HOLY BONES

HOLY BONES HOLY BONES is a creative agency, artist network, and gallery space based in Washington, D.C. Instagram: @holy.bones
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HOLY BONES is a creative agency, artist network, and gallery space based in Washington, D.C. The HOLY BONES space, opening July 28, 2016 to the public, will showcase unique art and artists during pop-up shows and will include a residency program. The space is run by local artist Kelly Towles. "I wanted to create a multi-purpose space to host gallery shows and a live-in residency program that celebrates all kinds of work. I'm very excited to introduce international artists to the Washington, D.C. community," said Kelly Towles, founder of Holy Bones.

Mission: The main mission of HOLY BONES is to introduce international artists to the D.C. area. We want local artists and creatives from other cultures to be inspired by one another.

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10/01/2019

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07/17/2019
ランプハウス東京 Ramphousetokyo

Kelly Towles still going strong at ランプハウス東京 Ramphousetokyo 👌

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03/25/2019

LAST TRAIN: a solo exhibition by Kelly Towles

Inspired by subways and underground’s from around the world, this show is a visual diary of - Memories, Ads and Inspirations.
Creating this body of work has been in the process for the past year while traveling to Tokyo, New York, DC to name a few.

This is going to be fire.

LAST TRAIN | April 12th - 14th
Opening Reception April 12th | 5p-12a
2118 14th st NW
Washington DC, 20009
Free and open to the public

LAST TRAIN is presented as a part of UMBRELLA by No Kings Collective, in partnership with Collection 14
9 Galleries
3 Days
1 Block
UMBRELLA

See you there ✌🏻

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/umbrella-presented-by-no-kings-collective-collection-14-tickets-59003946392

🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼Wayne Rooney is Man of the Match tonight as DC United SMOKED Real Salt LakeProud to present this customized Fender...
03/17/2019

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Wayne Rooney is Man of the Match tonight as DC United SMOKED Real Salt Lake

Proud to present this customized Fender guitar courtesy of Heineken as his reward

02/13/2019
Ian Roche

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01/23/2019

A year and change in two minutes with your pals at Holy Bones

01/17/2019
ランプハウス東京 Ramphousetokyo

Stoked to see Kelly Towles piece still alive and well in Tokyo

ランプハウス東京 Ramphousetokyo // 2017

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12/03/2018

In November 2018 we took a quick trip to Tokyo to get some fresh inspiration for the coming year and touch base on some projects that are in the works.

While we're in Tokyo, one of our regular moves is to link up with our old friend Yoshi to hang and find somewhere to paint. This year he got Kelly a wall at Sunrise Shred Service on the mountain just outside of the city.

Music by Grillabeats

11/28/2018

November 2018 \\ ASTRO (Paris, France) paints 14 stories in Washington DC

Curated by Holy Bones

14 stories this week with astro ODV from Paris, FranceCheck us out as we work all week at the corner of N st and 1st NEC...
10/25/2018

14 stories this week with astro ODV from Paris, France

Check us out as we work all week at the corner of N st and 1st NE

Curated by Holy Bones
Assistance from Spectrum Mural Studio

09/18/2018
Revisting SCOUT: Kelly Towles restores his first mural

SCOUT, originally painted in 2009, stood as a milestone in Kelly's career as his first large-scale mural. This year he was given the opportunity to restore the mural to it's original condition with support from DC Commission of the Arts.

In this video, Kelly reflects on his career and his life; how things have changed since he first painted SCOUT and how some things have stayed the same.

Video by Ian Roche

CONGRUENT is a group exhibition + collaboration by local artist collectives, showcasing and celebrating DC’s emerging DI...
06/12/2018
CONGRUENT Opening Reception June 15th | 6pm-11pm

CONGRUENT is a group exhibition + collaboration by local artist collectives, showcasing and celebrating DC’s emerging DIY arts culture. A collective is defined as a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together to achieve a common objective. Congruent seeks to showcase a small slice of the emerging art scene in the district using the power of an artist aiding, artist support system. The high tide raises all ships.

*Please note, through a browser, clicking 'get directions' will show the incorrect location, the event is in North East, not North West.

