The New York City subway system tends to be associated less with art, and more with trash and rats and strange smells. Some ambitious projects are starting to change that–and Baltimore artists are helping out.
Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn, a pair of artists who graduated from MICA, pained a giant caterpillar time travel themed mural in the 191st Street station in Washington Heights. They were part of a group of street artists, graffiti wizards, and muralists who are helping to bring some much-needed color to the formerly dank 900 foot passageway.
Unterhalter and Truhn were also involved in the mural painted on a Sierra Leone school to celebrate its post-Ebola re-opening. It’s great to see their work getting more attention worldwide!