Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Axis Alley, Opening Walk!

Axis Alley, Opening Walk!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
2:00pm - 6:00pm
in the alley behind the 2000, 2100 and 2200 blocks of N.Calvert Street

Axis Alley seeks through creative engagement to utilize the backyards of vacant properties and vacant lots as a canvas for creative works that transform, activate and revitalize the overlooked, under-attended areas of Baltimore’s back alleys. In neighborhoods where the vacancy rate of properties runs high, the alley seems to become the indicator of urban difficulties: trash, rats, homeless people, prostitution and drugs. These somewhat forbidding alleys (dark and unlit at night), while speaking of endemic problems in the city, possess a certain toxic beauty and provide a fascinating possibility of urban intervention and creative gesture.

more info at http://www.axisalley.wordpress.com

Please come to our 2nd Alley Walk on Sunday, May 23 from 2-6 pm to see new artworks transforming the alley!

Projects are located in the alley behind the 2000, 2100 and 2200 blocks of N.Calvert Street, 21218.

New works by the following artists:
Aaron Pennington
Ben Lock
Bianca King
Book Bombs (Mary Tasillo & Michelle Wilson)
Can Collective (Emily C-D, Katie Truhn, & Jessie Unterhalter)
Dimitri Brand
Eileen Wold
Jen Briscoe
John Fleissner
Judy Stone
Kitt Crescenzo
Nicole Fall
Marian April Glebes
Marty Weishaar
Mel Chin
Phuong Pham
Rodneak Ockimey
Ruby Pearson
Samantha McCurdy
Sarah Doherty