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2014 Art Without Borders

Saturday, March 22nd, from 8-11pm

Dont forget to RSVP for the Reception!

Custom Vinyl Art Exhibit Raising Awareness and Funds for the
Doctors Without Borders Organization

Art Without Borders returns to Art Whino once again with customs created by the top talent in the vinyl world. This show is an international initiative by Pranay Parikh and Mawuli Dzirasa to raise awareness and funds for international organizations providing humanitarian aid across the globe. Art Without Borders will once again benefit the charity Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), which provides quality health care to those in crisis irrespective of their race, religion, or political affiliation.  While last year’s show asked artists to create pieces using the iconic Kidrobot Munny and Dunny, this year’s show will further challenge the artists with the opportunity to add their own hand-made resin and plush pieces.

This year’s show will move into Art Whino’s new venue in South West DC, Blind Whino. This newly revived Victorian and Romanesque-style church features an awe-inspiring, mural covering the exterior of the building created by Atlanta artist, HENSE. The second floor of the space echoes with bursts of color from floor to ceiling with artist, MEGGS’ masterful mural that envelops the whole of the monumental performance space.  As the new beacon for the DC area art community, Blind Whino is the perfect venue to host this unique show supporting MSF while also giving visitors the opportunity to appreciate one of a kind art from world renowned artists, the chance to gather around with family and friends with live music and performances.

Saturday, March 22nd, from 8-11pm
DJ Inkognito on the the turntables in the Upstairs performance area
DJ Dee Dub on the the turntables in the lounge area
RSVP Only event.

734 1st St SW Washington, DC 22024

BLIND WHINO:Sw Arts Club is a free membership club.
To attend the reception simply RSVP to
If you have a friends attending please make sure email us their names and emails.

After the reception the exhibit will on display at
Art Whino Gallery
120 American Way National Harbor, MD  20745

Show end date: April 22nd,  2014

The event is FREE and open to the public.



About Doctors without Borders:

doctors-without-borders-logoDoctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.

Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF also reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.  In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.  To make a donation click HERE

Pranay Parikh
Born and raised in California, I’ve always had a penchant for the arts. Unfortunately, I learned early in my life that a life of artistry was not for me. There were days that I would complain that my creativity was broken, or that my hand was dumb, and I just couldn’t figure out how to draw. I did, however, realize that I was a natural in the sciences, which lead me to pursue a life in medicine, which is my current focus as a 4th year medical student.  Though the creativity foci in my brain may be broken or missing for that matter, it didn’t drive me away from an appreciation of the arts, and I sought a way to be more involved. Throughout the years, I have had the pleasure to meet many artists from around the world with extremely intelligent hands I might add. Working with them on various projects, and talking to them about what I do; we came up with the idea for this show. A way for artists to showcase their creativity while being able to give back to an organization that does amazing work around the world. A organization that I hope to take part in one day, but until then, I hope to help in any way I can.
Mawuli Dzirasa
I’m a Maryland native who has been a staunch supporter of the “low brow” art scene for many years and is a longtime collector of art, sneakers, and good times. I am an engineer by trade, a DJ, and a member of the N3rdlink team where we help to do our part to report on all things related to nerd culture. Being a member of a community service oriented fraternity, and having health care professionals for family members, I have a deep seeded passion to give back to the community at large, particularly in areas that relate to health. This show is both a way to raise awareness for an amazing
organization, and a way to highlight the culture I enjoy so much.

Participating Artists:

Angry Woebots
Ardabus Rubber
Baby Vtec
Beef Poo
Brent Nolasco
Carson Catlin
David Kraig
David Ten
David Weeks
Gabe Griffiths
Gabriel Carpio
Graham Franciose
Graphix Chick
Ian Ziobrowski
iRoc (Troy Martin)
James Fuller
JC Rivera
Jenn & Tony Bot
Jeremy Dale (Valleydweller)
Jerk Face
Josh Taylor
Juanito Maiquez
Kasey Tararuj
Kevin Gosslein
Matt Anderson
Matthew "Obscure" Perez  
Mark Troup (Gomi)
mc baldassari
Mike Fudge
Mike Slobot
Nick Knite
Nightmare Mikey
Patrick Wong
Respect Graphics
Richard Walker
Ryan "Rocketboy" McClure
Steve Ferrera
Sylvia O
Tasha Zimich
Thomas I. Rabbits
Tyler Coey