Billy Ruane Memorial – Through Oct 18th

Our gallery is open to anyone who wants to make artwork about Billy, write a message, hang a photo…. anything really. We have some supplies, but try to bring your own. Feel free to hang work, paint direct on the wall . We’re doing a mural for him there as well. 132 brookline ave. Fourthwallproject.com my cell is posted on the front door if it’s locked. WED-Friday noon-6pm, sunday 12:30-5pm. Through Nov 18th for Billy Ruane.

ABOUT BILLY RUANE, GODFATHER OF BOSTON ROCK N ROLL

Employee Of The Month: ETHER

It’s been rad working with Ether at the gallery .  He is a talented hard working dude and is also Fourth Wall Project’s Employee of the Month. He caught a lot of fame for this Weezy Illustration:

And also is the bonnie & clyde of graffiti alongside Utah(who you remember modeling the Claw Money Lookbook)  Hey Ether, come by the gallery to pick up your award and a pair of nikes.

Highwater Books – Opening at Fourth Wall Project




shitty camera phone photos!!

Just a preview of the show opening tomorrow night at our gallery. It’s mecca for underground comic fans.

More info at
fourthwallproject.com.

Also, can we retire the following slang for a bit??? – Swag(ger), “Getting it In,” and Epic.

We can recycle – Funk Dat, It’s Murdaaaahhhh, and whatwhatwhatwhatwhatwhat to fill in gaps. Thanks!

Bicycle Film Festival At Fourth Wall Project

We’ve been installing this show for the past couple days. Opening is tonight and the 30 cases of Brooklyn Lager looks really nice stacked up. Handbuilt frames from 10 of our best bikesmitties. Should be a good time, although i expect the stinky level to be quite high. The photo exhibition is by D.A.R.T. rider Wilis Johnson.

The same night is a collaborative project I painted a bit in. Fish is a great artist who does a lot of art for Harmonix / Rockband. We just got back from his bachelor party in the blue hills where i got picked up from the campsite in a canoe at 7am to fish for big mouth bass on sunday.

in progress

You should also check out the mini ramp and art show at Orchard’s new location.

Boston Related Opening At Fourth Wall


Fourth Wall Project/ Bodega 132 brookline ave
Opening reception: August 13th 6-9pm

Works by: Antoniadis and Stone, Raul Gonzalez, Jessica Gath, Alone, Jason Reppert, Nicole stone, Jesse Littlefield, Matthew Rich, Janos Stone, Miles Huston, Fredo Conde, David Ording






Emergency Skate Board Show


EMERGENCY

Skate Decks by local artists, skaters and vandals featuring art by:
Evoker, Josh Falk, MCA, Amy Brown, Silver Oris, Nineta, Megan Snay, Beee, John Souza, Eli Mann, Jason Maybruck, Alex Dawes, Nick McEvoy, Dusty Gaidos and many more.

Opening Sept 16th.  7-9PM

Refreshments Courtesy of Narragansett

Proceeds benefit Boston Bike Messenger Association and the LBWF - they help animals in need!

Film Screening: Bouncing Cats at Fourth Wall


We’re excited to be hosting this film screening tomorrow – hosted by Crazy Legs (Rocksteady Crew)!

Bouncing Cats- Directed by Nabil Elderkin

Hip hop has come a long way in 30 years. Today it’s influence can be seen in nearly every aspect of modern pop culture as it has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. But long before it was used to sell fast food and laptops, hip hop was a culture born in reaction to the crime and poverty that terrorized our inner cities. It gave a voice to those who had been marginalized by society and a creative outlet for all who cared to be a part of it. Setting out to challenge inequalities, DJs, MCs, writers and b-boys created a movement that would soon transcend all social and geographical boundaries.
In going mainstream, hip hop and the industry that grew around it began to take on more marketable pop sensibilities. Yet even as social consciousness recedes back into the underground, the culture and it’s four elements continue to resonate with those around the world facing inequality and persecution.
In the upcoming documentary BOUNCING CATS we get a glimpse into modern day Uganda where decades of war, disease and poverty have made it one of the worst places on Earth to be a child. It follows the story of Abraham “Abramz” Tekya, a Ugandan b-boy and A.I.D.S. orphan, who is working to create a better life for the children of his homeland through the transformative power of hip hop culture. As the founder of Breakdance Project Uganda he has created a network of b-boy classes and workshops throughout the country which provide hope and creative outlets for the country’s youth. The film features narration by Common and interviews with Mos Def, Will.I.Am, and K’Naan among many others.
Bouncing Cats was produced by Red Bull Media House and directed by first-time filmmaker Nabil Elderkin. All proceeds from the film will go to Breakdance Project Uganda.

On FRIDAY AUGUST 6TH, REDBULL and the FOUTH WALL PROJECT will host a FREE screening of the film followed by discussion and analysis by some very special guests.

Founder of the world famous Rock Steady Crew CRAZY LEGS will be in attendance to take part in a question and answer session moderated by hip hop journalist CHRIS FARONE of The Boston Phoenix. From founding Rock Steady in 1979 to his current work supporting Breakdance Project Uganda he has embodied hip hop for over 30 years and will be giving his insight on the culture’s past, present and future.

He will be joined by local b-boy legends the FLOORLORDS who will be on hand to show their moves as they warm up for the United Styles 6 International Poppin Battles 1 on 1 Competition later in the night.

