It’s time! Our 2017 artists are arriving, home base is set up at The Yards and the WALL\THERAPY crew is ready to deliver another week of public art and inspiration. Here is your guide to finding where they will be painting. We’ll see you on the streets this week!
1) JESS X SNOW
Jess will start her wall on Monday, July 24.
936 Exchange St, Rochester, NY 14608
Blue wall in the parking lot, old Foodlink building
2) IAN KUALI’I
Ian will start his wall on Sunday, July 23.
40 Greenleaf st.
3) LUCINDA YRENE
Lucinda will start her wall on Sunday, July 23.
1112 E. Main St.
West Wall on Minges Alley
4) TODD STAHL
Todd will start his wall on Sunday, July 23.
59 Pennsylvania Ave.
Next to Thievin’ Stephen Stock Lives mural
5) SEAN LUGO
Sean will begin painting on Wednesday, July 26.
Sean will create a series of wheatpaste murals to form a story threading throughout the city.
6) AUBREY ROEMER
Aubrey has started her mural.. Follow Aubrey’s Instagram and Facebook Page for updates about how YOU can participate in the creation of her mural.
936 Exchange St, Rochester, NY 14608
7) SARAH C RUTHERFORD
Sarah has started her mural.
548 west Main Street
8) ROC PAINT DIVISION
The will start their mural on Monday, July 24.
White wall in parking lot
285 Clarissa St. Rochester NY, 14608
In an effort to make WALL\THERAPY even more accessible to the communities we seek to inspire, we’ll be hosting two special events during the festival. We are working to deepen our engagement with Rochester’s communities through new programming intended to connect Rochester residents of all ages and all walks of life. This year, we’ll also be launching our inaugural conference focusing on Arts and Activism on July 29 followed by a Block Party at the newly launching Kaleidoscope Collective Community Center featuring a performance by Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People!
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!
The Little Theatre
240 East Ave (in Little 1)
July 29, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Arts & Activism, the inaugural WALL\THERAPY conference, will explore the intersection of social change, community activism, and creative practice, initiating a critical dialogue between participating artists, organizers, scholars, and the local community of Rochester.
The keynote talk (10:30 a.m.) will be delivered by Dr. Jessica Pabón-Colón, Assistant Professor for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at SUNY New Paltz. Based on the framework of her upcoming book “Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora” she will examine how contemporary street and graffiti art movements have responded critically to the demands of the creative neoliberal city, offering examples to provoke thought on the relationship between aesthetics and politics.
Schedule of Events
10:30 a.m. – Keynote by Dr. Jessica Pabón-Colón
11:30 a.m. – Project Spotlight: Sarah C. Rutherford and Her Voice Carries
12:15 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Art and Social Change at Times of Crisis
1:30 p.m. – Project Spotlight: O+ Festival
1:50 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Education and Empowerment: Enabling the Voice of the next Generation
Our Project Room (also in Little 1) will feature representatives from WALL\THERAPY, O+ Festival, WXXI, The Ghandi Institute, and more to be announced.
Light refreshments will be served during breaks courtesy of Hart’s Local Grocers!
The conference is free for all to attend; we hope you will join us for a day of discussion!
*Times are approximate, and participants subject to change.
Block Party with Danielle Ponder& The Tomorrow People!
936 Exchange St., Building A, Rochester, NY 14608
Come celebrate art, music and community! WALL\THERAPY and Kaleidoscope Collective are excited to host a wrapup summertime Block Party featuring Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People! With an open air artist market, food trucks, beverage service, live art and music to make you groove, this Block Party is not to be missed!
Admission is simply donate what you can! No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Donations go directly to support creating more WALL\THERAPY murals in Rochester. Come down and check out the newest spot in town and support the arts!
Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People will be going on around 8:30pm.
There is a small parking lot behind the building and very limited on-street parking, so we HIGHLY recommend carpooling or biking! Please also be respectful of the neighborhood! We want to be the best guests possible!
Mural by Brittany Williams, 2015.
Danielle Ponder photo by Jocelyn Mesiti.