In celebration of the opening of Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop at MoPOP, we put on a series of events to deepen the impact of the exhibition.
Our second event was a Paint & Sip with local artist Claudia Villalobos. Attendees were invited to grab their favorite beverage, nod their heads and tap their feet with every brush stroke as one of MoPOP's favorite DJs, the talented DJ Sir Juan joined virtually to spin and scratch some favorite hits, features, and remixes on the turntables. Event goers painted a rarely seen photograph of hip-hop megastar Megan Thee Stallion from the Contact High exhibition.
About the Photo and Photographer
The Megan Thee Stallion photo that inspired our Paint & Sip activity was taken by Sam Balaban, a photographer and director based in New Jersey who has not only been featured in the International Center of Photography, the Annenberg Space for Photography, and select exhibits in New York City and Los Angeles, but also be in our Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop exhibition.
About Claudia Villalobos
Born and raised in the 206, Claudia couldn't be any prouder of her PNW roots! She is passionate about introducing all Youth to the ARTS community and the possibilities of all art mediums. Claudia hosts Creative Art sessions for underprivileged youth and out-of-the-box thinkers to explore the possibility of incorporating art into their lives in hopes that it could be a positive outlet for our future youth. Her love of art encouraged her to create Glow Girls. Glow Girls is a nonprofit that empowers young ladies to express themselves through hands-on art activities, inspiring them to be creative in their own unique way.
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