Street Art Revolution Brings Hip Hop Counter Culture To Norton Museum’s “Art After Dark” On July 6th

Street Art Revolution is a mural arts /public art collective initiative. The ‘revolution’ is to change the paradigm of what is considered art in this community. Beauty comes in many different forms and uses endless mediums. On Thursday, July 6th, Museum visitors can expect a panel discussion, an interactive mural workshop, spoken word poetry, rhythm and blues as well as participate in a guided tour of selected museum works.  Street Art Revolution has created several public art commissions in the City of West Palm Beach.  This collaboration with the Norton Museum is aided by The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Do you Basel?, and other local artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this free event.  Kudos to Caron Bowman, Curator for Street Art Revolution!

 

 

 

N O R TO N  MU S E U M  O F  AR T
1451 S. OLIVE AVE., WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401

www.norton.org

 

 

‘ART    AFTER    DARK’

PRESENTS:

 

STREET   ART   REVOLUTION

Thursday, July 6, 2017

5:00  – 9:00 pm

5:30 – 6:30 PM: Spotlight Talk

5:30 PM / Les Soeurs Chevalme’s In Dog We Trust, Arouna

5:45 PM / Erika Stone’s A Nap on a Paris Bench, France

6 PM / Sylvie Fleury’s Skin Crime 6

6:15 PM / Jose Bedia’s Si Se Pudiera (If Only I Could)

6:30 PM / Panel Discussion
Local arts organization Street Art Revolution discusses their previous and current public art projects as well as the impact of public art in the city of West Palm Beach.

6 – 8 PM / Do-It-Yourself
Collaborate in a mural project directed by the local artist and muralist known as Bulks.

7:30 PM / Music and Spoken Word
Calvin and Arsimmer Early from Spoken Word Exchange, a Miami-based creative writing project, perform spoken word poetry and R&B music.

Until 8:30 Happy Hour in the Central Courtyard

*Schedule subject to change.

Free Admission

 

 

  • Caron Bowman curator for Street Art Revolution said, “Street Art is becoming the face of public art in the City due to its raw energy and authenticity. The Norton is expanding and diversifying its reach by hosting this program”.  There are many elements to this “Art After Dark” for all ages and art interested to take part in.

 

  • Artist Panel Discussion will be moderated by Derin Young, Senior Producer at ‘Do you Basel?’. The panel includes Curator Caron Bowman, Co-Curator Dalhia Perryman, Collective Member and featured muralist Anthony Hernandez and Raphael Clemente, Executive Director of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority.

 

  • The interactive mural workshop will be conducted by prolific muralist and Instructor Mark “Bulks” Rupprecht, known for his hyper-realistic larger than life, imaginative images.

 

  • Entertainment for the night will be provided by The Spoken Word Exchange featuring Calvin and Arsimmer Early. The spoken word poetry/rhythm and blues duo has performed and led workshops throughout the US, the UK, and the UAE.

 

  • Derin Young is a Content Developer, Independent Producer and Performance Artist. She has worked as a producer and interviewer / reporter with Black Art In America™ (BAIA) and also is a Producer with Do You Basel ?™

 

 

 

 

 

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Moderator Biography

Derin Young

Content Developer, Independent Producer and Performance Artist

Derin Young is a Producer, songwriter, sound designer and vocalist. Derin’s dei 7 free range music project has featured guest musicians from Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean and the United States performing at numerous venues. As a principal producer for nonradioMusic (NRM), Derin continues to develop digital, exhibition, discussion and performance content for various institutions, projects and organizations. Derin has worked as a producer and interviewer / reporter with Black Art In America™ (BAIA) and also is a Producer with Do You Basel ?™. Derin is currently being featured as a member of Rodeo Caldonia High Fidelity Performance Theater in We Wanted A Revolution : Black Radical Women 1965 – 1985, currently on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.  www.doyoubasel.miami    www.facebook.com/doyoubasel

 

“The Jam” Mural by Bulks, Anthony Hernandez, EMO, PHD, and, Mayling Pao 

 

