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Reverberations Crosswalks - aerial

Reverberations Crosswalks - aerial
The Reverberations Crosswalks are an intersection mural that enhances pedestrian safety for children and residents walking to and from Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School while celebrating the school’s art education focus. September 2019, Federally-specified traffic paint, crosswalk, concrete bumpouts, 26th St. & Calvert St., Baltimore, MD, Friends of Margaret Brent, Live Baltimore, Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School, the Harwood Community Association, the Charles Village Civic Association, and Baltimore City Department of Transportation.

Sun Stomp - opening night crowd

Sun Stomp - opening night crowd
Sun Stomp was a solar powered light and interactive audio-visual environment that featured an interactive projection on one side and an array of sixteen 290 watt solar panels on the other. Participants were invited to stomp on the bleachers to trigger sun-inspired visuals and amplified sounds of the Sun. Sun Stomp April 14-21, 2018 Light City Baltimore, McKeldin Square, 101 E.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure
Made in collaboration with Becky Borlan, Choose your own Adventure transformed Baltimore’s Charles Street Bridge into a colorful playscape of pedestrian pathways and hanging beach balls. The project was commissioned by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts for the free 2018 Artscape festival.

Dancing Forest - detail

Dancing Forest - detail
Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.

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Graham Coreil-Allen is a Baltimore-based public artist and organizer working to make cities more inclusive and livable through public art and civic engagement. The public artist collaborates with neighbors to interpret and activate public space through placemaking projects for pedestrian safety and play, interactive mapping, and radical walking tours. Coreil-Allen’s ongoing New Public Sites walking tour series explores the history, design and uses of overlooked public spaces. The tours start with... more

Art Crosswalks for Pedestrian Safety

Public artist Graham Coreil-Allen collaborates with neighbors to improve public space through placemaking projects for pedestrian safety and play. Designed with communtiy input and created with volunteer assistance, these iconic, bright crosswalk artworks enhance safety by creating more protected pedestrian space and drawing the attention of passing motorists to the pedestrians’ safety needs and right-of-way.

Reverberations Crosswalks
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/reverberations-crosswalk-calvert/
Friends of Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School
26th St. & St Paul St. + 26th St. & Calvert St., Baltimore, MD
June - September 2019

The Reverberations Crosswalks are pavement murals that enhance pedestrian safety for children and residents walking to and from Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School while celebrating the school’s art education focus. Located in central Baltimore along 26th Street and St. Paul Street, and 26th Street and Calvert Street, the artistic crosswalk features large scale icons in white representing the arts, love, and beauty, surrounded by reverberating outlines on top of a base layer of angled shapes in eye-catching colors, including turquoise, orange, lime green, and salmon red. The symbols and colors that make up the design are inspired by drawings created by students during a workshop held the school in June 2018 and installed with the help of local volunteers. The icons include a crayon, music note, book, paint brush, microphone, heart, and flower.

Barclay STEM Crosswalks
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/barclay-stem-crosswalks/
Friends of Barclay Elementary/Middle School
29th St. & Barclay St., Baltimore, MD
October 2019

STEM Bubbles is a traffic calming pavement mural of angular shapes in eye-catching, Barclay Elementary / Middle School colors, bright blue and orange, connected by white bubbles marking pedestrian paths. Located at 29th and Barclay Streets in central Baltimore, the placemaking artwork is accented with a set of white icons at the northwest corner representing the school’s focus: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The icons include a beaker for science, tablet with code for technology, a wrench for engineering, and arithmetic symbols for math. The symbols and colors that make up the design are inspired by drawings created by students during a workshop held at the school in June 2018 and installed with the help of local volunteers.

  • Reverberations Crosswalks - aerial

    Reverberations Crosswalks - aerial
    The Reverberations Crosswalks are an intersection mural that enhances pedestrian safety for children and residents walking to and from Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School while celebrating the school’s art education focus. September 2019, Federally-specified traffic paint, crosswalk, concrete bumpouts, 26th St. & Calvert St., Baltimore, MD, Friends of Margaret Brent, Live Baltimore, Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School, the Harwood Community Association, the Charles Village Civic Association, and Baltimore City Department of Transportation.
  • Reverberations Crosswalk 26th Calvert - NW perspective

    Reverberations Crosswalk 26th Calvert - NW perspective
    The Reverberations Crosswalks are an intersection mural that enhances pedestrian safety for children and residents walking to and from Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School while celebrating the school’s art education focus. September 2019, Federally-specified traffic paint, crosswalk, concrete bumpouts, 26th St. & Calvert St., Baltimore, MD, Friends of Margaret Brent, Live Baltimore, Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School, the Harwood Community Association, the Charles Village Civic Association, and Baltimore City Department of Transportation.
  • Reverberations Crosswalk 26th Calvert - students crossing

     Reverberations Crosswalk 26th Calvert - students crossing
    The Reverberations Crosswalks are an intersection mural that enhances pedestrian safety for children and residents walking to and from Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School while celebrating the school’s art education focus. September 2019, Federally-specified traffic paint, crosswalk, concrete bumpouts, 26th St. & Calvert St., Baltimore, MD, Friends of Margaret Brent, Live Baltimore, Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School, the Harwood Community Association, the Charles Village Civic Association, and Baltimore City Department of Transportation.
  • Reverberations Crosswalk 26th St Paul - aerial

    Reverberations Crosswalk 26th St Paul - aerial
    The Reverberations Crosswalks are an intersection mural that enhances pedestrian safety for children and residents walking to and from Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School while celebrating the school’s art education focus. June 2019, Federally-specified traffic paint, crosswalk, concrete bumpouts, 26th St. & St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD, Friends of Margaret Brent, Live Baltimore, Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School, the Harwood Community Association, the Charles Village Civic Association, and Baltimore City Department of Transportation.
  • Reverberations Crosswalk 26th St Paul - west perspective

    Reverberations Crosswalk 26th St Paul - west perspective
    The Reverberations Crosswalks are an intersection mural that enhances pedestrian safety for children and residents walking to and from Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School while celebrating the school’s art education focus. June 2019, Federally-specified traffic paint, crosswalk, concrete bumpouts, 26th St. & St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD, Friends of Margaret Brent, Live Baltimore, Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School, the Harwood Community Association, the Charles Village Civic Association, and Baltimore City Department of Transportation.
  • Reverberations Crosswalk 26th St Paul - SE perspective

