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Welling Court Mural Project 2012

21 Jun

I always enjoy working with Alison and Garrison on The Welling Court Mural Project. I love the community, they are so cool and make all the artists feel welcome. It’s great to do art work in the boro I hail from and of course working with my friends is the best feeling ever! This year I had my friend Kuky from Spain who is a street artist so we collabo’d. The music was bumping, great vibes, good food and of course good peeps. What more can you ask for in a block party!!! Peep the flicks.

 

BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS- The Stairwell Project

21 Jun

This year I was invited to participate in Bushwick’s Open Studio. TATU for Xmental University brought me on board to create a mural for The Stairwell Project in Ridgewood. It was a great turn out supported by community leaders, locals, artists and of course some of the youth from Xmental U. Peep some of the photos to see how we rocked out! A special thank you to Bridgette and Tatu for making this jam a great unforgettable experience.

IT’S all LOVE!!

Eric Orr, Sienide and Bridgette taking a break.

TATU introducing me to the community leaders.

Wow- I was high up there on that ladder, first time I did a stairwell production- thanks for all your help Sienide:)

Marthalicia Mattarita gets down as well- the ladies in da HOUSE!!!

My finished angel ascending to heaven.

Time to cut the ribbon for the STAIRWELL MURAL PROJECT:)

Summertime Madness- The Flock Photo recap

21 Jun

The way I can always tell summer is in full effect is when I am on accelerated grind mode. For us painters who do public work and art on the street summertime is when a lot of our outdoor work happens. Now that I’m out of my hibernation mode and in stank city heat here are some of the dope projects I’ve been working on…

The Flock by FOKUS took place June 3 in BROOKNAM. It was so much fun to host my bleach batiking workshop with FOKUS and reach out to the community to show innovative ways to create art. I was so busy at my table that I didn’t even get to kick it with my peoples who were also there working. Peep some of the photos below for my brief recap. To see more flicks of the whole jam in depth please check out the FOKUS website….

Thanks to Atiba, Giovanna, Allison and the whole FOKUS team for bringing this event to the community. Building community is a significant part of my aesthetic as an artist- thanks for providing the platform FOKUS!

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.

31 Ladies Who Rock by Daniela Capistrano

2 Mar

FOr Women’s History Month I’m honored to be presented on Daniela Capistrano’s blog as a “Lady who Rocks”. Check it out:

http://www.danielacapistrano.com/

Art Basel 2011 Recap

10 Jan

I been juggling a few projects since November so I’m just getting caught up on the blog. Directly after the Chevy Sonic project I went to Art Basel to paint and show some work. I was impressed with both good and bad art. Most of all it was so much fun painting with my friends in the beautiful sunny weather.Below is a brief slideshow of my experience in Miami for Art Basel 2011. check it

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CHEVY SONIC Urban Art Project

10 Dec

A few weeks ago I worked on this amazing #urbanart project for @Chevylife painting a brand new Chevy #Sonic. I was teamed up with  Zoo York Pro Skaters Rodney Torres and Eli Reed for a collaborative project showcasing art and skate culture. With inspiration from Rodney and Eli, I created a cityscape wrapped around the car with Flushing Meadows Unisphere in Queens on the hood. The project was so much fun gave me the opportunity to rock out on a new surface. The crew I worked with were real cool and I got to vibe out and enjoy the process.

Check out the flicks and footage below.

Part 1

Part 2

Thanks to Christian Driggs and the whole Big Fuel team for doing such a great job!!!!

Flushing Meadows Corona Park- Shooting Rodney & Eli talk about Maloof Skate Park.

Eli Reed talking about his experiences as a skater.

Rodney Torres sharing his passion for skating and what building Maloof Park was like for him.

Ready to get down on the car! Got all the inspiration from the prior day at Maloof Park and my research. These cans definitely got me siked when I walked into the studio ready to paint- they were color organized:)

Eli Reed and Rodney Torres after revealing the car to them.

A detail of one of the messages hidden in the cityscape.

For my concept I decided to go with the idea of Rodney and Eli’s experiences with Maloof Park. I wanted to incorporate life living in the city but still showing the borough both me and Rodney come from- Queens. Since we were in the park when it was raining I wanted to include the elements we deal with in NYC.  I was super inspired by the fall colors in the rain. I added that to the design of the car by including warm fall colors. One side of the car had a sun suggesting daytime while the other side showed a moon suggesting night. I also added seasonal shifts into the design- the hood shows a warmer summer/ spring season, the sides show the fall and the gradient with white to the rear of the car suggests a cooler climate- Winter. Surrounded by all these elements we still manage to do what we love, in my case make art and in their case skateboard. The elements challenge us to become better and more passionate about what we do.

It feels so good to be inspired by the smallest things in life- friends, seasons, life experiences; and to be able to share these things in my art with the world is a real dream come true!

Bronx Mural

13 Nov

This summer I was asked to join a wall in the Bronx with some really dope artists- check it:

LES Girls Club Mural- September 2011

13 Nov

Had a great time this summer painting a mural with the ladies in full effect at The Lower East Side Girls Club for The Citizen Jane Mural Project. Peep the pics below:) Some of the YOUNITY women were reppin’- check it…

Lichiban getting down with her piece in progress…

Marthalicia Mataritta did a beautiful Harriet Tubman tribute.

Lexi Bella and Gia collaborated on this piece- was so great meeting the baby Lexi!

Thanks Jenny for organizing this mural project!!!

Thanks to the youth for assisting me in the process- loved your input and collaboration:)

Completed Soujourner Truth mural. I enjoyed painting this piece.

Please feel free to some to the unveiling on:

Tuesday, Nov. 22th, 4pm at Lower East Side Girls Club 56 East 1st Street the mural is located a few doors down at the community garden.

Rooftop Legends 2011

20 Oct

2 weeks ago I painted at the Rooftop Legends event, was really fun painting with friends and enjoying the session. The rooftop is filled with pieces and art along with a mini skate park that kept it fun and active throughout the event. If you’re in the LES go check out the rooftop space- its really inspiring!

This piece is inspired by my brother in law- Joe who passed away 3 years ago. Whenever I paint walls, butterflies often come to visit me. I feel like its Joe coming to say hi, I see you:) It makes me feel so comforted.  Hence the title “The Butterfly Effect”.

Thanks to JOSEPH PAIS for putting this dope space together for artists to come and do their thing…

GO CHECK IT: New Design High School Rooftop- 350 Grand Street btw Ludlow an Essex Streets