oOo To help celebrate the National Parks Service Centennial, Ad Hoc Art is working with the GNR and RAA to liven up your summer! oOo

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To come in July/August: We will be involved in some panels and workshops bringing contemporary street art to a unique setting.

NOW, on the front burner: Call for Artists: Submit sketches to be considered for the juried exhibit Forbidden Fruit: Street Art in a National Park

July 2 – September 5, 2016, sTudio 7 gallery & garden, Fort Tilden, Rockaway, NY   

Artists are asked to create a panel – 8 feet high x 12 feet wide focusing on one of these topics: Pollinators or Aviators. All styles of street art welcome.

Selected artists receive $1000.00 and a supply budget of $700.00. Artists will paint on-site in RAA’s sTudio 7 gallery and sculpture garden in Ft. Tilden, Rockaway, NY.

Send a 2-3 color sketch, entry form, 2-3 examples of your work and $25.00 entry fee to RAA by May 25, 2016.

For further info: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org/#!upcoming-exhibitions/c907

We are working with the Rockaway Artists Alliance and Gateway National Recreation Area to mark the National Park Service Centennial with a special exhibit of commissioned works for an exhibit entitled Forbidden Fruit: Street Art in a National Park.

Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) and Gateway National Recreation Area, the National Park in the metro NYC area, are producing a special exhibit of commissioned works of Street Art in Fort Tilden. The exhibit will be shown in Rockaway Artists Alliance’s sTudio 7 Gallery and on specially installed Art Walls on the grounds. This project celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service occurring this year.

Street Art, a permitted activity, is a burgeoning genre and we wish to engage young and emerging artists who can tell visual stories to participate in this unique exhibit. Artists will create and show their works on a sanctioned platform in Fort Tilden, Rockaway, NY.

The opportunity is presented for artists to submit proposals on the categories aviators or pollinators for inclusion in this juried exhibition. There will be 8 feet high x 12 feet wide panels prepared for painting by selected artists.

Guidelines:

Artists are asked to design a panel that is 8 feet high x 12 feet wide. Panels are outdoors on the RAA grounds and inside the main exhibition space of the sTudio 7 Gallery. Artists need to submit a rendering of a well-designed visual statement based on one of the below themes. Entries will be judged on overall layout and design telling a fascinating story that accurately depicts the subject. Bonus points for NPS centennial reference.

Audience: General, including children and seniors.

oOo LIC Art Stroll: Intimate tours of three great art spots in Astoria, NY, all in one afternoon! WCMP kicks it off! oOo

LIC Art Stroll: The Welling Court Mural Project, Socrates Sculpture Park, and The Noguchi Museum all in one afternoon!

LONG ISLAND CITY CULTURAL ALLIANCE ART STROLL AND RECEPTION

Sunday, May 15, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Meeting Point: 30th Ave Station, outside Sai Organics (30-21 30th Ave), Astoria, NY 11102, 2:00 pm prompt.

Tickets: $ 30.00, advance tickets required 

Join the Long Island City Cultural Alliance (LICCA) for its first Art Stroll of 2016 on Sunday, May 15th. This very special walking tour features guided tours of street art and graffiti visiting Ad Hoc Art‘s Welling Court Mural ProjectSocrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary exhibition, LANDMARK, and The Noguchi Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony.

We will meet at 30th Ave N/Q Station, at 30th Ave and 31st Street, northwest corner, in front of Sai Organics (30-21 30th Ave).

The stroll will begin with a tour of the vibrant street art and graffiti around 30th Avenue and Welling Court, led by Ad Hoc Art curator and Welling Court Mural Project organizer Garrison Buxton.

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Artist: Rene Gagnon; Photo: Garrison Buxton

From there the group will move south towards Socrates Sculpture Park for a guided tour of LANDMARK, a series of 8 artist commissions and projects that transform the land of the park both physically and symbolically.

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Meg Webster, Concave Room for Bees, Installation view: Socrates Sculpture Park, 2016.

We will then cross Vernon Boulevard to tour The Noguchi Museum’s current exhibition Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony. This major exhibition is the first at the Museum to present work by a single artist other than Noguchi himself. The tour will be followed by a matcha making demonstration using Tom Sachs’ tea utensils.

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Installation view, Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, on view through July 24 at The Noguchi Museum. Photo: Genevieve Hanson

PLEASE NOTE: This walking tour is rain or shine. Good walking shoes are strongly recommended.

