The graffiti and street art issue

Apr 10, 2012
12:00 AM

Fat caps in the capital city

We pounded the pavement of Concord’s back streets, alleys and underpasses to find the freshest tags, burners and bombers in town. Step into the arena and check the technique!Graffiti GlossaryBomber: A piece that incorporates two-dimensional writing. More sophisticated than a simple tag.Burner: A more elaborate piece or mural, large and colorful.Cap: The nozzle to a spraypaint can. Different sizes are used for…

Apr 10, 2012
12:00 AM

We went underground to explore Concord’s living graffiti ecosystem

Cruise around Concord in a vehicle and you won't see a lot of graffiti. Most visible spots either remain untouched or show the tell-tale gray or white swatches of covered-over spraypaint. But if you hit the streets on foot, roaming the narrow alleys or rusted-out trainyards, the walls are alive with an ever-changing landscape of painted pictures, messages and in the eyes of some artists, revolution."My aim…

Apr 10, 2012
12:00 AM
Concord Police Department

The chief's take on street art and graffiti

We asked Concord Police Chief John Duval to weigh in on graffiti from the city's perspective. Our questions are in bold.If someone is caught doing graffiti, what kind of penalties can they face? Does it depend on where and how they do it?Damage to property is called criminal mischief (New Hampshire RSA 634:2). Penalties include fines and/or jail, depending on the circumstances. Also,…

Apr 10, 2012
12:00 AM

Let’s get this party started

Second Start held its third annual Celebration Of Learning last week, and the Insider was there.

Apr 10, 2012
12:00 AM
Nature 101

Spring is in the air - or is that skunk cabbage?

"Skunk cabbage is the first wildflower to bloom in New Hampshire's spring," declared Mary Holland as she began a presentation entitled, "Watch Spring Emerge Through the Eyes of a Naturalist" at the New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center on March 7. She went on to explain the remarkable features of this unusual plant.While projecting a picture of skunk cabbage…

Apr 10, 2012
12:00 AM
ConcordTV

Concord On Air

ConcordTV built its annual Arts Telefest into something of a signature event during a five-year run that ended in 2009. But when Doris Ballard, ConcordTV's executive director, decided the station needed to revive the yearly celebration, she wanted to broaden the scope.And the city will be able to see that vision come to fruition - live.ConcordTV will unveil "Concord On Air" on April 15, a six-hour program highlighting many facets of the Concord community. The event will feature pre-recorded segments, but those segments will be introduced live by various city personalities and leaders…

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