Tasko brings the explosive energy of street art from across the globe to one location. This exhibition features an array of voices from artists around the world that will showcase the “Alphabet” movement from over 20 Graffiti Artist covering a range of different styles that represent the graffiti culture, but told in their own unique way of “hand styles” and “Letters” . Tasko presents “Letter Headz” An International Graffiti Art Show!
Graffiti Artist Participating in this Exhibition Tasko presents “Letter Headz” An International Graffiti Art Show! (Last Name and State/Country)
Jisk-CA, Tasko-FL, Pan-FL, Synk-FL
The-FL, Etch-FL, Ikew-FL, Rune-FL
Stick-FL, JMKreative-FL, Horus-FL
Graffiti Art traces its origins back to the 70’s urban graffiti of New York City’s outer boroughs and from there this culture spread to urban cities around the world. Street art is the product of disenfranchised youths who illegally spray-painted their “tags” or “handles” in visible public spaces and on subway trains, it then developed into a phenomenon with its own set of rules and followers.
These artists began moving beyond purely word- based graffiti, incorporating cartoons, photographs and pop-culture imagery often referencing alternative lifestyles, cultures and nationalities but still staying true to each individual as a writer. The art world soon took note, and “Street Art” was celebrated as an exciting new form of self-expression enabling even marginalized voices to be heard.
Today, works cover a plethora of styles but none are as coveted and universal as the art of “Letters.” This show will display the artists as individuals but at its core, the love of “Letters” and the possibilities of creating, affirming community identity, solidarity, and pride through the art of Graffiti.
This is an all-ages free event and open to the general public. Event date: Friday, September 24 at 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Location: COVE 5705 Park Blvd Pinellas Park, FL 33781.
The COVE experience offers extraordinary ART within an intimate setting. Free and convenient parking is available. About the COVE. The COVE is a gallery/studio created by FL native artist/mural Derek Donnelly. Home of Public Art Project Inc and Saint Paint Arts, Cove is a creative hub, showcasing a culmination of creative professionals from the Tampa Bay Area!