The San Diego Model Railroad Museum proudly presents “Shake Rattle Roll”. This exhibit features a glimpse into railroad graffiti culture and how the model railroad community are replacing what is seen on the railroads today. Dating back to the mid 1900’s through present day, urban style graffiti has incorporated topics of deep personal meaning, cultural awareness and political driven themes. The railroad equipment has not set a limit on what an individual can do with graffiti expression. It has also not stopped various small scale train modelers who wish to replicate these beautifully decorated trains.
Become absorbed in displays featuring authentic freight train graffiti models and engage with hands-on activities that allow guests to practice expression through writing and art. Experience the lifestyle, growth, and public perception of graffiti art and how the model railroading community has become an active participant in recreating and preserving this artistic subculture.
Featuring model railroaders Joseph Espinoza, Scott Richardson, Josh Baakko, Patrick Yates, Travus Clark, Rick Kempf, Roy Butch Heyler, Jeremy Gladfelter, Charlie Zimmerman and Scott Kelley-Clement. Featured artist in the exhibition, Christopher “Sake One” Kinney.
Special thanks to Paint on Freights, Mint Films, San Diego Cultural Arts Alliance, Writerz Blok, Billy Coleman and Michael Armstrong.
Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego