Artosphere Celebrates Street Art: Maser Residency
Under the Stars, a new urban art installation by renowned street artist, Maser was part of the 2014 Artosphere Festival. The installation is located on the lawn of Nadine Baum Studios, along the Frisco Trail in Fayetteville. Under the Stars was introduced to the community at the 2014 Artosphere Celebration on May 16.
Maser’s bright colors and patterns are designed to disrupt the environment and engage the community. Under the Stars is multi-functional, serving as a stage for bands to perform on at the Artosphere Trail Mix Concert and used for community events and gatherings outside of the festival. People are encouraged to explore the installation and be a part of the conversation by sharing photos with the hashtags #Artosphere2014 #Maser and #UnderTheStars. The piece will remain on the trail through Artosphere, with opportunities to repurpose and relocate currently being considered.
Maser explains, “Under the Stars invites you to investigate the structure and explore how we exist in the space around it. I want to empower the viewer to take ownership of the art and create a new purpose or function.”
About the artist:
Maser first began painting graffiti in Ireland in 1995 and quickly gained a reputation as one of the most innovative artists in the field. He’s treated the world as his canvas, leaving behind art in London, Austria, Germany, Copenhagen, Holland, Belgium, Prague, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United States. In 2013, Maser painted a mural at the Jones Center for Families as part of the Spring Creek Art Festival. For more information on Maser, visit maserart.com.
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