The Erie Skate Park Mural is a multifaceted community project designed to enhance Columbus Park in Erie, PA. The mural spans the 3,000 square-foot skate park surface, making it one of the largest public art installation in the region. The artwork includes contemporary glyphs particular to skate culture intermingled with local imagery. Merchandise designed from the project artwork helps instill pride in the park and redefines the neighborhood as a place of importance and interest.
Prominently displayed in Erie’s downtown business district, the Erie Philharmonic Centennial Mural spans two stories and utilizes the latest in vinyl printing technology. The artwork offers an excellent opportunity to celebrate one of the oldest organizations in the region and to commemorate the lighting of the Eternal Flame during the Perry 200 Commemoration grande finale. Located one block from the historic Warner Theater where the Erie Phil performs, this mural acts as a reminder of the importance of the arts in the community.
This permanent art installation is a significant contribution to the Erie Art Museum’s $11M expansion and renovation project. Over 1,200 square-feet and spanning four stories, this postmodern-styled mural employs contemporary printing techniques and complies with the LEED status of the building, utilizing environmentally friendly materials. The annex stairwell is a main artery in the museum negotiated by hundreds of visitors daily, including students, donors and staff. A variety of related merchandise designed from the project artwork provides a stream of revenue to the museum while heightening its brand awareness.
The Perry 200 Commemoration brand was designed for Erie County’s celebration honoring the 200th anniversary of Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory over the British during the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813. The logo was implemented on a variety of different media – print and digital advertising, billboards, television, murals, bike racks, and merchandise – to help publicize over 100 events during the 2-year commemoration. Because of its historical importance, this brand has become and will remain part of the legacy of the region until the next Perry Commemoration in 2062, if not forever.
Painted in only five days, this 50-foot residential mural was created for one of the inauguration parties for the highly anticipated Centre Pompidou Metz, a museum of contemporary and modern art in Lorraine, France. Mayor Dominique Gros, who was instrumental in bringing the new Centre Pompidou to Metz, was the guest of honor at this event.
Hosted by Emmy winner Bryan “Breaking Bad” Cranston, the Albuquerque Film Festival (AFF) Awards Ceremony featured Dennis Hopper – an Albuquerque resident – receiving a lifetime achievement award for his career in film. Designed by Todd Scalise and fabricated by Joe Spear, this bronze award portrays Dennis Hopper’s contribution to independent film in New Mexico. Spray paint cans and camera lenses were cast in bronze and then fused together into a Tetra decagon (a 14-sided shape) as an artistic expression of 'independence.' Dennis Hopper is noted for collecting emerging art for a number of decades and this award is a perfect fit for his eclectic collection of American art.