Doors are at 5:30 with the film starting promptly at 6 so show up early as space is limited.
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Bouncing Cats Screening

Featuring
Q&A with Crazy Legs Moderated by Hip Hop Journalist Chris Farone
The Floorlords

Friday August 6th
5:30 – 9
Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

FREE

More Info and Links:

THE MOVIE:

Bouncing Cat is the inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. The film follows Abramz, Crazy Legs, and Breakdance Project Uganda on a journey to use hip-hop culture for positive social change.

www.bouncingcats.com

http://www.facebook.com/bouncingcats

http://allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2010/07/23/22308987.aspx

CRAZY LEGS:

As a founder NYC’s legendary Rock Steady Crew, Crazy Legs is one of most influential b-boys of all time. You may recognize him from the cult classics Wild Style and Style Wars. He also gave Europe one of it’s first tastes of Hip Hop culture performing along side Africa Bambaataa and Fab 5 Freddie on 1983′s New York City Rap Tour.
For over 30 years his commitment to the culture has never wavered and he continues to bring the positive message of hip hop to the next generation of b-boys and b-girls to this day.

http://www.rocksteadycrew.com/

THE FLOORLORDS
Boston’s own B-boy legends THE FLOORLORDS have been together since 1982 and have made their own mark on the formation of b-boy culture. They have toured the world competing and doing demonstrations while amassing quite a healthy collection of trophies along the way. In 2008 they were honored by Saucony with own line of custom shoes.

http://www.floorlords.com/

This Friday : Film Screening: Bouncing Cats Hosted by Crazy Legs(Rocksteady Crew)


BOUNCING CATS film trailer from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Bouncing Cats- Directed by Nabil Elderkin

Hip hop has come a long way in 30 years. Today it’s influence can be seen in nearly every aspect of modern pop culture as it has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. But long before it was used to sell fast food and laptops, hip hop was a culture born in reaction to the crime and poverty that terrorized our inner cities. It gave a voice to those who had been marginalized by society and a creative outlet for all who cared to be a part of it. Setting out to challenge inequalities, DJs, MCs, writers and b-boys created a movement that would soon transcend all social and geographical boundaries.
In going mainstream, hip hop and the industry that grew around it began to take on more marketable pop sensibilities. Yet even as social consciousness recedes back into the underground, the culture and it’s four elements continue to resonate with those around the world facing inequality and persecution.
In the upcoming documentary BOUNCING CATS we get a glimpse into modern day Uganda where decades of war, disease and poverty have made it one of the worst places on Earth to be a child. It follows the story of Abraham “Abramz” Tekya, a Ugandan b-boy and A.I.D.S. orphan, who is working to create a better life for the children of his homeland through the transformative power of hip hop culture. As the founder of Breakdance Project Uganda he has created a network of b-boy classes and workshops throughout the country which provide hope and creative outlets for the country’s youth. The film features narration by Common and interviews with Mos Def, Will.I.Am, and K’Naan among many others.
Bouncing Cats was produced by Red Bull Media House and directed by first-time filmmaker Nabil Elderkin. All proceeds from the film will go to Breakdance Project Uganda.

On FRIDAY AUGUST 6TH, REDBULL and the FOUTH WALL PROJECT will host a FREE screening of the film followed by discussion and analysis by some very special guests.

Founder of the world famous Rock Steady Crew CRAZY LEGS will be in attendance to take part in a question and answer session moderated by hip hop journalist CHRIS FARONE of The Boston Phoenix. From founding Rock Steady in 1979 to his current work supporting Breakdance Project Uganda he has embodied hip hop for over 30 years and will be giving his insight on the culture’s past, present and future.

He will be joined by local b-boy legends the FLOORLORDS who will be on hand to show their moves as they warm up for the United Styles 6 International Poppin Battles 1 on 1 Competition later in the night.

Doors are at 5:30 with the film starting promptly at 6 so show up early as space is limited.
******************
Bouncing Cats Screening

Featuring
Q&A with Crazy Legs Moderated by Hip Hop Journalist Chris Farone
The Floorlords

Friday August 6th
5:30 – 9
Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

FREE

More Info and Links:

THE MOVIE:

Bouncing Cat is the inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. The film follows Abramz, Crazy Legs, and Breakdance Project Uganda on a journey to use hip-hop culture for positive social change.

www.bouncingcats.com

http://www.facebook.com/bouncingcats

http://allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2010/07/23/22308987.aspx

CRAZY LEGS:

As a founder NYC’s legendary Rock Steady Crew, Crazy Legs is one of most influential b-boys of all time. You may recognize him from the cult classics Wild Style and Style Wars. He also gave Europe one of it’s first tastes of Hip Hop culture performing along side Africa Bambaataa and Fab 5 Freddie on 1983′s New York City Rap Tour.
For over 30 years his commitment to the culture has never wavered and he continues to bring the positive message of hip hop to the next generation of b-boys and b-girls to this day.

http://www.rocksteadycrew.com/

THE FLOORLORDS
Boston’s own B-boy legends THE FLOORLORDS have been together since 1982 and have made their own mark on the formation of b-boy culture. They have toured the world competing and doing demonstrations while amassing quite a healthy collection of trophies along the way. In 2008 they were honored by Saucony with own line of custom shoes.

http://www.floorlords.com/

Best Gallery Of Boston 2010

The Improper Bostonian just named us the Best Gallery of Boston for 2010! And our shop Bodega was also named Best Sneakers as well. Thank you to everyone who has helped over the past year – the honor comes as quite a shock as well as a humbling recognition of what we do. To the artists, volunteers, interns and everyone who has ever helped us – this award is because of you!

We The Best!


The Improper recently named Bodega Best of Boston for Sneakers !

And our gallery – Fourthwallproject Best Gallery of Boston! —-After just a year of operation. Many thanks!