THIS PAGE IDENTIFIES THE ARTISTS FROM THEIR WORK ON THE STREET:

Primates, by DJ Barry DJ Barry is a self-taught artist from Middlesex, Vermont. He uses stencils and spray paint to make his artwork. He often infuses pop culture into his work.  He developed a process that starts on the computer by reducing images to black, white, and grey. Once a design is printed, he traces the layers onto wax paper. Using an Exact-o knife, he meticulously cuts out his stencils. Using objects varying from nails and chains to pennies and rocks, he weighs his stencils down onto the canvas and sprays them, then carefully removes them when they're dry, and continues on with the next layer.  DJ has been featured on WCAX's Made In Vermont series and has had articles written about his work in Seven Days and Times Argus. He currently has an ongoing exhibit throughout the halls of Central Vermont Medical Center, which consists of portraits of exemplary employees who work for the hospital. After Langdon Street Alive DJ has found a new passion for art and hopes to do more street art in the near future. His influences are Banksy, 23rd Key, Shepard Fairey and Blek Le Rat. Website: djbarryart.com contact: djbarryart@gmail.com

Primates, by DJ Barry

DJ Barry is a self-taught artist from Middlesex, Vermont. He uses stencils and spray paint to make his artwork. He often infuses pop culture into his work. 

He developed a process that starts on the computer by reducing images to black, white, and grey. Once a design is printed, he traces the layers onto wax paper. Using an Exact-o knife, he meticulously cuts out his stencils. Using objects varying from nails and chains to pennies and rocks, he weighs his stencils down onto the canvas and sprays them, then carefully removes them when they're dry, and continues on with the next layer. 

DJ has been featured on WCAX's Made In Vermont series and has had articles written about his work in Seven Days and Times Argus. He currently has an ongoing exhibit throughout the halls of Central Vermont Medical Center, which consists of portraits of exemplary employees who work for the hospital.

After Langdon Street Alive DJ has found a new passion for art and hopes to do more street art in the near future. His influences are Banksy, 23rd Key, Shepard Fairey and Blek Le Rat.

Website: djbarryart.com

contact: djbarryart@gmail.com

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The Gateway, early design by Benjamin Cheney and Jesse Cooper.  http://constructvt.com/  

The Gateway, early design by Benjamin Cheney and Jesse Cooper. 

http://constructvt.com/

 


The Gateway in place

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The Floral Bridge: Planting design by Naima Green of Blue and Green. Box design by Ward Joyce

Naima Green is a native New Yorker who relocated to Montpelier, VT in 2013. In 2006 she graduated with a Certificate of Horticulture from the School of Professional Horticulture from the New York Botanical Garden.Her 20 years of professional experience began with working with various prestigious landscape design firms, floral designers, and events coordinators.She set off on her own with a small window box building and installation business, which quickly blossomed into a full scale gardening company that catered to the rooftops, terraces, and back yards of her urban environment.

The Langdon Street Alive planting project has been Naima’s first local project, as she continues to manage her business in New York.She is slowly taking on design jobs in the Central Vt area as her schedule allows.

Here is the link to her website:

http://www.blueingreengardens.com

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Figure: Autonomous artist, yeah!

Figure: Autonomous artist, yeah!

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Torso: by Chris Miller. This piece can be seen in the Montpelier Pocket Park on Main Street. Constact artist at: cmiller@vtlink.net

Torso: by Chris Miller. This piece can be seen in the Montpelier Pocket Park on Main Street. Constact artist at: cmiller@vtlink.net

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Dumpster Painting, by Jess Graham. Project sponsored by Casella Waste

Athletes Triptych: photographs by Elliot Burg, from the Senior Games in Minneapolis, 2015 Elliot has been taking photographs with a joy in the art form since he first got my hands on a film camera while traveling through the Middle East and Asia in the 1970's. Much of his work has focused on portraits of people in other places and cultures. His photographs have been exhibited in Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York City. A member of the Vermont-based “f/7” group of photographers, Elliot recently exhibited, at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a collection of black and white photographs of track and field athletes of advanced age taken at the 2015 National Senior Games. He is currently working on an exhibition of photographs from Myanmar and Laos. Contact him at eburg4@gmail.com, or on the web at: elliotburgphoto.squarespace.com

Athletes Triptych: photographs by Elliot Burg, from the Senior Games in Minneapolis, 2015

Elliot has been taking photographs with a joy in the art form since he first got my hands on a film camera while traveling through the Middle East and Asia in the 1970's. Much of his work has focused on portraits of people in other places and cultures. His photographs have been exhibited in Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York City.

A member of the Vermont-based “f/7” group of photographers, Elliot recently exhibited, at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a collection of black and white photographs of track and field athletes of advanced age taken at the 2015 National Senior Games. He is currently working on an exhibition of photographs from Myanmar and Laos.

Contact him at eburg4@gmail.com, or on the web at: elliotburgphoto.squarespace.com

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Granite Torso, located in the Pocket Park by Splash, by Chris Miller Price on request

Granite Torso, located in the Pocket Park by Splash, by Chris Miller

Price on request

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Community Art Wall: locals are encouraged to take a frame home and return it with your art. Folks can also use their own frames and add them to the collection. This piece is evolving as more work is added and some replaced.

