
The station’s phone number is 732 993 6262 if you feel like call in/listen.
You can listen to past shows in the podcast section.

Davinci Art Alliance Holiday Art Show and Sale
December 2-30 2007

Opening Reception and Holiday Party: Sunday, 2 December, noon-4 pm

Please join us for our Members’ Holiday Art Sale to be held in December. The exhibit is a cash and carry sale of small art, crafts, and artists’ retail merchandise (tee-shirts, notecards, etc.), all priced under $200. Each current member may submit up to three works, within the size limits of 24 x 36 x 12, and additional retail or bin items (unframed, but matted or backed, with protective covering). Delivery of artworks to the Da Vinci Art Alliance will be on Sunday, November 25, 1-4 pm, and Wednesday, November 28, 6-8 pm. Please make sure artwork is ready to hang and has artist’s name, title, and price on the form below, attached to the back of work. The exhibition will be hung salon style. Members are requested to gallery sit for a two-hour shift at some time during the month (gallery hours Wed 6-8 pm and Sat-Sun 1-5 pm). A sign-up sheet will be available when you deliver your work. Pick-up of unsold artwork will be on Sunday, December 30 from 5-8 pm.
for more info:http://www.davinciartalliance.org/

Gigantic Miniature Holiday Extravaganza!!

December 8th at 8 pm
featuring small works from over 30 artists.

No Cover, One Night Only

1414 Darien St.

Phila., PA

Live performances by:
Animal Crackers, Alpha, Digs Darklighter, Dontique, Paperface, and Piff James.

As always $5 bottomless cups, good music, crazy art.

Leon Rainbow and Bombin Magazine Present

“Art of War”

November 9th – December 5th
Reception:November 9th
6pm – 10pm

Cafe Ole
126 S.Warren St.
Trenton, NJ
08618
609-396-CAFE

http://www.bombinmagazine.com
http://www.cafeolecoffee.com/art.php
https://www.leonrainbow.com


**PLEASE NOTE THE CAFE OLE OPENING IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 6PM-10PM

CLICK FOR LARGER VERSION
the code for the banner:

<a href="https://www.leonrainbow.com/images/flyers/web_full_flyer_front.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.leonrainbow.com/images/flyers/flyer_front_sm.jpg"></a>

**PLEASE NOTE THE CAFE OLE OPENING IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 6PM-10PM

CLICK FOR LARGER VERSION
the code for the banner:

<a href="https://leonrainbow.com/images/flyers/web_full_flyer_back.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://leonrainbow.com/images/flyers/flyer_back_sm.jpg"></a>



the code for the banner:

<a href="http://www.albuscav.us/filmfest/"><img src="http://www.albuscav.us/filmfest/filmfest07_v1.jpg" border=0></a>




Philly, PA, August 18th

BBOY BBQ in Rochester

Afro Acid Party in Philly

Afro Acid Party in Philly
http://www.myspace.com/afroacidphilly

I was on TV last Saturday Night,ABC LOCAL CH6

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BBOY BBQ in Philly
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Art all Night

“Art all Night” is a blowout event in Trenton, running 24 hours straight. It is a chance for four-year-old refrigerator artists, spirited novices and seasoned professionals display one piece of art for public viewing.

Activities also include live music on two stages, poetry readings, art demonstrations, art cars, kids activities, and art films playing.

The event will be held from 3:00 pm on June 23, 2007 until 3:00 pm the following day. It is free to submit art and it is free to attend.

http://www.artworkstrenton.orginfo@artworkstrenton.org – 609.394.9436 – 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611

STATE OF THE ARTS

The City of Trenton Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture and the Bank of America Trenton Heritage Days Festival Present

“State of the Arts”

Organized and Curated by Leon Rainbow

“State of the Arts” will be an interactive art event that will include an art exhibit, workshops, live painting, kids art activities and demonstrations.

The event will take place as part of the City of Trenton’s annual “Heritage Days” festival, which will take place Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd.

