See the New Wow Now at The Wynwood Walls
By John Hood
You can’t miss it. And you shouldn’’t. Not if you care about anything anyway, let alone where you’re standing. And you few without a care in the world — this goes for you too; whether you care or not. Because if you eat or you drink or you think or you feel or you watch or you listen or you smile or you swoon or you dream of jumping over a full blue moon, it somehow, someway, somewhere, at some time, pertains to you. And it will continue to do so too, for as long as you breathe.
By John Hood
Wynwood’s always full of surprises; that’s one of the most diggable things about the place. And as goes the ’hood so goes its hangouts, especially Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, which, with its adjoining Walls and adjacent brother Joey’s, more often than not serves as the center of such surprises. So I wasn’t really surprised to find the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holding a shindig at WKB last Thursday night. But I was definitely delighted.
We recently discovered this docuseries called Here Comes the Neighborhood through one of our new favorite local blogs Head8k. Needless to say, we’re very excited about this series. It feels like the eyes of the world are on our neighborhood during this time of year.
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 Basel 2011.