High above the Penn North neighborhood Richie Rich is in a precarious position from which he seemingly cannot escape. Sculptor Reed Bmore has been busy gracing Philly and Richmond with his wire art, but fortunate for us he found time to create this thought-provoking sculpture for his home town.
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
Over the weekend, Little Italy celebrated Italian Heritage Month with a parade, live music, fine Italian food and wine, a 5K run, a bocce tournament, and more. A folk tradition dating back centuries was the celebration’s key event.
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.
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.
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of September, 2015.
On the corner of N. Mount and Baker Streets, you can see Gaia created the latest mural for the Visions: Sandtown Mural & Arts Project.
Last evening Gallery 788 in Hampden opened its month-long exhibit Sowebo/Soweto which features work by the preeminent and universally-beloved photographer Martha Cooper.
For a number of years Martha has been documenting street life in Southwest Baltimore. In this exhibit she illustrates and demonstrates the similarities of life in Southwest Baltimore (Sowebo) and the Southwest Townships (Soweto) in Johannesburg, South Africa. You will find the similarities striking and the photos quite evocative. I particularly enjoyed her step sitter series. Baltimoreans love to sit on their front stoops.
Artists came from New York, Baltimore, and places in between to show support for and appreciation of Martha, who has photographed them over the years: Chris Stain, Katey Truhn and Jessie Unterhalter, Logan Hicks, Nether, Pablo Machioli, Richard Best, Toven, and many more.
The Soweto/Soweto show runs through February 28th at Gallery 788, 3602 Hickory Avenue, Hampden. More information about Gallery 788 here.
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of May, 2014 and features three murals by Vulpes Vulpes; two murals by Nether (one a collaborative with Stefan Ways); four wheatpastes and stencils by Toven; a mural in Sowebo (southwest Baltimore) by Foes; throwups by Userp and Asher; work by eight artists in Graffiti Alley; and more.
Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of April 2014 and features a new mural by Nether entitled Sea Shell; numerous stencils and wheatpastes by Toven; and work by six other artists in Graffiti Alley.
This edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the second half of 2013 and features five pieces by visiting NY street artist Zeso; two pieces by visiting Panamanian street artist Insano; a new stencil of the well-dressed Mr. Baltimore by Toven; a graffiti writer from Utah caught in the act; plus, work by other artists in Graffiti Alley.