Artist Panel Biographies

Caron Bowman
Street Art Revolution Curator and Public Artist

Caron Bowman is a multi-disciplined artist and her work spans many techniques. Rapper Kendrick Lamar in association with Creative Allies showcased her artwork in NYC at the Galapagos Art Space. She emerged as a semi-finalist for the 2012 Beck’s Green Box augmented reality series – which featured the bestemerging artists around the globe. In addition to other honors, she has also been profiled by Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, The American Latino Museum, the 2015 and 2013 Los Angeles African American Heritage Guide, fashion photographer Nick Knight’s – SHOWstudio, and the Tom Joyner Foundation. Her interactive Neon Planes mural puzzle was featured in CODAWORX’s interactive art magazine.   http://karonbowman.webs.com

Dalhia Perryman

Street Art Revolution Co-Curator , Visual Artist and Muralist,

Dalhia Perryman is an activist, an internationally shown and nationally sold multidisciplinary artist, grant winner, orator and intellectual. She holds memberships in American Mensa and the International High IQ Society and has shown work on the show CBS Sunday morning. She was published in the African American National Biography, the largest scholarly reference on blacks of the diaspora in the world and has contributed 5600 lifetime hours of community service including rebuilding homes in St Bernard Parrish, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. She most recently became a contender for a Guinness World Record with an international panel of artists for completing the largest street painting in the world.  www.blackdalhiaarts.com

Anthony Hernandez

Street Art Revolution, Visual Artist and Muralist

Anthony Hernandez was born in Havana Cuba. His love and passion for art influenced his life as a young child. Anthony was fascinated by works of artists from his birthplace including Amelia Pelaez, Mario Carreno and Rene Portocarreo. At the age of 12, he immigrated to Chicago and now resides in Palm Beach County, Florida. He works predominantly in the mediums of oil and acrylic to create paintings on canvas and murals.  www.anthonyhernandezart.com

Raphael Clemente, West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority

Raphael Clemente, Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority, has been contributing to the improvement and renewal of the Downtown District since 2006. A self-described “urbanist”, Mr. Clemente is a dedicated advocate for the community who works hand in hand with stakeholders to address wide ranging issues affecting the Downtown.  Mr. Clemente holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Raphael has been a pioneer in using art and creative instigations as tools to improve and enhance the public realm. These projects and programs have resulted in positive outcomes for the community and improved perceptions of the city’s urban core.  http://www.downtownwpb.com/

 

Interactive Mural Workshop

Bulks
Street Art Revolution Pool Artist and Muralist

I’ve been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. My mother owned an art gallery for 25 plus years. Growing up in that kind of environment, I was introduced to many different kinds of art. We moved to south Florida in 2000, where I began to pursue my passion for graffiti art at the age of 14 and I have not stopped since. I’m always looking for new ways to create and push my work to new levels.  https://www.instagram.com/bulk_styles/

 


Street Art Revolution’s  Art Palm Beach/ Art Synergy 2017  Installation

 

Performance

The Spoken Word Exchange is a grassroots, creative writing initiative, providing groups of artists and spectators from around the world the opportunity to experience and learn about each other’s culture through the art of poetry. The project is powered by a combination of international travel, performances and workshops and has been facilitated in the US, the UK, and the UAE.ce www.thespokenwordexchange.com

 

 

About Street Art Revolution

Street Art Revolution is an artist collective consisting of Anthony Hernandez, Eduardo Mendieta, Dalhia Perryman and Caron Bowman. The collective invites and works with artists seasonally to create murals and art installations. Our ‘revolution’, is to change the paradigm of what is considered art in this community. Beauty comes in many different forms and uses endless mediums. Our groundbreaking take on blurring the lines between fine art and street art has led to much recognition. Our work has been profiled in The Huffington Post, WPTV News Channel 5, Channel 25, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Beat, CBS 12, Music on Walls, Channel 18, the Palm Beach Shiny Sheet, Art District Magazine, Arthive Magazine and most recently our Northwood Village project “Kaleidoscope” was recognized by the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals. www.facebook.com/streetartrevolution1

