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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Graffiti Alley, local graff writer Noah collaborated on a wall with After, a San Francisco artist.
Charm City Streets continues to uncover historic pieces by a number of other talented Baltimore writers.
Finally, each month one is sure to find fanciful, quirky stickers and other small pieces of artwork around town.
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