Street Art [StART] Initiative
I’ve always had a penchant for graffiti. The rogue nature of the art form, the rapidity with which it needs to be created, the urban roughness and political nature of it all hammer a street kid chord within me that speaks to my latent, albeit imagined, bad-ass. However, Street Art is also a chance for community dialogue, for urban revitalization and beautification. In this vein, StreetARToronto or StART is a new, pro-active program that aims to develop, support, promote and increase awareness of street art and its indispensable role in adding beauty and character to neighbourhoods across Toronto, while counteracting graffiti vandalism and its harmful effect on communities.
With the support of the StART program, we’ve teamed up with AmpLove, street artist Elicser and artist Jeff Blackburn to create two new projects. At the Bathurst St. underpass [Bathurst and Dupont], Elicser has just completed mentoring youth on the Wall and come August, Blackburn will be mentoring in set design. The set is to be featured in our production of Look Back in Anger, September 2013,
Check out these insane pics of the Bathurst st. underpass project. More to come with Blackburn soon.