The artists and works selected for the “Selfie Cult, the new pop art?” are featured in the photos. The paint days were July 26/27 2015.
The next round of murals are examining the theme of SELFIES.
Defining our cultural moment, a current viral documenting style with self reference if not narcissism, does the selfie represent today’s pop art?
Your proposal for artwork, illustration, installation on these walls in regards to the Selfie Cult is welcome,
send a submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
submission deadline: July 12, 2015
Size limitations: 8 feet wide, 12 feet high or less, square images can be 6′ x 6′
Paint Days: July 26, 27 You need to be able to paint during these 2 days, no exception. If you own a 8-10ft ladder and can bring it, please let us know.
No paints are provided as of yet. With a fundraiser this can change.
Do You Know the Kids Down the Block?
“I want people to know that I’m not just a regular Muslim girl, I am a great pretty girl who wonders what people say and think about her and how she acts.”
“I want you to see how much I think during class and how clever I can be.”
“If you walk around my neighborhood you may think it’s a place where blacks are labeled as dangerous and there’s gang violence. I mean that is true but when you really know what happens there you would think of it as a place filled with creativity and culture. For example, there are beautiful works of graffiti like the mural on Pitkin avenue that says Brownsville and shows vibrant colors with different symbols and drawings.”
“I used different shades of purple to show the melting of the crayons that were placed on top. This shows how the feeling of royalty can all melt away when I get teased or bullied and do not know why. I still stay strong through all words and hatred.”
6th Grade Scholars at Achievement First Brownsville Middle school represent their identity, personality and narratives through photography and a variety of media.
Ruby Singh, the Middle School 6th grade art teacher tells us about her program:
The art program at Achievement First Brownsville Middle School serves as an exploration of outlets for the community we serve. When experiences, especially those we share in our Brooklyn communities, go unprocessed, we risk under
developing the most critical side of who we are – understanding of self, both independent of and in the context of that which surrounds us. By stimulating student engagement in a variety of art forms, our program provides the access to and a cultivation of the skills and outlets art inherently provides in developing identities. When our program is at its best, it doesn’t only live within the developing identities of our scholars in our building, but colors the neighborhoods and communities from which they come from.
The art will go up wheatpasted by the students on the walls at Morgan Ave near Harrison Place, June 23rd at 5 pm. Please join us with this very special moment!
Join 20 + artists at this outdoor gallery, Urban wall where curated themes meet graffiti writers, street art and a visual dialogue.
At the MORGAN WALLS Bushwick 20 artists brought their expressions or renderings about the FEMALE:
Icons, characters, portraits, emotions, words.
FEMALES Opening reception
May 22, 6pm – 8 pm
Morgan Ave x Harrison Place x Knickerbocker Ave, next to Morgan Ave L train stop.
light refreshments, afterparty at Kings County Bar
Arts in Action Bushwick presents Morgan Walls, art on walls in the public space, the Mural Project with rotating themes and exhibits every 4 months.
Call for mural artists:
ARTS IN ACTION BUSHWICK presents : Walls at the Morgan L train stop,
on Morgan and Harrison, surrounding the All American cement plant. PRIME BUSHWICK LOCATION !!
Walls are 12ft tall, cinder block, approximately 80 ft long on Morgan Ave, and 30 ft long on Harrison Place, a prime corner at the Morgan L train exit.
We have 21 spaces for artists for each 4 month theme/installation
Theme 1) Women portraits: proposals due april 5, 2015
images of women who inspire, women of achievement, women of specific and personal meaning to the artist, women activists, women of your imagination
Theme 2) to be announced, period august – november
theme 3) your own expression, dec – march
-your own paint, brushes, tools, spray paint, wheat paste, paper
-materials if other than paint
-a description printed out with your name, artist statement about the piece, your links as instagram handles, website
-you agree to maintain your mural with touch ups, removal of items for next artist
tall ladder, tarp for sidewalk, generator, lights if working at night
Murals will rotate exhibits every 4 months, offering local artists in the Bushwick/Brooklyn/ NYC area great visibility and mural surface. Themes will vary, curatorial proposals are welcome.
please send your proposal to Uta, email: email@example.com
To DONATE a tax deductible contribution, paint, sealers, rollers, brushes, ladders and small scaffold please send a check made out to Arts in Action Corporation, mail to Uta Brauser, 240 Broadway #204, Brooklyn NY 11211
or email for materials pick up.
Uta Brauser’s vision of a venue for artists, by artists, outdoors with the regular rhythm of a weekly occurrence brought Creative Grove to life, in Jersey City NJ.
An outdoor lounge setting with music by Deejays and musicians recreated a living room or speakeasy environment in the public space. Performances spontaneous or planned, art installations, participatory art projects, combined with works on display by artists and makers, creatives, designers, artisans, form a meeting place and curious environment for the community.
Pioneering this scenario in Jersey City, it is well described as design for social innovation. Such events weave a net of interaction and lucrative environment, they become a platform for pluralistic expression. The multi faceted interlinking relations grow a strong presence and need in the community
The weekly occurrence throughout the year becomes the life blood of the area, especially with the presence of music.
CREATIVE GROVE artist & designer market has developed the destination factor of Downtown Jersey City, grown pedestrian traffic, it has radiated Economic Development for artists and the community.
The photo stream on flickr is www.flickr.com/photos/creativegrove
Art in it’s many forms, driven by a divine energy, channeled and processed by artists,
is in continuous need of endorsement and support.
Arts in Action seeks to create various platforms for visibility, network and self reliance for artists.
It is our aim to own buildings and land by and for an art community at large, with the goal to create permanent spaces, sanctuaries, reliable work environments, art centers, educational spaces not subject for displacement.