Paint the Town – A Community-Driven Street Mural Program for Oakland
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I’m a street artist. I’m a street artist with a career and a life. I do street art because I’m passionate about it. I’m passionate about seeing new perspectives – about people and places and how the world would look with things that are a little more transparent. I’m also a student of visual art, and I’m passionate about the world of street art and art itself. I love to make art. I love to be creative. I love to push boundaries and to get things done.
The first place I set up my street art studio was in my bedroom. I started my Street Art Adventures in August of 2014. I went to the Internet Archive for all my old pictures from 2014 and 2015. From there I made a timeline of my Street Art Adventures and put the pictures from 2014-2015 in the timeline as well.
Every picture I included is a picture taken in my street art studio. Every picture is from a street art project. If there wasn’t a picture from when the project was happening, it’s because it wasn’t happening that day. I want to give credit to the artists for the projects they were in, and I encourage my readers to do the same.
I’m trying to take these pictures from 2015 and show you the progression of my work.
I encourage you to watch my videos and read my blog.
From this point I want to present a summary of my work, as well as a breakdown of the projects that I’ve been working on over the last 8 years. Feel free to comment on my work.
Paint the Town : A community-driven street mural program for Oakland,
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FORTY-THREE days after the opening of Paint the Town, a community-driven program to beautify Oakland streets, the city’s first and only street art program will be shut down because it is no longer needed to meet the city’s ambitious goals to get Oakland’s housing stock on the up.
Since the program began last month, a total of 1,735 murals have been added in Oakland, according to director Jim Leveille, who was given the task of launching and operating the program last week by Mayor Libby Schaaf. Leveille hopes to have the program up and running again before the end of the year. Leveille and his team are considering expanding it to another city in order to meet the goal of painting 1,700 murals by the end of the year.
“The fact that we’re being shut down is the first of its kind in the United States,” Leveille said.
The program has already earned quite a few critics, some of whom have blamed ArtPrize and other competitions created to showcase the work.
The program started as a collaboration between Oakland schools, the city’s Recreation and Parks department, and a group of local art enthusiasts. After some months of work, the program is expected to last until the end of the year.
In an interview with ArtPrize, the mayor said that the program needed to be shut down because it did not meet Oakland’s goal to build a home-selling atmosphere.
“This program had no way of earning back the funds [needed] to pay for the costs that it incurred,” Schaaf said to the company founder, ArtPrize CEO and co-founder Eric Meyer. “The community members who participated in this program did not really get the credit that they deserve for what they did.
The Scraper Bike Team and EastSide Arts Alliance: A Social Justice Program at OakDOT
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This document contains a report on the activities of the Scraper Bike Team, developed for OakDOT by the Eastside Arts Alliance and the Scraper Bike Team.
The goal of the Scrap, Bike, or Scraper Bike Team project was to reduce the frequency of cyclists being injured on South Hills of Oakwood Park, IL. At the time of our project, there were only a small number of bike lanes and only two separated bikeways in Oakwood park. In response to the increasing traffic congestion, the City of Oakwood attempted to open up a number of bike lanes near parkways and trailheads. Unfortunately, during the course of the project most of these bike lanes were removed or converted into parking lanes. As a result, many of the trailheads and parkways became severely congested. The Scrap, Bike, or Scraper Bike Team formed to address this issue and to create a “Scraper Bikeway” to reduce cyclist injuries as we believe that this will reduce cycling safety issues.
Our initial plan is to replace the existing bike lanes with bicycle paths and to redesign existing parkways.
Paint the Town : Reimagining Oakland Streets as spaces of art, vibrancy and community ownership.
Computer games are one of the most popular and powerful tools for creating new experiences. And for many, the opportunity to play games in a place that is completely different from where they live is a dream come true.
Art, as so many things, is the way people are, how they express themselves and how they live together. And while everyone can agree that new forms of media are opening up spaces for art in new ways, what does this mean for Oakland street art? The way people interact with the urban environment, both in and out of the public space, has been dramatically changed by the passage of the Planning and Zoning Code, the most significant urban policy change in New York City more than a decade ago. At issue is how public space is defined and regulated in our urban settings, and how this affects the production and consumption of art, not just in the galleries, but in streets and parks as well.
A recent article in the New York Times explores the concept of “public space” as it is experienced by different groups of people, both locally and internationally. On Oakland’s West Coast and on San Francisco’s edge, it is the private spaces of homes and businesses that have dominated the discussion of public space for the past decade or two. But in the last few posts, this discussion has taken another turn and the public space debate has moved beyond the gallery space to address the public spaces in which it is being experienced. And while we can’t go back and talk it all down, the focus has shifted from the private spaces to how people are able to build and use public space in what is both a public, but also private, space.
One such change is the increased public presence and visibility of public art that has occurred in cities including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington, D. , Denver, and Philadelphia. Of course, this represents an ongoing evolution and challenge in how we understand both the value of public art and the place that it occupies.
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It’s been a long, long time since I’ve finished a new game. And I’ve had about 20 hours with every game and it’s getting harder and harder to find time to play games that don’t fall into a specific genre. I’ve got to really like something to put my energy into actually playing it. So I decided to start with the game categories that are the most popular of all, and just pick games that I thought I could make a decent recommendation for.
First things first: FPS games usually have really good graphics to play them. If I can’t stand the idea of trying to play anything else, or the graphics are just to much for me to get in there, the FPSs are where I get frustrated the most. So you can pick the games that you can tolerate, or the games that are the best for your money.
Mostly I just keep playing shooters like Doom, Quake, and Call of Duty when I’m bored.
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