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Guerrilla Gardening Continues

1888872_698038940267609_8329477993132045430_oThe guerrilla gardening crew has been on the move, converting vacant lots into vegetable and floral gardens, parks and walk-thrus, and growing food out of fish. We’re still out here every Saturday, meeting in at the Gandhi Garden at 9am. Here’s some pics of our recent progress. Some Photos are from the Trentonian. Also, thank you ISLES, The Trenton Downtown Association and The College of New Jersey for all your collaboration. More info on the GG Unit here »

THE NOTHING IS COMING

IMG_20140530_231300What happens when the New Jersey state capitol’s most notable, prolific visual artist stops giving a fuck? You get….THE NOTHING!

Featuring….

Uncanny Visual art by: WILLIAM G KASSO
Lyrical Graffiti by: BLACK COLLAR BIZ & HUSTLE EMCEE
Turntableizm by: DJ ITSJUSTAHMAD

Gallery 219
July 11th 2014
6pm-10pm

Read More about it here »

Trenton’s Daughter.. All Grown Up

1782078_498837216899490_1475934720_nOur featured artist of the month of June is no other than Trenton’s own, Tamara Torres. The opening reception is June 20th, 2014 at Gallery 219 at 6pm-9pm. DJ ITSJUSTAHMAD on the 1s and 2s. Read more about it here »

Underachievers are Back…

1512043_10100368814395039_1444814475_oIt’s time for round 2 with the Underachievers, Mek and Ras. These two dope artists will showcase their work at Gallery 219 on Friday, May 16th from 6 – 10pm. Both these artists are now leaders in east coast graffiti. Mek for his wicked burners and illustrative style, and Ras for his mastery of portraits. This show is going to be the best of the best.. nothing less.  ItsJustAhmad will be spinning and Kasso will be curating. Don’t miss it!

Soul of the Message is Back!

sotm2014flyer_webA few months ago, we invited artists to come paint the hallways of our building and the walls of the gallery. We got a great response, and we’re gonna feature all the work in this year’s Soul of the Message show. This is the 4th year of Soul of the Message, the original SAGE exhibition, and each year it brings in the Spring with a new burst of creativity. This year we have the twisted visions of Chelsea Perron, ENOS1 on the spray-cans, next-level pieces by Hardwork Artwork, and more.. It all goes down April 11th. Be there! More info here »

Art Kebabs

1538760_10152166865384610_812583072_nThis March we’re doing a show at the Kebab House, a great Mediterranean place around the corner from the SAGE HQ. Fun fact: Back at the Trenton Atelier, where SAGE Coalition was formed, we used to get the left-over cooking oil from the Kebab House and distil it into bio-diesel, which we used to heat the shop. Now it’s time to return the favor. On Friday, March 14th, we’re curating an exhibit at the Kebab House featuring the awesome work of artist Jamaila Hernandez. We hope to bring some business to this fine establishment, and some attention to Jemaila’s beautiful work. Read more about it here »

New Life @ 219

1780899_10152200071856967_1319197092_nStudios 219, the SAGE headquarters, is currently open to being painted by anyone. You can paint the halls, paste art up, or donate a piano.. just come bring some life to this building. Think of it as Windows of Soul but inside. We want all artists in Trenton and beyond to know that this building is open to shows and creative endeavours, that it exists for artists and is soon to be run by artists as well. If you want to be a part of it, come on down to 219 Hanover St.

The ART HAMMER Never Misses

ArtHammerFlyer2SideWebRicardo Barros is setting up a show for next friday, Dec. 13th. It’s a photography exhibition all about street art shaping society. Read more about it here »

HOLIDAY NEWS BLAST

What’s up internet? I just thought I’d post some news from the Coalition.. First off the Black Friday fundraiser went well, with some great performances and a good turn out. Thank you to everyone who came.. thanks to you we have raised enough to get us started on this High Grade Artistry movement. That’s right, its not an album, or a tour.. It’s a movement..

NVRLSTBikeShopFlyer_webNext up, our man Wills the bike whisperer has just opened a bike shop downtown at 3 South Broad. It’s open Saturday and Wednesday from 10-4. It’s a great place to get a refurbished bike for really cheap, and all proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club. Plus, if you bring your bike in and ask for the “Internet Special” he will give you a free tune-up! (Wills: “I will?” Graham: “No, you Wills!”)

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In other news our last gallery opening of the year is coming up.. its called ART HAMMER and we’re putting it together with photographer Ricardo Barros. It’s all about street art photography. More info TBA. Don’t miss it… this may be our last show at 219 for a long time.

We’re also putting together a gallery soup kitchen event around Christmas. It’s kind of early to announce but we could use some volunteers. If you’re interested in donating canned/non-perishable food or clothing, or if you are free on Dec. 21st around lunch time to help serve, please contact us at sagecoalitionnj@gmail.com.

oh.. and one more thing

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Damn, it’s been a crazy year.

Black Friday Artistry

BlackFriday2FlyerWebHey all, we’re throwing a Mixtape Release Party on Black Friday (Nov. 29th) to raise money for High Grade Artistry, the album from our own Black Collar Biz, the tour, and the experience we’re about to unleash in 2014. Come out, party and contribute a little something to the cause. Doors open at 9pm. More info here »