    Reverberations Crosswalk 26th St Paul - SE perspective
    The Reverberations Crosswalks are an intersection mural that enhances pedestrian safety for children and residents walking to and from Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School while celebrating the school’s art education focus. June 2019, Federally-specified traffic paint, crosswalk, concrete bumpouts, 26th St. & St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD, Friends of Margaret Brent, Live Baltimore, Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School, the Harwood Community Association, the Charles Village Civic Association, and Baltimore City Department of Transportation.
  • Barclay STEM Crosswalks - facing school

     Barclay STEM Crosswalks - facing school
    The Barclay STEM Crosswalks is an intersection mural that enhances pedestrian safety for children and residents walking to and from Barclay Elementary/Middle School while celebrating the school’s STEM education focus. September 2019, StreetBond 150 pavement coating, crosswalk, line-striped bumpouts, flex-posts, 26th St. & Calvert St., Baltimore, MD, Friends of Barclay, Live Baltimore, Barclay Elementary/Middle School, the Abell Improvement Association, Strong City Baltimore, and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation.
  • Barclay STEM Crosswalks - students crossing

    Barclay STEM Crosswalks - students crossing
    The Barclay STEM Crosswalks is an intersection mural that enhances pedestrian safety for children and residents walking to and from Barclay Elementary/Middle School while celebrating the school’s STEM education focus. September 2019, StreetBond 150 pavement coating, crosswalk, line-striped bumpouts, flex-posts, 26th St. & Calvert St., Baltimore, MD, Friends of Barclay, Live Baltimore, Barclay Elementary/Middle School, the Abell Improvement Association, Strong City Baltimore, and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation.
  • Barclay STEM Crosswalks - symbols detail

    Barclay STEM Crosswalks - symbols detail
    The Barclay STEM Crosswalks is an intersection mural that enhances pedestrian safety for children and residents walking to and from Barclay Elementary/Middle School while celebrating the school’s STEM education focus. September 2019, StreetBond 150 pavement coating, crosswalk, line-striped bumpouts, flex-posts, 26th St. & Calvert St., Baltimore, MD, Friends of Barclay, Live Baltimore, Barclay Elementary/Middle School, the Abell Improvement Association, Strong City Baltimore, and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation.
  • Barclay STEM Crosswalks - diagonal design detail

    Barclay STEM Crosswalks - diagonal design detail
    The Barclay STEM Crosswalks is an intersection mural that enhances pedestrian safety for children and residents walking to and from Barclay Elementary/Middle School while celebrating the school’s STEM education focus. September 2019, StreetBond 150 pavement coating, crosswalk, line-striped bumpouts, flex-posts, 26th St. & Calvert St., Baltimore, MD, Friends of Barclay, Live Baltimore, Barclay Elementary/Middle School, the Abell Improvement Association, Strong City Baltimore, and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation.

Arches & Access Light Art and Community Parade

Showcasing the cherished connections between Druid Hill Park and surrounding neighborhoods, the Arches & Access project illuminated and activated the historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue, Druid Hill Park, and the Rawlings Conservatory with colorful lights, a community parade, and a public party. On the evening of November 3rd, 2019, over three hundred residents, artists, and performers transformed Madison Avenue at Druid Park Lake Drive into a spectacular, roving block party. Neighbors collectively created a place to march, dance, and perform in celebration of our West Baltimore communities united in green space and creating safe streets for people.

Arches & Access was a Neighborhood Lights Project presented as part of the Brilliant Baltimore / Light City festival of light and literature. The event was led by Reservoir Hill artist Jessy DeSantis, Reservoir Hill advocate Courtney Bettle, and Auchentoroly Terrace public artist Graham Coreil-Allen with major support from the Reservoir Hill Improvement Council, a grant from Baltimore Heritage, and volunteers from Beth Am Synagogue’s IFO organization. The Reservoir Hill mothers Bettle and DeSantis took inspiration from DeSantis’ colorful painting of the Arches when they came up with the idea of creating a light art project in early 2019. Later the two reached out to Coreil-Allen of Graham Projects to help realize the light art. Collectively they expanded the vision to include solar powered lights leading into the park, activated by a joyful community parade showing what life could be like without highways hindering pedestrian access to Druid Hill Park.

Arches & Access Light Art and Community Parade
https://tapdruidhill.org/2019/11/20/arches-and-access/
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/arches-access
Multicolor LED spotlights, parade, block party
Druid Hill Park Gate, Druid Hill Park, Rawlings Conservatory
November 3, 2019
Reservoir Hill Improvement Council, TAP Druid Hill, Rawling Conservatory, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Beth Am IFO

  • Arches & Access - Twilighters Marching Band performing on Druid Park Lake Drive

    Arches & Access - Twilighters Marching Band performing on Druid Park Lake Drive
    Showcasing the cherished connections between Druid Hill Park and surrounding neighborhoods, the Arches & Access project illuminated and activated the historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue, Druid Hill Park, and the Rawlings Conservatory with colorful lights, a community parade, and a public party on November 3, 2019.
  • Arches & Access - Druid Hill Park Gate light art

    Arches & Access - Druid Hill Park Gate light art
    Showcasing the cherished connections between Druid Hill Park and surrounding neighborhoods, the Arches & Access project illuminated and activated the historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue, Druid Hill Park, and the Rawlings Conservatory with colorful lights, a community parade, and a public party on November 3, 2019.
  • Arches & Access - Druid Hill Park Gate light art and crowd

    Arches & Access - Druid Hill Park Gate light art and crowd
    Showcasing the cherished connections between Druid Hill Park and surrounding neighborhoods, the Arches & Access project illuminated and activated the historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue, Druid Hill Park, and the Rawlings Conservatory with colorful lights, a community parade, and a public party on November 3, 2019.
  • Arches & Access - families crossing Druid Park Lake Drive

    Arches & Access - families crossing Druid Park Lake Drive
    Showcasing the cherished connections between Druid Hill Park and surrounding neighborhoods, the Arches & Access project illuminated and activated the historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue, Druid Hill Park, and the Rawlings Conservatory with colorful lights, a community parade, and a public party on November 3, 2019.
  • Arches & Access - Puppets & Crowd

    Arches & Access - Puppets & Crowd
    Showcasing the cherished connections between Druid Hill Park and surrounding neighborhoods, the Arches & Access project illuminated and activated the historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue, Druid Hill Park, and the Rawlings Conservatory with colorful lights, a community parade, and a public party on November 3, 2019.
  • Arches & Access - Catrin & Catrina puppets and Benevolent Bubbles bicycle group

