What’s Up on Charm City Streets

Headlining today's edition ... artist Ernest Shaw for the Art@Work Mural Project (BOPA and Jubilee Arts)

Headlining today’s post … artist Ernest Shaw for the [email protected] Mural Project (BOPA and Jubilee Arts)

Today’s edition of What’s Up on Charm City Streets covers the month of October, 2015.

With support from the Eubie Blake Cultural Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA), renowned local artists Ernest Shaw and Nether curated the Eubie Blake: Sandtown Mural Project. The objective was the creation of ten new murals that illustrate the rugged life and indomitable spirit of the Sandtown community. Thus, October saw a flurry of creative activity.

On the side of the historic Arch Social Club on Pennsylvania Avenue, Ernest Shaw created a huge mural with collaborative assistance from Nether and Eric Hendricks. The mural features Billie Holiday, Ernest’s daughter Asyamelan, and author Ta-Nehisi Coates holding his baby son. It is part of the [email protected] Mural Project which BOPA and Jubilee Arts operate.

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Ernest Shaw at work on his mural for the Eubie Blake: Sandtown Mural Project

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Billie Holiday … still singing her heart out

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Writer/author Ta-Nehisi Coates holding his baby son

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Ernest Shaw and Nether check on the mural while local residents scope out the detailed plan.

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Almost complete

One block east, near the intersection of North Avenue and Whitelocke Street, is a mural by Pablo Machioli featuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a twelve o’clock boy on a dirt bike as well as the collaborative piece Solidarity by Bat Favitsou and Nether.

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Streetscape view of the artwork Pablo Machioli fashioned for the Eubie Blake: Sandtown Mural Project

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Artist Bat Favitsou at work during the Eubie Blake: Sandtown Mural Project

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Detail of Solidarity by Bat Favitsou and Nether

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Streetscape view of Solidarity by Bat Favitsou and Nether

Several blocks south on Pennsylvania Avenue near Gold Street is the mural My America by Rameen Aminzadeh of Beats, Rhymes & Relief.

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My America … Rameen Aminzadeh of Beats, Rhymes & Relief

At the intersection of N Monroe and Laurens Streets, Gary Mullen created a mural of stylized rowhouses on the south end of the KX Car Wash building. On the north side of the KX Car Wash building Nether painted his mural Survival.

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Eubie Blake: Sandtown Mural Project … Gary Mullen

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Survival … Nether for the Eubie Blake: Sandtown Mural Project

On the side of the Hookup Barber Shop building at Baker and McKean Streets is the colorful mural Know Thyself by Megan Lewis.

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Streetscape view of Know Thyself … Megan Lewis for the Eubie Blake: Sandtown Mural Project

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Know Thyself … Megan Lewis

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Know Thyself – a reflection … Megan Lewis

As this blog piece goes online, Michelle Santos is busy crafting a striking mural depicting a mother and child … at the intersection of N Fulton and Presstman Streets.

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Mother and child … Michelle Santos for the Eubie Blake: Sandtown Mural Project

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Mother and child … Michelle Santos for the Eubie Blake: Sandtown Mural Project

Artists Adam Stab and Julian Hamer are slated to fashion and paint the ninth and tenth pieces for the Eubie Blake: Sandtown Mural Project.

In Highlandtown, Pablo Machioli and Edgar Reyes are working on a mural that features symbols of rebirth and renewal.

 

Long-time writers Siek and Daver painted an amusing graffiti piece on N Howard Street that pays homage to John Waters, pink flamingos, and Bawlmer Hons.

Siek and Daver

Siek and Daver

 


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