Wednesday, May 02, 2007
"Written on...Tenement Halls"
"The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls...and tenement halls," opined Simon & Garfunkel thirty years ago--then a revolutionary view of grafitti as artistic expression. That view is alive and well on the streets of Tacoma--especially after dark--and the first installment of City Arts' two-part series on grafitti provided a forum for "crews" of grafitti writers to talk about their "art".
The newest edition of the magazine, now available throughout town, provides an opposing view from the BIA and Safe Streets.