“How do you feel about the graffiti in your neighborhood? Is there a place for it in DC? What is your impression of the people who illegally tag? How would you like to see graffiti handled? Join MuralsDC as it launches its 2011 program with a look at the culture of graffiti and discussion with people involved on all sides-former taggers, artists, agencies who clean graffiti, and those who fund public art. Help us achieve a better understanding of graffiti and what we can do to achieve solutions that LAST.”
- What: MuralsDC Panel Discussion on Graffiti
- When: Tuesday, July 26, 6 to 8 pm
- Where: Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th Street NW – Langston Room
- Info: Contact Nancee Lyons, DC Department of Public Works, at [email protected] with questions/comments.
Luis took this photo of the artist with his mural while out walking along U Street. This mural, “The Afro-Colombian Mural: Currulao y Desplazamiento,” by Joel Bergner is in an alley just off the south side of the 1300-block of U Street NW. You can see it from the sidewalk the next time you walk by there. Luis has seen other murals around town that Bergner has done.
Bergner is a native Illinoisan, who lived in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, which helped to inspire his work. More photos after the jump.