 

 

About Norton Museum of Art

The Norton Museum of Art is an art museum located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Its collection includes over 7,000 works, with a concentration in European, American, and Chinese art as well as in contemporary art and photography. The Museum is internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. Its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century painting and sculpture include works by Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, Davis, Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O’Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. The Museum presents special exhibitions, lectures, tours and programs for adults and children throughout the year.  www.norton.org

Street Art Revolution Sponsors:

About Subculture Group

Opened in 1987 Respectable Street 518 Clematis was the first location and the concept behind the Subculture Group. Built in an old Salvation Army building circa 1923 Respectable Street has hosted over 1000 live acts ranging from the first performing avant garde act Chris and Cosey to The Red Hot Chili Peppers and legends like the Damned, The Misfits. Indie newcomers Surfer Blood have honed their talents at Respectable Street and have gone on to National acclaim. Respectable Street has become an institution in South Florida and is considered one of the premier live music venues in the country.   sub-culture.org/

About the Downtown Development Authority

The West Palm Beach DDA is an independent taxing district created in 1967 by a special convening of the Florida Legislature. Its mission is to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for our residents, businesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities. For more information about the DDA or Downtown West Palm Beach, please visit downtownwpb.com or call the DDA at (561) 833-8873.

 

 

 

For more information contact: Caron Bowman

http://streetartrevolution.webs.com

www.facebook.com/streetartrevolution1

bowmanga@hotmail.com

Venue Contact Information:

N O R TO N  MU S E U M  O F  AR T
1451 S. OLIVE AVE., WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401

www.norton.org

http://www.norton.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Events.Details&content_id=3383

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Vivid Arts App Offers Free Details For Three Florida Art Fairs And Festivals

Vivid Arts will offer a free App experience for three South Florida Events in January.  The culturally curious will now have the digital tools to enjoy Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017, Continuum West Palm Beach and Art Fort Lauderdale with the upcoming update in the Vivid Arts iOS app.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Discover | Share | Grow
Empowering The Culturally Curious Through Technology

 

 

Here’s the link: Vivid Arts on the App Store

 

 

Vivid Arts, a digital platform focused on growing the arts and culture community through a connected and unified platform, recently launched an update to their iOS app that integrates events and enhances the user experience. The updated ‘Live Events’ features will act as a digital tour guide and give users the info and tools to know what’s going on at each event. Users will be able to get Google Maps directions directly to the event, see each event’s show lineup as well as the event’s participating artists, and share their photos taken from the Vivid Arts app directly to social media or to their friends.

 

“We’re excited just to be part of these fantastic upcoming South Florida art events,” Edgar Garcia, Founder of Vivid Arts, said. “Vivid Arts is extremely proud to simplify the experience from start to finish for attendees.”

 

 

 

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  • Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017 will produce more than 65 exhibitions throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts in January 2017 during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Ave.

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  • Continuum West Palm Beach’s mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. This event will be located in CityPlace at the former Brookstone store and is in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC.

 

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  • Art Fort Lauderdale is a revolutionary art fair hosted at properties on the intracoastal waterways in Fort Lauderdale – incorporating a different approach to view, interact and purchase art. It will be an outlet that will give artists the opportunity to showcase their work whether they are independent or being represented by a gallery.

 

In addition, Vivid Arts is proud to announce it has brought on a Digital Advertising Specialist and a marketing intern to their team, Omer Usta and Deanna Campbell, respectively.  Mr. Usta has a B.A. in Business Administration from Yeditepe University in Istanbul  Turkey, and twelve years of work experience in digital marketing. Most recently, Omer has worked with the Turkish power comparison platform, Seçelektrik, and Ram Marketing Group in Coconut Creek, Fla.  Ms. Campbell has a B.A. in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University. She will take take on some project management and digital marketing responsibilities.

