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Fall 2019

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The Dripped On The Road October 2019 Program featured resident artists Valeriya Volkova (Philadelphia, PA) and Caitlin McDonagh (Montreal, Canada). The program was a three week epic that it visited three cities and camped in 4 state parks in Virginia and Pennsylvania. The program began in Brooklyn, NY and travelled to the Talking Walls Festival in Charlotte, NC.  

Dripped on the Road also hosted two artist talks in Charlotte for the festival and in Bethlehem for Lehigh University. 

Brooklyn, NY

October 7th-12th

Brooklyn in the house!

 

The Fall 2019 program started off in Brooklyn with the residents staying at the NY Moore Hostel, a short 10 minute walk from the residents' mural walls. This was both resident artists Caitlin McDonagh & Velriya Volkova's first time painting murals in New York. 

 

Program partner Brooklyn Brewery hosted the program to to taste some delicious beers and pick some up for the road! 

During the week, Director Denton hosted a DOTR meet and greet at his apartment in Manhattan with both the current residents adn alumni who live in New York... the crew also painted the rooftop. 

 

Brooklyn was an amazing start to the 2019 program. The residents created unique murals in the heart of Brooklyn! 
 

When in NYC... Pizza!
When in NYC... Pizza!
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Director Jonathan picking up non-alcoholic beer from Brooklyn Brewery
Director Jonathan picking up non-alcoholic beer from Brooklyn Brewery
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Impromtu interview with a local mural tour who recognized the directors
Impromtu interview with a local mural tour who recognized the directors
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Directors & resident artist Caitlin with one of the Brooklyn Brewery guys
Directors & resident artist Caitlin with one of the Brooklyn Brewery guys
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Resident artist Caitlin painting her mural
Resident artist Caitlin painting her mural
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Resident artist Caitlin painting while director Ramiro buffs an upper section
Resident artist Caitlin painting while director Ramiro buffs an upper section
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Resident artist Caitlin painting her mural
Resident artist Caitlin painting her mural
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Resident artist Caitlin painting her mural
Resident artist Caitlin painting her mural
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Resident artist Val painting
Resident artist Val painting
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The murals in progress
The murals in progress
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Resident artist Val painting
Resident artist Val painting
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Resident artist Caitlin painting her mural
Resident artist Caitlin painting her mural
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Director Jonathan talking with a local mural tour
Director Jonathan talking with a local mural tour
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Resident artists Caitlin & Val painting
Resident artists Caitlin & Val painting
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Resident artist Caitlin painting her mural
Resident artist Caitlin painting her mural
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Resident artists Caitlin & Val's pants
Resident artists Caitlin & Val's pants
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Ratchi, Below Key (Summer '17 Alum) & director Ramiro painting
Ratchi, Below Key (Summer '17 Alum) & director Ramiro painting
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Ratchi, Below Key (Summer '17 Alum) & director Ramiro painting
Ratchi, Below Key (Summer '17 Alum) & director Ramiro painting
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Ratchi, Below Key (Summer '17 Alum) & director Ramiro painting
Ratchi, Below Key (Summer '17 Alum) & director Ramiro painting
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Quick characters by Ratchi, Below Key (Summer '17 Alum) & director Ramiro
Quick characters by Ratchi, Below Key (Summer '17 Alum) & director Ramiro
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White Oak Campground, PA

October 13th-15th

White Oak Campground was an amazing place to stay!


The group camped for two days, cooked some unbelievable meals and went skateboarding. The crew was surrounded by beautiful lakes, mountains and forests. The drone even got attacked by a large great blue heron who appeared out of the... blue... but our pilot was able to retreat and land with out incidence. Unreal. 

After camping and on the way down to Charlotte, the program stopped in Clifton Forge, VA for a fun day exploring thrift shops and the local C&O freight train museum.

Director Ramiro skating
Director Ramiro skating
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Having fun around the campfire
Having fun around the campfire
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Directors with the resident artists
Directors with the resident artists
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Director Jon with his dog Yuki
Director Jon with his dog Yuki
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The directors & resident artists taking in the sights
The directors & resident artists taking in the sights
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Director Denton enjoying the sunset
Director Denton enjoying the sunset
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Groups of lizards swimming around
Groups of lizards swimming around
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Director Denton
Director Denton
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Director Jonathan showing off his Nectar Sunglasses swag
Director Jonathan showing off his Nectar Sunglasses swag
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Enjoying a Brooklyn
Enjoying a Brooklyn
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A doodle
A doodle
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Director Ramiro exploring
Director Ramiro exploring
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Director Ramiro doodling
Director Ramiro doodling
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Let's pretend to point at something
Let's pretend to point at something
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Resident artists Caitlin & Val checking out the lizards
Resident artists Caitlin & Val checking out the lizards
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Strolling through Clifton Forge
Strolling through Clifton Forge
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Strolling through Clifton Forge
Strolling through Clifton Forge
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No title necessary...
No title necessary...
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Resident artist Caitlin with some public art in Clifton Forge
Resident artist Caitlin with some public art in Clifton Forge
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Charlotte, NC

October 15th-21st

The group landed in Charlotte for the Talking Walls Mural Festival. Once again, the crew stayed in the backyard of Ink Floyd, a famous screen printing workshop located in the NODA district. Most of the group slept in the cozy RV while directors Jonathan and Ramiro stayed in tents.

