The Manifest Hope: DC exhibition, showcasing the spirit of the grass-root artist movement, officially opened it’s doors Saturday morning, but Friday night, select VIPs and friends were invited to preview the pop-up gallery.Â The packed house reflected the energy that is currently flowing into the nation’s capital for Inauguration. Â With the crew workingÂ hard to put the 11th hourÂ finishing touches on the exhibition prior to the unveiling, the inspired looks from the audience once curtains came up made the week long marathon set-up all worthwhile!
AMÂ took lots of pictures and has a perfectly logical excuse for being tardy with this post. Oh heck, how about we make it up to you with another special gift from Shepard after jump.
Dear readers of AM: Sorry for the delay in posting our coverage of last night’s preview at Manifest Hope DC. We have an excuse and some perfectly logical facts for our delay:
1) The opening preview was an awesome experience and there were (multiple) open bars sponsored by Belvedere…
2) We had to stay to help clean up after everyone.
3) Did we mention that we have a bribe… err… prize from Shepard to make up for it now?!
We also have a very good excuse on why you didn’t wake up to see ourÂ recap articleÂ Saturday morning… Reason being; we got invited (last second) to cover something at the break of dawn. (hint: Fairey God Brother… well, just wait for the next post, it’ll all make sense soon!)
Ok… excuses and jokes aside,Â Shepard and AM really do appreciate the readers supporting the Manifest Hope DC show. So in addition to theÂ “Progress” stickers which Shepard usually signs for our readers, he also took time to sign the official “VOTE” campaign printÂ whichÂ has long been sold outÂ for you readers.
How do you win this numbered (now signed!) editionedÂ print? Simple… leave a comment telling us what your favoriteÂ presidents (top 3 of all time) are by noon Wednesday and we’ll select one reader at random. (Congratulations to Tay our winner of the Shepard Fairey signed Vote print.)
Discuss the show here.