Luis Del Valle
The Trouble Makers installation is a reflection of a contemplative journey into the enduring trials for equality and justice. The paintings draw upon iconic political figures whose activism furthered progress and serve as inspiration for contemporary visionaries. Luis uses the techniques of realism and graffiti coupled with objects and enclosures that contextualize the subject matter, drawing the viewer into the long traditions of art and yet speaking to viewers' modern sensibility.
Luis has been creating these pieces for the last 2 years and Art All Night provides an amazing opportunity to be able to connect with new audiences. Events in Missouri, New York City, Baltimore and the existence of oppression across the globe serve as a reminder that the struggle for justice and equality continues. Remembrance of the lives and service of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez and Marion Barry inspire us to continue the fight for equality and justice. Love is the force that inspired these movements and love inspires Luis to create.
Introspective. Loquacious. Giving. Insightful. Passionate. Honest. Transparent. Artist.
W.Ellington Felton aka Wes Felton has long been described as a renaissance man, a misanthrope, and a ranter of his own thoughts but if you talk to him or see him perform it may all makes sense. Hands down he is one of the most misunderstood people on the DC scene and is proud of it. No matter how the naysayers personally feel his music is undeniably genius, genuine and appreciated.
The son of jazz pianist Hilton C. Felton, and heavily influenced by his surroundings, Wes Felton is a hard core DC native and has put in work around the city performing at many venues in town and has recorded 25 records in the last 10 years.
Whether opening up for one of his idols in music, starring in a stage play or films, headlining with his brother in soul Raheem Devaughn as the group CrossRhodes. Wes has always had the talent to command attention on any stage, growing up in Washington, DC Wes was introduced to the hustle of music early on. Equipped with a backpack of notebooks filled with poems and rhymes, he hit the pavement running quickly making a name for himself while studying theatre at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
With 11 Grammy Considerations in 2014 for his latest project "Imagine The Future" this may undeniably be an indication that the world is ready for this Sleeping Giant.
Art & Environment Curators
Gallery OonH - Gallery O is a unique indoor-outdoor culture and community space where art, music and the unexpected come together to deliver a unique cultural alternative for the H Street corridor. Gallery OonH is as much about being a community building space as it is about being an art gallery promoting local artists. Hessler and Vehlow are trying to establish the space as a go-to cultural venue with ever-changing events providing H Street a destination that is different from but a compliment to the dining and nightlife options.
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