    Arches & Access - Catrin & Catrina puppets and Benevolent Bubbles bicycle group
    Showcasing the cherished connections between Druid Hill Park and surrounding neighborhoods, the Arches & Access project illuminated and activated the historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue, Druid Hill Park, and the Rawlings Conservatory with colorful lights, a community parade, and a public party on November 3, 2019.
  • Arches & Access - performers at Rawlings Conservatory illuminated with light art

    Arches & Access - performers at Rawlings Conservatory illuminated with light art
    Showcasing the cherished connections between Druid Hill Park and surrounding neighborhoods, the Arches & Access project illuminated and activated the historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue, Druid Hill Park, and the Rawlings Conservatory with colorful lights, a community parade, and a public party on November 3, 2019.
  • Arches & Access - dance party at Rawlings Conservatory illuminated with light art

    Arches & Access - dance party at Rawlings Conservatory illuminated with light art
    Showcasing the cherished connections between Druid Hill Park and surrounding neighborhoods, the Arches & Access project illuminated and activated the historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue, Druid Hill Park, and the Rawlings Conservatory with colorful lights, a community parade, and a public party on November 3, 2019.
  • Arches & Access

    Arches & Access organizers Graham Coreil-Allen, Jessy DeSantis, & Courtney Bettle
    Showcasing the cherished connections between Druid Hill Park and surrounding neighborhoods, the Arches & Access project illuminated and activated the historic Druid Hill Park Gate at Madison Avenue, Druid Hill Park, and the Rawlings Conservatory with colorful lights, a community parade, and a public party on November 3, 2019.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose your own Adventure transformed Baltimore’s Charles Street Bridge into a colorful playscape of pedestrian pathways and hanging beach balls. The project was commissioned by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts for the free 2018 Artscape festival. Spray chalk lines marked a site-based map converging under a forest of beach balls hanging from an open air structure. The streetscape-enhancing project was a collaboration between Baltimore-based public artists Becky Borlan and Graham Coreil-Allen.

Choose your own Adventure took inspiration from the natural paths taken by street-crossing pedestrians, the Jones Falls and train tracks below, and the joyful experiences of summer-inspired toys. Hundreds of thousands of festival goers interacted with the kinetic environment of over four hundred colorful, translucent beach balls and a line striping street mural covering over three thousand square feet. Numerous beach balls featured hand-painted instructions offering choices for adventures beyond. Adventures included “Write a Poem in the Dirt”, “Change your name for the summer,” and “Take the first train to the end of the line.” Through tactical urbanism and creative design, the installation previewed possibilities for completely transforming the Charles Street Bridge into a playful, poetic, and pedestrian environment.

Beach ball text hand-painted by Greg Gannon of Signs of Intelligent Life.

Choose Your Own Adventure
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/adventure-artscape/
July 20-22, 2018

Charles Street Bridge at Penn Station, Artscape, Baltimore, MD
Beach balls, line striping paint, tent structure, LED lights, poetry
12’x40’x100’
Project partner: Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

  • Choose Your Own Adventure

    Made in collaboration with Becky Borlan, Choose your own Adventure transformed Baltimore’s Charles Street Bridge into a colorful playscape of pedestrian pathways and hanging beach balls. The project was commissioned by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts for the free 2018 Artscape festival.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure Artscape

    Choose Your Own Adventure Artscape
    Made in collaboration with Becky Borlan, Choose your own Adventure transformed Baltimore’s Charles Street Bridge into a colorful playscape of pedestrian pathways and hanging beach balls. The project was commissioned by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts for the free 2018 Artscape festival.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure

    Choose Your Own Adventure
    Made in collaboration with Becky Borlan, Choose your own Adventure transformed Baltimore’s Charles Street Bridge into a colorful playscape of pedestrian pathways and hanging beach balls. The project was commissioned by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts for the free 2018 Artscape festival.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure

    Choose Your Own Adventure
    Made in collaboration with Becky Borlan, Choose your own Adventure transformed Baltimore’s Charles Street Bridge into a colorful playscape of pedestrian pathways and hanging beach balls. The project was commissioned by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts for the free 2018 Artscape festival.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure

    Choose Your Own Adventure
    Made in collaboration with Becky Borlan, Choose your own Adventure transformed Baltimore’s Charles Street Bridge into a colorful playscape of pedestrian pathways and hanging beach balls. The project was commissioned by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts for the free 2018 Artscape festival.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure

    Choose Your Own Adventure
    Made in collaboration with Becky Borlan, Choose your own Adventure transformed Baltimore’s Charles Street Bridge into a colorful playscape of pedestrian pathways and hanging beach balls. The project was commissioned by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts for the free 2018 Artscape festival.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure

    Choose Your Own Adventure
    Made in collaboration with Becky Borlan, Choose your own Adventure transformed Baltimore’s Charles Street Bridge into a colorful playscape of pedestrian pathways and hanging beach balls. The project was commissioned by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts for the free 2018 Artscape festival.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure

    Choose Your Own Adventure
    Made in collaboration with Becky Borlan, Choose your own Adventure transformed Baltimore’s Charles Street Bridge into a colorful playscape of pedestrian pathways and hanging beach balls. The project was commissioned by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts for the free 2018 Artscape festival.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure

    Choose Your Own Adventure
    Made in collaboration with Becky Borlan, Choose your own Adventure transformed Baltimore’s Charles Street Bridge into a colorful playscape of pedestrian pathways and hanging beach balls. The project was commissioned by Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts for the free 2018 Artscape festival.

Sun Stomp

Premiering at the 2018 Light City Baltimore festival, Sun Stomp was a solar powered light and interactive audio-visual environment that for eight nights activated McKeldin Square. The monumental scaffolding sculpture featured an interactive projection on one side and an array of sixteen 290 watt solar panels on the other. Electrical energy collected during the day and was stored as chemical energy in a battery bank which provided electricity to a colorful array of LED neon lights illuminating the structure after dark. Participants were invited to stomp on the bleacher footboards to trigger sun-inspired visuals and amplified sounds of the Sun sourced from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Passersby were also invited to peer into the custom built “Power Shed” to learn about the solar technology and AV controls energizing the project. Foot-stomping powers combined, participants visually and experientially conjured the awesome and beautiful power of the sun.

