oOo Ad Hoc’s Welling Court Mural Project featured in Open House New York Weekend, October 11 & 12! oOo

We hope this finds you well and enjoying a lovely September.  Here is an update with some nice fall action from the AHA realms regarding The Welling Court Mural Project.
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Photo: Mikiko Kikuyama 

 

Ad Hoc Art is thrilled to have the WCMP be a featured part of the 2014 Open House New York Weekend, happening Saturday and Sunday, October 11th and 12th. 3 tours of the project will be giving per day by Ad Hoc Art along with the neighborhood residents that helped envision the project and artists that help make it all manifest. A new OHNY mural at Welling Court designed and painted by Chris Stain & Garrison Buxton will be the cover for the 12th Annual OHNY Weekend Guide, coming out with the October 2nd issue of Time Out New YorkStain has been with the Ad Hoc family since the old days and it was a treat to have his creativity and vision on board this project.
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Please spread the word to your peoples and come out for a great weekend of creativity.  2014 has been a great year for the project and this is a wonderful way to wrap up the fall season.
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There is a OHNY contest where you can win two (2) tickets to any one Advanced Reservation tour of your choice by having your picture taken in front the OHNY mural at Welling Court.  
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To enter the OHNY contest: Hop on the N/Q to the Astoria Boulevard stop and walk over to the Welling Court Mural Project. Find the OHNY Weekend Mural near 14-14 28th Avenue, near Astoria Boulevard and post a photo of yourself in front of the mural on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #OHNYwknd by September 25, and you’ll be entered into a raffle for two Advanced Reservation tickets. Three lucky winners will be announced on September 26th.
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We hope to see you out enjoying the now-over-130-murals-awesomeness by artists from around the world, including some sweet additions since the June block party, including Dasic, KidLew, Praxis, Crisp, Chris Soria, Matt C. Ellis, and Queen Andrea.
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Some nice fashion by our friend, Eden, of Cabiria Style shot in front of some WCMP murals:
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In love and solidarity, 
Garrison & Alison – Ad Hoc Art
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“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay and unless it wants to break the faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable and help change it.” – Ersnt Fischer”
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Every fact, every department of your mind, is to be programmed by you, and unless you assume your rightful responsibility and begin to program your own mind, the world will program it for you.” – The Crystal Method
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“Inside every one of us is a garden, and every practitioner has to go back to their garden and take care of it. Maybe in the past, you left it untended for a long time. You should know exactly what is going on in your own garden, and try to put everything in order. Restore the beauty; restore the harmony in your garden. If it is well tended, many people will enjoy your garden.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

oOo The 5th Annual Welling Court Mural Project was RAD! Thank you Art & Community! oOo

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Wow, this fifth year was awesome! We topped off at 128 murals and there are some likely additions to come in the months ahead. Hearts and minds were opened & super-sized.

Our motto: “One Mural At A Time!”

The power of art and community cannot be denied. The project is viewable viewable 24/7/365.

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2014 Artists Include: Abe Lincoln, Jr., Adam Dare, Andy Golub, AM, Alison Buxton, Beau Stanton, Billy Mode, Bishop203, Cake, Caleb Neelon, Cekis, Cern, Cey Adams, Christopher Cardinale, Chris RWK, Chris Stain, Chris Soria, Clown Soldier, Col Wallnuts, Damien Mitchell, Dan Witz, Danielle Mastrion, Dasic, Dennis McNett, Don Leicht, El Kamino, Ellis Gallagher, EpicUno, Eric Richardson, Esteban del Valle, Free5, Fumero, Garrison Buxton, gilf!, Greg Lamarche, Hellbent, Icy & Sot, Jamie Townsend, Jerms, JuanWC, Joe Iurato, John Carr, John Fekner, Joseph Meloy, Kaff Eine, Kid Lew, Kimyon Huggins, Kosbe, Kris Kanaly, KR One, Lady Pink, Lexi Bella, Lmnopi, LogikOne, Magda Love, Mare139, MAST, Mastro, Matt Ellis, M-City, Mensen, Mike Fitzimmons, MRC, MR. PRVRT, Never, ND’A, NCSB, Panic, Peat Wollaeger, Python, Pyramid Oracle, Queen Andrea, Raquel Echanique, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Rene Gagnon, Royal Kingbee, Rubin415, Russell King, Ryan Seslow, Sebs, SeeOne, Shiro, Sinned, Skewville, Slept, SpazeCraft, Subtexture & Danny, Steven Cogle, The Cupcake Guy, Toofly, Topaz, Trap, Veng RWK, Vera Times, Wane COD, Wretched Rapture Crew, Zam, Zed1 , Zheik-One & more.

