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BRICKS, BREWS & CREWS PAINT JAM, Part 3

Headlining today’s post … the legendary Ichabod

Ichabod is the acknowledged maestro of freight car graffiti, and one can see his signature crumble and tumble pieces riding the rails all across the nation. Thus, it was a stand-out thrill for me to catch the legendary Ich in action at Bricks, Brews & Crews … and to add a limited edition piece of his to my personal art collection.

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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.

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Headlining today’s post … Cheers by Baltimore’s much-admired writer Siek

Acclaimed local artists Ernest Shaw Jr. and Nether created a phenomenal mural for a future literacy center in West Baltimore.

Future literacy center in West Baltimore

Detail from the new collaboration by Ernest Shaw, Jr. and Nether

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Headlining today's post ... DIE!

Headlining today’s post on All Hallows Eve … DIE!

Happy Halloween! In days of yore, many feared the boundary between the world of the living and the realm of the dead blurred on All Hallow’s Eve. Spirits of the dearly departed and all manner of frightful creatures were thought to come forth through this haze and roam about on this very night. Even brain-thirsty zombies may be out and about. Speaking of zombies, were you aware a survey conducted last year shows Baltimore to be one of the top five U.S. cities most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse?

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Headlining today's post ... Artful Abandonment - a Civic Works Project by artist Adam Stab

Headlining today’s post … Artful Abandonment – a Civic Works Project by artist Adam Stab

Street artists Mateus Bailon, Richard Best, John Gingrich, and Stefan Ways created large-scale murals at Section 1 Project’s Creative Labs in the Clipper Mill Industrial Park. Shiva, a 3D anaglyphic collaboration by Richard Best and John Gingrich; Reclaim, Remain Antman by Stefan Ways; and, dueling waterfowl by Mateus Bailon of Urban Walls Brazil.

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Headlining today's post ... Snoopy battles the cursed Red Baron - wire sculpture by Reed Bmore

Headlining today’s post … Snoopy battles the cursed Red Baron – wire sculpture by Reed Bmore

March madness struck Baltimore, as new artwork sprang up at a frenetic pace in public spaces all across the city. With his most recent wire sculpture Reed Bmore pays homage to Snoopy, the famed Peanuts character created by Charles Schultz. Catch Snoopy’s aerial dogfight with the Red Baron at W Franklin & N Monroe Streets in West Baltimore.

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Headlining today's post ... 3-D Woman by Richard Best

Headlining today’s post … 3-D Woman by Richard Best

 

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.