Tag Archive for Richard Best

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … In memory of Vandel

Seemingly, Daver and Siek can hardly wait to see the Bad Birds of Baltimore take to the field on Opening Day 2017. O say can you see that Daver and Siek have hit back-to-back home runs! 

The RAW Project – ART BASEL 2016

Headlining today's post ... mural by A Squid Called Sebastian for the RAW Project

Headlining today’s post … mural by A Squid Called Sebastian for the RAW Project at the Eneida M Hartner Elementary School

A few years ago, budget cuts forced the elimination of art education in Wynwood schools. That reality was hard to comprehend considering street art and contemporary art galleries were mushrooming and flourishing throughout the rest of this Miami neighborhood. Tougher still was its negative impact upon area students.

Enter The RAW Project, Re-imagining the Arts in Wynwood. With approval of school officials, the RAW Project raised donations and curated artists from around the world to add color to the walls of Jose de Diego Middle School, nurture creativity in the students, and help resurrect and enliven their arts program.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

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.

THIRD NEW MURAL AT THE CREATIVE LABS

Headlining today's post ... the lord Shiva by Richard BestRichard Best, Executive Director of Section 1 Project, completed the third large-scale mural over the Labor Day Weekend at the Section 1 Project Creative Labs in Clipper Mills. Charm City Streets reported previously on the first two murals that Baltimore artists Nether and Pablo Machioli fashioned at the Creative Labs.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today's post ... His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama - wheatpaste by Sorta

Headlining today’s post … His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama – wheatpaste by Sorta

Section 1 Project was quite prolific this month. Three large-scale murals went up at their Creative Labs in the Clipper Mill Industrial Park. The first mural, a collaboration between Pablo Machioli and Argentinian artist Federico Segatori, headlined Section 1’s cultural exchange program Roots/Raices – an event that explored the cultural identities that shape our urban communities. Alongside the building facing the Light Rail tracks, Nether created the second mural which he named The Guardians. And, toward the end of August, Section 1 Executive Director Richard Best started work on the third mural. It will feature a new 3D painting technique.

MAMMOTH NEW MURAL NEAR SAGAMORE VENTURES’ CITY GARAGE

The long perspective

Headlining today’s post … ginormous new mural by Richard Best & Billy Mode shaping up on S Hanover Street

In South Baltimore, artists Richard Best and Billy Mode are painting a 360 foot-long mural near West Covington Park and Sagamore Ventures’ City Garage. In the image gallery below, you can see that Richard and Billy are facing head-on the unique creative challenges which the length and slope of this behemoth wall present.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

What's Up 7-2016 _ 01

Headlining today’s post … mural by Michael Owen

July 2016 has claimed the dubious distinction of being one of the hottest on record in Baltimore’s history. Not to be outdone, the students in the Street Art 101 class taught by Richard Best at MICA kept up the heat by

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … Wild Things – Don’t Blink … wire sculpture by Reed Bmore

Headlining today’s post … Don’t Blink – a wire sculpture by Reed Bmore

Despite all the rain and cool temperatures, street artists and graff writers all over the city have been busy these last several weeks.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS – A YEAR IN REVIEW

Headlining today's post ... murals by Werc, Rubin 415, Billy Mode & Richard Best for Section 1 Art Park

Headlining today’s post … murals by Werc, Rubin 415, Billy Mode & Richard Best for Section 1 Art Park

With the exception of shoveling out from under the biggest snowfall in Baltimore’s history, January saw little art activity across the city during January. Thus, today’s post turns retrospective and presents the top twenty-five images Charm City Streets captured during 2015.