People who think Napa takes itself too seriously should meet Julio Soriano, Dan Graham, David Hopp and Jimmy DiMarcellis.
Hopp and Marcellis created the downtown window display "," a tongue-in-cheek art installation that purports to clue visitors in to some little-known facts about our city --that don't happen to be facts at all (a Napan invented the thumbs-up sign, etc.).
Graham, an assistant manager at in Bel Aire Plaza, hosted an authors' "" downtown Thursday night complete with readings from books that exist only in Graham's imagination (Baby Lawyer: Bebeas Corpus, to name one hilarious example).
And Soriano, creator of the we featured back in May, continues his culture-jamming ways with this video on the "All Animal Network," in which he uses the recent as a springboard for discussion.
These young artists are using the tools of establishment media to create very different statements from the ones you might expect.
And they're helping make Napa a more interesting and even surprising place not only to visit, but to live.