Hertel Alley - 2020   ........................   Public Art - Table of Contents

Hertel Alley Gallery - 2019
Hertel Alley, just south of Hertel Avenue, runs between Traymore Street and Colvin Avenue (one way driving starting at Traymore)

On this page, below:

Queenseyes,  "The Inaugural Hertel Alley Street Art Festival"

Queenseyes,
"Hertel Alley Street Art Festival is Another Creative Hit in North Buffalo"

Murals photos
Norm4Eva    ...    Greg Gogz    ...    Tim Meyers    ...      Elyssa Harper    ...    Nicholas Conrad Miller    ...    Ashley Kay    ...    Chuck Tingley    ...    Mark Adamusik    ...    Vinny Alejandro    ...    Tom Holt    ...    Chris Piontkowski    ...    Qean  Ballard    ...    Nicola Ballard    ...    Chris Main    ...    Nadine Ogle    ...    Mark Madden    ...    Nicole Cherry    ...    Muhammad Zaman


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The Inaugural Hertel Alley Street Art Festival
By Queenseyes

Buffalo Rising, April 9, 2019     (online June 2019)


Delaware District council member Joel Feroleto and Street artist Vinny Alejandro on Hertel Alley

...  Around that same time [last summer], I [Queenseyes] reached out to Delaware District council member Joel Feroleto, to see if there were any urban street art opportunities in North Buffalo. Feroleto has been championing the mural scene in his district, which coincided with Albright Knox’s charge to elevate the large scale mural movement in Buffalo. A couple days later, I met up with Feroleto and [Vinny ] Alejandro to walk Hertel Alley between Traymore and Colvin – the alleyway extends a number of city blocks, running parallel to Hertel. When Alejandro first scoped out the alley, he almost fell over. “This is exactly what other cities are doing,” he said. “These walls are all prime for art, and we need to incorporate a festival aspect.” Feroleto agreed, and told us that he would start talking to the building owners, and the business owners.


Street artist Vinny Alejandro

Fast forward 9 months, and the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival is born. The event, sponsored by the Hertel Business Association, will take place over the course of two days – Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. (2019).  Alejandro is taking the lead on this festival, and told me, “It’s going to be an explosion of street art, in an alley that could use some attention – it’s not very welcoming, but after the event, people are going to want to see how vibrant it has become. We have street artists coming in from Rochester, LA, and even Nebraska – there will be 20 artists painting throughout the weekend. This is the type of event that put Philadelphia and Miami on the map for an art genre that has not existed in Buffalo until now.”

“This will transform the Hertel Alley into a destination and have a positive impact for all of North Buffalo,” said Feroleto. “Public art on Hertel has been embraced by the neighborhood and has a positive economic impact on the business.  It is also getting national recognition, as the ‘Hertel Walls’ have been mentioned as a place to visit Buffalo in national publications such as the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune.”





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Hertel Alley Street Art Festival is Another Creative Hit in North Buffalo
By Queenseyes
Buffalo Rising, June 3, 2019   
(online June 2019)



Delaware District council member Joel Feroleto and Street artist Vinny Alejandro on Hertel Alley

Over the weekend, upwards of 20 street artists gathered along an alley that runs parallel to Hertel (between Traymore and Colvin) to paint a massive stretch of walls. This latest art effort was the brainchild of artist Vinny Alejandro and yours truly, with the help of Delaware District Council member Joel Feroleto and the Hertel Business Association.

 Along with lots of live art, there were multiple DJs throughout the course of the two days, an ice creamcycle, vendors, and tons of photo ops.

Artist Nicole Cherry, told me that, at one point during the event, a man walked up to her and handed her $100. He thanked her for beautifying the building, and walked away. Cherry told me that she couldn't believe how incredible that moment was, because the hundred bucks was going to come in very handy. After all, these artists not only donated their time to beautify the Hertel Alley walls, they also paid for their own paint!



From what I understand, there is a general consensus that this event will be repeated next year, only bigger. The alley has been transformed into an urban street gallery, thanks to local artists, and visiting artists from other states. Now that we have one event under our belt, it’s going to be even easier to attract more talents from even further away.






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June 2019 Photos





Back garage of City Nails at 1216 Hertel Avenue facing the entrance to Hertel Alley on Traymore Street  


Detail   ...   Spirals are one of the oldest geometric shapes found throughout the ancient world. Petroglyphs of spirals date back to around the Neolithic period.



Detail   ...  Most of the Norm4Eva murals listed on Picuki were painted in Omaha, Nebraska   ...  This mural seems to be the only one she painted in Buffalo   ...   Heart symbolizes love   ...   XO symbolizes love and kisses



Norm4Eva modeling a  jacket she designed






Photo courtesy of
Buffalo Rising, June 3, 2019




Details below, from left to right:


@GregGogZ    ...   See also below






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Photo courtesy of Buffalo Rising, June 3, 2019   ...    Artist:   Tim Meyers, Murkedelic (Online June 2020)





Tim Meyers,   Murkedelic (Online June 2020)



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Skull(?)   ...    Snails(?)






