Live Art Thursdays
Save your 3rd Thursdays now through October for a chance to watch mural art being created live in City Center’s Alexander Square.
On July 15, August 19 and September 16, talented and recognized local street artists will be painting on 5 x 8 feet canvases, using various media. Visitors to the immersive art experience will be able to talk with the artists while they work – though only the artists will be putting paint to canvas. Adding to the street art feel of the events will be tunes by a local DJ.
The open-air creative sessions will begin at 4 pm and run until 8 pm. Each event will include two to three Bay Area artists painting in the tree-shaded space alongside the fountain in Alexander Square.
Live Art Thursdays will wrap up on Thursday, October 21 when City Center Bishop Ranch hosts an open house art show featuring the live art canvases painted over the previous three months. The event will be open to the public, and in addition to the newly painted canvases, will include other art for sale by the artists.
Live Art Thursdays will bring the creative process to life, from blank canvas to finished piece.
Richard “Ricky” Watts is most notably recognized for his abstract works of fluid shapes and psychedelic color patterns. Watts’ self-taught techniques derive from his younger graffiti years in Northern California. A versatile artist with range across multiple mediums, Ricky’s large-scale murals and intricate paintings on canvas can be found throughout the United States. His commissions list includes work for well known technology, fashion and automotive companies.Ricky Watts currently works out of Sebastopol.
Cameron “Camer1” Moberg’s art often has a theme of life, nature, positivity and spirituality. Growing up surrounded by concrete buildings and urban blight, Cameron wanted to contrast his surroundings by changing the mood of his community. Bringing nature into a place where nature is lacking can often inspire and bring warmth to a cold, hard environment. Painting things of love and hope can often help someone make better decisions and continue persevering in hard times.
AGANA, is an internationally acclaimed multi-dimensional contemporary artist converging traditional large-scale murals and contemporary street art by painting prolific imagery as calls to action encompassing black liberation, women’s empowerment, environmental and racial justice issues.
Max Ehrman is a muralist and live painter. At the age of 20, he had an unheralded, electrifying introduction to graffiti art when he wandered aimlessly past a wall in Gainesville, Florida. The wall had just been memorialized by three German artists after the sudden and tragic death of a child. Gripped by the experience, EON75 was born and the world has been indelibly marked by his influence on the street art scene since.
Based out of Sacramento, California, Ryan “Pawn” Rhodes has been painting large scale murals with spray paint as his medium of choice since 2000, and as a full time professional artist and muralist since 2007. “I enjoy painting a more contemporary style with bright contrasting colors surrounding surreal mysterious themes.” Pawn produces oil, acrylic and spray paint works all over Northern California and the United States. Some of his past projects include artwork for Redbull, The Crocker Art Museum, The Sacramento Kings, Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Midtown Business Association, and countless small businesses.
Artist curated by Talking Walls