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.
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.
While driving the other day along North Howard Street near the armory, I suddenly heard Tweedy Bird saying: I tawt I taw a puddy tat! I did! From a wire high overhead, the Cheshire Cat smiled serenely down upon passing motorists. Twas no advertisement for a performance of Alice in Wonderland; rather, the latest wire sculpture by Bawlmer’s incomparable Reed Bmore.
This month Charm City Streets continued its search of locations off the beaten path and discovered captivating recent artwork by Arek, Daver, Jakot, Jekel, Jurne, Stab, Stoe, and Walt. In addition, Charm City Streets encountered
Episode 2 takes you off-road once again and ventures beneath the streets in search of out-of-sight graffiti. Charm City Streets trusts you will enjoy the phat artwork, but keep an eye out for Morloks in these shadowy tunnels and secluded underpasses.
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of June and the first half of July, 2015.
Gaia added two wheatpastes to his series #Black Lives Matter. Reed Bmore erected two wire sculptures. His young girl on a rope swing is from the Visions: Sandtown Mural and Arts Project. The second sculpture, a young boy swinging along playground exercise rings, is from #ShiftBaltimore curated last month in Highlandtown by Stefan Ways.
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the first half of November, 2014 and features tributes to the graffiti artist Mask who passed away earlier this year; plus, work by several artists in Graffiti Alley, Section 1 Art Park, and the Station North Arts District.
This edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the first six months of 2013. In late June the NSF crew celebrated 20 years with a big cookout in Graffiti Alley. They enjoyed good company and produced a number of new pieces, as you see here.