FULTON, NY – With a panel of guest judges and multiple submissions, CNY Arts Center has chosen the art work for its next Community Mural Project “Art in the Wind.”
The winning design entitled “Wings” was submitted by Angela Arrey-Wastavino for the mural that will be recreated in recycled aluminum during Harborfest 2013.
The art work will be enlarged to 8’ by 12’, graphed onto 3” by 3” aluminum squares, then painted and strung on wires to swing freely in the wind, hence the name “Art in the Wind.”
The completed mural will hang in a public location in CNY.
Angela Arrey-Wastavino is a versatile multi-disciplinary artist and academician whose work has exhibited internationally in Europe and Latin America. She is currently president of Onondaga Art Guild, and leads Public Relations for Associated Artists of Central New York. Her international life style and multiethnic background have inspired her creativity in the field of visual arts developing concepts with particular attention to details.
Among her objectives as an artist are: challenging the senses and provoking the visitor.
Her exploratory style covers a wide range of experimental work with unconventional materials.
She has evolved from being traditionally figurative to rationalized abstractions.
Most recently she has concentrated on developing installations that convey symbolism and social messages.
Even though in her artistic repertoire she subordinates materials to concepts offering defined objectives, Dr. Arrey-Wastavino has dedicated 2013 to work exclusively with recycled materials and promote the concept among young people. She has extensive experience working with diverse populations and grassroots initiatives.
“We are delighted with this selection for the mural,” said Leslie Paice, concept creator for the project. “It is inspirational and uplifting and with the metal exposure will capture the sunlight beautifully drawing the eye and making spirits soar. The art evokes feelings of freedom and joy, a perfect depiction of what the mural intends to convey.”
“This will also be a great project for the community to participate in,” Paice continued. “With multiple steps to prepare the aluminum and more than 250 pieces that will need painting during Harborfest to capture the image. It will be an exciting art experience.”
This will be the second community mural project for CNY Arts Center. The inaugural 9’ by 10’ mural, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, was completed using cut glass bottles during Harborfest’s 25th anniversary. The framed mural stands in Indian Point Park on Route 481, just north of Fulton.
For more information about the group, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com