Saturday, March 01, 2008

Theme Day: Street Art or Graffiti

I'm sort cheating this month as I can't really post on the chosen theme (the City DailyPhoto blog community votes every month to choose the topic). I've never really seen grafitti around Sharon - I don't know if people just don't do it, or it's cleaned up quickly, or I'm not being observant enough. But instead, I'm showing you a different kind of street art - the street paintings made at the Family Arts Festival in Millerton last summer.

As of this writing, 147 daily photo bloggers wish to bring you the street art of their city:
Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Baziège, France by PaB, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by U R us, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Cologne, Germany by April11, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Detroit (MI), USA by Taittems, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Evry, France by Olivier, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Jsaltao, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montréal, Canada by Douber, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Mumbai, India by MumbaiIteanu, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK by Cassie & Chris, Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Radonvilliers, France by Deslilas, Riga, Latvia by Prokur, Rome, Italy by Giovanni, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation by Lark, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Terre Haute (IN), USA by Zann, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Wrocław, Poland by Loompi, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn, Jakarta Daily Photo, San Francisco, Tungelsta


Blogger Ann (MobayDP) said...

We don't have street art at all...we have vandalism :-(

I wish we had this kind of street art though. I love seeing them.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Kuanyin said...

We don't have much graffiti here on Maui either, so I really had to search to find one! Happy Theme Day!

11:04 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Good resolution of the theme. I like whimsical stencil street art/graffiti .and murals rathe rthna the tag-type graffiti. But I like the impermanence of it. It's very urban I guess! Green Boy thinks so anyway!

12:30 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I think, as I told Denton, that no graffiti is a godsend, but I'm surprised that there aren't any murals since they're wonderful examples of street art. Your choices qualify, tho!!

12:56 AM  
Blogger Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

That's a great post, nonetheless. Sidewalk chalk art is one of my favorite forms of street art and the ones you are featuring today are lovely. It's nice to see the people who create them at work, too.

Have a fun theme day. :)

1:21 AM  
Blogger brian said...

nice photo, and a wonderful choice. we don't have much 'graffiti' around here either, and i think your idea is a much more positive spin on the theme!

1:36 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Woah, Jenny! Leave it to you to literally bring us street murals! Fantastic post, and very original of the 20 or so I've seen so far. What's magical about these is their transient quality which makes us better appreciate the time, work, and effort of people that know this will all go away, despite how hard they work.
Seattle Daily Photo

2:27 AM  
Blogger Deslilas said...

Good idea, I'm sorry I didn't get it for myselff.
I had a nice pic of the children of my son drawing the French flag on the street with chalk just before the football final Italy-France 2 years ago.

2:31 AM  
Blogger Neva said...

I remember one of these from you and thought they were wonderful then and they are still wonderful now!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Denton said...

Great scene. Truly street murals when they are painted on the street.

12:28 PM  
Blogger George Townboy said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing them.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Southern Heart said...

Lucky you...we have way too much graffiti. I love your choices, and especially your highlighting of creative artists at work.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Hyde DP said...

lovely - can't add much more as everyone has already said it.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Terry Cowgill said...

I don't know if it's still there, Jenny, but there used to be graffiti on one of those concrete underpasses that goes under the HV Rail Trail outside Millerton. Perhaps over Downey Rd.

But my recollection is it's really bourgeois graffiti that says something like "Satan Rules." Hardly worth the effort.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Nice! It's fun really good to see those!

2:13 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

I love the collage. maybe someone in Sharon would be inspired to paint a wall after they've read your post.

2:35 AM  
Blogger Bernt Seipl said...

Now, this is what I call STREET art. Really fun to watch. Some of them are really good painters.

2:47 AM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

that actually looks tasty! really!
now, what flavor is that ice cream?

Happy Theme Day!

9:40 AM  

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