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Hobe Sound Mural Project Highlights Highwayman Artist Jimmy Stovall

A new piece of Florida history is being created on a section of Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound!   Highwayman artist Jimmy Stovall is lending his vision and talents to Hobe Sound Murals Project #18, on the Jenkins Landscape building at 12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road.  The Rickie Report shares images and an invitation to drive to Hobe Sound and experience this growing Mural Project.  Kudos to Landmark Arts Coordinator, Nadia Utto, for spearheading this non-profit public art initiative!  We urge you to drive by slowly and take a peek! 

 

 

 

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Landmark ARTS Inc

non profit public art

Presents:

Highwayman Painter, Jimmy Stovall

Creates a Mural

Hobe Sound,  Florida

The public is invited to stop by as this mural is still in progress at:

Jenkins Landscape

12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road

 

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17 Hobe Sound murals have been completed thus far, thanks to the significant volunteer efforts of over 40 regional artists. The murals project also began offering informative and fun tours this year.   Artists are welcome to get involved.

Go to www.landmarkarts.us

 

 

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Local professional artist Nadia Utto, who has been the Hobe Sound Murals project coordinator since 2009, is facilitating this project, assisted by artist Heather Stevens Weese. Hobe Sound Murals is part of Landmark Arts, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to “Creating Community Culture.”

 

 

 

Original Painting by Highwayman Jimmy Stovall, the inspiration for the Jenkins Mural in Hobe Sound

Original Painting by Highwayman Jimmy Stovall, the inspiration for the Jenkins Landscaping Mural in Hobe Sound

 

 

Much of the original travel route from Detroit to Miami, Dixie Highway,  has been absorbed into modern routes.  A new piece of Florida history is being created on a section of Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound! Highwayman artist Jimmy Stovall is lending his vision and talents to Hobe Sound Murals Project #18, on the Jenkins Landscape building at 12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road.

 

Highwayman, Jimmy Stovall works with Muralist in Hobe Sound at Jenkins Landscaping

Highwayman, Jimmy Stovall works with Muralist in Hobe Sound at Jenkins Landscaping

 

Jimmy’s work reflects his continuing interest in preserving the vision of the pristine Florida he remembers from his youth, and the countryside vista in this mural includes two of his signature motifs – a serene distant horizon and a radiant Poinciana tree. This genre is also location-appropriate, as three generations of the Jenkins family have provided idyllic and design balanced landscapes for over 56 years.

 

Business owners Harold and Susan Jenkins, who have long admired the beauty and scenic topics of Highwaymen paintings, are proud to sponsor this one-of-a-kind mural on their newly renovated building façade.

 

 

Mural #8 at GFWC Women's Club

Hobe Sound Mural #8 at GFWC Women’s Club “Pillars Of The Community”

 

Jimmy is one of “The Highwaymen” painters, from the Ft. Pierce area, who sold their Florida landscape paintings door-to-door and out of their vehicles along local roadways from the 1950s through 80s. The Highwaymen finally achieved recognition in the 1990s, when critics began to praise the uniqueness of their folk art, fast oil painting style and self-promotion techniques.

 

 

Hobe Sound Mural #3  "Ocean Jazz"

Hobe Sound Mural #3 “Ocean Jazz”

 

Jimmy holds the unusual distinction of being known as “The 27th Highwayman.” Although he is acknowledged by his peers as a true member of the group, he was in Miami after Hurricane Andrew and was not available to be interviewed for what would become a book about 26 painters of this ‘outsider art’ style.

 

 

Hobe Sound Mural #13 "Four Seasons"

Hobe Sound Mural #13 “Four Seasons”

 

Jimmy is the last painter who was personally taught his craft by one of the founding Highwaymen, Alfred Hair, who had been mentored by the well-known A.E. “Beanie” Backus. Both Hair and Backus have been inducted into the Florida’s Artists Hall of Fame.  This mural will also be the very first publicly accessible exterior mural by a Highwayman.

 

 

For more information, please contact project coordinator Nadia Utto:  561-762-9202

nadiautto@comcast.net    www.landmarkarts.us

Landmark Arts, Inc.      PO Box 533, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

Contact the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce

772-546-4724 for more information on upcoming scheduled tours.

