Saturday, October 18, 2008

12 INCH 4 - Record Vinyl Art Show

Cool new art exhibit running now through November 7 up in Winnipeg Canada. Where graffiti and vinyl become one.

Who knew that great music could look so good?

Organizers of a Winnipeg record-album art show clearly see the long-lasting appeal of LPs, nearly two decades after they became obsolete.

More than 170 of the vinyl albums are filling the core-area Graffiti Gallery with a bright and bold hue for 12 Inch 4, an art show to run through Nov. 7.

"They're all on vinyl. We've got the works of artists all the way from Iran, France, Brazil, Mexico and Chile," said organizer and curator Rodrigo Pradel of the illustrations -- sketched, painted or otherwise constructed -- on the records' grooved surfaces.

"We have some from England and all over the States, and locally. And all over Canada as well."

At least 14 Winnipeg artists have made the cut, so to speak, for the event at the graffiti-covered gallery at 109 Higgins Ave.

"I'm impressed with the quality," said gallery artistic director Pat Lazo. "And with the effort that the organizers put into it, just for the love of it."

The fourth edition of the show -- which kicked off last night with a special reception -- has the illustrated LPs, as well as some 45s and even gramophone records, up for sale and available for viewing at the non-profit gallery run by Graffiti Art Programming Inc.

Admission is a canned-food item to go mainly to the Gallery's starving artists. The event is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m.

Those who check it out will likely be surprised at how far records have come in the name of art.

More information is at 204-667-9960, and online at

[Winnipeg Sun]

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  1. I'm so glad this show is getting much attention. They are awesome for putting the work into organizing and putting it on. I just wish I could be there to see my pieces on display.

    Thanks for helping promote it.

  2. wow cool cheers they are really nice. All I can do right now is to just clapping my hands