PHOTOS: Urban Arts Festival featuring PaperMonster, Will Kasso, Leon Rainbow and Aja Washington (Albus Cavus)

May 24, 2009

This past weekend marked the first Urban Arts Festival (HERE) in New Brunswick which brought together amazing outdoor activities for kids and art forms including breakdancing, poetry, and a wonderful mural project/workshop which was put together by Albus Cavus (HERE). PaperMonster along with Will Kasso (HERE) , Leon Rainbow (HERE) and Aja Washington (HERE) were invited to participate and lead the mural project by sharing some of their talents painting on panels and their knowledge of graffiti, stencil art, collage, and painting with the children and families that came out for the festival. Catch tons of photos below from the event and progress shots of each mural.
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Will Kasso, Leon Rainbow preparing the panels.
Kids having a fanstatic time in the bouncing castle.

Aja preparing her wall.

There were many great performers the entire day.

Aja Washington painting.
There were several panels up for kids and families to paint and create.
On the left you can see my tutoring session with Miss C who learned how to paint a cute kitten.
Aja Washington infront of her amazing panel.
While painting the wind was blowing so hard that I needed a kind volunteer to help hold my stencil. In exchange he wanted the color red to spraypaint his name on a different panel.

I wanted to attempt some pasting and collage work that I had never done in an outdoor piece and everything turned out great.

Out of the hundres of people out for the event I had the pleasure of meeting this teacher and her friends who loved the finished piece.

I am really looking forward to using this particular stencil on a canvas very soon.
I was very suprized how well the stencils held up.
One of my favorite photos of the day. I was standing in the street and he just kept standing infront of the pannel flexing his muscles so I had to capture it and share it with everyone.
The gorrilla is meant to be a head dress for anyone who sits below it.

Peter K. of Albus Cavus did a great job at taking this photo and many of the other photos you will see in this post.
PaperMonster-Finished Panel
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Leon Rainbow’s piece was completely done using brushes. He is extremely talented.
Will Kasso and Leon Rainbow working on their panels.
Leon Rainbow-Detail
Leon infront of his finished piece.
Leon Rainbow finished panel.
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Will Kasso- Detail
Will always impresses my with what he brings to every wall he paints on. It is great to see his entire process and he always draws a huge crowd.
Will Kasso and Leon Rainbow working on their panels.
Will Kasso Panel Section
Will Kasso painting inside someone’s blackbook
Will Kasso finished panel.
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I want to thank everyone who came out to help and participate in the festival. I had a fantastic time and it was a great opportunity. I am extremely greatful to have the chance to paint alongside such talented artists and share my work with everyone on these amazing outdoor projects.
-Paper Monster


  1. it all looks great and like a really good time. i wish i could have made it out there. i especially love the yellow details inside the mask.

  2. […] More photos on Flickr and on Papermonster’s Blog. […]

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