Itinerary
2:00 pm: Meet 30th Ave Station, Astoria (N,Q Subway lines). We will meet on the street level, northwest corner of 30th Avenue and 31st Street, in front of Sai Organics.

2:15 – 2:45 pm: Tour of the Welling Court Mural Project with Garrison Buxton, the project’s co-organizer and Ad Hoc Art curator

2:45 – 3:45 pm: Guided tour of LANDMARK, Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary exhibition

3:45 – 5:00 pm: Tour of Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony at The Noguchi Museum, followed by matcha demonstration and reception

If you like this stroll, find out what else is going on at LICCA!

WHEN: Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar

WHERE: Meeting point: Sai Organics – 30th Ave Station (N, Q trains) 30-21 30th Ave (at 31st Street), Astoria, NY 11102 – View Map

 

oOo Burners Berning in the Bronx for Bernie! oOo

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Graffiti artists paint for Bernie Sanders

Bronx, New York – Along the Major Deegan Expressway, in the shadow of Yankee Stadium, a small team of respected graffiti art veterans joined up to show their support for the Vermont senator and hopeful presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The crowdfunded 120’ long x 3 stories high mural production was organized by Garrison Buxton and Alan Ket, and designed by Noah McDonough.

The diverse lineup of artists are: Garrison Buxton, Ces, DOC Tc5, Ewok One, John Fekner, Ket, Noah McDonough, Queen Andrea, Part One, Python, and Rath. The reason behind the art? “Bringing attention to Bernie Sanders during the New York primary so that he can win the nomination for the Democratic party. It is crucial to have a candidate that supports working people and is a voice of reason in this critical time in human history. Climate change, fossil fuels, and the destruction of the planet are but some of the issues he brings to light in a healthy and progressive manner,” states Alan Ket. “He is a once in a lifetime candidate and this is a once in a lifetime moment. Sanders has a lot of love and support coming his way and we wanted to show him in a big shout-out from the Bronx to all of NY and beyond.” voiced Garrison Buxton.

For further information and images contact:
Garrison Buxton
info@adhocart.org

Photo: Garrison Buxton, Ad Hoc Art

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A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with such a great crew and treat to see it come together, all in less than a week! Big love to the Bern!

If you like what you see and would like to support us in reaching our crowdfunding goal, see the gofundme link here: https://www.gofundme.com/z4xs8852

oOo Fasten your safety harnesses, the 7th Annual Welling Court Mural Project opens Saturday, June 11th! oOo

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When: Satuday, June 11th, from noon until 8pm

Where: 11-90 Welling Court in Astoria, NY!

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It’s that time of year again. Spring is in the air and paint is being applied.

Celebrating the streets, solidarity, community and culture! Eager to spruce up his neighborhood, Welling Court resident Jonathan Ellis connected with Ad Hoc Art in fall 2009 and they hit it off in great stride. The first Welling Court Mural Project (WCMP) debuted in May 2010 with 40+ murals transforming the neighborhood into a creative celebration and unique public art experience. Now in its 6th year, the WCMP continues to meld a spectacular crew of legendary artists together with a fresh mix of emerging talents. Spanning over 50 years of public work and over 130 murals, the WCMP is one of the best collections of contemporary street culture on earth, all within this hidden gem of NYC; free and open to the public 24/7/365!

Some of the artists include: Abe Lincoln, Jr., Andy Golub, Beau Stanton, Bishop203, Caleb Neelon, Cern, Christopher Cardinale, Chris Soria, Chuck Berrett, Crash, Dan Witz, Danielle Mastrion, Daze, Depoe, Don Leicht, Elle, Ellis Gallagher, EpicUno, Eyez, Gera, Greg Lamarche, Hellbent, Icy & Sot, Hef, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, John Fekner, Joseph Meloy, Katie Yamasaki, Kid Lew, Lady Pink, Lmnopi, LogikOne, MagdaLove, MAST, Matthew Ellis, Meres, Praxis, Python, Queen Andrea, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Raquel Echanique, Rene Gagnon, Royal Kingbee, Rubin415, RWK, Ryan Seslow, SEBS, SeeOne, Sinned, SpazeCraft, Subtexture, Steven Cogle, TooFly, Vera Times, Wane, Werc, Zed1, Zimad & many more.

