With the "Welling Court Mural Project", Ad Hoc Art collaborates with local residents to transform their Queens neighborhood into an artistic and cultural landmark.
Please Support the Welling Court Mural Project today by pledging for one of the great gifts in the right hand column.
Even 10 bucks gets you a fantastic sticker pack! But if you can pledge more, we really appreciate it.
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If we hit the goal by July 1st, we can pay our debts and look forward to Welling Court 5 in 2014!
Thank you very much!
Ad Hoc Art began its dynamic existence in 2006, kicking off the art scene in Bushwick, Brooklyn as the first gallery in the hotbed of NYC’s talented visionaries seeking creative community amongst the concrete grit. Dedicated to showing work often marginalized by the traditional art scene, AHA highlights the areas of street art, pop surrealism, lowbrow, illustration, comic book, and tattoo, as well as the extensive history of underground art, activism, printmaking, and graffiti. It is a vehicle for artists who are passionate, committed to their craft, and challenging the boundaries of a “Fine Art” isolated from society at large.
Ad Hoc Art on Bogart St. in Bushwick, Brooklyn
Since its grassroots beginnings as an art hub and community space interwoven amongst the industrial factory grit, it has evolved into a robust cooperative fulcrum using creativity, collaboration and consciousness to deftly address the obstacles of today’s challenging times and catalyze the much-needed social change. We do this through the organization, curation, and production of public and private events such as exhibitions, happenings, workshops, festivals, and mural projects, like the one for which we are currently asking for your assistance, the Welling Court Mural Project.
Now in its 4th year, the project began when the community of Welling Court in Queens asked us to help spruce up their neighborhood in 2009. Ad Hoc enthusiastically rose to the occasion organizing an event fitting for the diverse and energetic inhabitants. The project has grown each year as spectacular crews of legendary, groundbreaking, and up-and-coming artists join together to transform the neighborhood into a street-level gallery and public art experience.
Michael De Feo, Swoon, Royce, Matt Sirent, Cern, SPOne, Lady Pink; 2010
These new visual experiences change how people working, visiting, and living in this diverse area think about and interact with their environment. Community members remark how the murals and the activity in the neighborhood have improved their quality of life and fostered a greater sense of pride for their surroundings. Enthusiasts come from around the world to experience and document this rare visual opportunity. Feedback from around the corner and around the world affirms that this initiative has produced a net quality of life increase both locally and globally.
John Ahearn live body casting w/ Leon Reid onlooking. WCMP 2011
The 2013 list of artists includes this lovely global array:
Abe Lincoln, Jr., AM, Alison Buxton, Beau Stanton, Billy Mode, Brian Life, Caleb Neelon, Carlos Mare, Cekis, Cern, Christopher Cardinale, Chris Mendoza, Chris RWK, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Col Wallnuts, Cycle, Dan Witz, Dennis McNett, Don Leicht, El Kamino, Ellis Gallagher, Free5, Fumero, Gaia, Garrison Buxton, gilf!, Greg Lamarche, Hellbent, Ian Kuali’i, Icy & Sot, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, JC, John Fekner, Jonathan Villoch, Katie Yamasaki, Kimyon Huggins, Lady Pink, lmnop, LogikOne, M-City, Magdalena Marcerano, Matt Siren, Mensen, Mike Fitzsimmons, Mr. Kiji, Never, ND’A, Olek, Pablo Power, Phetus, Prolifique, Queen Andrea, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Rene Gagnon, Royal Kingbee, Royce Bannon, Rubin, Russell King, Ryan Seslow, SeeOne, Sheryo, Sinned, Skewville, Sonni, SpazeCraft, Subtexture, Steven Cogle, Thundercut, TooFly, Veng RWK, Vera Times, Vexta, Wane COD, The Yok, Zam & more.
This fundraising campaign is essential to the current health and evolution of this project. We have previously produced the event through the incredibly generous support of the artists, organizers, volunteers, and neighborhood residents, all whom have donated their time, energy, and materials free of charge. Whereas its grassroots origins have cultivated a wonderfully authentic art and community experience, in order to continue in a healthy manner we need to be able to provide a base level of support for those who give so much.
If the artists and organizers were justly compensated for their time and materials spent on this project, the total budget would be well over six figures, which is what some mural projects cost with only 1/12 the participants! With over 80 artists painting more than 16,000 square feet of walls stretching throughout this NYC neighborhood, some serious paint, planning, infrastructure, and materials are required.
Your contribution gives us the funding needed to assist the artists and people who help make this happen.
CR, M-City, Cey Adams; 2010
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
Our funding goal is $19,000.
NOTE: The project opens on June 15th, which is by when we would love to see the project fully funded or close to it so we know we have our bases covered. We have extended the funding period until July 1st to give ample time for those who would like to contribute to do so.
This amount allows for us to cover some of the costs of producing this event, such as:
- a stipend for the artists to help with their materials outlay; $13,000
- rental equipment, like the lift that allows us to paint previously inaccessible buildings, portable scaffolding, ladders, tables, tents, sound system; $2000
- a nominal contribution to those who contribute significant labor, time and skills in helping this come to fruition in the months leading up to the event as well as providing the quality ambiance and infrastructure at the opening, including the neighborhood organizers that let us use their buildings, bathrooms, utilities, and facilities as home bases; the DJ's; and those at Ad Hoc Art who spend many hundreds of hours arranging this experience; $3,500
- materials and supplies, such as rollers, brushes, buckets, tarps; $500
If we exceed our fundraising goal, we will use those additonal funds to process our digital media and expand the project's visual and virtual presence.
