A few years ago, the National Audubon Society and Gitler & __ Gallery collaborated to create The Audubon Mural Project. The project was inspired by the legacy of the American bird artist and ornithologist, John James Audubon, and the specific birds threatened by a warming climate. The gates were painted by local artists on the pull-down gates of local businesses from 133rd Street to 165th Street.
We were able to capture some of the images (below), and were inspired to re-post when we came across a Google Map of all of the gates in The Audubon Mural Project.
Above image, the gallery that started it all ~ Gitler & __, curated the Audubon Mural Project in Hamilton Heights.
We are keeping an eye on Gitler & __ latest project with The National Audubon Society, NYC Audubon and The Broadway Mall Association, Nicholas Holiber: Birds on Broadway, Audubon Sculpture Project, scheduled for May 2019.
The Audubon Mural Project on Google Maps, including the gravesite of John James Audubon in Trinity Church Cemetery at West 155th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway.
Gitler & ___ having been delivering great new art from both Coasts. If you’re in Santa Barbara, California, check them out on Instagram.
They are continuing to add to their current Audubon Mural Project in Hamilton Heights with the addition of Trumpeter Swans , a mosaic by artist Juan Carlos Pinto in December, 2020, below.
More from Gitler & ___ in 2021, adding to the Audubon Mural Project, below beginning with the mural entitled ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by artist Carla Torres located at 1220 St. Nicholas Avenue near 171st Street in Hamilton Heights.
Below, artist Tom Sanford honors the Mourning Warbler with his mural located at 700 West 175th Street.
Below is a wonderful picture of the artist creating this work.
Just this past November, 2021, artist Jessica Maffia honored the American Robin with her mural at 630 West 173rd Street, pictured below.
Her mural is entitled “Listen With Me” and is an invitation to slow down, tune in, and connect to the magic and wonder of the robin and her song.
Want to see more street art from local artists? Check out the #100GatesProject East Harlem + #100GatesProject Staten Island ~ #EducationIsNotACrime in Harlem ~ #100GatesProject Lower East Side ~ White Park in East Harlem ~ Graffiti in the Sky at 4 World Trade Center and the recent Murals Project in and around The Oculus ~ Artolution in the East Village ~ and one of the original artists painting gates, the Picasso of Harlem, Franco the Great! Check out the mosaic, Spirit of Harlem, dedicated to the Harlem Community. Can’t close without mentioning one of our favorite ‘murals’, The Brooklyn Glyphs.
These are just a few of the wonderful murals around the five boroughs of NYC.