Wellington Court Mural Project - A Stand Out Event
The Wellington Court Mural Project, organized by my friends Allison and Garrison Buxton in Queens New York, was recently highlighted by Kings Of New York. The project involved Urban artists from around the world in an effort to transform a graffiti blighted corner into a point of neighborhood pride. The video proves this to be a complete success and is highlighted by an interview with a local resident who witnessed the projects transformative values firsthand. While I am 100 percent behind this project, what is most interesting to me is the interview with Lady Pink (0:40-3:00) who speaks about artists ability to affect the neighborhoods they live in. She explains that often cultural funding is sequestered on the island of Manhattan while the outer boroughs are left with advertising and empty hands. She tells people not accept this situation and by any means necessary, to take back their neighborhoods using visual tactics. I love it!