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Mural Artist Killed in Oakland

by Kimberly B. Johnson
A Bay Area artist was shot and killed yesterday, Tuesday, September 29 as he worked on a community mural in West Oakland. The mural depicted a view of the Oakland landscape–now a tragic reminder of the events that took place Tuesday morning at the 3500 block of West Street under Interstate 580. The victim’s family, friends, and the community are now working to digest and overcome this caustic act of violence.  27-year-old Antonio Ramos of Emeryville was one volunteer of a team of 60 working on... [more]
Posted by Kimberly B. Johnson on 9/30/15
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Being Hueman: Allison Torneros' New Mural in Los Angeles

by Eva Recinos
Growing up in the Bay area and living near San Francisco, artist Allison Torneros saw a fair share of street art. She quickly started making her own art at a young age and eventually got her work into a number of galleries. But she always wanted to create something on a larger surface than a canvas. Now, Torneros works both inside and outside creating murals with spray paint, a medium she remembers as “love at first spray.” Her ethereal, dream-like style now embellishes some Los Angeles... [more]
Posted by Eva Recinos on 8/27/13
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Sixty Inches From Center: How Green Star Movement is “Changing the Urban Canvas”

by Lydia Shepard
As Chicagoans, we are lucky to be exposed to a variety of different forms of public art.  Blessed with numerous blank walls, building faces and underpasses, we have a vast “urban canvas” to be transformed into accessible works of art for all to enjoy. Many talented artists have seized the opportunity to turn these spaces into their own creations, and Green Star Movement has played an integral role in marshaling young artists to take part in the transformation of their environment. I have... [more]
Posted by Lydia Shepard on 8/17/13
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Reflecting Contact: Jaz Interprets Occupy Gezi

by Rhiannon Platt
Three days prior to when Franco Fasoli, aka Jaz, was set to arrive in Istanbul to paint for the Kadiköy Festival protests erupted throughout the city. Originally incited to protect one of the remaining green spaces in the city, Taksim Gezi Park, the demonstrations quickly escalated to become a larger critique of Turkey’s government. Watching from afar while preparing sketches for the mural, Jaz created four different ideas, taking into account his imagery in the context of the surrounding... [more]
Posted by Rhiannon Platt on 8/16/13
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Making an Impression

by Stephanie Cristello
What does it mean to visibly leave an impression on someone else? currently on view at LVL3, begs the question with an exhibition that focuses on the collaborations of sixteen artists, each paired with another, to realize a piece. The concept of the show is not all that radical – loose, and arbitrary at best  – but despite itself, the eight pieces within the exhibition present certain relationships within the works that would otherwise go unnoticed in such a large group setting. One of the... [more]
Posted by Stephanie Cristello on 7/13/13
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Immigrants' Fight: Ruben Ubiera's #IamHere Mural Unveiled

by Eduardo Alexander Rabel
On May 4, 2013, Ruben Ubiera's was unveiled in Wynwood. This unique and subtly subversive mural is the result of a collaborative effort between the artist, his subjects, and the two sponsoring organizations—the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida and the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC). The artwork is striking, vibrantly-colored, and unapologetically political: it advocates for a humane immigration reform law that would give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. The... [more]
Posted by Eduardo Alexander Rabel on 6/4/13
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The Art of the Wall and the Spirit of Berlin

by Parker Tilghman
There’s been a lot of talk this week about the current state of the East Side Gallery. Thousands of people, including myself, have expressed their outrage at the city of Berlin and the profit-driven property developers for carelessly dismantling one of the city’s most treasured landmarks. (A current petition on change.org holds over 70,000 signatures.) “It’s a part of history!” we shout. “No more expensive housing!” we plea. Up to this point, the protests and arguments have centered on the Wall... [more]
Posted by Parker Tilghman on 3/7/13
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