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.

Always in creative motion, Nether and Pablo Machioli were working together at month’s end on an art project in Pilsen, a Chicago neighborhood. Check Nether’s website for additional information.

Early Man - collaborative mural by Pablo Machioli and Alfredo Segatori

Early Man – collaborative mural by Pablo Machioli and Alfredo Segatori

The Guardians - mural by Nether

The Guardians – mural by Nether

The Guardians - mural by Nether

The Guardians – mural by Nether

New 3D mural technique underway by Richard Best

New 3D anaglyph mural technique underway by Richard Best

Billy Mode and Richard Best completed their behemoth mural (360 feet long) along S Hanover Street near Sagamore Ventures’ City Garage. The mural spells out Baltimore in intricate, 3D lettering designed by Billy Mode. To see the mural in development, read the article Charm City Streets published August 13th.

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Behemoth 3D mural entitled Build Baltimore by Billy Mode and Richard Best

Abstract detail from the Baltimore mural by Billy Mode and Richard Best

Abstract detail from the Build Baltimore mural by Billy Mode and Richard Best

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Signed, sealed & delivered – Build Baltimore mural by Billy Mode & Richard Best

Reed Bmore fashioned a number of new wire sculptures for the Moonrise Festival at Pimlico Race Course. You will find photos of these on Reed’s Facebook page. In addition, he displayed new pieces in the Remington and Penn/North neighborhoods. Technically, he erected the whimsical Girl Blowing Bubbles last month on W North Avenue. Each time Charm City Streets attempted to photograph it, the wind had moved the components about on the overhead wire. Just a few days ago, weather conditions and prevailing winds permitted Charm City Streets to capture a pleasing image.

Love thy neighbor - wire sculpture by Reed Bmore

Love thy neighbor – wire sculpture by Reed Bmore

Blowing bubbles - wire sculpture by Reed Bmore

Blowing bubbles – wire sculpture by Reed Bmore

Sorta crafted a new wheatpaste featuring His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, copies of which he displayed on the central, east and west sides of the city.

Dalai Lama - wheatpaste by Sorta

Dalai Lama – wheatpaste by Sorta

Baltimore graffiti artists/writers were equally creative and productive in August. Daver and Siek painted a back to back piece in an alleyway near Mondawmin Mall. Daver, Arek and Jurne did spectacular pieces in the Remington area. Arek, Daver, Siek, Stoe and Wake created artwork in DC at the Roll Down Get Down Paint Jam sponsored by Words Beats & Life, Inc.

Siek and Daver

Siek and Daver

Siek

Siek

Daver

Daver

Daver

Daver

Arek

Arek

Jurne

Jurne

Walter

Walter

Siek

Siek

Stoe

Stoe at the Roll Down Get Down Paint Jam

Daver at the Roll Down get Down Paint Jam

Daver at the Roll Down Get Down Paint Jam

Geek - a tribute to Matt Brenner by Arek

Geek – a tribute to Matt Brenner by Arek (Roll Down Get Down Paint Jam)

In Graffiti Alley, local graff writer Noah collaborated on a wall with After, a San Francisco artist.

Noah

Noah

After

After

Charm City Streets continues to uncover historic pieces by a number of other talented Baltimore writers.

Achue

Achue

Cargo

Cargo

Dnut

Dnut

Donut

Donut

Ferb

Ferb

Reak

Reak

Rezist

Rezist

Sick

Sick

Siek

Siek

Siek

Siek

Sper

Sper

Stab

Stab

Userp

Userp

Walt

Walt

Finally, each month one is sure to find fanciful, quirky stickers and other small pieces of artwork around town.

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Meca

INMM @inmmezzure

INMM @inmmezzure

Sad Boy Frogman

Sad Boy Frogman

 


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