WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Headlining today’s post … Cheers by Baltimore’s much-admired writer Siek

Acclaimed local artists Ernest Shaw Jr. and Nether created a phenomenal mural for a future literacy center in West Baltimore.

Future literacy center in West Baltimore

Detail from the new collaboration by Ernest Shaw, Jr. and Nether

In partnership with the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts and the Greater Remington Improvement Association, Gaia is busy painting a striking new mural on the corner of W 26th Street and Hampden Avenue. The mural portrays four women and their connection to the neighborhood. Depending upon weather and project time constraints, Gaia may paint a second mural in Remington. Stay tuned.

Gaia at work in Remington

Elise Victoria completed landscaping the McElderry Park on N Minton Ave. This is the second pocket park she and Nether have designed and developed for underserved neighborhoods in Baltimore. You can read here about the Carey Street Pocket Park, the first community park their organization Arts + Parks created.

Nether’s mural awaiting landscaping

A rainy day helps the landscaping take root.

Early this month, Charm City Streets encountered a dope collection of old and new burners by Cedar and Dumer, Scum, Stamp, and a tribute piece to Acne by Arek. The sight of all this outstanding work literally knocked me out cold.

Cedar

Dumer

Rezist

Scum

Acne tribute by Arek

Cedar

Stamp

Brooklyn area writer Arbor joined Daver and Siek here in town to fashion a dazzling end-to-end collaborative tribute to Acne. The piece features such colorful characters as a baby clam, a beer guzzlin’ pelican, and a bowled-over turtle.

Arbor – collab with Daver and Siek

Daver – collab with Arbor and Siek

Siek – collab with Arbor and Daver

Early this month on Instagram, Charm City Streets posted an image of side-by-side burners by Stoe and Jurne. The contrast in that image was too strong, so I went back and reshot the pieces in better light … as well as the nearby pieces Jigl and Wasp wrote during their visit last month.

Stoe and Jurne – a bit too much light contrast

Stoe

Jurne

Jigl

Wasp

Graffiti Alley saw a number of outstanding pieces by local and visiting writers: After, Celf, Cuba, Noah, and Penr. Unfortunately, most were quickly defaced.

After

Celf

Cuba

Cuba chromie

Cuba throwie

Noah

Penr

Morton Street in the Station North Arts District witnessed a fair amount of artistic activity too. An eye-catching piece by New York City area writer Optick156 set the walls ablaze. KS and TITS Crew members added dope new burners. And, unfortunately, the nonsensical effort to diss and destroy high-quality graff continues around town as evidenced by the crappy throw-up atop the excellent piece Stab painted only a few weeks ago on Morton Street.

Optick156

Gone fishin’ – character piece by Rok275

Nsane

Jah – a tribute piece by Mawk

RIP Fyber and other KS writers

Boo Bo

Underpasses continued to reveal their hidden treasures:

Artful reflection

Jekl

Eail

Heav

Achu

Bloks

Wasko and Jermo

Jermo

Bunk

Dawg

Gier

Help

Jermo

Zerg

And, this month’s review concludes with a look at what else appeared this month in Graffiti Alley:

Boy

Dose

Phuny

Nothing lasts – cool typography not yet deciphered

Intriguing wheatpaste by an unidentified artist

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