Solar and Storage Statistics

  • Sun Stomp featured 527 feet of LED lighting.
  • All 16 solar panels provided 4,640 Watts per sun hour or 23,200 Watts per day in April.
  • The average home in Baltimore uses 7,546 kilowatts per year; the same amount of electricity produced by these 16 solar panels and stored by the battery bank.
  • The 16 solar panels installed on a home would save $1,052 annually in electricity charges.During Light City the Sun Stomp solar panels will prevented 200 pounds of CO2 emissions from local electricity generation.

About the Sun Stomp Collective
The Baltimore-based Sun Stomp Collective brings expertise in solar energy, interactive media, and participatory environments. Matthew Weaver has over a decade of experience in renewable energy engineering, including hydrogen and solar; and grassroots organizing around social justice and sustainability. Mark Brown is a video artist, DJ, curator, and AV expert at the Peabody Conservatory. His video work embraces the Internet as both gallery and medium, creating new works from the cracks, glitches, and fall-out of digital realities. Graham Coreil-Allen is a public artist and organizer making cities more inclusive and livable through public art, radical walking tours, and civic engagement.

Sun Stomp
http://grahamprojects.com/projects/sunstomp
April 14-21, 2018
Light City Baltimore, McKeldin Square, 101 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
Scaffolding, bleachers, solar panels, solar hardware, projection screen, projector, LED neon, contact microphones, video processor
34’x24’x75’
Project partner: Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

  • Sun Stomp Light City 2018

    Sun Stomp was a solar powered light and interactive audio-visual environment that featured an interactive projection on one side and an array of sixteen 290 watt solar panels on the other. Participants were invited to stomp on the bleachers to trigger sun-inspired visuals and amplified sounds of the Sun. Sun Stomp April 14-21, 2018 Light City Baltimore, McKeldin Square, 101 E.
  • Sun Stomp

    Sun Stomp
    Sun Stomp was a solar powered light and interactive audio-visual environment that featured an interactive projection on one side and an array of sixteen 290 watt solar panels on the other. Participants were invited to stomp on the bleachers to trigger sun-inspired visuals and amplified sounds of the Sun. Sun Stomp April 14-21, 2018 Light City Baltimore, McKeldin Square, 101 E.
  • Sun Stomp - bleacher interaction

    Sun Stomp - bleacher interaction
    Sun Stomp was a solar powered light and interactive audio-visual environment that featured an interactive projection on one side and an array of sixteen 290 watt solar panels on the other. Participants were invited to stomp on the bleachers to trigger sun-inspired visuals and amplified sounds of the Sun. Sun Stomp April 14-21, 2018 Light City Baltimore, McKeldin Square, 101 E.
  • Sun Stomp - LED neon matrix

    Sun Stomp - LED neon matrix
    Sun Stomp was a solar powered light and interactive audio-visual environment that featured an interactive projection on one side and an array of sixteen 290 watt solar panels on the other. Participants were invited to stomp on the bleachers to trigger sun-inspired visuals and amplified sounds of the Sun. Sun Stomp April 14-21, 2018 Light City Baltimore, McKeldin Square, 101 E.
  • Sun Stomp - LED neon solar panels

    Sun Stomp - LED neon solar panels
    Sun Stomp was a solar powered light and interactive audio-visual environment that featured an interactive projection on one side and an array of sixteen 290 watt solar panels on the other. Participants were invited to stomp on the bleachers to trigger sun-inspired visuals and amplified sounds of the Sun. Sun Stomp April 14-21, 2018 Light City Baltimore, McKeldin Square, 101 E.
  • Sun Stomp - solar panels daytime

    Sun Stomp - solar panels daytime
    Sun Stomp was a solar powered light and interactive audio-visual environment that featured an interactive projection on one side and an array of sixteen 290 watt solar panels on the other. Participants were invited to stomp on the bleachers to trigger sun-inspired visuals and amplified sounds of the Sun. Sun Stomp April 14-21, 2018 Light City Baltimore, McKeldin Square, 101 E.
  • Sun Stomp - Power Shed

    Sun Stomp - Power Shed
    Sun Stomp was a solar powered light and interactive audio-visual environment that featured an interactive projection on one side and an array of sixteen 290 watt solar panels on the other. Participants were invited to stomp on the bleachers to trigger sun-inspired visuals and amplified sounds of the Sun. Sun Stomp April 14-21, 2018 Light City Baltimore, McKeldin Square, 101 E.
  • Sun Stomp - Power Shed interior

    Sun Stomp - Power Shed interior
    Sun Stomp was a solar powered light and interactive audio-visual environment that featured an interactive projection on one side and an array of sixteen 290 watt solar panels on the other. Participants were invited to stomp on the bleachers to trigger sun-inspired visuals and amplified sounds of the Sun. Sun Stomp April 14-21, 2018 Light City Baltimore, McKeldin Square, 101 E.
  • Sun Stomp - opening night crowd

    Sun Stomp - opening night crowd
    Sun Stomp was a solar powered light and interactive audio-visual environment that featured an interactive projection on one side and an array of sixteen 290 watt solar panels on the other. Participants were invited to stomp on the bleachers to trigger sun-inspired visuals and amplified sounds of the Sun. Sun Stomp April 14-21, 2018 Light City Baltimore, McKeldin Square, 101 E.
  • Sun Stomp - projection

    Sun Stomp - projection
    Sun Stomp was a solar powered light and interactive audio-visual environment that featured an interactive projection on one side and an array of sixteen 290 watt solar panels on the other. Participants were invited to stomp on the bleachers to trigger sun-inspired visuals and amplified sounds of the Sun. Sun Stomp April 14-21, 2018 Light City Baltimore, McKeldin Square, 101 E.

Dancing Forest

Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration. Combining spectacular movement with urban wayfinding symbols, Dancing Forest created an exciting, playful environment inspiring participants to continue exploring Baltimore’s many intriguing places.