The two-day event projects to have over 25,000 people. The city has waived the fees for artists at this event. The artists chosen will have 4ft x 8 ft of exhibition space in the Arts tent to exhibit their work.
We ask that participating artists also contribute to the arts section by doing a 30min – 45 min demo, slideshow, or talk about their art.

As part of a grass roots festival we would also like to invite artists out to sketch or create art.live.

We also need volunteers to assist with kids activities including: Painting Cut-Outs, Bird Houses, and Sidewalk Chalk.

Confirmed Artists: Karey Maurice, James Carey, http://www.LeonRainbow.com, Beverly B Keese, MaddTronix, Doug Z, Pedro Dapaz, Cie Stroud, Mike Daigeaun, Madeline Celeste Lumen,Ana Lorena Sanchez, and the Vicious Styles Crew

For More information contact:
Leon Rainbow
http://www.LeonRainbow.com
http://www.myspace.com/leonrainbow
leon@leonrainbow.com

609-635-1411

New Project Up!

Just finished project with Staples, Inc. © 2007,All Rights Reserved.The project took place in Englewood, NJ at their corporate headquarters on 2/16/07.
I designed and painted a piece in one of their offices. The process was filmed and edited. The finished video was played on a large screen at a Staples Business Conference, “The crowd went wild”. See the video
here and the finished piece here.

Jazz Art

“Jazz Art” is an art show at Café Ole that is running in conjunction with a Trenton2Nite “Women In Jazz Festival,” produced by the Trenton Downtown Association and held on Friday, May 11. The art show will be from May 11-June 4. The reception will be May 11th during the “Women In Jazz Festival.”

Selected Artists: Paul Gordon, Siri Om Singh, Bruce Stowers, Saga Moor, Tracey Femiano, and Terence Lyons
May 11th – June 4th
Reception: May 11th

Setup is May 9th and/ or 10th between 6pm and 8pm
Pickup is Saturday, June 2nd 8am-2pm
Curated by Leon Rainbow

http://www.cafeolecoffee.com
http://www.LeonRainbow.com
http://www.myspace.com/leonrainbow

leon@leonrainbow.com
609-635-1411

Kim Aubry
Events Manager
Trenton Downtown Association

Streets 2k7

Celebration of public art in New Brunswick

Streets 2k7 will coincide with the opening of Raritan River Art Walk – a joint project of the City of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Arts Council and Albus Cavus. The Art Walk is a 2-mile long path located on the waterfront.

Streets 2k7 is a weekend-long family event, May 12-13, during which local residents together and artists will transform this neglected path of the city into an extraordinary outdoor gallery of public art.

This open and participatory event is a part of a larger experiment in an innovative approach to the revitalization of a neglected public space. We envision art to be the driving force in changing this abandoned bike path into a space that will become widely used by the community for social interaction and recreational purposes.

We invite everybody to participate in this event as artists, volunteers, or audience. Come paint or help clean up the path. Take a walk along the path and enjoy the river life and the art on the wall. Watch street performers and artists demonstrate their skills, and more. While in New Brunswick, do not forget to check out the Coexistence Exhibit spread throughout the city.

If you are an artist, do not hesitate to contact us for information how to be part of the Art Walk.

Links:
Streets 2k7
Raritan River Art Walk
Streets 2k5
Coexistence Exhibit

Leon Rainbow in the new film about Albus Cavus:



visit albuscav.us for more info


April 3, 2007
7:30pm At Temple University’s
Student Center Underground.
1755 N 13th St. Philadelphia PA
19122.

“Going Global, Breaking Boundaries”

Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ.

March 16-April 16, 2007
Opening reception 3rd Friday, March 16, 5-9 pm

Davinci Art Alliance

Garden & River:
Da Vinci Art Alliance
at Bartram’s Garden

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 13, 2007, 5:30-7:30 pm.

TWO DAYS ONLY: Saturday-Sunday, April 14-15, 2007, 12-4 pm.
Chalk Murals on Paper by Leon Rainbow
Saturday, April 14, beginning at noon
Davinci Art Alliance

2006

“Off the Wall”

“Off the Wall” is a retrospective of graffiti, canvases, and prints over the past year.
The exhibit will challenge the viewer to truely study graffiti art and it’s many applications as it relates to our society.

