SI,NY – Local artist Kwue Molly pays tribute to the United States Coast Guard and also Latin Heritage Month in a 2 week span on the North Shore of Staten Island. Bright beautiful murals now adorn the sides of two local businesses, helping improve the look of both the Rosebank and Port Richmond neighborhoods.
Beginning at the end of Bay St. near Fort Wadsworth, Kwue Molly teamed up with John Exit to create “American Waterways”, a dedication to the United States Coast Guard.
“We appreciate their hard work and dedication and I felt they needed their shine. Exit worked hand and hand with them thru Sandy relief and felt he needed to say thank you through his artwork” said Kwue. Joann’s Deli, located on Bay St. and Nautilus St., contacted Kwue about commissioning a mural simply to express himself on their wall. Instead, after collaborating with Exit, they came up with a patriotic twist on a classic symbol of our youth. With the help of local art collective Projectivity for supplies and equipment, the wall was completed in a few short days.
Moving down to Port Richmond, Kwue set out to paint a mural showcasing the cultural melting pot that is Staten Island. October being Latin Heritage Month, the artist stunned the neighborhood with his interpretation of Santa Rosa de Lima, spreading his universal vibe and trademark symbol highly visible on other murals through out the neighborhood. It was a perfect match for Santa Rosa, that being the name of the business at Jewett Ave. and Post Ave. where the mural was created.
After working closely with Staten Island Arts for the past year, Projectivity has received a generous grant from NeOn Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Probation in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Projectivity will be offering a FREE music program taking place at the SI Makerspace beginning August 13th, 2014. Engineering Your Sound is a 12-week beginner-level music program. Participants in the course will learn different capabilities of computer recording software for the purpose of producing music and recording vocals. The course is designed around Apple’s Logic software and other recording technology. During the course, enrollees will work with each other to:
- Understand some of the different software available for recording and creating your own music
– Learn the basic components of a song and how to create your own original content.
– Hear from guest speakers from different aspects of the music industry (performers, producers, engineers, record label owners, A&Rs, radio hosts and more)
– Collaborate with professional musicians and fellow participants to produce a CD, to be debuted at an album release party featuring live performances.
Check the video recap of Ink Monstr’s Sticky Situation NYC 2014 – our highly acclaimed, one-of-a-kind sticker art exhibit and competition in Staten Island! We teamed up with Ink Monstr once again to completely transform Artist Alley into the ultimate NY street-art gallery space. This single night art exhibition was open to the public with FREE entry, artistic branding activations, live music, and fierce competition.
Projectivity had the privilege helping sponsor this great event. With lots of local artists and musicians, it was a great time for the whole NYC community, specifically Staten Island. Check out the recap video and be on the lookout for this event coming to your town.
Trunkface Entertainment and Projectivity present 12 Canvases, a 30 minute art documentary directed by Scott Bolger and Christian Reinsch. Featuring artists Echo1, Mike Shane, Ron Draper, MagdaLove, Steve Ignatious, and Magie Serpica.
Projectivity’s Inspired By Us event was a huge success!! The night included the premier of the 12 Canvases documentary from Trunkface Entertainment and Projectivity about visual art, as well as live painting and sculpting, and an art sale of donated works with all proceeds going to benefit the Staten Island Arts’ Lark Fund. The event was a huge success raising over $1500 for a great cause. Thanks to all of our sponsors – 5050 Skatepark, RobotsWillKill, Richmond Hood Co, Stereotype, Cloudkicker, CD Skateshop, Red Bull, Blue Point Brewing Co., Richmond County Savings Bank, Milk and Honey Tattoo, Now or Never Tattoo, Life Made A Little Easier.
Check out inspiredbyus.org to see artists involved during the event.