Friday, February 15, 2013
By Charis Conn
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
When a student referred to Sept. 11 as "an accident," Thomas J. Buxton, a seventh-grade English teacher at I.S. 259 William McKinley in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, seized on the topic as this year's theme for an ever-evolving mural that students have been painting along the school's corridors since 2006. Students who participated not only learned about what happened on the day of the attacks, but also about the impact it had on so many New Yorkers.
Monday, April 09, 2012
On Monday, workers affixed a vinyl mural onto the scaffolding wrapping around Google's New York headquarters. The cartoons on the mural refer to famous landmarks and key figures in Chelsea’s past, from Major Thomas Clark, who named the neighborhood in the 1700s, to Jack Kerouac, who wrote On the Road at the Chelsea Hotel in the 1950s.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
A group of 30 teenage artists from Harlem is telling the story of the neighborhood with a colorful mural dubbed "Magic with Logic."
Friday, May 28, 2010
By Jenny Lawton
Earlier this year, we introduced you to an Indian artist named Vijay Singh. For decades, he painted the bright, larger-than-life murals that showcased current attractions in Delhi’s old Bollywood movie theaters. Then digital printing put him out of a job. But he may have found a new market: hipster home decorator CB2.
Saturday, June 18, 2005
In the 1980s, painter Art Guerra discovered that his older murals were beginning to fade. He set out to find the perfect outdoor paints to fix them, and that quest led him to an obsession with pigments, the colorants in paint. Guerra now collects pigments and scours the ...