Monday, June 20, 2016

“World Peace Mural Tour” Comes to Boston for The 4th of July

East Boston, MA: The World Peace Mural Tour will make its way to Boston for a special 4th of July Independence Day installation of a “Handwritten Mural” by renowned Miami artist, Renda Writer. The artist will install a “World Peace” mural on the main exterior wall of Iglesias Bautista Sendas de Fe in East Boston (316 East Meridian St., Boston, MA 02128) on July 4th, starting at 10am. The mural will include the phrase “WORD PEACE” spray-painted repetitiously, in a patriotic mix of red, white, and blue. For more details, check the World Peace Mural Tour Facebook Event.

Boston is the first stop on the “World Peace Mural Tour.” The five-city tour will make its way to Detroit in late July and will then head back East to create murals in Philadelphia and Washington DC in August and New York in September.

The World Peace Mural Tour is an artistic campaign and an ongoing art installation project aimed at enacting worldwide change through the power of the written word and the energy behind the widely popular and influential medium of public art. More information about the tour can be found at...
www.WorldPeaceMuralTour.com and www.Facebook.com/WorldPeaceMuralTour
World Peace Mural Tour

To date, 5 World Peace Murals have been created as part of the pre-tour campaign and are being actively promoted through the project’s website and social media presence. Info on each one, with video links, listed below, in order of installation.

1. Miami, Florida - Allapattah Middle School 
(Installed on 4/22/16)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFaPL3Y8rdA
2. Fort Lauderdale, Florida - MASS District
(Installed on 5/4/16 – 5/5/16)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFmvAb8F4-U
3. Asheville, North Carolina - South Slope District 
(Installed on 5/18/16)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NaGC9Sb9Ig
4. Jacksonville, Florida - 5 Points District 
(Installed on 5/26/16)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1OFbUA5POQ
5. Miami, Florida - Wynwood Art District 
(Installed on 6/4/16)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Y2TFZo0Rk

As a self-described “Handwritten Artist,” the creator of the World Peace Mural Tour is Renda Writer, an artist known and praised for creating large scale Handwritten Murals that are consistently popular as viral social media sensations and continually attract mainstream and independent media attention.  

Renda Writer wrote “Black Lives Matter” over 2,000 times, on a 40ft x 40ft wall in Midtown Detroit at N'Namdi Center For Contemporary Art in September of 2015, which landed him an interview on the 5 O’clock News on FOX 2 Detroit.  

View the clip here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBxoWXrzVpM 

The Associated Press also picked up the story and made it into national news. Previously, Renda also gained a sizeable following on social media after writing “Love is a risk. Do it anyway.” almost 500,000 times on a wall in Miami’s famed Miami Wynwood Art District during the immensely popular yearly international art event, Art Basel. 

View a clip of Renda Writer working on the "Love is a risk. Do it anyway" Handwritten Mural Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xSNXqNKHMA

Renda Writer is being hosted by KC Arts Brokerage, the art agency that arranged the location for the World Peace Mural in Boston. More info at www.KCArtsBrokerage.com 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

All Together Now


All Together Now is a multimedia series curated by Anna Rae, that combines artists from Boston and NYC, and makes space for women, POC, and LGBTQ, in partnership with cis white male allies. The multimedia aspect creates a sensory-rich experience for the audience, and combining artists from NYC and Boston enriches and celebrates our local arts dialogue.

The second show of the series, on June 25 at 9pm at the Lilypad in Inman Square, features Korean-American artists from New York and Boston. Local Boston band Hemway hosts the night for filmmaker and performance actress Hye Yun Park, performance artist and musician Diana Oh, and singer/songwriter Jane Park. “While being Korean-American is not the focus of my art,” says Jane Park, “I find it so inspiring to have found like-minded artists who came from a similar background to my own. It’s such an honor to have a chance to collaborate with them as artists.”

The diversity mission of this series gives artists room to push themselves to be more experimental and collaborative with the audience. Says Anna Rae, “We all know the power and the limitations of our respective arts, and I think there’s a sense of making something more immersive and powerful together.”

In the first All Together Now, the way the artists engaged with the audience and each other at the Lilypad was inspiring. The Grownup Noise opened with their trio of guitar, cello, and drums. Video artist Jeremy Stamas followed with a piece of untouched, ten-year old film for the first time. New York performance artist Crichton Atkinson transformed the Lily Pad into the Church of Time, preaching to an orange-masked congregation engulfed in black light. The night proceeded with live music by the melody-driven rock of Hemway. Jenee Halstead closed with her rock band and ethereal vocals.

To read more about the All Together Now multi-media series, and purchase tickets, please go to alltogetherbos.com. Advance tickets are recommended as the Lilypad’s capacity is limited.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Tara Ozella - Boston Artist You Should Know

Mass Art alum, Tara Ozella aka Nefertara, has been creating one-of-a-kind crowns and fashion accessories over the past 10 years. Some of her most extravagant fashion pieces have been worn by legendary music celebrities and published in an array of international fashion magazines. PM Tara for custom inquiries at Facebook.com/theChurchofVanityYou can also purchase some of Tara's original art in her etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChurchofVanity.

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