Meet Your 2016-2017 Four Saints Art Wall Artists!
Four Saints features North Carolina-based artists as part of their "Great Beer for Great People" beginning business model. "We believe the arts are an integral part of every healthy and thriving community," according to Joel McClosky, Chief Executive of Four Saints. "Being able to showcase visual artists in our taproom through this project is one way we can support, enliven, and encourage the arts in our rejuvenating community."
We sent out the call to artists within a 75 mile radius of the taproom to vie for a one-of-four chance to create a temporary visual art project on our taproom wall aka the "Four Saints Art Wall Project." The result? We got five dynamite proposals. We're going with all five, folks. We tapped Les Caison III, a North Carolina native and prolific visual artist to help us put our best art foot forward. Get ready to dance with the five artists and their five diverse Art Wall projects. Read on to find out more about the five Art Wall Artists and the manner in which all the visual art will unfurl.
Each of the selected artists will create a separate artwork on-site utilizing a designated 12 feet long by 5 feet high blank wall in the Four Saints Tasting Room. Public work sessions from each artist serve to encourage creative dialogue during taproom hours. Each of the five works of art will be on display for a period of three months. The complete Art Wall Project, with rotating art installations, begin March 2016 and conclude October 2017. Each artist will be honored with a public meet-and-greet reception. As an added bonus each artist will also design a limited edition t-shirt to commemorate their project. The exclusive merchandise will be available to the public.
- November 17, 2015 @ 6:30p - FSBC interest meeting at taproom
- December 19, 2015 -- FSBC Art Project Proposal Submission Deadline
- January 15, 2016 -- selected artists notified
- March 2016 - June 2016 -- Torcity Project
- March 13, 2016 from 1p -- 9p - Torocity Public Work Session
- April 15, 2016 from 5:30p -- 7p - Torocity Exhibition Reception
- July 2016 - October 2016 -- Mark Stephenson Project
- November 2016 - Feb 2017 -- Luis Figueroa Project
- March 2016 - June 2017 -- Michael Messer Project
- June 2017 - October 2017 -- Les III Project
- October 2017 - Project concludes with wrap-up party, day TBD