Martha Cooper Takes In the Annual Welling Court Mural Project
The weather gods smiled this weekend as 60+ international and local artists converged on the cozy Queens community of Welling Court under bright and breezy skies. Organized by Ad Hoc’s Alison and Garrison Buxton, the event has become an annual art bash.
Residents volunteered their walls and gates, hosted the artists with barbeques, music and dance, and became an appreciative audience as the art progressed. Rollers, aerosol, stencils and even an extinguisher were deployed for pieces that ranged from classic graffiti to cutting edge street art. It was great to see so many artists collaborating with each other and the community.
Quite a few walls from 2010 and 2011 have survived in good shape including ones painted by Lady Pink and Roa. If you have a free day, put a field trip to Astoria, Queens on your summer excursion list.
Text and Photo: Martha Cooper