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William "Dalabil" Potbin
William “Dalabil” Potvin is an Oakland based artist who creates large-scale art installations and visual imagery as an alternative source of information to today’s popular forms of media. His work acts as a catalyst to raise awareness around political, social and environmental issues concerning our world today. He believes in employing recyclable and natural materials to educate on the benefits of reusability and the potential effects of consumerism. His work offers a visually stimulating, fun and interesting manner of educating about issues that particularly affect today’s youth. Dalabil has been the PTTP festival Ambiance director for the past 6 years.
Graff Artist will be painting pieces LIVE!
DAVID 'LEBO' Le BATARDwww.lebostudios.com
In the majority of LEBO's work, his interest in music is a consistent current that creates a platform for his paintings in terms of subject matter and composition. LEBO harmonically and rhythmically recreates sequences of sound in time by laying down stylized lines combined with vivid palettes to complement his cartoon metaphors and cast of characters. The genres of musical inspiration include afrobeat, bata-rumba, conjunto, electronic house, jazz (blues, funk, fusion), Latin jazz (bossa nova, salsa), ska and soul.
LEBO has developed a cult-like following as he demonstrates his cartoon expressionistic style and improvisational process by engaging audiences at collaborative live painting performances at concerts and well known music venues throughout the country. The artist unifies an aural and visual experience by creating continuous compositions on canvas, as he has shared the stage with headlining musical talent as Beastie Boys, Béla Fleck, Burning Spear, Disco Biscuits, Les Claypool, Arturo Sandoval, Thievery Corporation, Wynton Marsalis, The Dead, Phil Lesh and Friends, Donovan Frankenreiter, and Willie Nelson.
Curator: Suzie Ferras
Bio: With a background in drawing, illustration, painting and sculpture, Suzie Ferras has been working professionally in the arts for over 10 years as a fine artist, illustrator, arts educator, curator and event organizer. Suzie has been one of many championing the live art movement in the San Francisco Bay Area, doing live art to live music regularly in and around San Francisco, collaborating with some of the Bay Areas finest local musicians. In 2008, she founded the art & music collective, Local 365, to facilitate collaboration and cohesion within local creative culture, while making the fine arts more visible and accessible to local audiences. She has exhibited art and/or has done live art with numerous venues locally and abroad, including The de Young Museum, The New York Stock Exchange, Sesame Street (as aired on PBS), SFJAZZ, The San Francisco Jazz Heritage Museum and Yoshi’s SF.