ART-of-Motion: A Visual Art and Fashion Exhibition
The Washington Auto Show has announced the second annual “ART-of-Motion” exhibit, an avant-garde design experience that benefits the culture and imagination of the Washington, D.C. area, as it hosts a tier-one show on the global auto show circuit.
In cooperation with Automotive Rhythms, the trendsetting urban automotive media group, the cutting-edge art car display will feature over 8,000-square-feet of experiential graphic backdrops consisting of motorcycles, autos, fashion and murals. A highly notable group of artists will showcase their live talents in ART-of-Motion. Nationally celebrated painter, Edward Joseph aka “Ed the Artist” is an abstract visualizer that specializes in lines that seek influence using shapes, forms, colors and textures. Shawn Mitchell Perkins aka “SP the Plug” will bring his style of abstract, graffiti and realism to the exhibit using mostly oil and some acrylic paint. In addition, Jamaal Newman aka “Jamaal Lamaaj” will offer his famed realism style for his creative works and Suite Nation will bring a cadre of creators to the Washington Convention Center for this monumental showcase. American artist SUPERWAXX’s work, often using vibrant colors and fine line painting techniques, is heavily influenced by animated cartoons, comic books, popular culture and street art. She has exhibited artwork in Boston, New York City, Miami, and Cuba. She has also worked in collaboration with acclaimed internationally renowned artists and art institutions such as the Smithsonian.
The ART-of-Motion exhibit also features Chris Turner, an automotive care specialist who will give educational sessions to patrons of the show. These sessions educate automotive enthusiasts in the area of appearance enhancement and maintenance of their vehicles. Chris Turner is 1 of 130 installers worldwide that are qualified to install Ceramic Quartz Finest paint protection. Chris is also the automotive care specialist for a few of the cars in the Art of Motion exhibit.
In addition to the painting of vehicles on site, fashion models posing as picturesque figurines from Kas Collection will align inventive fusion and entertainment to delight the senses. “ART-of-Motion promises to thrill auto enthusiasts and art lovers alike,” said Geoff Pohanka, chairman of The Washington Auto Show. “This partnership expands the Washington Auto Show’s niche as a host of connective and innovative exhibits that, quite literally, put a new perspective on the auto industry.” The ART-of-Motion feature will be located on the upper level of the three-level Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest Washington D.C. From January 27th to February 5th. Designers will be painting vehicles and murals in real time for showgoers to experience. Expect to see a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Jaguar XE, Kia Cadenza, Toyota Prius, Jaguar XE and vehicles from Mazda and MINI stylized by the aforementioned artists. “Undeniably an enticing attraction for an auto show, this spectacle will finally portray automobiles as we understand them: works of impressive beauty and innovative design,” said Kimatni D. Rawlins, president and CEO of Automotive Rhythms. View photos of featured “ART-of-Motion” vehicles:
The ART-of-Motion display by Automotive Rhythms will feature “Car Show Fashion for 2017” by KennyKAS Custom. It’s edgy, sexy and classic with a sprinkle of chic street wear. KennyKAS Custom is a high-end couture fashion company which specializes in sophisticated evening wear, stylish men’s and women’s business suits and fashionable urban apparel. Ed the Artist can be seen wearing KennyKAS Custom in the photo above. Visit us Saturday and Sunday January 28 and 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the festivities.