Dancing Forest
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/dancingforest/
July 21-23, 2017
Artscape
Charles Street Bridge, Baltimore, MD
Submersion printed nylon, blowers, felt, LED lights, grass, website
20’ x 45’ x 200’
Project partners: Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Station North Tool Library

  • Dancing Forest

    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest

    Dancing Forest
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - detail

    Dancing Forest - detail
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - kid tipping tree

    Dancing Forest - kid tipping tree
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - night

    Dancing Forest - night
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - Protest marker

    Dancing Forest - Protest marker
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - Bicycle Love marker

    Dancing Forest - Bicycle Love marker
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - Arabbers marker

    Dancing Forest - Arabbers marker
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - Formstone marker

    Dancing Forest - Formstone marker
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.
  • Dancing Forest - Chicken Box marker

    Dancing Forest - Chicken Box marker
    Anchoring the 2017 Artscape Charles Street Trail July 21-23, Dancing Forest was a kinetic environment of inflatable trees emblazoned with trail markers identifying Baltimore’s many classic places, features, and customs. Participants were encouraged to walk among and explore the the animated trees as they undulated in the sky. Up close, one found an array of urban trail symbols, such as benches, snowballs, bikers, and buildings. Internal LED illumination of the sculptures allowed nighttime exploration.

Participatory Mapping

Produced seperately with the City of El Paso and the Baltimore Museum of Art, Crafting the Corridor, Visioning Home Mapping, and FutureSite Baltimore were interactive mapping installations and activities in which residents wrote on and placed laser cut cardboard signs within immersive maps to illustrate and discuss their neighborhood assets, challenges, and new ideas.

Crafting the Corridor
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/crafting-the-corridor/

October 6, 2018
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Color vinyl banner, laser cut pop-up signs, play doh, tape, markers
10’x20’
Project partners: Planning & Inspections Department of the City of El Paso, Offices of El Paso City Council Representatives Peter Svarzbein and Cissy Lizarraga

Through the Crafting the Corridor community tour and interactive mapping workshop, El Paso residents, business owners, planners, and elected officials shared personal perspectives and identified local assets, challenges, and ideas for strengthening their neighborhoods along the city’s new streetcar routes. Locals participated in an interactive hop-on/hop-off bus tour that took them along the North and South streetcar loops. At each stop speakers shared points of interest and perspectives on current issues, local history, and opportunities for preservation and growth. Participants returned to the El Paso Museum of Art for a facilitated discussion and creative mapping session led by public artist Graham Coreil-Allen and El Paso 1st District council representative and artist Peter Svarzbein. Residents used laser cut cardboard signs, colorful tape, and play doh to write, illustrate, and sculpt their neighborhood assets, challenges, and new ideas for building on the city’s streetcar revival. They placed their handmade signs and sculptures on corresponding locations within an immersive, colorful 10’ x 20’ vinyl floor map. El Paso city planners documented participants’ numerous contributions as input for the El Paso Streetcar Corridor Plan.

BMA Visioning Home Mapping Workshop
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/bma-visioning-home-mapping/
September 23, 2017
Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
gaff tape, laser cut cardboard, spray paint, play doh, markers
24' x 24' x 12”
Project partner: Baltimore Museum of Art

Visioning Home was a day-long workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art that invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about Baltimore neighborhoods and envision possible futures. As part of the Imagining Home exhibit series, forty residents from across the city gathered for this meaningful day to learn about civically engaged art, find inspiration in the museum’s collection, and take part in a series of facilitated conversations and artmaking activities designed to spark creative thinking about changes and opportunities in Baltimore. El Paso artist and city councilperson Peter Svarzbein presented on how his fictitious advertising campaign to revive a defunct trolley raised $97 million in funding to re-establish strong cultural and economic bonds between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico communities. Group discussions were captured throughout the day by visualizations drawn onto the studio's walls by graphic recorder Lucinda Levine. The day of engagement culminated in an interactive mapping installation and activity created and led by public artist Graham Coreil-Allen. Participants used laser cut cardboard signs to write and illustrate their neighborhood assets, challenges, and new ideas. They placed these signs on corresponding locations within an immersive, 22’ x 24’ floor map made of brightly colored tape. Residents highlighted and sensitively discussed a range of issues such as the school-to-prison pipeline, food deserts, and industrial pollution; and proposed new ideas such as job-creating urban farms, universal tuition, and completing Baltimore’s mass transit rail network.

FutureSite Mapping Baltimore
http://grahamprojects.com/projects/futuresite-baltimore/
The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Mark Bradford—Making a Path
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12pm-3:30pm
Presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art at Union Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Partners: The Baltimore Museum of Art, Union Baptist Church

How do you make a path to power where none exists? How do you assess a community's needs and create access for a community to self-determine?

Presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art at Union Baptist Church, FutureSite Baltimore invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about our city and envision possible futures by sharing their neighborhood assets, concerns, and ideas. This interactive mapping activity was presented as part of the The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) lecture series featuring luminary artist Mark Bradford in conversation with BMA Director Christopher Bedford. Bradford’s talk explored how the artist grapples with “making a path,” and other key questions in his artistic practice and community-based work. Afterwards, attendees were invited to contribute to the FutureSite Baltimore map by writing on laser cut signs and creating play doh sculptures representing their inspired visions for the future of Baltimore City. Contributions to the map were collected by the museum to inform forthcoming programming.

  • El Paso Crafting the Corridor gathering

    El Paso Crafting the Corridor gathering
    Through the Crafting the Corridor community tour and interactive mapping workshop, El Paso residents, business owners, planners, and elected officials shared personal perspectives and identified local assets, challenges, and ideas for strengthening their neighborhoods along the city’s new streetcar routes.
  • El Paso Crafting the Corridor Map

    El Paso Crafting the Corridor Map
    Through the Crafting the Corridor community tour and interactive mapping workshop, El Paso residents, business owners, planners, and elected officials shared personal perspectives and identified local assets, challenges, and ideas for strengthening their neighborhoods along the city’s new streetcar routes.
  • El Paso Crafting the Corridor participation

    El Paso Crafting the Corridor participation
    Through the Crafting the Corridor community tour and interactive mapping workshop, El Paso residents, business owners, planners, and elected officials shared personal perspectives and identified local assets, challenges, and ideas for strengthening their neighborhoods along the city’s new streetcar routes.
  • El Paso Crafting the Corridor signs

    El Paso Crafting the Corridor signs
    Through the Crafting the Corridor community tour and interactive mapping workshop, El Paso residents, business owners, planners, and elected officials shared personal perspectives and identified local assets, challenges, and ideas for strengthening their neighborhoods along the city’s new streetcar routes.
  • Visioning Home Mapping - after