WHERE: 11-98 Welling Court {@ 30th Ave & 12th Street}, Astoria, Queens 11102

TO GET THERE:
1) By Public Transit: Take the N or W train to 30th Ave. Then go west down 30th Ave to 12th St. by a) walking 10-15 minutes or; b) taking the Q18. You are there!
2) LIC Art Bus: Weekends only 5/10/14 – 9/14/14: socratessculpturepark.org/visit/bus/
3) By Car: Here is a link to the street map: tinyurl.com/2e7whgo

Click Here for FaceBook Event Link

A huge thanks and shout out to the following lovelies for their coverage of the 5th Annual Welling Court Mural Project. Click on the names to see their coverage.

Brooklyn Street Art

Street Art NYC Part 1 & Part 2

Animal NY   

 

oOo 5th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Opens June 14th. The gift that keeps on giving… oOo

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This fifth year is shaping up to be another heavyweight contender of love and creative fusion. Get ready to have your mind blown and heart opened.

The power of art and community.

Opening Saturday, June 14th. Then viewable 24/7/365.

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Friday, May 16, 2014
CONTACT: Garrison Buxton, Director – 917.602.2153 / info@adhocart.org

NOW IN ITS 5TH YEAR, AD HOC ART PROUDLY CONTINUES TO EXPAND ACCLAIMED PUBLIC ART PROJECT WITH 80+ INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS SPANNING 50+ YEARS PAINTING 100+ SPOTS

An Art Event Celebrating the Streets, Solidarity, Community, and Culture

WHEN: Opening Saturday, June 14th, 2014; 12-8PM, then viewable 24/7/365! FB link to the event is here: 5th Annual Welling Court Mural Project

WHAT: The Welling Court Mural Project began in 2009 when Ad Hoc Art was invited by the community of Welling Court to slay some aesthetic blights in their neighborhood. The first project debuted in May 2010 with over 44 murals, fitting for the diverse and lively inhabitants. Each year since, spectacular crews of legendary and groundbreaking artists have come together to transform the neighborhood into a creative celebration and public art experience.

These renowned artists create site-specific works to provide new arrays of visual experiences which change how people experience and interact with their environment. This grassroots project has received remarkable appreciation as it brings art from around the world directly to the heart of this eclectic community, which grows more vibrant with each additional wall, creator, and enthusiast.

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 Witz, Danielle Mastrion, Dennis McNett, Don Leicht, El Kamino, Ellis Gallagher, Free5, Fumero, Garrison Buxton, Gilf!, Greg Lamarche, Hellbent, Icy & Sot, Jamie Hef, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, John Carr, John Fekner, Katie Yamasaki, Kimyon Huggins, Lady Pink, Lmnopi, LogikOne, Mare139, Mensen, Mike Fitzimmons, Never, ND’A, Pablo Power, Peat Wollaeger, Queen Andrea, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Rene Gagnon, Royal Kingbee, Rubin, Russell King, Ryan Seslow, SeeOne, Sheryo, Shok-1, Sinned, Skewville, Sonni, SpazeCraft, Subtexture, Steven Cogle, Thundercut, TooFly, Veng RWK, Vera Times, Vexta, Wane COD, The Yok, Zam, Zed & more.

This fifth round continues the project’s tradition of showcasing the artistry with the annual block party where the multi-talented hosts display their cultural culinary, music, and dance skills. While this tiny neighborhood provides some major ambience & hospitality, it cannot provide for all attendees, so think of this as a big picnic-potluck-art-fun-social and bring some of your favorite tasty foods, beverages, or other contributions to share.

If you would like to support this project, please email us and let us know how you would like to contribute. Always useful are: monetary contributions (which are tax deductible) as well as tools and materials like spray paint, bucket paint and primer, paint rollers/brushes/pans, ladders, scaffolding, etc.

Volunteers Are Always Welcomed and Encouraged!
If you would like to help out, there are many ways to get involved. We appreciate and need your assistance to make this as amazing as possible. Some areas of interest: videography, social media/outreach, press/PR, PA, on-site support, manning greeting locations & looking after residents, artists, and attendees.
To volunteer, email us at info@adhocart.org

* In addition to the murals and festivities, there are special events and projects happening throughout the day, such as:

- Art activities taught by participating artists.

- Music from the eclectic AtotheK & Sleptember, and more of our favorite DJ’s blending sublime block party beats to massage your eardrums and keep you moving. Bring food, water, and things to share with your creative comrades while experiencing stupendous art & aural delights.