What is graffiti? What is art?

Reception
Friday , October 13th
5pm-9pm

Artist talk at Trenton Artist Salon
Saturday, October 14th

at 10:30am

October 13th – November 5th, 2006
Cafe Ole
126 S.Warren St.
Trenton, NJ
08618
609-396-CAFE
http://www.LeonRainbow.com
http://www.cafeolecoffee.com

Check out my new pages dedicated to Body painting and Models

"Going Global, Breaking Boundaries"

is available for travel in 2006-07. Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, October 7-29, 2006; opening reception Sat 7 Oct, 6-9 pm; panel discussion Sunday 29 October, 1-4 pm, at

  • The Gallery at St. Asaph’s, Bala Cynwyd, Jan 19-Feb 11, 2007; opening reception Fri 19 Jan, 6-8 pm
  • Panel discussions with the artists and curator will be held on Sunday 29 October, 1-4 pm, funded by a grant from the Campbell Soup Foundation’s Dollars for Doers Program.
  • Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ, June 14-July 15, 2007.

Selma Eron, Allan Espiritu, Karey Maurice, Leon Rainbow, Li Qin Tan

Davinci Art Alliance

From the Safan Ranch in the Sacramento, CA Foothills…
Leon Rainbow ( www.leonrainbow.com ) came out from Trenton, New Jersey and created “War Machine” on about half of the long wall of the red barn. A real burner, it is 30+ ‘ long and represents our first of many (I hope) politically themed pieces up here. Leon then went on and painted another piece on the granary.
Safan Ranch

Our Voodoo Themed Mural is featured on Art Crimes
Characters by Kasso and Rain, Plan, Pro

I painted the background for the July 2006 Inc Magazine Cover

Check It Out!

Pictures from the “Color Me Badd” Show are up on Albus Cavus.Check Them Out!

Our Native American Themed Mural is featured on Art Crimes
Characters by Kasso, Plan, Rain, Pro ,Pheds

Pictures from the “Block Head Invasion” Show are up on Albus Cavus.Check Them Out!

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

July 14 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
in starbucks cafe located on 391 george street, new brunswick, nj [map]
music stage will be in kilmer square park adjacent to the cafe.

visual artwork will be placed indoors and outdoors.
this art show is free and free refreshments will be provided courtesy of starbucks

albus cavus, a community arts organization and starbucks, new brunswick are co-

sponsoring a free and exciting summer art show “the sights and sounds”, which will

showcase the talents of local musicians and visual artists and encourage community

involvement in the arts.Lots of music and artists!!!


click the flyer for more info

BBoy BBQ

Philadelphia, PA JUNE 10th
Rochester, NY JULY 29th
San Diego, CA August 19th
http://www.bboy-bbq.com

Leon Rainbow presents “ Color Me Badd”

RE-SCHEDULED TO JUNE 2ND, 2006!!!
More info on myspace
An interactive show to take place in the New Brunswick, NJ
Train Station, April 7th – may 6th, 2006. We need students, artists, and teachers to submit black outlines on white paper. Solid line art only please on standard white paper up to 48” Tall and as wide as space will allow. The basic Idea is to turn the tunnel in between the two tracks into a larger-than- life coloring book. At the opening and throughout the month of April crayons will be available for people to color the outlines in.More Info >>Call for Artists

Send your poster/outline to:
Leon Rainbow
309 3rd St
Trenton, NJ 08611
Or online to leon.rainbow@gmail.com

8.5” x 11” web only

Big Art Show Brooklyn

Saturday, May 6

@Sputnik,262 Taaffe Place
Brooklyn, NY 11205
21 and up ~ $5 ~ Doors at 8pm
Featuring the work of over 40 artists on two floors!
Unfortunately this show is 21 and over and that goes for artists as well
as attendees.
Register online:WWW.BIGARTSHOW.COM
or e-mail us directly at brooklyn@bigartshow.com

‘Coloring for a Cause’