Community Art Wall: locals are encouraged to take a frame home and return it with your art. Folks can also use their own frames and add them to the collection. This piece is evolving as more work is added and some replaced.

Empty Community Art Wall on day 1

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Compass: design and painting by LSA Steering Committee with help from several early morning assistants. Thanks to Tom McArdle for letting this happen on the street!

Compass: design and painting by LSA Steering Committee with help from several early morning assistants. Thanks to Tom McArdle for letting this happen on the street!

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River Banners: by arts instructor at Vermont College of Fine Arts, William Contino, with help from students

River Banners: by arts instructor at Vermont College of Fine Arts, William Contino, with help from students

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Wheat Paste Figures: A set of pieces by instructors in Arts Education from Vermont College of Fine Arts with students and local kids

Wheat Paste Figures: A set of pieces by instructors in Arts Education from Vermont College of Fine Arts with students and local kids

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Bike Rack: by Gampo Wickenheiser. Piece funded by the Montpelier Transportation Committee

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Wheat Paste Image: by DJ Barry

Wheat Paste Image: by DJ Barry

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Dumpster Painting, by Noemie Derungs

Dumpster Painting, by Noemie Derungs

The Kickstand, a seating area at Onion River Sports, was designed by Stephen Frey of Arocodis Design and built by Jacob Rogen and Jonah Kilven of Rogen Design/Build.  http://www.arocordis.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RogenDesignBuild/

The Kickstand, a seating area at Onion River Sports, was designed by Stephen Frey of Arocodis Design and built by Jacob Rogen and Jonah Kilven of Rogen Design/Build. 

http://www.arocordis.com/

https://www.facebook.com/RogenDesignBuild/

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Landscape Painting, by Julia Purinton and Candy Barr, seen below.

Landscape Painting, by Julia Purinton and Candy Barr, seen below.

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Local Portraits, photographs by John Snell and Rob Spring from Montpelier Farmers' Market. Prints of these and all the other images shot that day are available for sale. All proceeds after paying for their printing costs will go to funding more art for Langdon Street. Picture Yourself!  We have so enjoyed working on this Langdon Street ALIVE project, called “Picture Yourself.” We've been photographers and pals for a long, long time and work well together, respecting each others skills and trusting our instincts with each other. The project was inspired by the French photographer, JR, who always seems to find ways for people to see and share their common humanity. Check him out! We photographed people at the Farmers’ Market and were blown away by the enthusiasm we found and the fun we had. Quickly it was clear we could not paste up all of the 100+ photographs we made—even though every one was worthy. We also realized everyone would want to see their portrait, so we've come up with this gallery of all the photographs. We trust you’ll enjoy seeing your friends and family members—and maybe even yourself—looking down on this wonderful little street. Our intention is to leave them up until late fall and, in that time, our hope is that this project reminds us all that our city streets are much more about people than simply parked cars. Contact the artists at: robwspring24@gmail.com  

Local Portraits, photographs by John Snell and Rob Spring from Montpelier Farmers' Market. Prints of these and all the other images shot that day are available for sale. All proceeds after paying for their printing costs will go to funding more art for Langdon Street.

Picture Yourself!  We have so enjoyed working on this Langdon Street ALIVE project, called “Picture Yourself.” We've been photographers and pals for a long, long time and work well together, respecting each others skills and trusting our instincts with each other. The project was inspired by the French photographer, JR, who always seems to find ways for people to see and share their common humanity. Check him out!

We photographed people at the Farmers’ Market and were blown away by the enthusiasm we found and the fun we had. Quickly it was clear we could not paste up all of the 100+ photographs we made—even though every one was worthy. We also realized everyone would want to see their portrait, so we've come up with this gallery of all the photographs.

We trust you’ll enjoy seeing your friends and family members—and maybe even yourself—looking down on this wonderful little street. Our intention is to leave them up until late fall and, in that time, our hope is that this project reminds us all that our city streets are much more about people than simply parked cars.

Contact the artists at: robwspring24@gmail.com

 

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Call to Artists Document:

 

There are still some arts spots up for grabs

We have no further funding at this time for work, bu it can be donated and still listed on this website. Please contact Ward Joyce to discuss contributing a piece to the project this summer. 

Project News:

Langdon Street Alive is made possible by the following grants and donations, as well as many smaller donations from individuals:

* $7,000 Grant from National Life Group Foundation

* $15,000 Grant from the Pyralisk Arts Center

* $1,500 Donation from Vermont College of Fine Arts

* $1,000 Seed Grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund

* $2,000 Small & Inspiring Grant from the Vermont Community Foundation

* $2,000 Donation from Myles Court Barbershop, Montpelier

* $2,500 Community Arts Grant from the Downtown Improvement District Assessment

* $3,020 Grant from the Montpelier Transportation Committee, for a bike rack and seating

* $1,500 Sponsorship by Casella Resource Solutions for Dumpster Painting

* $1,000 Donation from Susan Ritz

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Stairway Adornment, by Lochlin Smith and Ben Dunham

Stairway Adornment, by Lochlin Smith and Ben Dunham