WAVERLY MURALS #1 by Heidi Gerber-Salins published on 2016-08-16T02:41:52Z Welcome to Waverly – home to some of Baltimore’s most beautiful and interesting public art! You don’t have to be an art expert to enjoy observing the different styles and themes represented in the neighborhood’s murals. Learn about Cubism and “polypasting,” hear words spoken by neighbors on the street and by one of the mural artists, see artists’ prototype drawings for their work, and take in the variety of sights and sounds that make Waverly a unique part of the heart of Baltimore. Your guide is an assistant professor at Morgan State University, who while working on her graduate degree at nearby Johns Hopkins University frequently visited Waverly to partake of its food and culture. We begin our mural tour at the Giant Food Store in Waverly. (This is great place to park and buy a bottle of water to take on the walk). Go to the northeast corner of the building and you’ll see local artist Gary Mullen’s work. Here we see the colors and shapes of his style of painting, “synthetic Cubism,” which I explain with a little more detail in the audio program. Proceed to the northwest corner of the building to check out Mullen’s second mural.