Posts made in March, 2017

Ricardo Negro exhibition

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Ricardo Negro exhibition

Ricardo Negro exhibition

We are very happy to host, the Qbic Hotels, an exhibition Brazilian artist, Ricardo Alves da Silva Miranda, also known by his artist name Ricardo Negro, at Qbic Hotel, east London. The Private View is in Qbic Hotel, 42 Adler Street, London E1 1EE on Tuesday 11 April between 6pm and 8pm. The exhibition will be up until mid May. Ricardo is donating 10% of the income from the sale of the paintings to Cafe Art. Ricardo creates colourful graffiti-style murals and paintings that focus on the architecture of the Favela communities of Brazil and last month he painted a mural for Café Art in our Qbic Hotel base in East London. His exhibition features...

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This Is Where I Live: homeless art from New York, Berlin, Mumbai and London

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This Is Where I Live: homeless art from New York, Berlin, Mumbai and London

Paintings from twelve artists from New York, Berlin and Mumbai join four from London at Diorama Arts Centre as part of Cafe Art's international art exhibition exchange This Is Where I Live from Friday 7 April until mid May. The exhibition is being held in all four cities, with paintings from each city being exhibited in each city. This Is Where I Live started in 2013, and has grown from the original exchange with fresh art in New York, which resulted in memorable videos from New York to London connecting them with the London artists who replied with their own video to New York. fresh art creates artistic and personal development opportunities...

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From Brazil with love – a Favela connection with London

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in News | Comments Off on From Brazil with love – a Favela connection with London

Brazilian artist, Ricardo Alves da Silva Miranda, also known by his artist name Ricardo Negro, creates colourful graffiti-style murals and paintings that focus on the architecture of the Favela communities of Brazil. Last night he painted a mural for Café Art in our Qbic Hotel base in East London. Ricardo, who is here to help Brazilian flip flop company Havaianas launch a summer 2017 range based on his paintings, wanted to connect with the London by doing a mural on a wall here and we were really happy when the Qbic Hotel gave him one of their main walls in the hotel. The Qbic Hotel has given Café Art free storage of our paintings and photographs since November...

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MyLondon photographer in new London exhibition

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in News | Comments Off on MyLondon photographer in new London exhibition

Hugh Gary had already started his photography training at West London University when he entered the MyLondon Photography Contest in 2016 securing second place in the pubic vote and a place in the 2017 MyLondon calendar. Later this month he will be in a group exhibition entitled Unfairground. The group, called West Twelve, has "innovative installations exploring fairness and the unfair." Described as a "multi-sensory exhibition" in Weston Hall, St Mary’s Road Campus, University of West London, Ealing on Thursday 23rd March 5.30 - 8.30pm. Exhibition curator Kirsty Meredith says “you can expect a rollercoaster ride!” Ominously, the press release has a...

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Hi-Yo, Silver! Away!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Hi-Yo, Silver! Away!

He may not draw a gun as fast as the Lone Ranger, but John Sheehy can easily beat the Ranger hands down if it's with a paint brush. John is a much-loved artist from 240 Project whom we connected with in the early days of Cafe Art. We have managed to display his art in a number of cafes, including a one-man show exhibition, which have seen a few of his pieces being bought by caffeine-art lovers. This time, the owner of Maria's Cafe - who else, but Maria herself, can't help, but buy one. She fell in love with this particular painting for a long time, and we're pleased to say that it is now hanging proudly in her house, instead of her Cafe wall. As usual, we...

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