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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Announces Cycle 16 Artists

Last modified December 17, 2014 at 9:31 am

Herewith, a little color to brighten the day. The Centre-fuge public art project just announced its quarterly roster of artists set to decorate the mid-block trailer on East First Street. We’re now up to Cycle 16 in the ambitious endeavor, the final class of 2014. Rather than individual murals, fourteen of the twenty-two artists who […]

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Centre-fuge Debuts Cycle 15 Artwork; Art Extended Through 2015

Posted October 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

The paint is now dry on the fifteenth cycle of the Centre-fuge Art Project. Artists in the current round of programming – Basil, Dasic, Martalicia Matarrita, Miss Zukie, Mr. Prvrt, Object, and Sest2 – spent the last few days decorating the mid-block trailer on East First Street. In other Centre-fuge news, the grassroots organization scored a second project extension. You can now enjoy […]

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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Announces Cycle 15 Artists

Posted October 2, 2014 at 6:08 am

The Centre-fuge Public Art Project – co-founded by Pebbles Russell and Jonathan Neville – has become a beacon of street art since its inception in February 2012. An otherwise drab mid-block trailer on East First Street now attracts the gaze of both camera-wielding tourists and neighbors alike. Now it’s time to prepare for Cycle 15, […]

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Centre-fuge Debuts Cycle 14 Artwork on East 1st Street

Posted July 29, 2014 at 10:07 am

Participants in cycle 14 of the Centre-fuge public art project spent the last five days decorating the mid-block construction trailer. Its corrugated siding now carries the colorful aerosol artwork of Adam Kidder, Alexander Prosser, J. David McKenney, Jeromy Velasco, Master Moody Mutz, Nether, and Raquel Echanique. Our two favorites this time around are the “turtle terrarium” and […]

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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Announces Cycle 14 Artists

Posted July 16, 2014 at 6:08 am

Pay your last respects to the “Heroines of the Lower East Side” on East First Street. Painted as part of the inaugural Lower East Side History month, these detailed portraits will soon be overwritten by yet another quarterly application of paint. The Centre-fuge public art project just announced cycle 14, set to commence on July […]

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Centre-fuge ‘Heroines of the Lower East Side’ Include Debbie Harry, Rosario Dawson, and the Russ Daughters

Posted April 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

Artist Lexi Bella has undertaken the monumental task of decorating the entire Centre-fuge trailer in honor of the first annual Lower East Side History Month. As part of Cycle 13, Bella is painting the corrugated mid-block box with the so-called “Heroines of the Lower East Side.” So far, only Debbie Harry and Rosario Dawson are […]

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Shebeen Chic Commissions Centre-fuge to Decorate Its East Houston Plywood

Posted April 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

The forthcoming Shebeen Chic is tapping into the local street art movement to help create a larger splash for its eventual opening at 159 East Houston. Its plywood shed will host murals for the next six to eight weeks, courtesy of a collaboration with the Centre-fuge public art project. First up is artist Ben Angotti. […]

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Talking Two Years of Centre-fuge Art with Co-Founders Pebbles Russell and Jonathan Neville [INTERVIEW]

Posted February 13, 2014 at 10:29 am

With Cycle 12 now upon us, we break bread with Centre-fuge co-founders Pebbles Russell and Jon Neville to discuss the second anniversary of the Lower East Side endeavor (the name was inspired by the classic “nexus of the universe” Seinfeld episode from 1998). Our feet are frozen, and some climate-controlled shelter is necessary. We duck into Tuck Shop […]

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Centre-fuge Pays Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman on First Street

Last modified February 10, 2014 at 10:52 am

Painting for Cycle 12 of the Centre-fuge public art project is pretty much complete. The gaggle of artists involved in this current class spent the better part of the weekend transferring murals from page to canvas, so to speak. However, one piece worthy of highlight is the tribute to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, seemingly the […]

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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Announces Cycle 12 Artists

Posted January 31, 2014 at 6:07 am

On the two-year anniversary of its founding, the Centre-fuge public art project just announced the new class of artists as part of Cycle 12. As with all previous installments, the participants will paint the four faces of the mid-block DOT trailer on East First Street. Artists represented in Centre-fuge, Cycle 12 are Amar Stewart, BK, […]

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