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Brewhouse Gallery Celebrates First Anniversary with Expansion of Space, More Artwork, Live Music, Brews and Community Events

Don’t miss this round of artists’ work being shown on February 26th before the walls change at the ever popular Brewhouse Gallery!  New artists will be moving in on March 2.  Celebrating its First Anniversary, the Brewhouse Gallery has announced its expansion, taking over next door (formerly a convenience store) and adding  36 additional taps, vintage arcade games, expanded food options (not a full kitchen yet), and a 30 foot wall dedicated to installation art and a rotating mural every six months from renowned street artists! The Rickie Report shares here.

 

 

 

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HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

 

The Brewhouse Gallery
720 Park Avenue      Lake Park, Florida 33403

 

 

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Art, art, and more art! Whether it’s our incredible visual artists or our talented performing artists, or even the culinary artists with our local food trucks… This week is completely full of all things artsy! Don’t forget our monthly artist open house  Thursday February 26th. 

 

The Next Chapter & Expansion

 

 

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At almost one year to the date, AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “The Brewhouse Gallery is proud to announce we are expanding! We will be taking over the next door location (to the West) which was formerly a convenience store. We don’t want to alter the good vibes we have already established, so we’re hoping to have two separate spaces that are connected. This will allow for a better flow of traffic, expanded draft list, expanded bottle selection, vintage arcade games, communal tables and the all-important expanded FOOD SELECTION. What about the art? Well… We will have a 30 foot wall that will be dedicated to a rotating mural project. We will be highlighting some of the area’s best muralists to create a new mural every six months or so. As we have said from day one, it is our goal to create a community around our space and vision. Above all, it is the support of each and every one of you and the belief in what we are doing that has brought all of this to fruition. Here’s to: supporting the arts, live music, the revival of Lake Park, craft breweries that care about their product, independent coffee roasters, the small businessman & one hell of an upcoming year! Cheers!”

 

 

Trivia Night, One of the Popular Events at Brewhouse Gallery

Trivia Night, One of the Popular Events at Brewhouse Gallery

 

 

 In another exciting announcement, Brockman shares, “We are happy to officially introduce our new manager/event coordinator, Pepe Arenas! You all pretty much know him by now and he has been integral part of the day to day management, but don’t worry, he will still be behind the counter with a smiling face. Thanks for all you do Pepe, we love you, cheers to your new title! Also, We are launching NEW HOURS! Opening at noon, Tuesday through Sunday, and staying open an hour later. 12 to 12, six days a week. Mondays are still available for private parties and we are always happy to arrange special hours to accommodate your events”.

 

 

Spotlight on PBCATA

Spotlight on PBCATA

 

The Brewhouse Gallery would like to recognize the Fine Art of The Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association. PBCATA raises money which goes directly to a scholarship fund. Every year, two scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 each to students pursuing a college degree in the Visual Arts. Along with raising money for the scholarships, PBCATA also sponsors ribbons annually for the South Florida Fair and the Palm Beach County School District Annual K-12 Student Art Exhibition. To find out more please visit : http://www.pbcata.org/  Proceeds benefit both the Art Teachers creating the work and this fantastic organization! 

 

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South Florida’s King of Rockabilly – Slip and the Spinouts are an established Rockabilly/Roots band on the South Florida circuit. Formed 12 years ago, Slip and the Spinouts are an old school 3 piece band with upright bass, Hollowbody guitar {and sometimes a Tele} and a small combo drum kit.

 

The Spinouts play original Rockabilly and Country songs and also cover a wide range of American Roots Music including Rockabilly, Country, Blues and even Surf.

Food Truck : Salsa Don Pepe & Tacos

 

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Brewhouse Gallery Paint & Sip

Saturday, March 7th    4:00 – 7:00 PM

Price Per Seat: $30.00    Seating is limited; registration is required

Art Obsession is bringing you something fun and different. “King of the Snuggle” is one of our favorite paintings and we hope it will be one of your as well. Make this cool panda all your own with different colors and accessories. Follow our instructor as you sip on your favorite drink and add your own unique colors to make this painting truly personal!

