Yearly Archives: 2018

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … the colorful upbeat mural by Jay Coleman

Starting the New Year off on the upbeat is the impressive new mural DC artist Jay Coleman (@jayfcoleman) created in Baltimore’s Bromo Arts District. With Eubie Blake on piano and the exuberant young drummer in the foreground, one can feel the rhythm and the percussive beat emanating from this eye-catching artwork.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … the late great jazz musician Roy Hargrove by Ernest Shaw, Jr

Travel and family obligations occupied the majority of my time since early October. Before I leave town again later this week I wanted to post the latest interview with the streets of Charm City.

LOWER MANHATTAN MURAL TOUR

Headlining today’s post … Albert Einstein loves New York 2 by Kobra

After touring Brooklyn, Charm City Streets boarded the L Line and spent two days in Lower Manhattan in search of new and new-to-me murals.

BROOKLYN MURAL TOUR

Headlining today’s post … The lighthouse keeper by Damien Mitchell for the Centre_Fuge Public Art Project

Charm City Streets walked miles and miles each day last week seeking out recent and new-to-me murals in and around Brooklyn.

WHEATPASTES, STENCILS AND STICKERS, OH MY!

Headlining today’s post … The Boss by Sacsix

In prior posts, I described how the ancient world used wheat paste to post legal decrees, public notices, advertisements, and ephemeral artwork. In our time, the term wheatpaste characterizes a particular form of street art: an illustration, painting or photo that an artist adheres to a public surface.

WELLING COURT MURAL PROJECT 2018

Headlining today’s post – superb collaboration by Joe Iurato and Rubin415

Late last week Charm City Streets had the pleasure of touring New York’s Astoria neighborhood and capturing images of the artwork created in early June during the 2018 Welling Court Mural Project.

PHOEBENEWYORK

Headlining today’s post … PhoebeNewYork vroomin’ through NYC

PhoebeNewYork  is the alter ego of New York City artist Libby Schoettle. Phoebe springs to life from collages the artist creates and pastes up all around the city boroughs and increasingly around the world. As you can see from the following images, PhoebeNewYork  provides a cornucopia of entertaining thoughts and witty comments on life and love.