WHO: Ad Hoc Art + Artists + The Community of Welling Court + You

WHERE: 11-98 Welling Court {@ 30th Ave & 12th Street}, Astoria, Queens 11102

TO GET THERE:
1) By Public Transit: Take the N or W train to 30th Ave. Then go west down 30th Ave to 12th St. by a) walking 10-15 minutes or; b) taking the Q18. You are there!
2) LIC Art Bus: Weekends only 5/10-9/14: socratessculpturepark.org/visit/bus/
3) By Car: Here is a link to the street map: tinyurl.com/2e7whgo

Click Here for FaceBook Event Link

YOUR ATTENDANCE AND COVERAGE IS ENCOURAGED & INVITED.

oOo “THE FUTURE IS NOW” OPENS AUGUST 1st, TWO ROW WAMPUM AUGUST 3rd, AND MANCHESTER STREET FESTIVAL AUGUST 9th! oOo

THE FUTURE IS NOW EXHIBITION OPENS AUGUST 1ST IN NYC!  AN AMAZING SHOW OF VISUAL AND MUSICAL LEGENDS

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TWO ROW WAMPUM FESTIVAL IN BEACON, NY AUGUST 3RD

We are excited to be painting panels for this beautiful and timely project: http://honorthetworow.org/

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MANCHESTER STREET FESTIVAL AUGUST 9TH IN VERMONT

Party with us on Main Street with live music, great food and beverages, and entertainment for the whole family. We will be printing some brand new nuggets along with some classics.

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oOo IT’S TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME! THE 4th ANNUAL WELLING COURT MURAL PROJECT RETURNS TO QUEENS SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH!!! IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER…oOo

AD HOC ART EXPANDS ACCLAIMED PUBLIC ART PROJECT COMPRISING OVER 80 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS SPANNING MORE THAN 50 YEARS PAINTING 100+ SPOTS

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CLICK HERE TO DONATE & SUPPORT THE PROJECT’S VIABILITY, SUCCESS, REACH, AND IMPACT, via IndieGoGo.
 
CLICK HERE for the WCMP Facebook Page!
 
This year’s Artists Include:
Abe Lincoln, Jr., AM, Alison Buxton, Beau Stanton, Billy Mode, Brian Life, Caleb Neelon, Cekis, Celso, Cern, Christopher Cardinale, Chris Mendoza, Chris RWK, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Col Wallnuts, CR, Cycle, Dan Witz, Dennis McNett, Don Leicht, El Kamino, Ellis Gallagher, Feral, Free5, Fumero, Gaia, Garrison Buxton, Gilf!, Greg Lamarche, Hellbent, Ian Kuali’I, Icy & Sot, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, John Fekner, Jonathan Villoch, Katie Yamasaki, Kimyon Huggins, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Lady Pink, Lmnop, LogikOne, M-City, Mare139, Maya Hayuk, Mensen, Mike Fitzimmons, Mr. Kiji, Never, ND’A, Olek, Pablo Power, Phetus, Queen Andrea, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Rene Gagnon, ROA, Royal Kingbee, Royce Bannon, Rubin, Russell King, Ryan Seslow, SeeOne, Sheryo, Sinned, Skewville, Sonni, SpazeCraft, Subtexture, Steven Cogle, Thundercut, TooFly, Veng RWK, Vera Times, Vexta, Wane COD, The Yok, Zam & more.

 

oOo WOW! THE WELLING COURT MURAL PROJECT CONTINUES TO SPREAD ART MAGIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD! oOo

A huge THANK YOU to the community of Welling Court, Queens for their amazing hospitality and to the artists who brought their goodness to the streets in full form.

With over 90 spots painted by over 70 artists and the most unbelievable tostadas and bicycle races, this year’s Welling Court Mural Project was outstanding.  We look forward to the love spreading across more walls throughout the year.  Check it out, viewable 24/7.

Here are a few nice posts to check out some of the action:

Brooklyn Sreet Art’s Images of the Week

Martha Cooper on 12 oz. Prophet

BSA’s Huffington Post Write up & Coverage

The Street Spot

Vandalog’s coverage

More Vandalog action

Vandalog on John Fekner & Don Leicht at Welling Court

Street Art NYC’s goodness

Jim Kiernan’s Photos

Rhiannon Platt’s 12oz. Prophet Coverage

Ken Brown’s Photos

Benjamin Sutton’s Pics

Fresh Paint NYC’s Shots

Spencer Elzey’s Pics

Pop Culture Spectrum’s Before & After

Some Video by Christine Estema (Welling Court nuggets start around 1 min 40 sec)

Here is a map of the 91+ spots at the 2012 incarnation! Click on image to see full sized.

More soon.  Thanks for the goodness!

oOo IT’S BACK! THE WELLING COURT MURAL PROJECT RETURNS TO QUEENS SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH!!! oOo

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Yahoooooooo!!!

Happy day to you.  We hope you have had some amazing experiences and are gearing up for an action-packed summer, wherever you are.  We at Ad Hoc Art have been busier than ever and these are very interesting times in which we are living, to say the least!  #Occupy Everywhere/Everything is in full effect and the timing for a solid art fest could not be more ripe.

