Arts,  Events,  Meetups

Paint Jam Comes to Rhode Island Ave.

Artist-Joe-Newman
© Joe Newman

 

“We are Hip-Hop in all its forms,” says Words Beats & Life, a non-profit arts and educational organization. Last weekend, the Hip-Hop form on display was the mural. Since its founding in 2000, artists working with Word Beats & Life have created thousands of feet of public art around the District, including major installations in Storey Park and Edgewood.  On Saturday, the Fine Lines Paint Jam came to Rhode Island Avenue NE, with dozens of artists leaving their marks on a 900 foot concrete canvas just off the 500 and 600 blocks.

With art unfolding before one’s eyes, it was the perfect time for a photo meetup. Several DC Focused contributors were on hand for the action, and here is some of what we saw. (Check out more images in our Flickr pool.)

 

© Peter Thornton
© Peter Thornton

 

© Victoria Pickering
© Victoria Pickering

 

Rob-Cannon-paint-jam2
© Rob Cannon

 

© Miki Jourdan
© Miki Jourdan

 

© Chris
© Chris Graham

 

© Marcus Lauer
© Marcus Lauer

 

© Victoria Pickering
© Victoria Pickering

 

© Peter Thornton
© Peter Thornton

 

© Miki Jourdan
© Miki Jourdan

 

© Rob Cannon
© Rob Cannon

 

© Chris Graham
© Chris Graham

 

 

A photographer since 2013, Miki goes by "Miki" to avoid all the Michael Jo[u]rdan jokes.