    Visioning Home Mapping - after
    Visioning Home was a day-long workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art that invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about Baltimore neighborhoods and envision possible futures. As part of the Imagining Home exhibit series, forty residents from across the city gathered for this meaningful day to learn about civically engaged art, find inspiration in the museum’s collection, and take part in a series of facilitated conversations and artmaking activities designed to spark creative thinking about changes and opportunities in Baltimore.
  • Visioning Home Mapping - making signs

    Visioning Home Mapping - making signs
    Visioning Home was a day-long workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art that invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about Baltimore neighborhoods and envision possible futures. As part of the Imagining Home exhibit series, forty residents from across the city gathered for this meaningful day to learn about civically engaged art, find inspiration in the museum’s collection, and take part in a series of facilitated conversations and artmaking activities designed to spark creative thinking about changes and opportunities in Baltimore.
  • Visioning Home Mapping - participants laying tape

    Visioning Home Mapping - participants laying tape
    Visioning Home was a day-long workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art that invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about Baltimore neighborhoods and envision possible futures. As part of the Imagining Home exhibit series, forty residents from across the city gathered for this meaningful day to learn about civically engaged art, find inspiration in the museum’s collection, and take part in a series of facilitated conversations and artmaking activities designed to spark creative thinking about changes and opportunities in Baltimore.
  • Visioning Home Mapping - group discussion

    Visioning Home Mapping - group discussion
    Visioning Home was a day-long workshop at the Baltimore Museum of Art that invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about Baltimore neighborhoods and envision possible futures. As part of the Imagining Home exhibit series, forty residents from across the city gathered for this meaningful day to learn about civically engaged art, find inspiration in the museum’s collection, and take part in a series of facilitated conversations and artmaking activities designed to spark creative thinking about changes and opportunities in Baltimore.
  • FutureSite Baltimore - youth adding sign

    FutureSite Baltimore - youth adding sign
    Presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art at Union Baptist Church, FutureSite Baltimore invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about our city and envision possible futures by sharing their neighborhood assets, concerns, and ideas. This interactive mapping activity was presented as part of the The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) lecture series featuring luminary artist Mark Bradford in conversation with BMA Director Christopher Bedford. Bradford’s talk explored how the artist grapples with “making a path,” and other key questions in his artistic practice and community-based work.
  • FutureSite Baltimore - Map with signs

    FutureSite Baltimore - Map with signs
    Presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art at Union Baptist Church, FutureSite Baltimore invited participants to challenge the entrenched narratives about our city and envision possible futures by sharing their neighborhood assets, concerns, and ideas. This interactive mapping activity was presented as part of the The Necessity of Tomorrow(s) lecture series featuring luminary artist Mark Bradford in conversation with BMA Director Christopher Bedford. Bradford’s talk explored how the artist grapples with “making a path,” and other key questions in his artistic practice and community-based work.

Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding

The Big Jump is a temporary path accessible by foot, bike, and mobility devices along Druid Park Lake Drive and 28th Street in Baltimore, Maryland. This demonstration project counteracts decades of highway expansion that effectively cut off the surrounding working class African American neighborhoods from the park. As a local resident and public artist, Graham Coreil-Allen collaborated with Bikemore, Baltimore City Department of Transportation, and neighbors on creating signage and stencils along the Big Jump pathway that make it safer for all people to enjoy the cultural and public health benefits of Druid Hill Park.

The Big Jump logo was designed by Danielle Parnes on behalf of Bikemore, with icon input from Coreil-Allen. Coreil-Allen then adapted the logo to serve as pathway signage and wayfinding. The signage features icons representing different active uses, including walking, wheelchair riding, bicycling dog walking, and skateboarding. The vinyl cut signs show motorists and passersby the uses of the Big Jump pathway. To provide wayfinding for people not in cars we also made and sprayed large scale street stencils highlighting pathway primary uses - walking, wheelchair riding, and bicycling. In addition, we stenciled colorful footprint trails that visually lead residents from surrounding blocks to safe access points for the Big Jump Baltimore pathway and Druid Hill Park.

Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/big-jump-wayfinding/

August 2018
Druid Park Lake Drive and 28th Street, Baltimore, MD
Aerosol traffic paint, cut vinyl
Dimensions vary
Project partners: Bikemore, Baltimore City DOT

  • Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding - cut vinyl branding

    Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding - cut vinyl branding
    The Big Jump is a temporary path accessible by foot, bike, and mobility devices along Druid Park Lake Drive and 28th Street in Baltimore, Maryland that counteracts decades of highway expansion that effectively cut off the surrounding working class African American neighborhoods from the park.
  • Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding - bicyclist

    Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding - bicyclist
    The Big Jump is a temporary path accessible by foot, bike, and mobility devices along Druid Park Lake Drive and 28th Street in Baltimore, Maryland that counteracts decades of highway expansion that effectively cut off the surrounding working class African American neighborhoods from the park.
  • Big Jump Baltimore father and son bicyclists, photo by Brian O'Doherty

    Big Jump Baltimore father and son bicyclists, photo by Brian O'Doherty
    The Big Jump is a temporary path accessible by foot, bike, and mobility devices along Druid Park Lake Drive and 28th Street in Baltimore, Maryland that counteracts decades of highway expansion that effectively cut off the surrounding working class African American neighborhoods from the park.
  • Big Jump Baltimore

    The Big Jump is a temporary path accessible by foot, bike, and mobility devices along Druid Park Lake Drive and 28th Street in Baltimore, Maryland that counteracts decades of highway expansion that effectively cut off the surrounding working class African American neighborhoods from the park.
  • Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding - stencil

    Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding - stencil
    The Big Jump is a temporary path accessible by foot, bike, and mobility devices along Druid Park Lake Drive and 28th Street in Baltimore, Maryland that counteracts decades of highway expansion that effectively cut off the surrounding working class African American neighborhoods from the park.
  • Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding - neighborhood direction

    Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding - neighborhood direction
    The Big Jump is a temporary path accessible by foot, bike, and mobility devices along Druid Park Lake Drive and 28th Street in Baltimore, Maryland that counteracts decades of highway expansion that effectively cut off the surrounding working class African American neighborhoods from the park.
  • Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding - shared use stencils

    Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding - shared use stencils
    The Big Jump is a temporary path accessible by foot, bike, and mobility devices along Druid Park Lake Drive and 28th Street in Baltimore, Maryland that counteracts decades of highway expansion that effectively cut off the surrounding working class African American neighborhoods from the park.
  • Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding - cut vinyl branding

    Big Jump Baltimore Wayfinding - cut vinyl branding
    The Big Jump is a temporary path accessible by foot, bike, and mobility devices along Druid Park Lake Drive and 28th Street in Baltimore, Maryland that counteracts decades of highway expansion that effectively cut off the surrounding working class African American neighborhoods from the park.
  • Big Jump Baltimore Walking Tour with Graham & Ms Dee, photo by Brian O'Doherty.jpg

    Big Jump Baltimore Walking Tour with Graham & Ms Dee, photo by Brian O'Doherty.jpg
    The Big Jump is a temporary path accessible by foot, bike, and mobility devices along Druid Park Lake Drive and 28th Street in Baltimore, Maryland that counteracts decades of highway expansion that effectively cut off the surrounding working class African American neighborhoods from the park.

Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus

The Monumental City is played by giants among many – the business person, the bird, the worker and you. Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus is an intersection of four oversized hopscotch-court-crosswalks, each featuring a quintessential Baltimore path-print. Featuring the shoe, the bird track, the boot and the footprint, the project is a monument to the people who populate the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District and make Baltimore The Greatest City in America.

North Side: The Shoe
The Towering Businessperson skips east approaching downtown skyscrapers.
East Side: The Bird Track
The Superbird Champion hops south heading to Camden Yards and The Raven’s Walk.
South Side: The Boot
Wobbling west The Worker passes through a former garment district built by labor.
West Side: The Footprint
The Hippie Artist bounces north with abandon towards lofty digs in the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District.

Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/hopscotch-crosswalk-colossus/
December 4, 2013
Eutaw and Lombard Streets
Baltimore, MD

Permanent crosswalks installation

Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

Recent New Public Sites Walking Tours

New Public Sites walking tours explore the history, design and uses of overlooked public spaces. From championing pedestrian accessibility around Druid Hill Park, to exploring the robust and emerging civic spaces and public art of Arlington County, New Public Sites tours show that place is truly what we made of it. Through New Public Sites walking tours we poetically re-experienced everyday public spaces while learning from community leaders and civil servants how to affect change at the block level. Recent tours include the Auchentoroly by Foot, Rosslyn Public Art, Mondawmin Crossings, Druid Hill Reservoir Interchange, Bromo District, and Five Points Denver.

New Public Sites consist of everyday public spaces existing in one or more of three states: rendered mute by their physical and discursive emptiness, ambiguous due to contextual contradictions of urban design, and/or invisible from a lack of formal architectural framing and practical readability. Through tours, maps and videos, Public Artist Graham Coreil-Allen cultivates pedestrian agency, interprets aspects of the everyday and investigates the negotiable nature of the built environment. New Public Sites invites you to practice “radical pedestrianism” – traveling by foot through infinite sites of freedom while testing the limits of and redefining public space.

New Public Sites Walking Tours
https://newpublicsites.org/
2009 - present
Various sites

  • Auchentoroly by Foot walking tour

    Auchentoroly by Foot walking tour Sandra Almond Cooper speaker
    On Saturday, April 20th, the New Auchentoroly Terrace Association and Baltimore Heritage co-hosted Auchentoroly by Foot walking tour in partnership with New Public Sites and TAP Druid Hill. Over 50 residents and visitors participated in the walking tour about the history and future of Auchentoroly Terrace and Druid Hill Park. Community leaders, local historians, and resident artists spoke about the area’s development, Civil Rights legacies, artistic heritage, and the current transportation safety efforts.
  • Auchentoroly by Foot walking tour

    Auchentoroly by Foot walking tour
    On Saturday, April 20th, the New Auchentoroly Terrace Association and Baltimore Heritage co-hosted Auchentoroly by Foot walking tour in partnership with New Public Sites and TAP Druid Hill. Over 50 residents and visitors participated in the walking tour about the history and future of Auchentoroly Terrace and Druid Hill Park. Community leaders, local historians, and resident artists spoke about the area’s development, Civil Rights legacies, artistic heritage, and the current transportation safety efforts.
  • Auchentoroly by Foot walking tour

    Auchentoroly by Foot walking tour neighbors
    On Saturday, April 20th, the New Auchentoroly Terrace Association and Baltimore Heritage co-hosted Auchentoroly by Foot walking tour in partnership with New Public Sites and TAP Druid Hill. Over 50 residents and visitors participated in the walking tour about the history and future of Auchentoroly Terrace and Druid Hill Park. Community leaders, local historians, and resident artists spoke about the area’s development, Civil Rights legacies, artistic heritage, and the current transportation safety efforts.
  • Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour - Dark Star Park

    Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour - Dark Star Park
    Public art helps to give a community a sense of place, yet often even longtime locals may not know the story behind the artworks. Led by an Arlington County Public Artist in Residence Graham Coreil-Allen, the Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour explored the the history, design, and purpose of Rosslyn’s celebrated public art collection. These 90 minute tours took advantage of Rosslyn’s pedestrian-friendly character to explore a robust network of spectacular and hidden public spaces.
  • Mondawmin Crossings - gathering on Auchentoroly Terrace

    Mondawmin Crossings - gathering on Auchentoroly Terrace
    Greater Mondawmin is a collection of strong neighborhoods sharing an array of educational, recreational, and shopping opportunities. Unfortunately, residents are unable to safely walk or bike to our local amenities due to streetscape barriers like the dangerous highways that ring Druid Hill Park and Mondawmin Mall. Mondawmin Crossings was an interactive walking tour exploring neighborhood history and opportunities for improving how local residents connect with our many valuable community places.
  • Threading History in Place Bromo Tour - Stephen Wise menswear designer

    Threading History in Place Bromo Tour - Stephen Wise menswear designer
    Presented by Everyman Theatre, Threading History in Place: Bromo District Walking Tour explored the invisible public spaces and storied buildings reflecting the history of Baltimore’s fashion industry, department stores and garment district. The tour highlighted past and present political, development, and marketing efforts shaping neighborhoods within the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District.
  • Reservoir Interchange Walking Tour - Druid Lake Dam

    Reservoir Interchange Walking Tour - Druid Lake Dam
    Druid Hill Reservoir Interchange explored the overlapping embankments and sidewalks to nowhere between the Jones Falls Expressway and the Druid Hill Park Reservoir. The tour focused on the history of the the park, the absurd and challenging impacts of surrounding highways, and background on the current reservoir construction project.
  • Wandering Shards of Specter Riches - Wakling Tour

    Wandering Shards of Specter Riches - Wakling Tour
    Introduction to walking tour exploring the histories of economic injustice embedded in the westside of downtown Baltimore. Wandering Shards of Specter Riches Meet at Current Space 421 N Howard St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 May 9, 2015 Share Baltimore’s enduring strength as it struggles to survive top-down schemes of superblocked urban renewal. Wandering Shards of Spector Riches walking tour explores the specter riches of defensive architecture, Formstone facades and invisible sites of history and resistance.

