Eric Ndeko brings art to the streets with a BOOM BOX inspired theme. This installation amplifies the voices of the artists making art accessible to passers by, much like a BOOM BOX blasting from someone’s shoulder circa early 1980s.
Ndeko explores this amplification with three distinct components:
Local artists activate parking spaces and street space with intricate chalk art murals. Artists have been given a 4ft x 4ft box and have been invited to color inside the box using “out of the box” creativity. Make your mark with public Street Art Boxes scattered up and down Commonwealth Avenue.
Schedule: Sunday 1 – 5pm
Artist: Xavier Hill “X”
Social Media - Instagram: @undergrounddream
About Me: My art is an integral part of my daily life. I don’t limit myself. I specialize in graphics, Illustration, painting, and sketching. RIP Nipsey Hussle.
Artist: Garrison Gist
Social Media - Instagram: @2gzandcountin
About Me: I’m an artist who feeds his passion through drawing/painting cartoons from my childhood and many other sources of inspiration.
Artist: Shelton Johnson
Social Media - Instagram: @sheltsart
Social Media - Snapchat: @sheltluv
About Me: Born in Columbus, Georgia, I am a college graduate with a degree in visual and performing arts with a concentration in studio art. My experience ranges from painting, sculpting, and drawing to spoken word and music.
Artist: Shawn Glover
About Me: I am a South Carolina native and have been creating all my life. I currently work in Charlotte as a graphic designer and art educator. My personal work stretches across a wide range of mediums and subject matter. The focus of my most recent work is the idea of starting conversations and shining light on important community issues.
Artist: DeNeer Davis
Social Media - Instagram: @neerperfection
Social Media - Facebook: DeNeer Davis
About Me: Born and raised in Charlotte, I have been painting since 2013 and love every second of it.
Artist: Isaiah Baughn
Social Media - Instagram: @people4prophit
About Me: I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and now live in Charlotte. I would describe my art as more or less social commentary with a bit of juxtaposition between popular culture and the function/subsequent effect it has on society with added religious, historical, and cultural elements.
Artist: Rosa Linda Huezo-Diaz
**BOOM BOX ARTIST w/ Studio 345**
Artist: Nya Pritchett
About Me: I am a 17-year-old dual enrollment student who enjoys art-related activities. Fashion design is my favorite art form.
Artist: Daniel Hernandez
**BOOM BOX ARTIST w/ Studio 345**
Artist: Zee Burns
Social Media - Instagram: @drip_teaz_body_painting
Social Media - Facebook: Drip TeaZ Body Painting
About Me: I've been creating art since I was five years old. The world and the people living in it are my canvas.
Artist: The Yellow Butterfly
Social Media - Instagram: @the_yellowbutterfly
About Me: I’m passionate about art and believe that it has saved my life a few times. I consider myself to be a person who is constantly guided by my spirit, acting in all aspects of my life from love to decisions to opportunities. I am both a visual artist and jewelry maker, crafting rings and necklaces using healing crystals. My future goals include owning an art studio and a vegan deli/gallery that would help spread awareness of the vegan lifestyle. I also want to utilize wall space for local artists to display their work. I am still evolving but I’m proud of the journey!
There will be three Mobile BOOM BOX locations that will serve as mobile art galleries where artists and audiences can walk through and experience works by local visual artists without leaving the sidewalk.
1- Rabbit Hole Parking Lot (1801 Commonwealth Ave)
2- Corner of Thomas and Commonwealth- CM side
3- In Front of Commonwealth Animal Hospital (1909 Commonwealth Ave)
Friday 5 - 8 pm (Mobile BOOM BOX #2 only)
Saturday 1 - 7 pm
Sunday 1 - 5 pm
BOOM BOX Gallery #1 - Rabbit Hole Parking Lot (1801 Commonwealth Ave)
Studio 345 Artists
BOOM BOX Gallery #2 - Corner of Thomas and Commonwealth- CM side
The BOOM ‘BOX SHOW’ - Curated by Jessica Moss
BOOM BOX Gallery #3 - In Front of Commonwealth Animal Hospital (1909 Commonwealth Ave)
The Yellow Butterfly
Artists and audiences alike are invited to jump up on small mobile BOOM BOXes and speak their truth. This could be a dance, a poem, a speech, a monologue… you get the idea.
Up and Down Commonwealth Avenue- keep your eyes peeled!
Sunday 1 – 5 pm