Spring training must have started early this year, because Baltimore artists and writers all hit triples this month.
On a cold morning mid-month, Charm City Streets visited Nether on site of the latest Arts + Parks mural project. Located on the corner of East Madison Street at North Curley, the main mural illustrates the cultural history of this Eastside neighborhood. In the late 1900s and early 20th century, it grew to handle the wave of newly-arrived Czech immigrants and soon became known as Little Bohemia or Bohemia Village. Two
Brazilian artist Alex Senna, with collaborative support from Section 1 Project and Urban Walls Brazil, created a fascinating new mural on Union Street in Woodberry. Entitled Oh, Baltimore ain’t hard just to live?, the mural depicts three children playing with a small fire that’s generating a lot of smoke. To see more of Senna’s artwork, visit his website.
Recently, the well-known Baltimore street artist Nether partnered with professional landscaper Elise Victoria to form Arts+Parks. The purpose of their non-profit organization is to create art-filled green space in Baltimore’s underserved communities. The Gutierrez Foundation funded their first major project – the Carey Street Pocket Park in the Harlem Park neighborhood.