As this is a walking tour of a public art project in the streets, bring comfortable shoes and whatever food and beverage you need to stay fed & hydrated. There are several locations around to buy food and beverages. Restrooms are available in local restaurants with patronage of the restaurant.

Come see how artists from around the world continue to unite with artists from the block to create site-specific works, which provide new arrays of visual experiences, changing how people perceive and interact with their environment.

Forever we are one. With many arms, our reach is wide.

Much love to you and yours.

Ad Hoc Art

oOo Join us for “Street Art Stories: A conversation with Swoon and DAZE” at the MCNY, Wednesday March 2nd! oOo

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Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York

Ad Hoc Art is proud to be a co-sponsor of Street Art Stories: A conversation with Swoon and DAZE

Since graffiti emerged as a powerful form of self-expression on New York City streets in the 1970s, the city has grown into the epicenter of the contemporary street art movement. Ephemeral, often anonymous, and characterized by countless styles and techniques, street art appeals directly to passersby in often unexpected places, and on digital devices globally.

Join us for a conversation about the influence of the city in the storytelling of street artists and graffiti artists and how that influence is reflected in the work as it moves into galleries and museums.  This program is inspired by and delves into the themes of our exhibition Chris “Daze” Ellis: The City is My Muse.

  • DAZE, a major graffiti and street artist in New York since the late 1970s, whose work is currently on view at the Museum.
  • Swoon, one of the Brooklyn’s most celebrated street artists, exhibits her work at museums around the world, including her 2014 exhibition, Submerged Motherlands, at the Brooklyn Museum.
  • Steven Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com, have been documenting street art around the world for nearly a decade.

Use the code ART for discount tickets (only $10 instead of $16)!

Register online at mcny.org/programs

With many arms, our reach is wide

Ad Hoc Art

oOo Tours of the Welling Court Mural Project this weekend for OHNY: art for sale there and viewable online! oOo

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This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 17 & 18, we will be out at the Welling Court Mural Project from 10am-6pm and giving 3 tours at 11am, 2pm and 4:30pm. Sticker Social Club will be in effect rocking workshops to help attendees get in touch with their own inner sticker maker. Tons of art viewable and for sale from Welling Court as well as Sticker Social Club artists. Artwork from Welling Court peeps is viewable at our store here.

Links for the weekend:

Facebook Event Page

OHNY Weekend Page

Sticker Social Club FB Event Page

Celebrating the streets, solidarity, community and culture! Eager to spruce up his neighborhood, Welling Court resident Jonathan Ellis connected with Ad Hoc Art in fall 2009 and they hit it off in great stride. The first Welling Court Mural Project (WCMP) debuted in May 2010 with 40+ murals transforming the neighborhood into a creative celebration and unique public art experience. Now in its 6th year, the WCMP continues to meld a spectacular crew of legendary artists together with a fresh mix of emerging talents. Spanning over 50 years of public work and over 130 murals, the WCMP is one of the best collections of contemporary street culture on earth, all within this hidden gem of NYC; free and open to the public 24/7/365!

Some of the artists include: Abe Lincoln, Jr., Andy Golub, Beau Stanton, Bishop203, Caleb Neelon, Cern, Christopher Cardinale, Chris Soria, Chuck Berrett, Dan Witz, Danielle Mastrion, Depoe, Don Leicht, Elle, Ellis Gallagher, EpicUno, Eyez, Gera, Greg Lamarche, Hellbent, Icy & Sot, Hef, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, John Fekner, Joseph Meloy, Katie Yamasaki, Kid Lew, Lady Pink, Lmnopi, LogikOne, MagdaLove, MAST, Matthew Ellis, Meres, Praxis, Python, Queen Andrea, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Raquel Echanique, Rene Gagnon, Royal Kingbee, Rubin415, RWK, Ryan Seslow, SEBS, SeeOne, Sinned, SpazeCraft, Subtexture, Steven Cogle, TooFly, Vera Times, Wane, Werc, Zed1, Zimad & more.

As this is a walking tour of a public art project in the streets, bring comfortable shoes and whatever food and beverage you need to stay fed & hydrated. There are several locations around to buy food and beverages. Restrooms are available in local restaurants with patronage of the restaurant.

Saturday & Sunday Tour Info: Tours at 11am, 2, 4:30pm both days with Ad Hoc Art director Garrison Buxton will include discussions on street art and graffiti, as well as interesting information about the artists, the neighborhood, and the project’s evolution. (1 hr)

Come see how artists from around the world continue to unite with artists from the block to create site-specific works, which provide new arrays of visual experiences, changing how people perceive and interact with their environment.

