Posts Tagged ‘Murals’

Spread Love: Help The Audubon Mural Project Paint The Town

Spread Love: Help The Audubon Mural Project Paint The Town

A huge flock of birds is coming to Harlem and Washington Heights, and they need places to land! A recent study from the National Audubon Society found that nearly half of all North American bird species face dire threats from global warming. Now the Audubon Mural Project is raising awareness by painting a mural of […]


A Broad Brush | Manhattan Times

A Broad Brush | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Erik Cuello They were struck by the strokes. A new mural at the George Washington Educational Complex is the handiwork of seven student artists intent on expressing the challenges specific to young women of color. The group of seven hails from the George Washington Educational Campus. The mural was produced in collaboration with […]


Retracing Audubon’s Steps, Painting His Birds Anew | WSJ

Retracing Audubon’s Steps, Painting His Birds Anew | WSJ

By Susan Delson This week, an Italian mural artist named Hitnes has been painting a portrait of a fish crow on a wall at Broadway and 155th Street. It is no coincidence that the six-story-high image stands only a few hundred feet from the grave of artist and naturalist John James Audubon . In fact, […]


Audubon Mural Project Brings 5-Story Flock to Uptown Manhattan | NY Times

Audubon Mural Project Brings 5-Story Flock to Uptown Manhattan | NY Times

By MATT A.V. CHABAN Millions of birds are migrating through New York City at the moment, flying south for the winter. Recently, 13 fowl of different species alighted on the side of a building at the corner of 155th Street and Broadway. They have no plans to go anywhere anytime soon. This white-throated sparrow, yellow-bellied […]


The Audubon Mural Project NYC Uses Street Art to Address Effects of Climate Change | Untapped Cities

The Audubon Mural Project NYC Uses Street Art to Address Effects of Climate Change | Untapped Cities

by AFineLyne The release of The Audubon Bird and Climate Change Report in October of 2014 did not go un-noticed by those that live in the Audubon Park Historic District and surrounding area. In particular, the owner of Gitler & ___ Gallery, located on Broadway near 150th Street. With the purpose of bringing the current […]


Step by Step, Rebuilding New York City’s Open-Air Staircases | Wall Street Journal

Step by Step, Rebuilding New York City’s Open-Air Staircases | Wall Street Journal

By Douglas Feiden For roughly a century, residents of New York City’s hilltops, slopes and valleys have relied on “step streets.” These steep, block-long, open-air staircases connecting two streets at different elevations are indispensable for navigating the pitched terrain of neighborhoods in upper Manhattan and the west Bronx. But the city’s 100 step streets have […]


Tonight: Artists Making Changes Foundation Presents Transcendence

Tonight: Artists Making Changes Foundation Presents Transcendence

TRANSCENDENCE, a group exhibition of mixed media works showcase a generation of artists as they rise above the social and political divides between Cuba and the world. Through mixed mediums including investigative painting, photography, video, installations, and design, the artists embrace and redefine the bridge between Cuba and the world through the creative process. The […]


1/17/15: El Callejón de Hamel @ The Shabazz Center

1/17/15: El Callejón de Hamel @ The Shabazz Center

Salvador González Escalona is one of Cuba’s top artists with global recognition. His primary interest in in African cultural heritage in Cuba and the Americas. In the crisis-ridden 1990s, without any official assistance and with no money, he created what is today the most celebrated work of public art in Havana, in the neighborhood of […]


Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight | NY Times

Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight | NY Times

By MATT A.V. CHABAN Among the beloved prints in John James Audubon’s “The Birds of North America” is plate No. 411, a Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus. The regal white bird paddles along on its huge, black, webbed feet, each tiny feather rippling with the water. Yellow lilies float before it, the swan’s graceful neck looped […]


Art on the Gates of 125th Street in Harlem by Franco the Great | Untapped Cities

Art on the Gates of 125th Street in Harlem by Franco the Great | Untapped Cities

by AFineLyne If you have ever traveled from one end of 125th Street to the other, it would be hard to miss the brightly painted gates depicting life in Harlem. The artist of this series of street art is Franco Gaskin also known as Franco the Great. When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in […]


The Writing on the Wall: Become a part of the NoMAA Mural Project

The Writing on the Wall: Become a part of the NoMAA Mural Project

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) has become an indispensable part of the cultural landscape in Washington Heights and Inwood. In just six years NoMAA has provided over $300,000 in direct funds to artists and arts organizations; provided technical assistance training to over 700 artists and arts administrators; produced 14 Gallery exhibitions highlighting a roster of […]


Q&A With Alan Ket: Art, Censorship and Murder

Q&A With Alan Ket: Art, Censorship and Murder

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. When you created the mural, did you foresee such an uproar? A. Not at all. I did think it would create discussion but I never imagined the police becoming involved. Q. What was your initial reaction to the taking down of the mural? A. I was angry at the police for […]


NYPD Paints Over Inwood Mural Calling Cops “Murderers” | NBC New York

NYPD Paints Over Inwood Mural Calling Cops "Murderers" | NBC New York

Two NYPD officers painted over a mural in Inwood of the word “Murderers,” decorated with coffins and tombstones, in which one of the coffins was labeled “NYPD,” authorities said Wednesday. The owner of New Edition Cleaners, on Broadway, where the mural was painted, said she gave the graffiti artist, Alan Ket, permission to paint there, […]


Cops Paint Over Inwood Mural That Depicts NYPD as ‘Murderers’ | DNAinfo

Cops Paint Over Inwood Mural That Depicts NYPD as 'Murderers' | DNAinfo

By Farran Powell and Carla Zanoni INWOOD — The NYPD dispatched cops with paintbrushes to cover up a controversial mural on the side of an Inwood business Tuesday, after approaching the owner with concerns about its message, DNAinfo.com New York has learned. A pair of plainclothes officers arrived at New Edition Cleaners at 4929 Broadway […]


Behind the Design: Weaving Change Beyond the Shadows Mural

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