BRICKS, BREWS & CREWS PAINT JAM – 25 YEARS OF NSF

Headlining today’s post … Reuse Reduce Revisit by Nether for Bricks, Brews & Crews Paint Jam

A quarter century of Non Stop Funk is quite the accomplishment; so renowned Bmore writers Arek and Stab decided to celebrate this milestone NSF Crew anniversary. Thanks to generous support from The Loading Dock, Inc. and Spray Planet by Montana Cans, the Bricks, Brews & Crews Paint Jam this past weekend was a spray-tacular success.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining this month’s post … Ernest Shaw Jr. and his tribute to Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

The flurry of incredible artwork in Graffiti Alley continued unabated this month. Ernest Shaw Jr. painted a stunning tribute to Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, and to John Coltrane, the ever remarkable jazz saxophonist. Megan Lewis created two more beautiful murals in her #blkwomen series next to which Ernest painted a stern-looking portrait of Pablo Picasso. West fashioned a dope 3D face peering out of a corner wall … as well as

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … Da Motha from the #blkwomen series by Megan Lewis

July was a hectic month, both personally and art wise. I spent the first couple of weeks visiting family in Seattle and the last week or so getting the house ready to go on the market. Our daughters and grandchildren now live in Seattle, so my wife and I have decided to move to the Emerald City. Despite all the hustle and bustle, I made time to photograph the latest art in Baltimore’s public spaces. Of course, it took me until the end of August before I had time to process the images. Thank you for your patience.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … a ginormous three-headed flamingo (a flamin-cerber-go-us?) by Goodloe Byron

Friends and family visiting from Germany and Seattle plus attendance at the 2018 Bushwick Block Party keep me busy throughout June. I had little time to photograph so unfortunately missed the opportunity to capture all the new art in Baltimore’s public spaces.

NEW YORK CITY WHEATPASTES, Post 3

Headlining today’s post … Jean-Michel Basquiat by Silvio Alino

Today’s post is the last of three articles illustrating the phenomenal wheatpastes Charm City Streets encountered last week in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Here you will find artwork by the well-known artists LittleRicky001, Dirkartnyc, Sara Erenthal, Android_Oi, Hunt Rodriguez, and numerous others.

NEW YORK CITY WHEATPASTES, Post 2

Headlining today’s post … All I want is everything by @phoebenewyork

With her pink round face and signature bob weave, Phoebe provides a treasure trove of amusing thoughts and clever pronouncements on life and love. Look for these and additional dope wheatpastes by @phoebenewyork on your next visit to the Big Apple.

NEW YORK CITY WHEATPASTES

Headlining today’s post … Kathy Griffin holding the head of Harvey Weinstein – wheatpaste by SacSix

Wheat paste has been used to post notices, advertisements and artwork on walls since ancient Greek and Roman times. Today the term wheatpaste is used to describe a particular form of street art – any illustration, painting, photo, or poster which an artist adheres to a public surface.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … Again climbed lofty heights again!

Prior to its grand opening, Baltimore’s dynamic Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn created one of their signature murals on Union Craft Brewing in the new Union Collective at 1700 W. 41st Street in the Hampden-Medfield neighborhood. Their use of color, shape and pattern is striking. The closer you approach the mural the more intriguing the patterns and shapes within patterns and shapes becomes. You gotta check out this fascinating mural … and enjoy all that the Union Collective will soon have to offer.

New mural by Katey and Jessie underway at Union Craft Brewing

POW! WOW! MURAL FESTIVAL – 3rd STREET NE

Headlining today’s post … artist Johan Moorman at Pow!Wow!DC 2018

A score of local, regional and international artists gathered last week in NoMa for the third annual Pow! Wow! DC mural festival.

An intriguing sculpture, a bit of nervous nonsense, two eye-catching indigenous women, mesmerizing geometric abstracts, and an oasis graced the warehouse walls near the intersection of M Street and 3rd Street NE.