1215 U Street, NW
Very nice. Thanks to all who messaged me. It’s not painted on the wall like the one at Ben’s but it’s on a paper that overlaps the bricks.
By the prolific Aniekan Udofia.
Today, we remember the life and legacy of two trailblazing Negro League baseball players, Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Josh Gibson. Thank you to @MLB, @Nationals, and @benschilibowl for bringing this beautiful mural to life. ⚾️#SportsCapital pic.twitter.com/bitBaWL6SJ
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) July 12, 2018
Photo by PoPville flickr user Peter Hershey
From a press release:
“For the third straight year, the NoMa neighborhood will transform into an Instagram dream with the return of POW! WOW! DC. The 10-day international mural festival brings artists from the D.C. region and around the globe together to adorn building walls, enliven streetscapes, and beautify the community. Attendees can expect to see a variety of mural styles and perspectives, and even witness the creative process in action, as artists will begin creating their pieces on May 5.
For POW! WOW! DC director Towles, raising the profile of murals and mural artists — and, conversely, demonstrating that D.C. is a welcoming place for this kind of creative expression — was an express goal in launching the festival. “We made it happen in 2016, and the feedback was amazing,” said Towles. “Then we did it again in 2017 and got a bigger response. And now, this year, continuing to build on the success we’ve achieved thanks to our partnership with the NoMa BID, we’re bringing in more artists than ever.” (more…)
14th and Randolph St, NW
Back when the mural first went up back in November 2014 after Marion Barry passed:
3513 14th Street, NW
Naturally the greatest pho, Pho Viet, is accompanied by the greatest mural. OK fine, maybe it’s not the greatest mural but I am literally salivating by just looking at it. OK I gotta go.
— City Winery D.C. (@CityWineryDC) February 17, 2018
End of an era. Thanks to Kristin for sending. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.
Here’s a shot I took in November:
9th and Blagden Alley
This is Kindred by Alberto Clerencia from Madrid.
From Mid City Financial:
“Murals are generally featured on walls but this one is a little bit different. The former Brentwood Village Shopping Center parking lot located in the 1300 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE is brighter and more colorful than ever! Thanks to artist Matt Corrado and the Bright Light creative agency–with a little help from the Brookland Manor residents– the Northeast community gathering space now boasts a bold pop of color for years to come. The property owners, MidCity Financial, commissioned Corrado for the project.”
Thanks to Diane for sending.
Agreed. Not cool, not cool at all.