We will be dropping more info soon, but we wanted you to have the head’s up that the 3rd Annual Welling Court Mural Project will be debuting on Saturday, June 16th.  Be prepared for more sublime art, music, food, and community with some of our solid state heavy hitters and brand new maestros.

Come one, come all as we forge a better future, together…

AD HOC ART CONTINUES MAJOR PUBLIC MURAL PROJECT COMPRISING 58+ INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS REPRESENTING OVER 50 YEARS OF STREET ART

– An Art Event Celebrating the Streets, Solidarity, Community, and Culture –

WHAT: The community of Welling Court in Queens, New York first asked Ad Hoc Art to help them spruce up their neighborhood in 2009.  Ad Hoc Art was honored to do so and rose to the occasion in May 2010 organizing a project fitting for the diverse, enthusiastic, and energetic inhabitants.  A year later, Ad Hoc assembled another crew of legendary and groundbreaking artists spanning more than 50 years of activity for the 2nd Annual Welling Court Mural Project. 

This year’s 3rd Annual WCMP will be returning to cultivate all the great things art, music, and community bring out of people, plus some new artists and surprises to keep you on your toes.

As before, the Welling Court community’s annual block party coincides with the project’s opening featuring cuisine and music from the ethnically diverse and talented hosts.  Whereas this neighborhood is providing some major hospitality, it cannot provide for thousands of people, so please:

* think of it as a big social picnic/potluck of art fun action.  Bring some of your favorite tasty foods, beverages, or other contributions to share with your fellow revelers.

** if you would like to offer help or assistance to the artists, items always useful are: exterior bucket paint, paint rollers/brushes, spray paint, acrylic paint, exterior primer, etc.

*** if neither of those options works and/or you would prefer to contribute some funds for supplies, you are more than welcome to do so.

The project transforms several city blocks into a 24/7 street-level gallery, bringing artist from around the world directly to the heart of this community.  Renowned artists with deep roots in the street movement have created custom works for this project.  This new array of visual experiences provides fresh contexts for how people working, visiting, and living in this diverse cultural gem of Queens think about and interact with their environment.

Artists Include:Alice Mizrachi, Alison Buxton, Beau Stanton, Billy Mode, Brian Life, Caleb Neelon, Celso, Cern, Chris Cardinale, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, CR, CRASH, Cycle, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, Deborah Yoon, Don Leicht, Ellis Gallagher, Free5, Fumero, Gaia, Garrison Buxton, Greg Lamarche, Hell Bent, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, John Fekner, Katie Yamasaki, Kimyon Huggins, Lady Pink, Logik One, Lmnop, Mare139, Mensen, Michael Alan, Mint & Serf, Mr. Kiji, Never, Pablo Power, Peat Wollaeger, Queen Andrea, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Rene Gagnon, ROA, Royce Bannon, Sheryo, Sinned, Skewville, Sofia Maldonado, Spaze, Stormie Mills, Subtexture, The Wretched Rapture Crew, The Yok, Thundercut, TooFly, Veng RWK, Zam, Zéh Palito, & more….

In addition to the murals and festivities, there are special events and artist’s projects happening throughout the day.

We will have DJ’s Sleptember & Kimyon spinning block party beats to move your feet and keep you smiling.  Bring your dancing shoes.

WHEN: Saturday, June 16th, 2012 from noon until 9pm.

WHO: Artists + The Community of Welling Court, Queens + You + Ad Hoc Art + Good Peeps

WHERE: 11-98 Welling Court {@ 30th Ave & 12th Street}, Astoria, Queens 11102

TO GET THERE:

* By Public Transit: Take the N or W train to 30th Ave and then walk or take the  Q18 west down 30th Ave to 12th St. You are there!

* By Bike or Car: Here is a link to the street locations on Google maps: http://tinyurl.com/2e7whgo

YOUR ATTENDANCE AND COVERAGE IS ENCOURAGED & INVITED.

oOo WHAT A SHORT, STRANGE WINTER IT’S BEEN. WITH THE SPRING WEATHER, KITTENZILLA STRIKES AGAIN! oOo

Hello there peoples.

Wow, 2011 wrapped up fast and 2012 is a whirlwind a’ spinnin’.  Time flies when Ad Hoc Art is building an Art Farm and record-breaking climate change is full effect. Hurricane Irene took a heavy toll on Vermont as a whole.  Water showed us that we needed a then river, now creek, through our property, which is ultimately a wonderful blessing, all things considered.  We have been working on the house and preparing for a solid summer of art fairs, farmers’ markets, residencies, and public art making.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

While we were hunkered down like Santa’s elves for the winter, Kittenzilla planned its next appearance, which graced a lucky baby’s nursery.  Kitties of goodness, kitties of funnnnnnnnn…

Click on the Thumbnail pics for larger images.

     Kittenzilla in Bedroom Left    Kittenzilla in Bedroom Center     Kittenzilla in Bedroom