Pop-Up Crosswalks & Pedestrian Playscapes

Pop-Up crosswalks and pedestrian playscapes invite participants to retake our streets for safety and interaction:

26th Street Agility Trail & Vista Bench
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/26th-st-agility-trail-vista-bench/
September 2018
200 Block of 26th Street, Baltimore, MD
Agility Trail destroyed November 2018 due to train wall collapse.

Greene Tree Agility Trail
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/greene-tree-agility-trail/
April 2017
Pikesville, MD

Footprints Crosswalk
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/footprints-crosswalk/
September 2016
Druid Hill Park Entrance at Auchentoroly Ter & Gwynns Falls Pkwy, Baltimore, MD

Harbor Hopscotch
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/harbor-hopscotch/
July 2016
Inner Harbor Promenade, Baltimore, MD

HopXcotch Rivalry
https://grahamprojects.com/projects/hopxcotch-rivalry/
July 2014
Charles Street Bridge, Artscape, Baltimore, MD

  • 26th St Agility Trail

    26th St Agility Trail
    The 26th Street Agility Trail consisted of a colorful array of foot-based games stenciled on the sidewalk for kids to play while walking to the nearby Margaret Brent Elementary and Middle School. Around the corner, the Guildford Bridge Vista Bench provides residents with a place to sit and watch trains going by in the tunnel below. 26th Street Agility Trail and Vista Bench September 2018 200 Block of 26th Street, Baltimore, MD Aerosol traffic paint, bench 400’x12’ Project partners: Harwood Community Association, Central Baltimore Partnership
  • Guilford Bridge Vista Bench

    Guilford Bridge Vista Bench
    The 26th Street Agility Trail consisted of a colorful array of foot-based games stenciled on the sidewalk for kids to play while walking to the nearby Margaret Brent Elementary and Middle School. Around the corner, the Guildford Bridge Vista Bench provides residents with a place to sit and watch trains going by in the tunnel below. 26th Street Agility Trail and Vista Bench September 2018 200 Block of 26th Street, Baltimore, MD Aerosol traffic paint, bench 400’x12’ Project partners: Harwood Community Association, Central Baltimore Partnership
  • Greene Tree Agility Trail

    Greene Tree Agility Trail
    The Greene Tree Agility Trail is an interactive playscape for younger children to engage their neighborhood public space through physical games and exercises. The project was commissioned by the Greene Tree Homeowners Association as a way to activate a disused former basketball court. The five color installation was made using a combination of stencil-based and hand painting techniques.
  • Footprints Crosswalk

    Footprints Crosswalk
    Footprints Crosswalk was a temporary crosswalk made of colorful stencils marking various walking tracks connecting the residents of Baltimore’s Auchentoroly Terrace neighborhood to the adjacent Druid Hill Park. The installation location was selected by residents through a Plan4Health-funded engagement process led by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and BikeMore in collaboration with the Auchentoroly Terrace Association and public artist Graham Coreil-Allen.
  • Footprints Crosswalk

    Footprints Crosswalk
    Footprints Crosswalk was a temporary crosswalk made of colorful stencils marking various walking tracks connecting the residents of Baltimore’s Auchentoroly Terrace neighborhood to the adjacent Druid Hill Park. The installation location was selected by residents through a Plan4Health-funded engagement process led by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and BikeMore in collaboration with the Auchentoroly Terrace Association and public artist Graham Coreil-Allen.
  • Footprints Crosswalk Save Lives

    Footprints Crosswalk Save Lives
    Footprints Crosswalk was a temporary crosswalk made of colorful stencils marking various walking tracks connecting the residents of Baltimore’s Auchentoroly Terrace neighborhood to the adjacent Druid Hill Park. The crosswalk was enhanced with custom "Save Lives" street signs warning motorists to yield to pedestrians.
  • Harbor Hopscotch

    Harbor Hopscotch
    Harbor Hopscotch is a 103’ long, colorful hopscotch court playfully activating the ramp entrance to West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The temporary installation of teal, electric blue, and fuchsia colored spray chalk was commissioned by the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore to bring more people into the south end of this prominent public space. Pedestrians strolling on the Inner Harbor Promenade are met with a large project ground graphic inviting them to hop up the ramp leading into West Shore Park.
  • Harbor Hopscotch

    Harbor Hopscotch
    Harbor Hopscotch is a 103’ long, colorful hopscotch court playfully activating the ramp entrance to West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The temporary installation of teal, electric blue, and fuchsia colored spray chalk was commissioned by the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore to bring more people into the south end of this prominent public space. Pedestrians strolling on the Inner Harbor Promenade are met with a large project ground graphic inviting them to hop up the ramp leading into West Shore Park.
  • HopXcotch Rivalry Girl Jumping

    HopXcotch Rivalry Girl Jumping
    HopXcotch Rivalry in action. HopXcotch Rivalry was two extreme hopscotch courses crossing for one action packed, two person race. Inspired by the success of my Hopscotch Crosswalks in downtown Baltimore, this project brought playful pedestrian action to the middle of Artscape’s Field Day programing along Charles Street. Participants started at competing ends of the yellow and teal hopscotch paths had to jump fast while staying on track. The two 50’ long courses met at the middle, presenting an opportunity for racers to bump each other of course.
  • HopXcotch Rivalry - participant signing the wall of winners

    HopXcotch Rivalry - participant signing the wall of winners
    HopXcotch Rivalry invted to sign the Wall of Winners HopXcotch Rivalry was two extreme hopscotch courses crossing for one action packed, two person race. Inspired by the success of my Hopscotch Crosswalks in downtown Baltimore, this project brought playful pedestrian action to the middle of Artscape’s Field Day programing along Charles Street. Participants started at competing ends of the yellow and teal hopscotch paths had to jump fast while staying on track. The two 50’ long courses met at the middle, presenting an opportunity for racers to bump each other of course.

Graham's Curated Collection

This artist has not yet created a curated collection.