Thanks,

Ad Hoc Art

oOo “Welling Court Mural Project: Wish You Were Here” rocked Norman, OK and is viewable online! oOo

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“Welling Court Mural Project: Wish You Were Here!”

Opened: September 11, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm; during Norman’s 2nd Friday Art Walk
221 E Main St, Norman, OK 73069

The opening was awesome and many minds were opened. Thank you to all the great artists and attendees!

Artwork is for sale online here in our Square Store until October 19th, as well as viewable at the Welling Court Mural Project during Open House New York Weekend, October 17th and 18th.

To check out the visuals, follow us on Instagram & “LIKE” us on FACEBOOK

The Welling Court Mural Project, based in Astoria, Queens, NY, has been a labor of love by many in support of street art, graffiti and other boundary-pushing art imagery and forms. At the invitation of the local community, the Project was created in 2009 by Ad Hoc Art, a creative enterprise run by two Oklahoma natives, Garrison and Alison Buxton. Together, with the help of many others from the community and beyond, this project grows each year and receives a wide range of interest and acclaim, from the likes of The New York Times, US News and World Report, Huffington Post, NBC Universal, NY1, HyperAllergic, Brooklyn Street Art, 12oz Prophet, and others. Beginning with 40 murals the first year to over 130 in 2015, it is one of the best collections of street art and graffiti in the world.

Artists from around the country and the world take part in the WCMP, including fellow Oklahoman artists Kris Kanaly and Marcy Cordell, who have participated and helped out the last few years. They expressed that they wished a mural project like Welling Court to be in their communities. By creating more dialog and getting forward-thinking people together, we can help take steps in that direction and bring more public art to more communities around the country and the world. Ad Hoc Art is excited to bring imagery from an incredible cross section of artists who span the rich history of graffiti and street/urban art to Oklahoma. This show highlights muralists from the 70’s to present translating their works to gallery art. “WCMP: Wish You Were Here!” provides Oklahomans with the opportunity to add a piece of New York street art history to their collections while simultaneously contributing to future mural projects.

Participating artist: Alice Mizrachi, Alison Buxton, Amanda Marie, Avoid Pi, Cern, Chris Cardinale, Col Wallnuts, Crisp, Dan Weise, D Gale, Depoe, Don Leicht, Ellis G., EpicUno, Fumero Ism, Gaia, Garrison Buxton, Gilf!, Greg Lamarche, Hyland Mather, Icy and Sot, Jaime Rojo, Jerms, Joe Iurato, John Carr, John fekner, Joseph Meloy, Kimyon Huggins, Kris Kanaly, Lady Pink, Lexi Bella, LMNOPI, Luna Park, Magda Love, Marthalicia Matarrita, Michael Fitzsimmons, Marcy R. Cordell, Peat “EYEZ” Wollaeger, Praxis, Mr. PRVRT, Raquel Echanique, Robots Will Kill, Royal King Bee, Rick Sinnett, Royce Bannon, Rubin415, Russell King, Ryan Seslow, SeeOne, Sest2, Shiro, Solus, Subtexture, Thundercut, Trap, VeraTimes, Wane COD, Zam, Zheik and more from the personal Ad Hoc archives…

In love and solidarity, forever we are one.
Ad Hoc Art

 

oOo The 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Project was incredible, outstanding, humbling & inspiring! oOo

Below is the map for 2015’s 6th round of action for the Welling Court Mural Project for your perusal. What an awesome year! In addition to all the wonderful people we’ve had out, NY1, NBC, and Orange is the New Black have also come by to enjoy the project. With many arms our reach is wide. Fear less, love more.
To check out the visuals, follow us on Instagram & “LIKE” us on FACEBOOK

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In love and solidarity, 
Garrison & Alison – Ad Hoc Art
oOOoRe-program your mind @ http://democracynow.org/ & http://adbusters.org/
“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”
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
“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 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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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.
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.
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.  
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.
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.
Some nice fashion by our friend, Eden, of Cabiria Style shot in front of some WCMP murals:
In love and solidarity, 
Garrison & Alison – Ad Hoc Art
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oOOoRe-program your mind @ http://democracynow.org/ & http://adbusters.org/
“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”
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
“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

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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.

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