WOOSTER COLLECTIVE: THE SHEBOYGAN PROJECT
Gabriel Specter, A Network of Names
This summer, the international street-art movement finds its way back to Sheboygan. During the past year, hundreds of adults and teens participated in the Wooster Collective: The Sheboygan Project. Working with visiting artists, they learned new techniques and created both individual and collaborative works of art. Hundreds more will work with artists-in-residence in the months ahead to transform the city’s architecture into a colorful landscape reflecting local people and their culture.
You can be a part of the street-art movement. Beginning in June, there are six fantastic opportunities to collaborate with world-renowned street artists.
Gabriel Specter: June 16–30
Internationally known for his precise street art installations that revitalize forgotten environments, Specter takes an anthropological approach to his subject matter. His striking paintings document change and ultimately act as monuments to common urban experience.
Maya Hayuk: June 23–30
Maya Hayuk’s (NY) obsession with symmetry and nourishing color plays out in what might be views from the Hubble Telescope, airbrushed nail art, chandeliers, mandalas, Rorschach tests, or holograms.
Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn: July 7–14
This Baltimore-based artist team strives to transform public spaces into colorful and vibrant experiences. To them, painting in public is an interactive performance and a way to get to know the surrounding community.
Chris Stain: July 14–21
Chris Stain, a Queens-based artist, began adapting stenciling techniques in high school, which later led to his work in street stencils and urban contemporary art. His work echoes his upbringing and the people who helped shape his mental and physical landscape. Chris’s work illustrates the struggles of the unrecognized and underrepresented individuals of society.
Pawn Works: July 19–21
The founders of Pawn Works are collectors, proprietors, and facilitators of the arts. They showcase progressive, contemporary artists with a focus on street art and provide the printing and distribution of high-quality vinyl stickers from a select network of artists. Participants will create their own stickers and place them on the sticker wall to leave their mark.
Gaia: August 5–26
Gaia, a Baltimore-based artist, employs a wallpaper-like technique, using wheat paste to adhere large-scale linoleum prints onto billboards and building exteriors. Working in cities from San Francisco to Seoul, Gaia is one of a legion of anonymous street artists who take the urban environment as a platform for creative expression and social activism.
The Sheboygan Project
The Sheboygan Project brings the street art movement to Sheboygan by using city walls for spaces that reflect the city’s people and culture. This project connects artists with available wall space and resources to create unique site-specific works in the city. The website, www.thesheboyganproject.org, provides information about project sites and documents locations as they change.