PUBLIC ART TO BE INSTALLED DURING CITY-WIDE CLEAN UP
The City of Charleston’s Office of Public Art, in coordination with several local artists, will install artwork during the Team Up to Clean Up city-wide clean up. In total, eight artists will create “in-place mural projects” around the city. These murals use vines, trees and bushes to help transform nature into artwork. On Charleston’s East End, two artists will create in-place murals April 6.
Artist Rob Cleland will install a giraffe at 1570 Virginia Street East. Once installed, the giraffe will measure almost 14 feet tall. Cleland has an associate’s degree in Visual Communication from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, a bachelor’s degree in Communications from West Virginia State University and a master’s degree in Printmaking from Marshall University. He has done logo designs for several Charleston hot spots, designs & paints murals and does caricatures at various events including FestivAll.
The City of Charleston’s Director of Public Art Jeff Pierson will also be installing artwork for the East End clean up. Pierson will be installing a Bob Ross face and hand with paintbrush at the East End Bazaar located at 1429 Washington Street East. He is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design where he studied Illustration. Pierson’s illustration work can be seen in children’s books, advertising concepts, editorial work, and murals around the state.
Other artists that will be taking part in the “in-place mural project” include: Amanda Jane Miller, Mallory Burka, Blake Wheeler, Staci Leech-Cornell, Kayleigh Phillips and Debra Rayhill. Details on the other artwork coming to Charleston will be forthcoming