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.
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.
Several blocks south on Pennsylvania Avenue near Gold Street is the mural My America by 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.
On the side of the Hookup Barber Shop building at Baker and McKean Streets is the colorful mural Know Thyself by 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.
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.
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