To encourage your support this awesome project, we have put together an excellent assortment of Perks available for you, ranging from art items to art experiences.
There is a limit to having 12 Perks active at a time, so if you are interested in something listed and don’t see it on the site, let us know. As Perks are funded, we will replace them with new ones.
By Monday, June 3rd we will have additional links and photos for the Perks.
Thankyou for your support!
Here are some of the perks:
(500) Sticker Packs w/ 5 Assorted stickers from the vaults of Ad Hoc Art & Welling Court artists: $10
(10) SpazeCraft mini-posters of "Da Holy Rollahz!": $15 ea. - http://tinyurl.com/ld4ke8g
(4) Royal KingBee Tote bag: $20 - http://tinyurl.com/m2993sn - SOLD OUT
(10) Sinned tee shirts: $25 -
(10) Thundercut “Fridge Friends”: $30 ea. - http://tinyurl.com/lr4nqk7
(3) Col Wallnuts prints, 8”x10”: $50 ea. - http://tinyurl.com/lxorgbt
(3) Col Wallnuts prints, 9”x12”: $60 ea. - http://tinyurl.com/mmxot6p
(1) "Of the Fearless" print by gilf!: $70 - http://tinyurl.com/lfb3jbg - SOLD OUT
(4) Painted spray cans by Ian Kuali’i: $75 ea. - http://tinyurl.com/kb55aa3 - SOLD OUT
(3) Kimyon Huggins drawings, 9x12”: $79.99 ea. - http://tinyurl.com/lrw45x7
(4) Deb Yoon "cell", 3-color letterpress, 12x12": $85 ea. - http://tinyurl.com/olm4mro
(1) Beau Stanton, print on paper, 24x18": $100 - http://tinyurl.com/pb3s54k - SOLD OUT
(1) SeeOne stretched canvas print of "Control Freak" painting, signed. 16x19" - $100
(1) Kimyon Huggins Dakini Katrina print: $111 - http://tinyurl.com/lal95zc
(1) Dennis McNett, Ancestor Porthole, 8 color silkscreen, 22x30"- $150 http://tinyurl.com/kgwneov - SOLD OUT
(1) Dennis McNett, Wave Meditation 1, 3 color silkscreen, 26x36"- $150 http://tinyurl.com/lhjbaf3
(1) Alice Mizrachi, Woodcut print on paper- $200 - http://tinyurl.com/lfvemj6
(1) Studio visit & coffee with Pablo Power: $200
(1) VeraTimes 3 hour Painting session with your child: $250
(5) Personal tour for up to 15 people of the WCMP by Ad Hoc Art: $300 ea.
(1) Painting by Pablo Power: $350 - http://pablopower.org/index.php/panels/
(2) Russell King paintings, 12x14" spray on wood: $350 for the pair - http://tinyurl.com/n54ehs5
(1) Mike Fitzimmons stencil painting: $500 - http://tinyurl.com/pd4u4z2
(1) Lady Pink 3 hour art session with your child, her place or yours: $500
(1) Dinner with Lady Pink in NYC (including dinner up to $150): $500
(2) Dennis McNett, Winter Deity, 6 color silkscreen, enamel ink, 34x44":$550 http://tinyurl.com/lqk326z
(1) Lady Pink 3 hour graffiti session with teen/young adult @ 5 Pointz: $500
(1) Small mural collaboration with Lady Pink @ 5Pointz or other legal spot: $500
(1) 10’x8’ mural for a child’s room by Lady Pink: $1000
(1) Lady Pink will include your likeness in her next mural or canvas: $2000
(1) Your name personalized in graffiti letters by Lady Pink: $2000 - http://tinyurl.com/mu9fx4g
MORE ON THE PROJECT
This fourth round is not to be missed. The project’s opening coincides with the annual block party, as the multi-talented hosts show off their cultural culinary skills, music, and dance. Whereas this tiny neighborhood is providing some major ambience & hospitality, it cannot provide for the attendees en masse, so think of this as a big social-picnic-potluck-art-fun-action and bring some of your favorite tasty foods, beverages, or other contributions-o-fun to share.
Welling Court Love Ambassador Luigi taking care of business, making it happen.
Daryll Peirce & TooFly, 2010
Pablo Power, Fumero, Jesse Jones, Sinned, Stain/Mode; 2011
Welling Court Scooter Race
There will art activities for kids by some of the artists as well as abundant beats from some of Ad Hoc’s favorite DJ’s, Sleptembers and Jade Badger! Sublime block party rhythms will massage your eardrums and keep you moving all day long. Bring food, water, gifts, things to share, and fun-inducing items as you prepare to see some stupendous creativity.
Mr. Kiji, Minetta, Stain, John Fekner & Don Leicht
Veng RWK, OverUnder, ROA
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
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Whether in the plains of Timbuktu, the jungle of NYC, or the nooks of Idaho, if you know someone who values public art and would appreciate witnessing a world-class cross section of this contemporary movement, this is for them.
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