Pacific Park Arts hosts 10 Murals, 1 Day

Pacific Park Arts hosts 10 Murals, 1 Day.

Located on Dean Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Carlton Avenue in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Murals by Mike Perry, Morgan Blair, Eddie Perrote, Josh Cochran, Archie Lee Coates IV, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Thomas Colligan, Jennifer Maravillas, Naomi Reis and Edward Ubiera.

Photos by Jessica Miller.

Meet Imani Shanklin Roberts

The House of Marley had the pleasure of sitting down with emerging visual artist, Imani Shanklin Roberts, a DC native currently living in NYC who caught our eye thanks to our good friends over at The Culture LP. Her work touches the energetic child, the soulful millennial, and those who are moved by the beauty of the mind casted on a canvas. We thank Imani for letting us take a dive into her work space and giving us a taste of her world.

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“I create work that is inspired by my experiences. Through the lens of an African-American woman, I create pieces that reflect a reality that I know well. A reality of a people that are transgressive, filled with love, faith, and beauty. I create images that compete against stereotypes or any negative character tropes. I create work that captures the plight and magnificence of wonderful people who have faced adversity but prevail because there is no other route.


Valuing comfort and smooth vibrations contributes to my artistic process heavily. Being able to step out of bed and touch my canvases is a real asset to my art making. The immediacy of my workspace allows me to constantly breath energy into my work and reflects on things I like and don’t like as I move through the pace of each piece.


The work I create, I would say, is holistically collaborative in that sense– needing models to portray the themes I desire in each piece & needing music to uplift, give energy and breathe life into my body and soul as I create.


During my creative seasons my room becomes my ideal concert. I craft playlists to listen to that consists of DJ mixes, local artists, international phenomenon’s. Old, new and in between. Artists that all inform my mood, the rhythm in my brushstroke, and my sway as I walk away from my canvas to make changes and capture the full essence of what I’m working on.”

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Imani’s selection of House of Marley listening gear – the Liberate XL over ear headphones in Saddle.

On August 30th we will be sponsoring our second event with The Culture LP featuring Imani’s work as it relates to the wonderful works of Lauryn Hill and “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” album. The pop-up exhibition and silent auction titled, #StillMisEducated, will take place on August 30th in Brooklyn. Tickets are now available.

View more of Imani’s artwork.

Creative Spaces: Dessie Jackson

In early July, House of Marley made way to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to visit artist and painter, Dessie Jackson.
“I was born and raised in Lancaster, PA- with horses at the edge of my backyard and cornfields lining the front. After high school, I moved to Philly where my studio lives.
In the beginning, the space was shared with my two other good friends and artists- Meri McDevitt and Mia Williamson. In exchange for the space (which is located in Old City above East End Salon) we would put on a co-currated pop-up group show every First Friday of the month. My studio mates and I would de-ensemble and clear out the hair salon and install work by emerging local artists where we would also highlight local musicians and DJ’s.
My studio is an extension of my home. Obviously, I go there with priority to create my work but I also go for a sense of serenity. Living in a city, (and now a freshly moved New Yorker) I think it’s important to have some sort of space that allows you to take a deep breath.
The Get Together is perfect for my space. Any sound I chose fills my studio beautifully- for when I’m pulling an all nighter, drawing, reading, or simply retreating from the city.
Trying not to limit myself to one specific medium, my work plays with femininity, sensuality, and self presentation.”

View more of Dessie’s work on her website and Instagram.

Photos by Colin Kerrigan, Danielle Parsons and Dessie Jackson.

House of Marley Presents BERT Street Art Show


Art has always been a way to voice a dissenting opinion, but Hawaiian street artist BERT has taken it to a whole different level with his provocative pieces. While some people might not think there are extreme politics in the world of surfing, BERT has a unique opinion on the subject and has used artwork to boycott the outcomes of the sport’s biggest event.

The House of Marley is sponsoring BERT’s first ever foray into public exhibition outside of the street at an art show this week in Waialua, Hawaii. The exhibition opens at Third Stone Surf Shop this Friday, December 13, and will chronicle the entire year of BERT street art, in addition to some new pieces that will coincide with the 2013 ASP World Championship.

If you haven’t seen any of BERT’s killer street art in person than you have to make it out to Third Stone during the exhibition’s run. Want a sneak peak of what you’ll see? Check out these incredible pieces and find out why BERT was dubbed the surfing world’s vision of Banksy by Surfer Magazine.

It all goes down this Saturday, December 13, when the BERT show opens up at Third Stone with tons of art, live music, food, drinks and prizes. The House of Marley will be on hand to support the cause and all proceeds from the event will be going directly to Hale’iwa Elementary, a local school in Hawaii. Come out to Third Stone and see the future of art and surfing with the House of Marley.