Guide: New Art in the Neighborhood

Thu, Aug 30th, 2018

We are fortunate to live in a neighborhood that continually seeks to engage residents and visitors alike through events, community initiatives and even art!  While there are some prominently displayed murals and sculptures along Myrtle Avenue, you may not know that some of these installations have been created in our neighborhood by internationally renowned and sometimes locally trained artists. Let’s take a look at some of the art and artists that have helped make Fort Greene and Clinton Hill come to life recently.

Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center mural, by Groundswell Mural Project

177 Myrtle Avenue

You’ve probably heard Groundswell Community Mural Project.  They have hundreds of murals found across all 5 boroughs and in New Jersey.  One of their latest works can be seen at the Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center.  This colorful mural depicts neighborhood life and history through bright colors and a bold creative vision.

Adorn Me, by artist Tands Francis at Fort Greene Park

Fort Greene Park at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park

A new sculpture is coming to Fort Greene Park by way of Brooklyn artist Tanda Francis.  Titled, Adorn Me, this sculpture seeks to bring an African presence to a public space in order to highlight the under-representation of African artworks in public spaces.   Adorn Me will be on view in the park from 2018 – 2019.

Fort Greene Mural

340 Myrtle Avenue and Carlton

Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership commissioned this mural by artist Mischa Tyutyunik bring life to a blank wall and express neighborhood pride. Artist Tyutyunik, also known as MDOT, is a Ukranian born artist that studied at nearby Pratt Institute.

I Ought To installation by Matthew Gellar

550 Myrtle Ave btw Emerson Place & Steuben Street

The innovation and practicality of this Matthew Gellar’s, I Ought To, creates a fun moment and brief respite within the Myrtle Avenue Plaza.  Part sculpture, water feature (when it rains) and seating area, this permanent installation pays reference to traditional stained glass.  Stop there to take in the beauty, or your lunch.

And while some of these murals and sculptures are new to Myrtle Avenue, many have been here for years, surrounding us at all times.  And there are plenty more to experience, if you know where to seek them out.

BKG Roasters garden mural.

557 Myrtle Avenue

Roachi mural on the side of John’s Donut and Coffee Shop.

481 Myrtle Avenue

Swoon mural

340 Myrtle Avenue and Carlton


 

The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership collaborates with community partners to bring Arts and Culture programs to Myrtle Avenue.  These programs increase access to art for the entire community, create opportunities for both emerging and established artists, and invite visitors to enjoy cultural experiences in the district.  Arts and Culture initiatives are supported in part by the Myrtle Avenue BID and the Tess & Tom Schutte Community Arts & Culture fund.

 

 

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