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.
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
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the second half of July, 2015.
New murals continue to appear in Sandtown. Nether is nearing completion of his piece Blind Justice. With assistance from a number of local teens, Ernest Shaw, Jr. is working on a piece for the Upton Boxing Center.
Last weekend Stefan Ways traveled to Baltimore from his new home in Portland, Oregon to coordinate Shift, a mural project in the Highlandtown Community Garden. Prominent artists from Baltimore and DC took part: Chelove, Ernest Shaw, Jr, Mas Paz, Nether, Pablo Machioli, Reed Bmore, Stefan Ways, and Wake.
Baltimore artist Ernest Shaw Jr. completed his mural for Open Walls Baltimore 2. The mural pays tribute to Malcolm X, Nina Simone, and James Baldwin. You will find his mural on the corner of Barclay Street and E Lafayette Avenue.