 

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Come for the class and stay for the music. This is an adult environment that encourages drinking, fun and having a great time. Please only 21+ for this event.  There will be a food truck outside during the class.

 

This class will take approximately 2 hours. Class will begin promptly at the start time indicated. Please arrive early to settle in and order your drinks and food, seating is first come first served. Included in this class are the supplies to complete your work of art (canvas, apron, paints, brushes) step by step instructions and a great time with great people.

 

For up-to-the-minute listings of events please visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

New Mural Project in Northwood Brings More Public Art to Galleries, Shops and Restaurants

Murals serve as more than decorations on walls.  They give passersby a glimpse into the neighborhood where murals are displayed on walls of buildings.  The area may be “coming back” or “already there”.  Look at the wide variety and rich cultural history of the murals found in Philadelphia, PA.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share information about the newest mural project in the Northwood Village area of West Palm Beach.  Onlookers are always welcome! Here we focus on the three artists involved, Eduardo Mendieta, Craig McInnis and Amanda Valdes.  The images shown are previous works by the artists at other locations.

 

 

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE

MURAL PROJECT

 

 

 

2417 Spruce Street

2417 Spruce Street

 

 

Initially there will be 4-5 murals painted on buildings located on Northwood Road, Spruce Avenue and 25th Street.  The goal is to beautify and bring more vitality to the neighborhood.  Each mural will be painted by a different artist.  Two murals will begin in August.  Other artists are waiting for approval of their designs before work can begin.  Eduardo Mendieta is spearheading the project.

 

 

The Process*

 

  • Before an artist can legally create art on a wall there are numerous checklists and approvals that are needed.  Building owner approval and City approval must be obtained.  Contacting the building owner may be a challenge, as it is likely that if a business rents their space they deal with a landlord.  The landlord can give some approvals but when it comes to a mural, the owner is generally the one that needs to sign off on it.  So the process from idea > landlord > owner can be lengthy.  It can also take face-to-face time and usually a presentation to encourage the decision makers that the proposed mural idea is beneficial to not only their business but also to the owner’s profit margins and as a neighborhood improvement.
  • The permitting process usually involves calls to the City, finding the correct department and obtaining the paperwork needed to get a City Permit.  The permit’s cost may depend on the budget of the mural.  For the sake of argument let’s say we take the lesser option and it costs us $75 for the permit.  This same permit needs to be filled out and signed by the owner.  Again, quite possibly another case of permit > landlord > owner.

 

  • A ‘pre-approval’ is the next step.  The real decision of all approvals comes with committees such as Art In Public Places and the CRA Advisory Board.  They oversee anything and everything happening in their appointed districts.  Both of those require a presentation, and it’s best to have some kind of pre-approval heading into it, either from the City or from a Merchant Association, or both depending on what committee you are presenting to.  Someone has to put together a proper presentation filled with photos, mock-ups, approved paperwork, etc.  It’s also noteworthy that committees like these do not meet everyday or even every week so you have to be patient and wait your turn to secure a place on a meeting agenda.  It takes roughly 10 days or so for your permitting paperwork to clear the City in order for you to get on an agenda for presentation.
  • Guess what?  You still haven’t put a single drop of paint on a wall yet!  During these presentations and (fingers crossed) approvals, an appropriate work of art must be selected for the mural space.  This might require an outside juror and a fee so that proper selection is made with fairness.  It takes time to gather all of applicants and their work in order for the jurying process to take place.  If a juror is not in place, a different committee takes on the role of selecting artists, interviewing artists, reviewing portfolios and proposed mock-ups.
  • That whole process takes a lot of time, money and patience.  If a full-time business person is taking on this task, it’s easily hours of preparation and follow-through.  If it were someone’s only job it would likely take them a month or two (at best) to get to a point of painting the wall.  Compare that to a month or two of your own salary on top of the paperwork costs.  For example, if someone was paid $30/hour to complete this task and they worked on it roughly for one month at eight hour work days, their fee would equal $4,800.  You can easily spend 8 hour work days on a project like this when it comes to coordination of phone calls, emails, presentation assembly, time spent traveling to and from meetings and City Hall, selecting the juror(s), contacting, paying…  Or if your committee handles some of the coordination, then it’s the committee meetings that require time and feedback amongst everyone involved. * Information from Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla of OSGS Gallery| Studio

Approved Sites/Proposed Sites

2417  Spruce Ave.has been approved
441  25 Street has been approved
444  25 Street is waiting for approval
The other mural sites are still being work out. We have several options.
 
