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The lead artists of the giant downtown mural discuss planning and implementing the inspirational work.
Gus Cutty, Kathryn Crawford, Ian Wilkinson and Dustin Spagnola have teamed with downtown businesses owners on the provocative art project.
Ian Wilkinson and other muralists will transform the parking deck over two weekends this month. “Doctors, patients and members of the public are invited to participate in a collaborative mural wall” on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25 and 26, according to a press release.
The Satellite Gallery will exhibit Spagnola’s oil on canvas collection, with an opening reception on Friday, July 1.
Multifaceted food and drink venue Asheville Food Park is now open on Amboy Road. The ambitious project brings a bar, coffee shop and farm market along with a rotating schedule of food trucks and pop-up shops to the historic riverside location.
The two Asheville-based mural artists have finished two new pieces on the side of the old Penland Auction house, which will be torn down in four to six weeks.
Ananda Hair Studio has dramatically made itself over again. The salon has for a while now been showing work from local artists of all sorts. The owners have once again turned the space over to muralist /street artist Ishmael. With artists Ben Betsalel, Vincent Luca and Dustin Spagnola, a vibrant new mural is going up inside the 22 Broadway St. location.
Moog Music Inc. on Broadway commissioned artists Dustin Spagnola and Gus Cutty (with help from Taz, Rob, Celeste, Philo and Ishmael) to put up a giant size mural of the man himself. Check out this sweet time-lapse video of the project.
The imagery and background styles are new for Spagnola. And for the fist time in years, the entirety of the show builds on itself. In other words, each painting lends itself to the next, rather than existing as a disconnected ideological dream-team consisting of Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X.
Satellite Gallery or Push Skate Shop, that is the question … (Hint: The answer is both.)
This holiday weekend offers outdoor festivals, music, theatre, art and more, all for a reasonable price. So throw on some flip flops, grab your American flag bandana and celebrate our nations independence with a bang. And don’t forget to check our Community Calendar for a complete schedule of holiday happenings.
Attention, locals and visitors: If you’re intrigued by Asheville’s creative climate, take advantage of LaZoom’s latest endeavour, the Asheville Art Tour. Hosted by local artist Gabriel Shaffer, the multi-axle expedition connects art enthusiasts to artists and offers a close look at the burgeoning art scene of Asheville from the open windows of the purple bus.
Photos by Zen Sutherland