Hampden’s newest store is oozing Maryland pride.
Where tragedy strikes, love oftentimes pours out to sustain a grieving community. In Orlando, a muralist known for his work around Baltimore is bringing that love in a literal way to a wall across from Pulse nightclub, where 49 people were killed and 53 wounded on June 12 in our country’s worst-ever modern mass shooting.
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.
The Nathaniel Varney Massaquoi Elementary and Junior High School in Liberia has been closed since last August, when the country was crippled by the rapid spread of Ebola. Last week, the school reopened–and students were welcomed back by a brightly-colored mural that might look familiar to some Baltimore residents.
In southwest Baltimore, Second Chance received a second function recently as a canvas for one of the city’s newest pieces of public art. Artist Steve Powers’ latest “Love Letter to Baltimore” is a store-sized mural that reads, “What is and What Can Be.”