441 25th Street

441 25th Street

How This All Began

Eduardo had shown some of his work at ArtHouse429 several months ago.  During the Opening Reception,  William Halliday, the owner of gallery introduced me to Sharon McCormick from the West Palm Beach CRA.  She had heard about the Downtown West Palm Beach Stairwell Mural Project which Eddie had helped organize and was one of the contributing artists.  She wanted to do something similar in Northwood Village.
Eduardo is overseeing the whole project as well as painting a mural and hopes to begin this month.  Artists can still apply to paint murals in the future and should contact him.

View From the Ground (Photo Courtesy of Eduardo Mendieta)

View From the Ground (Photo Courtesy of Eduardo Mendieta)

There’s More to the Story

 
 
“The CRA has helped get this project off the ground, but it will need more funding to keep this Mural Project going and cover the neighborhood with beautiful murals. Once we start painting in August, we will be looking for local businesses to sponsor murals by allowing us to paint their exterior walls and help with funding. We will also be organizing fundraisers and other activities to get the public involved,” Eduardo told The Rickie Report.

Previous Mural Art Installations

 

Roosevelt Elementary School Reading Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

Roosevelt Elementary School Reading Mural by Eduardo Mendieta

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46 for XLVI Mural Project Indianapolis MD by Eduardo Mendieta

46 for XLVI Mural Project Indianapolis, Indiana by Eduardo Mendieta

 

 

For more information visit: www.eduardomendieta.com

 

 

 

CRAIG McINNIS

 

Mural by Craig McInnis

Mural by Craig McInnis

 
 
Craig tells The Rickie Report, “I have been drawing since I can remember. I decided early on that I would be an Artist. Music and art run through much of my family tree.  I doodled my way through high school and then came to Florida to attend the Art Institute. After graduation I plunged into a varied list of artistic endeavors.  My intent is to stay focused and to NEVER take my creative gifts for granted.”
“All things creative” has been the credo that Craig lives by, when deciding what projects to take on. “I enjoy keeping my workload diverse to help expand my skill set.  I have had the opportunity to make music, record and tour, paint on many different surfaces, illustrate, log many fun hours on Photoshop, create graphics and layouts, create storyboard art and props for a motion picture, apprentice as a tattoo artist, and most recently work behind the scenes to curate, promote and produce art shows for my cohorts. As Co- Founder of Art Synergy I am proud to be part of a dedicated team of art professionals with the goal of promoting local art at National and International levels and facilitate access to art & culture to those who may not have previously had the chance. I love the challenge new creative territory poses.”
Mural by Craig McInnis at Broadway Bagel

Murals by Craig McInnis at Broadway Bagel

Craig is also proud to be Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds over the past 8 years.  “I have done, horror make-up, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting,
and my fair share of getting into character.”

Visit Craig at facebook.com/craigartist,    or email at craigart896@hotmail.com

 or go old school and buzz me 561.389.4800

 

 

 

AMANDA VALDES

 

Amanda shares, “I’m very excited to start the Northwood mural project and work with the community to brighten the neighborhood with public art. Northwood is an eclectic area with so much potential. 

 muralAmandaValdes_NWMuralProposal1

 

 

 

Amanda is an accomplished artists and has created murals for other cities. She says, “I feel like Northwood is starting to blossom into something even greater than it is now.”

 
 

Visit Amanda on Facebook: www.facebook.com/avaldesart 

amanda@amandavaldes.com 
www.amandavaldes.com

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