Welling Court Mural Project

13 Jun

Please come through Saturday for this amazing mural project in Queens organized by Adhoc’s Alison & Garrison. I LOVE PAINTING at this event- the community there is awesome. This year a few more ladies will be featured for the event.

COME THRU!

MEDIA ADVISORY – Friday, June 8, 2012 CONTACT: Garrison Buxton, Owner/Director – 917.602.2153 / info@adhocart.org

AD HOC ART CONTINUES MAJOR PUBLIC MURAL PROJECT COMPRISING 60+ INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS REPRESENTING OVER 50 YEARS OF STREET ART

— An Art Event Celebrating the Streets, Solidarity, Community, and Culture —

WHEN: Opening Saturday, June 16th, 2012 from noon until 9pm. Afterwards: viewable 24/7/365, so enjoy!

WHAT: The community of Welling Court in Queens, New York first asked Ad Hoc Art to help them spruce up their neighborhood in 2009. Honored to do so, Ad Hoc Art rose to the occasion in May 2010 by organizing a project fitting for the diverse, enthusiastic, and energetic inhabitants. One year later, Ad Hoc assembled another spectacular crew of legendary and groundbreaking artists spanning more than 50 years of activity for the 2nd Annual Welling Court Mural Project. Now in its 3rd year, the project has received remarkable global acclaim and continues to garner support and momentum as more walls, artists, and public art enthusiasts compound those successes.

This third round is not to be missed as ever-more art and eyes visit this Queens gem. To celebrate, the community’s annual block party coincides with the project’s opening, featuring cuisine and music from the ethnically diverse and multi-talented hosts. Whereas this tiny neighborhood is providing some major hospitality, it cannot provide for the attendees en masse, so please think of this as a big social-picnic-potluck-art-fun-action and bring some of your favorite tasty foods, beverages, or other contribution to share with your fellow revelers. If you would like to offer help or assistance to the artists, items always useful are: exterior bucket paint, paint rollers/brushes, spray paint, acrylic paint, exterior primer, etc. If none of those options suite your fancy and/or you would like to contribute some fiscal support, we will be taking donations at the event.

Volunteers Needed: If you would like to help out in another fashion, there are many ways to get involved, as The Welling Court Mural Project is an all-volunteerevent, from the project organizers to the people who help spread the word and take care of the attendees, to the artists creating the work, we need your help to make it as amazing as possible. For general volunteer questions, please contact us at info@adhocart.org

The project transforms several city blocks into a 24/7 street-level gallery, bringing art from around the world directly to the heart of this community and NYC. Renowned artists with deep roots in the street movement have created site- specific works for this project and your perusal. This fresh array of visual experiences provides new contexts for how people working, visiting, and living in this diverse cultural gem of Queens think about and interact with their environment.

Artists represented this year:

Alice Mizrachi, Alison Buxton, Beau Stanton, Billy Mode, Brian Life, Caleb Neelon, Celso, Cern, Chris Cardinale, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, CR, CRASH, Cycle, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, Deborah Yoon, Don Leicht, Ellis Gallagher, Free5, Fumero, Gaia, Garrison Buxton, Greg Lamarche, Hell Bent, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, John Fekner, Katie Yamasaki, Kimyon Huggins, Lady Pink, Logik One, Lmnop, Mare139, Mensen, Michael Alan, Mint & Serf, Mr. Kiji, Never, Pablo Power, Peat Wollaeger, Queen Andrea, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Rene Gagnon, ROA, Royce Bannon, Sheryo, Sinned, Skewville, Sofia Maldonado, Spaze, Stormie Mills, Subtexture, The Wretched Rapture Crew, The Yok, Thundercut, TooFly, Veng RWK, Zam, Zéh Palito, & more…

* In addition to the murals and festivities, there are special events and projects happening throughout the day with…

** Music to boot{y}!!! Super smooth DJ’s Sleptember and Kimyon with blend sublime block party beats to tickle your eardrums and keep you moving all day long. Bring food, water, dancing shoes and prepare for seeing some great art & shaking some body parts.

WHO: Ad Hoc Art + Artists + The Community of Welling Court + You WHERE: 11-98 Welling Court {@ 30th Ave & 12th Street}, Astoria, Queens 11102

TO GET THERE: * By Public Transit: Take the N or W train to 30th Ave. Then: 1) walk 10-15 minutes down 30th Ave or; 2) take the Q18 west down 30th Ave to 12th St. * By Car/Other: Here is a link to the street map: http://tinyurl.com/2e7whgo

YOUR ATTENDANCE AND COVERAGE IS ENCOURAGED & INVITED.

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