I’ve lived in this east village neighborhood for over 30 years, and I don’t recall ever seeing a public artwork at the corner of 14th Street and Avenue A, let alone anything as monumental as this Beastie Boys mural by the legendary Shepherd Fairey. I first noticed the mural at 7:00 AM on the morning of October 4th as I approached the L train stop. This is what it looked like on that morning: Continue reading Posse In Effect Beastie Boys Mural By Shepard Fairey
The instantly recognizable artwork of NYC-based Graffiti Artist Chris RWK (Robots Will Kill) can be seen at the at the Second Avenue Mural space (entrance to the F Train Station) for the month of May, 2023. Continue reading I Heart NY Mural By Chris RWK
With a diverse practice as a muralist, painter, photographer, gallery founder, and member of several artist collectives, Maya Hayuk (b. 1969) has worked internationally to bring vibrancy and movement to urban and exhibition spaces. This large-scale work, Frontline Flashpoints Facing East Ukraine (2022) is currently on-view in the Brooklyn Museum.
Continue reading Maya Hayuk, Frontline Flashpoints Facing East, Ukraine
Can those us familiar with the 1968 horror classic Rosemary’s Baby all agree that this scene of the eponymous character’s desperate call from a phone booth is one of the most nail-biting moments in the movie? And now . . .it’s a fantastically hyperrealistic mural in NYC’s East Village! I spotted this work of by Street Artist @bkfoxx on New Year’s Day.
See More Street Art From My Walks by Following Me on Instagram at @WorleyGigDotCom!
Singing, “Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene…,” Dolly Parton pulls at our heartstrings with the tale of a married woman coping with jealousy over a red-haired rival. Self-made in a male-dominated industry, Parton used her first chunk of earnings from her musical career to invest in businesses that would ultimately boost her hometown’s economy. From her $1 million donation toward COVID-19 vaccine research to donations of over 100 million books to children through Imagination Library, her charitable reputation precedes her.
If you weren’t already a fan of Dolly Parton — world-renowned country music singer-songwriter, businesswoman, and philanthropist, you might be now! Though her positive impact echoes across the world today, her roots are humble. She grew up in a one-bedroom log cabin with 11 siblings in the isolated yet majestic Great Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee. As poor as her family was, however, they lived with tremendous heart and soul – Dolly grew up immersed in musical instruments and the sound and feel of Appalachian folk music.