Join us for an interactive digital video conference with artist, author and editor CALEB NEELON on the emerging street art scene and how it has filtered its way into the United States popular culture. Caleb will share experiences, techniques and ideas, and discuss the unique potential of street art to engage youths and inspire them to express themselves in healthy and creative ways.
When: Wednesday, April 4th, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Embassy of the United States of America, 490 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
The program will start with a brief presentation by Caleb, followed by moderated discussion and Q&A with participants located at other U.S. Consulates in Canada. The interactive digital video conference will also be webcast live to the public at http://conx.state.gov/.
Please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, April 3rd via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You must RSVP in order to attend. Reservations are non-transferable. Please bring photo I.D. Electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, and cameras) will be checked upon arrival. Please arrive at the SUSSEX ENTRANCE 10-15 minutes prior to the program to clear security. Please indicate special needs requirements when you RSVP. Parking is available nearby in the Byward Market.
Caleb Neelon was born in 1976 in Boston and is based in neighboring Cambridge. His paintings and installation artwork have appeared in venues such as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Laguna Beach Art Museum, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Dafen Art Museum of Shenzhen, as murals on walls in Kathmandu, Reykjavik, Bermuda, Calcutta, Sao Paulo, across Europe and Central America, and in dozens of books, magazines, and newspapers around the world. Caleb Neelon’s Book of Awesome, his first artist monograph, is a 2009 release from Gingko Press.
Caleb is co-author (with Roger Gastman) of the landmark 2011 HarperCollins book The History of American Graffiti, and is also co-author of the 2005 Thames and Hudson book Graffiti Brasil and 2007′s Street World from Thames and Hudson (UK), Abrams (USA), National Geographic (DE) and other international co-editions, author and illustrator of the 2004 children’s book, Lilman Makes a Name for Himself, author of new Gingko Press release Delusional: The Story of the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, and an author or collaborator on nearly a dozen other books. In the past ten years, Caleb’s has been a contributing editor to Juxtapoz, editor-at-large at Swindle, and contributor to Print and several other periodicals.