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A Conversation with Rock Martinez: The Journey from Tagger to Renowned Muralist

Whether you’re a young aspiring artist or just someone interested in learning more about the world of urban art, join us on Saturday, April 6 for a conversation with artist Rock Martinez and hear the story of his journey from tagger to renowned muralist.

Moderated by

Seattle’s own creative spirit Angelina ‘179’ Villalobos


Event date  Saturday, April 6, 2019
Event time  1:00pm-2:00pm | 12:30pm doors
Event location  JBL Theater @ MoPOP
Ages  All ages

FREE with RSVP and Museum Admission

About Rock Martinez

Born and raised in Tucson, Rock ‘Cyfi’ Martinez ( was artistically inspired at a young age, gravitating towards Mexican mural art.

Now an International Aerosol Artist, with over 15 years experience painting large surfaces, Commercial Buildings and Private spaces, doing works that range from commissions to relevant public tributes—including the Prince mural currently featured in MoPOP’s Prince from Minneapolis exhibit—Rock brings creative solutions to neighborhoods around the United States. Working across cultures to help overcome and highlight the challenges faced within different communities, Rock is known for pushing ideas to extremes and unlocking public art awareness while brightening city streets with his larger than life murals.


12:30pm — Doors Open

1:00pm — Welcome Remarks: Angeline '179' Villalobos

1:05pm — Rock Martinez Presentation

1:15pm — Panel: Rock Martinez with moderator Angelina '179' Villalobos

1:30pm — Q&A with the audience