Wide Open Walls: 2023
Wide Open Walls mural festival is returning with a new approach for their eighth consecutive edition. After painting California’s capitol city with 200 murals, they’re further enriching Sacramento’s landscape by enlivening local schools with artworks. In 2023 alone, Wide Open Walls has painted eight schools, sometimes near entirely, inside and outside alike, depending on each building’s architecture. Their latest work at Rosa Parks Elementary concluded May 22.
At an Exhibition in Brooklyn, Rolling Stock Graffiti Lives On
Tim Conlon has been tracking graffiti on freight trains for decades, using it to inform his artwork, including life-size photo-realistic paintings of the sides of train cars marked with company logos and graffiti art, and jumbo G scale model trains embellished with colorful renderings of tags and other aerosol artwork. Now Conlon is bringing his love for graffiti train art, including some of his hyper-realistic model trains and his full-size paintings, to a show called “The Future Now” at Julia Seabrook Gallery, 660 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn.
Sound & Skate Festival Mural Round-Up
A round up of the incredible murals featured at this month’s Sound & Skate festival, curated by Rena Wilhelm out in Greenport Long Island.
Ode to Broken Things – James Fisher-Smith & Richard Giglio at 17 Frost Gallery
Ode to Broken Things – A show produced and curated by Dan Leibel of Giant Ledge Productions set at 17 Frost Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, featuring two artists with an unforgettable synergy
NYC Art League – Spring Season 2021 RecapNYC Art League - Spring Season 2021 RecapPhotos by Jeanelle Folkes Background The concept for the NYC Art League began with Sour Mouse co-curator, Bree Chapin, who had the idea to put together an art battle to promote the venue. Sour Mouse had opened its door late-fall 2020, and as was the case with many…