Four Years on, Centre-fuge Plans Another Cycle of Artwork

Posted on: January 21st, 2016 at 5:13 am by

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Centre-fuge Cycle 18, October 2015

​Next month marks the fourth anniversary of the successful Centre-fuge Public Art Project on East First Street. With that milestone comes another installment for the rotating art canvas.

Cycle 19 just commenced, and features the “class of 2015,” so to speak. Ten artists who painted the trailer last year were asked to return for this installment. Expect to see mural by Andy Golub, Below Key, Hiss, Key Detail & Yu-Baba, Leon Rainbow, Pawn, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Rez Shoalin, Smurfo & Zero Productivity.

Centre-fuge was a “need-based” endeavor inspired by their neighbor and friend Mike Hamm, co-founder Jonathan Neville previously explained. The Department of Transportation mobile trailer had been placed directly in front of First Park in summer 2011 as a forward office in the rehab of East Houston and preparations for the Second Avenue subway. Its residence was initially set at three to five years, which upset the balance of the block. Their goal was to transform a blight into a sight … to see.

That vision further diversified with the painting of several cement containers and tubing as part of the never-ending “reconstruction” of East Houston.

And Centre-fuge not going anywhere. As previously reported, the Centre-fuge Public Art Project will continue to paint the drab trailer until it’s removed from the block. So, there will be years of additional murals here.

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Pebbles Russell and Jonathan Neville, Co-founders of Centre-fuge

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