We work with creative people all the time – we have a team full of them at TECHEAD, and we help find creative minds for our staffing clients.
When we heard that Richmond was on Art Whino’s list for a G40 public arts project focused on murals. we jumped at the chance to have our building tagged with a mural. We were incredibly lucky to have Spanish street artist Aryz spend three days making the blank wall of our building in Shockoe Bottom a vibrant image honoring the Farmer’s Market across the street. What does it look like?
The purpose for 2012’s G40:
This year’s G40 will travel to Richmond, VA and will become the inaugural opening event of the city’s soon to be announced official art district. By inviting 13 of the top mural artists from around the globe to unleash their creativity to 20 large scale walls in a 10 block radius, it will surely become amazing artistic destination point for years to come. In addition to the large scale murals, we will also present an exhibit in pop up galleries along the main street of the district. With canvas work and installations by each mural artist, these shows will offer the opportunity to experience a more personal scale and a closer look at the execution and detailing of the mural artists’ work.
We’re big believers in creating community support for art and creativity – schools, neighborhoods, business districts, every part of a city needs to feel connected to the whole. The best way to do that is to encourage public art projects like G40 Richmond.
Since our city has one of the top arts schools in the US down the street, VCU, that also includes the top art and design graduate program in the world, the VCU Brandcenter, we felt like having our home base turned into an art project was pretty perfect.
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