Interviewed Street and Public Artists like John
Ewing, Hargo, Gary Stark, and Jeremy Gaucher
Viewed some of their art work and reflected on it
Created street art of our own, including two
designs and also by tagging… and it wasn’t
Walked to the Cambridge Arts Council and
several other places in Cambridge
Interviewed people in Central Square and asked
the question, “Is this Art or Vandalism?” and
asked for their perspective.
Popularized art is not always the most free
form of expression. Hargo has a day job and
street art is only his hobby
Most people do not like talking to random
people with cameras on the side of the street
Many people value street art as a viable form
of art rather than vandalism
Public art is important to the development of
a community as a whole
The Wall, as well as all street art, is important
to leaving behind a piece of yourself
The fact that the wall was open to anyone
was important to keeping the spirit and
freedom of street art alive
Venue and legality is important to deciding
what is art and what is vandalism
The idea behind each piece is also important
to its value
•Professional lives sometimes
need to be kept separate from
controversial hobbies in order to
be taken seriously.
•Different artists have different
opinions on how legality affects
the validity of their art, some
believe that it is only true art if
you don’t ask permission to do it.
•Most of us think that art is able
to be appreciated regardless of
legality, however the opportunity
to create street art legally is very
•You don’t have to be an
established artist to have your
work appreciated in public.
•Different view points, styles, and
backgrounds are important to
maintaining the dynamic nature
of street art.
• Mimi Vecchione : Mimi was Senior leader of our group. She not only controlled group
members also gave them many advices. Her role on this trip was tremendous. Her job
was done significantly.
• Behailu Abreha : He knew where we were at all times and figured out where we were
going next and the best route to get there
• Tyler Wason : Tyler tweeted a lot everyday regarding learning blocks, free time activities
and reflections. He also helped produce video eagerly.
• Allie Andrews : Allie was thoughtful and brave to conduct and shared background
research on the site. She asked a lot of questions during interviews.
• Connor Slover : Connor prepared filler questions to bridge gaps. He planned and painted
the Moose Man on the Wall.
• HyunJae Park : Park took pictures during each learning block and passed pictures to the
blogger for positing. He also did credit page.
• Xiaohan Yang (Hansen) : Hansen took pictures and videos from members and posted
them on the blog. Hansen made slide shows colorful. He assisted producing final
• Steven Berry : Stevie filmed everything we did on the trip and passed information to
bloggers and reporters.
• Ning Yuan Jiang (Kyd) : Kyd wrote down what happened at each learning block. He
blogged and produced final product as well.