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2017 Washington Auto Show to Feature Second Annual "ART-of-Motion" Art Car Exhibition


WASHINGTON - December 1, 2016: The Washington Auto Show has announced the second annual "ART-of-Motion" exhibit, an avant-garde design experience that befits 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.

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 5 th.  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. 

The Washington 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. Hundreds of new vehicles and concepts from 38 domestic and import manufacturers will fill the Washington Convention Center with three levels of advanced exhibits.

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