5th Annual Welling Court Mural Project

Mark you calendars for the 5th Annual Welling Court Mural Project and Block Party, going down Saturday, June 14th from 12-8PM! Participating artists include: Abe Lincoln, Jr., AM, Alison Buxton, Beau Stanton, Billy Mode, Brian Life, Cake, Caleb Neelon, Cern, Cey Adams, Christopher Cardinale, Chris RWK, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Col Wallnuts, CRASH, Cycle, Dan … Continue reading 5th Annual Welling Court Mural Project

Welling Court Needs Your Help

Since 2009, Ad Hoc Art has organized and executed four large-scale mural projects at Queen’s Welling Court. More than 80 local and international artists have contributed hundreds of murals, sculptures and installations to the neighborhood. This endeavor requires enormous time, effort and a small army of volunteers to pull off every year… and lots and … Continue reading Welling Court Needs Your Help

M-City Returns to Welling Court

Three years after he first painted at Welling Court, Polish stencil artist M-City returned to the quiet Queens neighborhood yesterday to paint another one of his signature, large-scale murals. Tirelessly working against the clock in a race against the setting winter sun, M-City signed off on his stenciled carousel at dusk, having taken roughly five … Continue reading M-City Returns to Welling Court

Impressions from 2012 Welling Court

This past weekend’s third iteration of the Welling Court block party, organized by the tireless Alison and Garrison Buxton, was a huge success. The total number of walls now painted in this corner of Astoria has almost reached 100! Here’s a small taste of what went down on Saturday… Click through for The Street Spot’s … Continue reading Impressions from 2012 Welling Court

Welling Court Mural Project 2011

In addition to John Ahearn’s life casting (which I covered in yesterday’s post), Welling Court was frenzy of painting activity on Saturday afternoon, with the number of artists participating in the Welling Court Mural Project over doubeling from last year! Here is a little slice of some of the walls and people that could be … Continue reading Welling Court Mural Project 2011

Sculptor John Ahearn’s Life Casting at Welling Court

(photo by Becki Fuller) On Saturday, June 25th, members of New York City’s rich and varied street art & graffiti community came together with the equally diverse community of Welling Court in Queens for the 2nd Annual Welling Court Mural Project and block party. Curated by Ad Hoc Art’s dynamic duo of Alison & Garrison … Continue reading Sculptor John Ahearn’s Life Casting at Welling Court

Welling Court Mural Project

Yesterday, members of the Welling Court neighborhood in Queens and a veritable who’s who of the street & graffiti world came together via Ad Hoc Art for a day of eating, dancing, painting & pasting. Wanting to beautify their neighborhood walls and enliven their surroundings, the ethnically diverse melting pot welcomed artists representing over 50 … Continue reading Welling Court Mural Project

(Un)Sanctioned: The Art on New York Streets

For the last ten years, librarian Luna Park has been “cataloging” the art on NYC streets. She quickly learned that for those that pay attention, the street can provide as much of an arts education as a museum. Ever since NYC banished graffiti from the subway trains, it’s streets have developed into a vast playground … Continue reading (Un)Sanctioned: The Art on New York Streets

Reid & Seslow Launch Technophemera Project

I recently ran into artists Leon Reid IV and Ryan Seslow installing newly cast pieces from their collaborative project Technophemera at Welling Court. Curious to learn more, I asked them a few questions about the genesis of the project. LP: How did this collaboration come about? LR: The collaboration came about in an organic way. … Continue reading Reid & Seslow Launch Technophemera Project

Triple Play: Joe Iurato

I’m a big fan of Joe Iurato’s work not only for his crisp & clean stenciling abilities, but also because he understands the importance of good placement. His series of wooden cut-outs – see skater series below – are installed with great care and consideration for their context. More please, Joe. [Joe Iurato for Bushwick … Continue reading Triple Play: Joe Iurato