Willoughby Windows on BBC World News! Welling Court & SummerStage Coming Up…


* The Willoughby Windows opened Friday.   It was awesome and the BBC did a nice story on it. Click HERE to see it.

1} The Welling Court Mural Project opens this Saturday, May 22nd, 4-10PM (in Queens) – survey of more than 50 years of street art by over 37 artists = lots of well done walls.

2} Central Park SummerStage from June 1st to September – Ad Hoc Art brings its cultural and artistic vision to NYC’s Central Park, ALL SUMMER LONG.

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1} Welling Court Mural Project:

Opening is Saturday, May 22nd, 4-10pm.

* The community is hosting an authentic NYC street party for the event.  If you plan on joining the celebration,  feel free to bring your favorite food, beverage, or street party fixins to share.

There’s never too much of a good thing…

Welling Court Artists include: Alice Mizrachi, Beast, Chris Mendoza, Chris Stain, Celso, Cern, Cey Adams, CR, Cycle, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, Daryll Peirce, Don Leicht, Ellis G, Free5, Gaia, Garrison & Alison Buxton, Greg Lamarche, JMR, John Fekner, Lady Pink, Leon Reid, Matt Siren, M-City, Michael De Feo, Mr. Kiji, Pablo Power, Peripheral Media Projects, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Remi/Rough, Ron English, Royce Bannon, Sofia Maldonado, Stormie Mills, Sweet Toof, Swoon, TooFly, Tristan Eaton, and Veng RWK.

The address is 11-98 Welling Court, Queens, NY 11102

* Directions: Take the N or W train to 30th Ave & walk 10 blocks towards the East River or take the Q18 bus down 30th Ave to 12th St.

* CLICK HERE for more subway directions from Bushwick.  Modify them to your liking.

The project represents a great pairing of individuals and groups interested in making their communities and the world a more engaged and creative place.  Members of the Welling Court neighborhood in Queens wanted to beautify their neighborhood walls and enliven their surroundings and Brooklyn’s Ad Hoc Art, an arts organization known for supporting and expanding the accessibility of street art to the masses in NYC and throughout the world, was an perfect fit.

Ad Hoc’s vision was to showcase the diverse and rich history of artists driven by their passion for expression and dreams for a better world.  The project’s roster represents over 50 years of the expansive and diverse history of street art, bringing together artists whose productivity spans from pre/graffiti legends to the latest movers and shakers.  While a strong New York City contingency represents the city’s legacy as a bubbling brew of public expression, international players reflect the global impact of the movement that burst from the Big Apple.

The project begins at the intersection of Welling Court, 30th Avenue and 12th Street and extends north along 30th Avenue and then east along Main Avenue, across the street from the Two Coves Community Garden.  The street of Welling Court is a beautiful reminder to the rich diversity that exists within New York City.  The block is a melting pot representing people of African American, Greek, Peruvian, Ecuadoran, Mexican, Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, Indian, and Italian origin, to name a few.

Likewise, the artists come from diverse origins with Latin American, African American, Caucasian, and Eastern artists represented, as well as natives from Australia, Nicaraugua, Poland, Puerto Rico, the UK, & Venezuela.

2} Central Park SummerStage

Ad Hoc Art is thrilled to be representing to the fullest with musical and artistic talents from around the world at Central Park’s legendary SummerStage concert series as it celebrates its 25th year!

Ad Hoc Art will be creating live art and clothing throughout the summer season, melding visual art with the aural delights of The Flaming Lips, Pavement, and many many more.  Uniting artists, spectator, and participant, AHA will create art live on the spot, keeping the pulse beating with steady rotations of brand new imagery and treats from world-renowned guest artists.

Bringing our passion and expertise in the alternative art worlds to the beauty of Central Park’s SummerStage & the global masses couldn’t make for a much better summer!

It kicks off with:

The New York Pops and Melody Gardot
When: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 7:00PM
Where: Central Park/MainstageThe New York Pops and Melody Gardot

The smoky seductive thrill of vocal jazz from chanteuse Melody Gardot supported by the acclaimed New York Pops.


Living Colour, Ebony Bones!, Pillow Theory and CX KiDTRONiK
When: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 3:00PM
Where: Central Park/MainstageLiving Colour, Ebony Bones!, Pillow Theory and CX KiDTRONiK

Classing BRC legends Living Colour usher in a new generation of African-American rock stars.


Pupy y Los Que Son Son and Jose Conde: A Tribute to Fania Records
When: Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 3:00PM
Where: Central Park/MainstagePupy y Los Que Son Son and Jose Conde: A Tribute to Fania Records

Cuba es Libre with a rare live set from songo icons Pupy y Los Que Son Son, pan-latin grooves from Jose Conde and an all-star DJ celebration of NY salsa.

Go to http://www.summerstage.org/ to peruse the phenomenal 2010 schedule.

For more information, please call 917.602.2153 or email info@adhocart.org

Our best to you.

Ad Hoc Art