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A MURDER OF MURALS

Headlining today’s post … what big, sharp, numerous teeth you have by Shark Toof

There are numerous fascinating collective nouns for birds such as a commotion of coots, a conspiracy of ravens, a grumbling of wild turkeys, and a squabble of gulls. I bring this to your attention because there must be a more interesting even spellbinding phrase to describe a collection of street art pieces – rather than simply saying murals. I propose paraphrasing the collective noun for crows and say a murder of murals. Before there is any grumbling or squabbling or calling me an old coot, one has to agree the images below clearly demonstrate the artists walloped those walls and set them aflame. In a word, they murdered these murals.

WELLING COURT MURAL PROJECT

Headlining today's post ... Let's all go to the lobby by Jamie Hef

Headlining today’s post … Let’s all go to the lobby by Jamie Hef

Back in 2009, folks living in the Welling Court neighborhood of Queens asked Ad Hoc Art Gallery to help them clean up and enhance their community, and the Welling Court Mural Project was born. Every year since then, Ad Hoc Art invites artists from far and wide to help turn the neighborhood into an open-air art gallery. Their annual block party in June is a celebrated event.

PHOTO TOUR OF BROOKLYN, PART II

Headlining today's post ... an English bulldog with bling by Sipros-Sipros

Headlining today’s post … an English bulldog with bling by Sipros_Sipros

Late last week Charm City Streets took advantage of the mild weather and spent several days on a photo tour of Brooklyn. Well-known local, national, and international artists have been busy painting captivating new murals in the Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, Greenpoint, and East Williamsburg neighborhoods.

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.

What’s Up on Charm City Streets

Headlining today’s post … The Baroness by Paul Mericle

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. 

SATELLITES – A WEEKEND OF STREET ART AND HIP-HOP MUSIC

Satellites Artscape _ Day 2 _ 01

Headlining today’s post … the collaborative mural by Billy Mode, Rubin 415, and Werc at Artscape 2015

During Artscape 2015, July 17th-19th, Section 1 sponsored the weekend-long street art and music event Satellites to raise funds to complete the urban art park under the Jones Falls Expressway.

An exhilarating array of prominent artists from Baltimore, New York, and Washington, DC painted live at several sites throughout Artscape. On Friday, you saw Rubin 415, HKS 181, Rok, Dutta, Felipe Goncalves, Nicole Fallek, Smoke, Wake (a favorite old school Baltimore artist and writer), Nether (known for his Wall Hunters: Slumlord Project, Visions: Sandtown Mural and Arts Project, and more), Cristen Hoyt, Worthy, Cloud, and Bank.