"HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD is a Short-Form Docuseries exploring the power of Public Art and innovation to uplift and revitalize urban communities. The Pilot Season revolves around the Arts District of Wynwood Miami, featuring an array of internationally acclaimed and locally respected Street Artists, Graffiti Writers and Muralists.
HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD explores a unique juncture in history as a new community emerges and evolves. A progressive urban revitalization campaign is examined in the first person, using this year's new Artists and their commissions as a lens to explore a neighborhood in transition. The Series is framed by colorful overview and concluding episodes, providing the scope of past, present and future. Each episode is accented by images from legendary Documentary Photographer Martha Cooper, who has been capturing The Walls since they began in 2009. Her Photographs will also appear in a Special Edition Art Book "The Wynwood Walls and Doors" set to be released at Art
For more information on the artists and history of the Wynwood Walls visit thewynwoodwalls.com "
" Danny Gregory lives and draws in New York. He enjoys keeping a series of illustrated journals recording his otherwise unremarkable life. He is the author of several books including Everyday Matters, The Creative License, An Illustrated Life, Me Time, Hello World and Change Your Underwear Twice a Week. "
"Artist Rob Ryan‘s studio is located in a cozy nook in Bethnal Green, London. He and his band of merry helpers spend their days paper-cutting fantastic worlds of love, friendship and longing. It’s hard not to feel an emotional response toward Rob Ryan’s work: it’s timeless in its approach and includes positive missives like “Believe in People” and “Our Adventure Is About to Begin.” What could be a greater way to celebrate the world than acknowledging the beauty in the everyday?
Rob Ryan grew up in a military family, moving from town to town as a child. Drawing was his companion. Even today he prefers to work in isolation, with a small group of assistants and his family not far away. He doesn’t need much: just his favorite pencils, some good paper and groovy records spinning in the studio. It’s this environment that allows his love of the world to know no bounds.
Rob’s latest work, A Sky Full of Kindness, is the first children’s book that he has written and illustrated, chronicling a group of birds as they overcome their fears of the world. Fireworks, songs, and nests play integral parts of the journey toward becoming the kind of people we ought to be: kind, helpful, and generous."
...from his blog at ETSY
Henry Jenkins, a leading media scholar at the University of Southern California, describes digital media's role in creating greater opportunities for creativity, civic engagement and political participation.
Confessions of an ACA-Fan
New Learning Institute
Beautiful Losers celebrates the creative spirit behind one of the most influential cultural movements of a generation.
In the early 1990's a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture.
Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories...speaking to themes of what happens when the outside becomes "in" as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today's youth.
Featuring Ed Templeton, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Thomas Campbell, Geoff McFetridge, Mike Mills, Stephen Powers, Harmony Korine and Shepard Fairey.
A film by Aaron Rose with brand new music by Money Mark.