The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA) awarded artist Ali Duggan the 2016 PNC Transformative Art Prize for her large-scale mural project in West Baltimore’s Harlem Park neighborhood. At the intersection of N Fulton Avenue and W Lanvale Street, Ali is creating a series of notable murals entitled A Step Forward. Charm City Streets understands that a future community garden will accompany this mural project.
Gaia along with artists Pablo Machioli and Will Brown created a new mural at the Open Works building on Greenmount Avenue. You can see Charm City Streets’ full report on the Open Works mural here.
Well-known graffiti artist/writer Adam Stab has been particularly busy this month. As described in a previous post, he created a stunning mural for the newly renovated Skatepark of Baltimore. The mural lines the Bowl and features a unique tattoo-theme. In addition, he and graffiti writer Later collaborated on a spectacular piece on the west side of town.
Charm City Streets spent several weekends this month unearthing significant historic artwork from the early part of this decade: rollers by Avoid, Gaia, Reverend, Tence, and Ugz; cool pieces by Nanook, Overunder, and Ways; plus, a mix of old and new artwork by such graff writers as Caspa, Cedar, Gauz, Later, Mawk, Meca, Ryke, Soviet, Wake, and more.
In Graffiti Alley, among other things artists celebrated the Mexican Day of the Dead, called attention to politics and the police, and fashioned an ogre in need of some dental work.
Last but not least, a freight car with a cheerful holiday greeting.
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