Incite MHK is excited to add multiple pieces of work to the Manhattan canvas as we bring local and national artists together during our upcoming multi-day celebration of art, Incite ’21.
Join us at various locations throughout Manhattan in September and watch our community adopt new vibrancy, colors, and ideas, one mural at a time.
Muralists for 2021
Manhattan Arts Center
Jenn Hudson - Late Sept.Jenn is a Manhattan based artist known for her work in layered watercolor and oil paint. Typically working themes in consumption and curation of self-images, construction of identity, and allegory, current works also incorporate vibrant color and abstract shape with the female figure. Jenn’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues the National Museum for Women in the Arts.
5th and Poyntz
Carr, Kerr & Community - Sept. 16-20Carr, Kerr & Co. projects embody a love for what is possible in small towns. Taylor Carr is a MHK creative and life-long Kansan. Chances are you have a sticker she designed on your water bottle! Jess Kerr is MHK transplant with midwestern roots. Part community organizer, part mural mom- while she cannot convince Taylor to enjoy running, she created a mutually agreeable spreadsheet situation for the duo.
Manhattan Arts Center
Frank Hammond - Sept. 15-20Frank is from Miami, Florida where he developed a passion for exploring abandoned and derelict urban spaces and untouched native landscapes. While most of his painting in the early days focused on traditional graffiti, later his work evolved into more abstract forms inspired by nature and architecture. He has painted all over the United States, but primarily Florida and the Midwest.
4th Street - "Mural Alley"
Joseph Renda Jr. - Sept. 6-16Chicago-based artist whose paintings capture the inherent connection humans have with the natural world. His work is highly realistic, bringing detailed depictions to life by juxtaposing them alongside surrealistic imagery. He urges his audience to surrender to nature’s “pull” and connect with their roots while viewing his paintings.
Sick Fisher - Sept. 9-16Privately Funded Commission
Fisher works in large scale murals as well as on a variety of smaller surfaces that include canvas, paper, wood, plastic, metal, brick, and glass. In addition to his commercial endeavors, Fisher's true passion is upgrading neglected spaces such as abandoned storefronts and walls with site-specific murals or designs.
11th and Moro
Kate Lewis - Sept. 6-16Kate is a Chicago based artist focused on large scale mural installations and illustrative design work. Lewis’ style is best recognized by her clean and hard lines, bold use of color, and emphasis on both architectural elements and the female form.
16th and Poyntz
Denise Duong - Sept. 6-11In explaining her philosophy of creating Denise says: “I have a deep love for nature, adventure, exploration, and working with my hands. These things influence everything I do. Using different textures, different materials and processes entertain me. People entertain me. The world entertains me and thankfully I entertain myself.”
A special performance
The Greatest of All Time shreds Poyntz Avenue.
Let's Get Weird!
Introducing, Nordic Thunder – an invisible axe wielding, head banging, world champion title holding air guitarist. Join for both a performance by Nordic Thunder as well as a local Air Guitar contest. Live on Poyntz Ave at Third Thursday! September 16th.