The lead artists of the giant downtown mural discuss planning and implementing the inspirational work.
“Before Asheville rushes to embrace the BLM mantra, I would urge caution and restraint from going down that path.”
On Wednesday, July 26 , Amanda Giacomini will bring her mural project 10,000 Buddhas to Asheville. For two days, the artist will add to her ever-increasing count, as she works on the Walnut Street side of the Social Lounge.
In 2011, Lara Nguyen began teaching at Warren Wilson College. She works in a number of mediums that include painting, drawing and performance-based and installation art. More recently she’s added murals to her repertoire.
“There’s no ego battles,” muralist Ian Wilkinson says. “Everybody leaves it on the wall.”
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the collaborative project more than 50 mural artists have planned for the River Arts District plus a Burnsville-based family farm’s business expansion.
Local artist Gus Cutty is finishing up a new mural of Lou Reed in front of Static Records in downtown Asheville.
Artist Mona Caron brings a resilient type of art to the side of Collapseable Studios.
Local artist Gus Gutty gives an insider look at his new show, a collection of works in aerosol, which opens at PUSH Skateshop and Gallery tonight. Click through for the video.
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.
This large-size mural recently appeared on a wall on Eloise Street, on the corner of Merrimon Ave.
Canton resident Laurel Tewes’ solo show kicks off the Gallery 86 season
Photographs of the new mural on Eagle Street by local artist Joshua McHugh.