• Opening Night
June 15th | 6pm-11pm
RSVP link - goo.gl/nyd8eL
Event is 21+

• Exhibition Runs //
June 15th - July 1st
Gallery Hours
Fri - Sun | Noon - 5pm

• Location //
1402 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

• Curated by:
Holy Bones, Neon Cat, Amorfa, Dawne Langford, Fathom Concepts, and No Kings Collective

No Kings Collective presents CONGRUENT CONGRUENT is a collaboration by local artist collectives, showcasing and celebrating DC’s emerging DIY arts culture. A collective is defined as a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together to achie...

12/13/2017
In the studio with Kelly Towles

In the studio with Kelly Towles

A conversation with Washington, DC visual artist Kelly Towles about how to make it as an artist.

11/16/2017
KELLY TOWLES X GINKGO BIOWORKS (Boston, MA)

KELLY TOWLES X GINKGO BIOWORKS (Boston, MA) / Kelly Towles, Creative Director of HOLY BONES, takes a trip up to Boston to paint a commission for Ginkgo Bioworks. // 🎥 by Ian Roche of Holy Bones

11/01/2017
HOLY BONES // James Bullough for AVA NoMa

James Bullough X HOLY BONES | Check out our full interview with James Bullough during his last visit to Washington, DC where he painted his largest mural to date and talks about his art, life and what motivates him.

James Bullough is an American born artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. Inspired by gritty urban graffiti as a young artist growing up in Washington...

James Bullough's latest mural is coming to life!  Check out some of the progress pics of him working on this 14-story tw...
09/26/2017

James Bullough's latest mural is coming to life! Check out some of the progress pics of him working on this 14-story two-wall piece for AVA NoMa. Be sure to check our Instagram stories (@holy.bones) for more of the action.

Photos by Bradley W. Johnson and Ian Roche • Produced by HOLY BONES

08/09/2017
AARP

We're very happy to share this with everyone. Check out this short documentary we did for AARP (AARP DC) about local DC artist Matt Corrado and his father in-law, Stuart Battle sharing their experience creating this great mural of Einstein, titled 「Smurfenstein」, for POW WOW DC 2017 in NoMA.

• Filmed by Ian Roche and Bradley W. Johnson of HOLY BONES.

"I knew that just cutting off a high-pressure, stressful job like surgery, that I would be lost for a while."

There's just something about coming together as a team, rain or shine, having great food and being surrounded by awesome...
05/31/2017

There's just something about coming together as a team, rain or shine, having great food and being surrounded by awesome people. As part of this year's POW WOW DC, the folks at Maketto treated us to some amazing Cambodian/Taiwanese dishes as we all chilled, mingled, and had a great time.

Shout out to our pals at Maketto for hosting an amazing Cambodian/Taiwanese meal last night with great company, beverages and food. - Photos by Emma McAlary

We had a fantastic meal hosted by Iron Gate Restaurant last week as part of this year's POW WOW DC.  Great food, great c...
05/31/2017

We had a fantastic meal hosted by Iron Gate Restaurant last week as part of this year's POW WOW DC. Great food, great company, who could ask for more.

The POW!WOW! family is forever growing and we believe it's important to come together, share, and connect with artists and hard workers over a fantastic meal. Thank you to Iron Gate Restaurant for hosting us last week and providing this family style dinner. • Photos by Emma McAlary

Come join us tonight for an Open Studio for Kelly Towles at 52 O Street Studios! Doors are open from 6pm - 9pm. Entrance...
03/30/2017

Come join us tonight for an Open Studio for Kelly Towles at 52 O Street Studios! Doors are open from 6pm - 9pm. Entrance will be through the garage in rear alley. Who's comin'??

Cloudy and rainy days are perfect for eating ramen.  While in Tokyo, we had the chance to experience the annual #Tokyo #...
12/06/2016

Cloudy and rainy days are perfect for eating ramen. While in Tokyo, we had the chance to experience the annual #Tokyo #Ramen Show. The show is separated into two segments, each containing about 20-some vendors, all selling delicious... RAMEN. Of course we were all over this, and indulged in about 10 different types of ramen, with live entertainment from an idol group on a stage. We definitely had our favorites, some that didn`t make the mark, and some that were adequate. All were great, and a food coma was in order afterwards.