A series of coloring books called ‘Coloring for a Cause’. We are seeking submissions for the first of what will become a series of coloring books showcasing graffiti/street art: These books will be called: “So Much Love In Just One Can”.
Deadline March 24th.
More Info >>Submission Letter Artwork Contract

BIG ART SHOW PHILADELPHIA #2

OVER 50 ARTISTS!!!
THIS SHOW IS FULL! No more room for artists!
If you registered you’re in, don’t worry,
if you didn’t get info you will soon.
Saturday, April 1st
@ The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
All Ages ~ $5 ~ Doors @ 7pm
BIG ART SHOW IS BACK IN PHILLY!!!
Music:

The Yah Mos Def, US Funk Team, Sailboat!, Ice Cream Social, Ra, More TBA!!!
WWW.BIGARTSHOW.COM

2004

December
“Take My Art” by Leon Rainbow
Train Station
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Albus Cavus

September 19
Raritan River Festival
Boyd Park
New Brunswick, New Jersey

September 10

Trenton 2 Nite
Live Painting..Lots of Art
Warren & Laffayette
Trenton, NJ

August 28-29
“Art celebration in the park”

Boyd Park
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Albus Cavus

August 27
“The River”-Various Artists
Train Station
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Albus Cavus

August 14
Art..Rock..Asbury..live painting..#4
http://bigartshow.com/

August 7th, 2004 (White Linen Night)
New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Art on Vinyl Exhibition Featuring Local,

National and International Stencil and Graffiti Artists.
Opening 6-10pm Sound Artist: DJ Kinetik
@ Radici
603 Julia St.
504.596.2144
www.radicigallery.com

July 17 5th Annual 3rd EyE Open
Hip hop event..lots of fun..Graf,Bboys,MCs DJs..
www.firstbe.org

New Bedford, MA
(508) 910-2260

July 14
Live Painting..Club SOBS NYC..
http://www.sobs.com/

July 10
Art..Rock..Asbury..live painting..

http://bigartshow.com/

2005

SS Crew Presents
Street Sweepers
Friday, August 26th through Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
The Firlefanz Gallery.Albany, NY
Over 40 artists and growing. The line up is looking great. I’ve heard rumors of live painting too. Keep your eyes and ears open.

BIG ART SHOW #11
saturday, August 13
@ the howard johnson restaurant
asbury park, nj
ocean ave. next to the convention hall
doors open at 7pm. $5 – 21+ to drink
OVER 20 ARTISTS!
live music by:
Red Sonja

The Finals
Save Your Eyes
Joe Harvard
Peccavi
WWW.BIGARTSHOW.COM

You Are I Am Exhibition Chicago
Opening Night
Saturday, July 30th 6-11pm

$5 donation
open-end
2000 W Fulton 3rd Flr
Chicago IL USA

This event will showcase the returned You Are I Am Books of the 111 that have circulated around the world for the last year. Visitors will be able to page through each book, showcasing thousands of artists from around the globe. Interactive projects will be available for participation. 5 dollar donation at the door.
you-are-beautiful.com/

Pipe Dreams
July 17 — August 31

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 17th 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Pipe Dreams is an exhibit created in partnership with the East Brunswick, New Jersey based Visual Arts League founder Judith Wray and Henry Sunderland, an artist from Christchurch, New Zealand working alongside artists both young and old from around the world. Its purpose is to demonstrate creativity with simple things….pipes, gloves, soda bottles etc. which are transformed by students and volunteer professional artists into interesting totems each reflective of its builder’s personality and vision.

Somerset Art Association
http://www.valweb.org/

ARTHOUSE
*presented by Highland Park’s “Main Street”- the block party is called
“Random Acts of Fun”
Thursday July 14th from 5pm-11pm

431 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ
Music:
Chris Harris, Bobby Syvarth and Def Time
Artists:
Featuring: Ardra Spector, Aparna Rishi, Dave Smith, Sarah Detweiler
Also showing work by Kris Lewis, John Smalls, Eric Kennedy, and
Michael Ciccotello, Leon Rainbow

Da Vinci Art Alliance’s
2005 Annual Member’s Exhibition
“Word”

July 10 to 30, 2005
701 Catherine Street, Philly, PA
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 10th, 1-5 pm
The 2005 Annual Da Vinci Art Alliance’s Members exhibition will be a theme exhibition titled “Word”.
The theme of the exhibition will be the use of words, text, language as a material or content of the artwork.