@GregGogZ



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Peacock   ...   Alien(?)












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“The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.” - Kate Chopin, The Awakening



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By Elyssa Harper, fivefootharp   ...   See also below













Nicholas Conrad Miller, a member of Team Razor Wire










Til Death Do Us Part


By Ashley Kay




 
Til Death Do Us Part
 Note two rivers with crystals sprouting from them



Til Death Do Us Part
Are the eyes in flowers stemming from skull sockets, along with crystals and rivers, rebirth symbols?   ...   Dark blue lines are the result of vandalism 



Til Death Do Us Part
Dark blue lines are the result of vandalism   ...   Crystals in a river   ...   Artist's signature







By
Chuck Tingley   ...   Details below:








Chuck Tingley - Table of Contents






Mural
By Mark Adamusik   ...   Dark blue line is the result of vandalism




Horizontal dark blue line is the result of vandalism   ...   Vase with smoke   ...   Artist's signature






Horizontal dark blue line is the result of vandalism   ...   Note hand holding a rose stem above the boom box







By
Vinny Alejandro    ...    Se  also below



Vinny Alejandro    ...   Sunflower   ...   Photo courtesy of Buffalo Rising, June 3, 2019


Roses



Tulips



Artist's signature: Vinny Alejandro




Oh Word ?!
by Tom Holt



Oh Word ?!
  by Tom Holt   ...   Details below:


Oh Word ?!




Oh Word ?!




By Tom Holt



Tom Holt
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Spree, October 2019
"Tom Holt moved to Buffalo in 2002, after finishing his art degree.  In Buffalo, the best expression of Holt’s mural style is in North Buffalo’s Hertel Art Alley, best described as not far from the Sunoco station on the corner of Hertel and Colvin Avenues. Sometimes called Oh Word in reference to the text that appears on it, it features a cat (modeled after Holt’s own pet cat) with a human body riding a skateboard, contrasted against a bright fuschia background." -
Buffalo Spree, October 2019






Horizontal blue line is the result of vandalism   ...   Details below:



Flowers:  Plumeria, common name: frangipani



Horizontal blue is the result of vandalism   ...   Artist's signature: Chris Piontkowski


Artist's signature:  Chris Piontkowski - Table of Contents


Flowers:  Plumeria, common name: frangipani   ...   Horizontal blue line is the result of vandalism






Rudeboyz Artworks










Rudeboyz Artworks ( Qean and Nicola Ballard)


Rudeboyz Artworks ( Qean and Nicola Ballard)
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Rising, April 29, 2016






By C. Main



Chris Main, muralist   ...   See also ceiling mural at Misuta Chow's







Two artists:  Nadine Ogle and  Vinny Alejandro   ...   Details below:





Artist's signature   ...   Another name for Nadine Ogle



Note artist's signature, detailed below:


Vinny Alejandro






Artist: Nadine Ogle








Roses   ...   Artist's signature, detailed below:


Maddgrafix:  "...a local custom art/graphics studio, providing quality commercial, promotions,and event productions." - Mark Madden's Facebook page



Maddgrafix is owned by Mark Madden, shown here at Cantina Loco, 191 Allen St   ...   Photo source:  Mark Madden's Facebook Page
    ...    See also below and another, below



Also by
Maddgrafix(?)  





 
Mural is advertising for the hair salon   ...   By Maddgrafix: Mark Madden    ...   See also above and below



Note hair salon images:  scissors and hair dryer









Maddgrafix: Mark Madden





Maddgrafix: Mark Madden



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Mask and "WE BOUNCE BACK" refers to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic



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Nicole Cherry - Table of Contents
   ...   Details below:













Bright Future


Details below:
























Artist: Elyssa Harper/fivefootharp      ...    See also Yellow Bird mural by the same artist








Horizontal blue line is the result of vandalism   ...   Is pig face a reference to Spider Man?



Horizontal blue line is the result of vandalism



Horizontal blue line is the result of vandalism






Detail below:


Artist:  Muhammad Zaman - Table of Contents


















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Paranoia



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Paranoia
"Shhh... They're Listening"



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Paranoia
"PARANOID"  (at top) ,  "EPIDEMIC" (at top),  and two face masks allude to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic   ...   Is the Statue of Liberty at right?   ...   Is the red, white and blue the American flag?  or a sneaker?



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Paranoia
Mask



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Paranoia
Is this the red, white and blue American flag?  or a sneaker?



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Paranoia
Text: EPIDEMIC   ...   Is the Statue of Liberty at right? wearing a mask?



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Paranoia



Paranoia
Artist signature:  @MADDGRAFIX





Except for photographs published on Buffalo Rising, photos and their arrangement 2019  Chuck LaChiusa
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