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12/01/2016

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When in #Osaka, gotta have that #takoyaki.  Osaka is the birth place of takoyaki, a round shaped snack made of batter fi...
11/30/2016

When in #Osaka, gotta have that #takoyaki. Osaka is the birth place of takoyaki, a round shaped snack made of batter filled with octopus, usually considered a street food. It is then usually brushed with takoyaki sauce, bonito flakes and lined with Japanese mayonnaise (very different than mayo you get in the U.S.) Usually served in a small container, with a toothpick to eat. Freshly served, it`s piping hot, but once it cools down a little it is awesome. / #holybones

Kelly Towles showcased some of his newest work at SEZON ART GALLERY in Tokyo for Art Cocktail vol.2, and had the chance ...
11/23/2016

Kelly Towles showcased some of his newest work at SEZON ART GALLERY in Tokyo for Art Cocktail vol.2, and had the chance to meet some great artists from the area. Here, he stands with other fellow artists, Satoshi Maruhashi and Daisuke Sawai.

Autumn brings out some great street food in Japan.  Lining the entrance to  Yasaka Shrine in #Kyoto we had to stop and t...
11/22/2016

Autumn brings out some great street food in Japan. Lining the entrance to Yasaka Shrine in #Kyoto we had to stop and taste a bunch of the food that was offered. Below is a picture of freshly made piping hot kyo hashimaki, a well-known dish in the Kyoto region. It is essentially a crepe with okonomiyaki like toppings and filling. This one in particular was filled with cheese, drool.

An array of fried goodness on the streets of #Asakusa.
11/21/2016

An array of fried goodness on the streets of #Asakusa.

If anyone ever goes to an Isomaru Suisan in #Japan, you have to try the kani miso.  "Kani" refers to a 'crab', while "mi...
11/18/2016

If anyone ever goes to an Isomaru Suisan in #Japan, you have to try the kani miso. "Kani" refers to a 'crab', while "miso" refers to a 'brain'. That`s right, a crab brain dish. While it is mixed in with very thin/small pieces of crab meat, the taste of something else is very apparent, hence the brain. Served in a shell and heated in front of you, it tastes great alone or over some rice. While it isn't to everyone's liking, it's worth a shot if you're feeling adventurous.

Tomorrow is 「Artist Open Studios」at @52ostreet ! Come meet the #holybones team and explore the spaces' of the array of D...
11/17/2016

Tomorrow is 「Artist Open Studios」at @52ostreet ! Come meet the #holybones team and explore the spaces' of the array of DC talent that works out of the building. Free + Open to the public from 5pm — 10pm. /

We were all looking forward to this meal while in #Japan.  #AburaSoba from Banninriki (万人力) in #Asakusa. Unlike other #r...
11/16/2016

We were all looking forward to this meal while in #Japan. #AburaSoba from Banninriki (万人力) in #Asakusa. Unlike other #ramen dishes, abura soba is essentially a ramen dish without the broth, instead with an oily soy base. The word "abura" means "oil" while "soba" refers to the noodles. There are other places that serve this dish deliciously across #Tokyo, but Banninriki just takes it to another level.

We've landed, #Japan / #holybonesBe sure to follow our Instagram and our story for the adventures. @holy.bones
10/25/2016

We've landed, #Japan / #holybones

Be sure to follow our Instagram and our story for the adventures. @holy.bones

Only a few days till the HOLY BONES team travels to the land of the rising sun for research.  Be sure to follow our Inst...
10/20/2016

Only a few days till the HOLY BONES team travels to the land of the rising sun for research. Be sure to follow our Instagram story (@holy.bones) to see the adventures we`ll be having in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, Japan.

We're all set up and here at Crafty Bastards located  at Union Market DC! Come check out the new collection of shirts an...
10/02/2016

We're all set up and here at Crafty Bastards located at Union Market DC! Come check out the new collection of shirts and look through some of Kelly Towles original artwork. We'll be here till about 5pm today.

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Holy Bones is a creative agency, artist network, and gallery space based in Washington, D.C. The HOLY BONES space showcases unique art and artists during pop-up shows and is available for special events. The space is run by local D.C. artist Kelly Towles. "I wanted to create a multi-purpose space to host gallery shows and a live-in residency program that celebrates all kinds of work. I'm very excited to introduce international artists to the Washington, D.C. community," said Kelly Towles, founder of Holy Bones, LLC.

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