August started off with a bang and kept up a frenetic pace the entire month. High test art was popping up everywhere one looked.
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.
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of July, 2014 and features the mural Caught in the Lines by Nether as well as artwork by nine others artists around Baltimore.