Give him a can of spray paint -- he'l...

Give him a can of spray paint -- he'll give you a work of art

There are 16 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jul 31, 2009, titled Give him a can of spray paint -- he'll give you a work of art. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Growing up on the "rough, but fun and interesting" streets of the Bronx, Nick Rivera, aka "Phyme," searched for an outlet for his creative energy.

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Tom Christiano

Chelmsford, MA

#1 Jul 31, 2009
Hi Nick:

Your artwork looks amazing! I'm glad you've moved into our area.

We have a new bike path in Chelmsford that goes to the edge of Lowell. I hope that you can paint a commissioned mural along the bike path here in Chelmsford someday.

I also hope you keep painting, even on canvas or on paper, as you have a lot of talent.
Awesome

Lexington, MA

#2 Jul 31, 2009
What you need to do is start your own mural painting business, start work on some canvas and sell your art! Take the plunge and ride the wave! Craigslist free ads
Susan

Brighton, MA

#3 Jul 31, 2009
WOW! I was checking out the new and saw this incredible mural and had to open the article and read. Being a native Lowellian and still live locally I'd love to see more of Nick's artwork. What an inspiration that mural is! Just looking at it makes me want to go to New York and see it in person. It's not just art, it tells an incredible story without the words!

Good Luck Nick and welcome to Lowell. Get out there, would love to see more of your very tasteful work!
ARTLOVER

Lowell, MA

#4 Jul 31, 2009
grafitti is grafitti and its a crime
this vandal should be locked up
Arthur

Gloucester, MA

#5 Jul 31, 2009
Great talent!! Nice to see a young person doing something that all can appreciate.
Steve

Arlington, MA

#6 Jul 31, 2009
Nick, the place you place you have to look into is 119 on Chelmsford St. They have a monthly painting event called ArtBeat and a few resident mural painters such as Mike Daily and Writous.
Jrock

Rockville, MD

#7 Jul 31, 2009
He is a loser!
Barbara

United States

#8 Jul 31, 2009
Nick, your work is beautiful. I'm from NJ originally & lost people in the Towers. Don't let those who cannot appreciate your work deter you. I think you've proved to people that it is a legitimate art form. To paraphrase Bob Dylan "keep on keepin' on"!
Barbara

United States

#9 Jul 31, 2009
If the man has gotten permission why are you so negative? You are perpetuating a stereotype. Lighten up!
Disgusted

Nashville, TN

#10 Jul 31, 2009
Barbara wrote:
If the man has gotten permission why are you so negative? You are perpetuating a stereotype. Lighten up!
Some people can't lighten up. They are just plain ole MISERABLE and want to spread the negatavity, mostly when it's uncalled for.
ryan

New Bedford, MA

#11 Jul 31, 2009
i'd let u paint a mural on the side of my house
1 2 THE 3

Wellesley, MA

#12 Jul 31, 2009
Great article. I respect a guy like that.

Don't take it out on local business and always get permissiom.

Give us an email where we can contact you and talks of future murals for the kids of Lowell.

We can lead them by this form of art to the right directions. You can contact anyone from CMAA or Utech and also YouthBuild.
Tom Christiano

Chelmsford, MA

#13 Jul 31, 2009
Hi Nick:

In addition to my comments noted above, I hope you consider joining the Chelmsford Art Society and/or my facebook group entitled: "Chelmsford Arts." Everyone from the area is more than welcome to join that group if they appreciate the arts. You don't have to be from Chelmsford.

I'll let you know when we have shows coming up and other exhibit opportunities, via that facebook group.

There are also the art studios on Western Avenue that you may want to check out soon. They have an open house the first saturday of every month, I believe.

I think you should be a full time artist once you get into a few galleries and get some large mural commissions under your belt. You are too talented to NOT paint fulltime.

Cheers,
Tom
Jrock

Rockville, MD

#14 Jul 31, 2009
Tom Christiano wrote:
Hi Nick:
In addition to my comments noted above, I hope you consider joining the Chelmsford Art Society and/or my facebook group entitled: "Chelmsford Arts." Everyone from the area is more than welcome to join that group if they appreciate the arts. You don't have to be from Chelmsford.
I'll let you know when we have shows coming up and other exhibit opportunities, via that facebook group.
There are also the art studios on Western Avenue that you may want to check out soon. They have an open house the first saturday of every month, I believe.
I think you should be a full time artist once you get into a few galleries and get some large mural commissions under your belt. You are too talented to NOT paint fulltime.
Cheers,
Tom
Shu_t up.
New Lowell Resident

Lowell, MA

#16 Aug 1, 2009
This kind of artwork could increase the tourist factor in dowtown lowell. The bridge on bridge street has the space already available. Also the clubs and bars downtown would have a edge with this kind of artwork inside and out.
audreyrivera

Framingham, MA

#19 May 26, 2015
ARTLOVER wrote:
grafitti is grafitti and its a crime
this vandal should be locked up
Not when it is legally permitted! Pray attention and read the article before you speak! Total ignorance!!!

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