3rd Annual “ART-of-Motion” Exhibit at the 2018 Washington Auto Show


The Washington, DC Auto Show has announced the 3rd annual “ART-of-Motion” exhibit, an avant-garde design experience that befits the culture and imagination of the metro area, as it hosts a tier-one show on the global auto show circuit.

In cooperation with Automotive Rhythms, a trendsetting urban automotive media group, the cutting-edge art car display will feature over 8,000-square-feet of experiential graphic backdrops consisting of painted motorcycles, custom autos, urban fashion, and dynamic murals.

A highly notable group of artists will showcase their talents in ART-of-Motion including nationally celebrated painter Edward Joseph aka “Ed the Artist” who 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, Juan “CRI” Pineda, DC-based visual artist, whose distinct style is also characterized as urban-contemporary/street art, will offer famed realism for his creative works while Maria Miller, who derives much of her inspiration from topics surrounding race and reproduction, will perform mural art on behalf of Mazda.

Furthermore, PAINTS Institute and Joseph Ramos Cruz will be creating works of art along with Blind Whino SW Arts Club which continues its mission as an accessible arts environment with multiple experiential opportunities to enhance cultural palettes. Blind Whino will welcome a cadre of creators to the Washington Convention Center for this monumental showcase.

In addition to the painting of vehicles on site, fashion models posing as picturesque figurines from KennyKAS Custom will align inventive fusion and entertainment to delight the senses. “ART-of-Motion promises to thrill auto enthusiasts and art lovers alike,” said John Ourisman, Chairman of The Washington, DC Auto Show. “This partnership expands The Washington, DC 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 third floor in Ballroom B of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. From January 25 to February 4. Designers will be painting vehicles and murals in real time for showgoers to experience. Expect to see Toyota’s C-HR R-Code, a “reflection based surfacing” Mazda CX-5 from Georgetown’s art students, smart fortwo, a Kia Stinger, the intergalactic 2018 Nissan Rogue: Poe Dameron’s X-wing with BB-8, a Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, and much more stylizing 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.

The Washington, DC Auto Show has become a beloved annual tradition among Washingtonians who marvel at the growing display of mobility technologies, exotics, stars and cars, interactive displays, contests and mascots. It is one of the five top auto shows in the United States and is the largest indoor consumer event in the District of Columbia. The show takes place in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center where more than 35 automakers will display over 700 vehicles by way of three levels of advanced exhibits.

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