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

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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.