BIG ART SHOW #11
saturday, july9
@ the howard johnson restaurant
asbury park, nj

ocean ave. next to the convention hall
doors open at 7pm. $5 – 21+ to drink
OVER 20 ARTISTS!
live music by:
low flying jets
kiss kiss
cd truth
interfuse
WWW.BIGARTSHOW.COM

The Legenday BBOY BBQ in Philly!
PHILADELPHIA, PA: JUNE 9 -11, 2005
Thousands of B-boys, artists, hip-hop fans and their families from all parts of Philly, all across the nation, and around the world will descend on Philly to be a part of this premiere Hip-Hop event.

http://www.bboy-bbq.com
http://www.pose2.com

FRESH – A Kaleidoscope of Sound
City Without Walls Art Gallery
6 Crawford Street, Downtown Newark, NJ

May 26 – June 17, 2005.
Opening Reception
Thursday 6-10pm May 26
The Fresh Graffiti Film Screening
Friday 7-10pm June 3
DJ and Breakdancing Exhibition
“Turntablism 101: The Art of the DJ”
Friday 7-10pm June 10
Closing Reception

“Truly Yours” A Hip Hop Showcase
Friday 7-10pm June 17

http://www.moaam.org
http://www.citywithoutwalls.org
For more info call: 973-242-4144

BIG ART SHOW #9
THIS SATURDAY!!!! MAY 21!!!
@ the Howard Johnson Resturaunt @ 1213
Boardwalk, Asbury Park, NJ 07712.

$5 – 21 to drink – Doors @ 7

http://www.bigartshow.com

May
Renegade Art Project #6
West Chester, PA
Renegade Art Coalition

April 30- May 1

“Street 2K5 Festival”
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Street 2K5/Albus Cavus

April 23rd.
BAS BROOKLYN #2
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Big Art Show

April 9th
BIG ART SHOW #8
Art..Rock..Asbury..welcome back!!
http://bigartshow.com/

March 17 – 21
“Metal Pig Show”
The show is set to coincide with the South by Southwest Festival

March 17 – 21, 2005

Opening: Thursday March 17th at 6:00pm

Austin, TX
www.bomit.com

March 11-April 4
“Eric Kenneddy vs Leon Rainbow”
Reception: Trenton 2 Nite
Friday, March 11 5pm-9pm

Trenton, New Jersey
Cafe Ole

March 9th
“Artist Gathering”!!!
6pm-9 pm

16th and Girard Ave in Philly (1535)

215 978 8774
Pose 2

March
“SKETCHEL”
Sketchel will be launched as an art show during the Semi Permanent design conference
in Sydney, March 2005 (at a specific date and venue to be announced).
www.jeremyville.com

January 29th

Big Art Show in Brooklyn, NY
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Big Art Show

2006

“Off the Wall”

“Off the Wall” is a retrospective of graffiti, canvases, and prints over the past year.
The exhibit will challenge the viewer to truely study graffiti art and it’s many applications as it relates to our society.

What is graffiti? What is art?

Reception
Friday , October 13th
5pm-9pm

Artist talk at Trenton Artist Salon
Saturday, October 14th

at 10:30am

October 13th – November 5th, 2006
Cafe Ole
126 S.Warren St.
Trenton, NJ
08618
609-396-CAFE
http://www.LeonRainbow.com
http://www.cafeolecoffee.com

Check out my new pages dedicated to Body painting and Models

"Going Global, Breaking Boundaries"

is available for travel in 2006-07. Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, October 7-29, 2006; opening reception Sat 7 Oct, 6-9 pm; panel discussion Sunday 29 October, 1-4 pm, at

  • The Gallery at St. Asaph’s, Bala Cynwyd, Jan 19-Feb 11, 2007; opening reception Fri 19 Jan, 6-8 pm
  • Panel discussions with the artists and curator will be held on Sunday 29 October, 1-4 pm, funded by a grant from the Campbell Soup Foundation’s Dollars for Doers Program.
  • Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ, June 14-July 15, 2007.

