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.
Friends and family visiting from Germany and Seattle plus attendance at the 2018 Bushwick Block Party keep me busy throughout June. I had little time to photograph so unfortunately missed the opportunity to capture all the new art in Baltimore’s public spaces.
What did 45 do now? What’s the latest political uproar? Does this have anything to do with b-ball? None of the above. We are talking about the tantalizing scent of aerosol paint wafting over Northeast DC for the past two weekends.
Acclaimed writers from Baltimore, DC, and environs gathered for a paint jam at the ginormous wall behind Forman Mills on Rhode Island Ave NE. Highly respected crews such as FGS, HOD, KPG, NSF, PA, TGE and others were well represented.
Weather records show that the first week of January was Baltimore’s coldest start to any year over the past 140+ years. In a word – bbbrrrrrr! Few folks ventured outside. Fortunately, things warmed up enough to entice artists, writers, and this photographer back outdoors.
Legendary – that single word is the appropriate way to describe Jersey Fresh Jam 2017 which Charm City Streets attended this past weekend. Jersey Fresh Jam is New Jersey’s premiere Hip Hop Festival. Each year artists, DJs, graff writers and musicians from up and down the Mid-Atlantic come together in Trenton to celebrate Hip Hop culture. The tunes are unforgettable, and the artwork is stupendous.
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.
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of November, 2015.
As reported last month, the Eubie Blake: Sandtown Mural Project, curated by Baltimore street artist Nether, aimed to create ten new murals that illustrate the rugged life and indomitable spirit of the Sandtown community. The project drew near to a close in November. Megan Lewis completed her striking mural on the side of the Hookup Barber Shop building at Baker and McKean Streets. Michelle Santos completed her
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Albus Cavus and Words Beats & Life, this year’s Fine Lines Paint Jam took place on Saturday, May 9th, behind the Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center in Northeast DC.
The weather conditions were mild, and the painters cool and controlled; but, the artwork was hot. Bersk (Midnight Anchor), Ceda, Mas Paz, Mizta, The Ugly Kids, and Wake created excellent pieces. O.T.Pasha painted a most serene deejay. The villainous Harlequin, Ninja warriors, and other anime characters ruled their wall space. Deal crafted an interesting stencil featuring a quote from John Trudell, an indigenous poet and activist.