Both Caitlin and Valeriya painted their largest murals in Charlotte, with assistance from the program directors to make sure they were completed in the time-frame. Caitlin painted in Uptown (also known as Downtown) Charlotte, loving her time on the lift. It was tricky getting the lift through morning traffic and into/out of the small alleyway, but Jonathan and Denton maneuvered professionally and enjoyed the challenge.  Caitlin painted her wall in just 4 days and it turned out stunning!

Valeriya painted on the other side of town on a building next to Moo and Brew... one of the best burgers in town. Valeriya painted the wall in just 3 full days with assistance from Ramiro. The location was previously a juice spot that was transitioning  into a new business. 

On Saturday night, the directors hosted a guest lecture at Optimist Hall about the program and public art. Ramiro painted a quick mural for the lecture's backdrop. The turnout was great and fun was had by all. 

Overall, the festival was a huge success with so many murals going up all at once. 

We just want to thank everyone down at Talking Walls that hosted the team.....you guys were amazing.

The crew in front of Gus Cutty's Talking Walls mural
The crew in front of Gus Cutty's Talking Walls mural
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Resident artist Val and director Ramiro staring Val's mural
Resident artist Val and director Ramiro staring Val's mural
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Resident artist Val painting
Resident artist Val painting
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Director Ramiro assisting Val
Director Ramiro assisting Val
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Resident artist Caitlin painting
Resident artist Caitlin painting
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Resident artist Caitlin & director Denton painting up high
Resident artist Caitlin & director Denton painting up high
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Resident artist Caitlin painting
Resident artist Caitlin painting
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Resident artist Caitlin with her signature
Resident artist Caitlin with her signature
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Resident artist Caitlin in front of her mural
Resident artist Caitlin in front of her mural
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Resident artist Caitlin with Yuki
Resident artist Caitlin with Yuki
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Director John enjoying a non-alcoholic beer while Caitlin paints above
Director John enjoying a non-alcoholic beer while Caitlin paints above
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Resident artist Caitlin painting
Resident artist Caitlin painting
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A non-alcoholic beer perched on the ladder since the ground was gross
A non-alcoholic beer perched on the ladder since the ground was gross
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Director Jon in his Brooklyn Brewery swag
Director Jon in his Brooklyn Brewery swag
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Resident artist Caitlin in front of her mural
Resident artist Caitlin in front of her mural
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A delicious lunch from a local restaurant
A delicious lunch from a local restaurant
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Resident artist Caitlin working with director Denton
Resident artist Caitlin working with director Denton
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Resident artist Val's completed mural
Resident artist Val's completed mural
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Bethlehem, PA

October 22nd-23rd

The 2019 Program's final stop was Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

The team hosted an artist talk for the fine art majors and was able to drive the RV into the workshop area to be used as the backdrop. At the end, DOTR invited the students into the RV for a tour.
 

That night the crew stayed with famous artist, former Lehigh Professor and amazing human, Berrisford Boothe. Berris provided the group with an authentic Jamaican meal that blew everyone away. It's always a treat to stop by Berris' home, full of beautiful art, food and conversations. A true gift to the crew.

Thank you so much Berris for your hospitality, you are an epic man.

Breakfast stop on the drive to PA
Breakfast stop on the drive to PA
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Resident artists Val & Caitlin drawing on the Drive to PA
Resident artists Val & Caitlin drawing on the Drive to PA
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Resident artist Val's drawing while on the road to PA
Resident artist Val's drawing while on the road to PA
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Yuki on the drive to PA
Yuki on the drive to PA
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Director Jon
Director Jon
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The program presenting at Lehigh
The program presenting at Lehigh
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The program presenting at Lehigh
The program presenting at Lehigh
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The program presenting at Lehigh
The program presenting at Lehigh
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The program presenting at Lehigh
The program presenting at Lehigh
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Berris' cat
Berris' cat
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Homegrown peppers
Homegrown peppers
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Dinner at Berris'
Dinner at Berris'
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Dinner at Berris'
Dinner at Berris'
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Dinner at Berris'
Dinner at Berris'
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Dinner at Berris'
Dinner at Berris'
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Dinner at Berris'
Dinner at Berris'
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Backyard fire at Berris'
Backyard fire at Berris'
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