Selma Eron, Allan Espiritu, Karey Maurice, Leon Rainbow, Li Qin Tan

Davinci Art Alliance

From the Safan Ranch in the Sacramento, CA Foothills…
Leon Rainbow ( www.leonrainbow.com ) came out from Trenton, New Jersey and created “War Machine” on about half of the long wall of the red barn. A real burner, it is 30+ ‘ long and represents our first of many (I hope) politically themed pieces up here. Leon then went on and painted another piece on the granary.
Safan Ranch

Our Voodoo Themed Mural is featured on Art Crimes
Characters by Kasso and Rain, Plan, Pro

I painted the background for the July 2006 Inc Magazine Cover

Check It Out!

Pictures from the “Color Me Badd” Show are up on Albus Cavus.Check Them Out!

Our Native American Themed Mural is featured on Art Crimes
Characters by Kasso, Plan, Rain, Pro ,Pheds

Pictures from the “Block Head Invasion” Show are up on Albus Cavus.Check Them Out!

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

July 14 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
in starbucks cafe located on 391 george street, new brunswick, nj [map]
music stage will be in kilmer square park adjacent to the cafe.

visual artwork will be placed indoors and outdoors.
this art show is free and free refreshments will be provided courtesy of starbucks

albus cavus, a community arts organization and starbucks, new brunswick are co-

sponsoring a free and exciting summer art show “the sights and sounds”, which will

showcase the talents of local musicians and visual artists and encourage community

involvement in the arts.Lots of music and artists!!!


click the flyer for more info

BBoy BBQ

Philadelphia, PA JUNE 10th
Rochester, NY JULY 29th
San Diego, CA August 19th
http://www.bboy-bbq.com

Leon Rainbow presents “ Color Me Badd”

RE-SCHEDULED TO JUNE 2ND, 2006!!!
More info on myspace
An interactive show to take place in the New Brunswick, NJ
Train Station, April 7th – may 6th, 2006. We need students, artists, and teachers to submit black outlines on white paper. Solid line art only please on standard white paper up to 48” Tall and as wide as space will allow. The basic Idea is to turn the tunnel in between the two tracks into a larger-than- life coloring book. At the opening and throughout the month of April crayons will be available for people to color the outlines in.More Info >>Call for Artists

Send your poster/outline to:
Leon Rainbow
309 3rd St
Trenton, NJ 08611
Or online to leon.rainbow@gmail.com

8.5” x 11” web only

Big Art Show Brooklyn

Saturday, May 6

@Sputnik,262 Taaffe Place
Brooklyn, NY 11205
21 and up ~ $5 ~ Doors at 8pm
Featuring the work of over 40 artists on two floors!
Unfortunately this show is 21 and over and that goes for artists as well
as attendees.
Register online:WWW.BIGARTSHOW.COM
or e-mail us directly at brooklyn@bigartshow.com

‘Coloring for a Cause’

A series of coloring books called ‘Coloring for a Cause’. We are seeking submissions for the first of what will become a series of coloring books showcasing graffiti/street art: These books will be called: “So Much Love In Just One Can”.
Deadline March 24th.
More Info >>Submission Letter Artwork Contract

BIG ART SHOW PHILADELPHIA #2

OVER 50 ARTISTS!!!
THIS SHOW IS FULL! No more room for artists!
If you registered you’re in, don’t worry,
if you didn’t get info you will soon.
Saturday, April 1st
@ The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
All Ages ~ $5 ~ Doors @ 7pm
BIG ART SHOW IS BACK IN PHILLY!!!
Music:

The Yah Mos Def, US Funk Team, Sailboat!, Ice Cream Social, Ra, More TBA!!!
WWW.BIGARTSHOW.COM