Centre-fuge Public Art Project Announces Cycle 16 Artists

Posted on: December 17th, 2014 at 5:30 am by

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Centre-fuge Cycle 15, October 2014

Herewith, a little color to brighten the day. The Centre-fuge public art project just announced its quarterly roster of artists set to decorate the mid-block trailer on East First Street. We’re now up to Cycle 16 in the ambitious endeavor, the final class of 2014.

Rather than individual murals, fourteen of the twenty-two artists who participated in Centre-fuge this past year will return for one monstrous collaboration. The theme will apparently utilize three of the four surfaces (the fourth is a dedication to fallen comrade Mike Hamm). Painting begins this Thursday and runs through Sunday. Once complete, the artwork will be on view through February 12.

Artists represented in Cycle 16 are Arbiter, Basil Sema, BK, Foxx Faces, Joshua David McKenney, Lexi Bella, Marthalicia Matarrita, Master Moody Mutz, Michael DeNicola, Miss Zukie, Raquel Echenique, Sest2, Toy as Object and Vernon O’Meally.

More good news – Centre-fuge has been extended through 2015. Six more cycles of artwork are expected in the new year.

Centre-fuge was founded in February 2012 by Pebbles Russell and Jonathan Neville as a tribute to their friend Mike Hamm.

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