LOCAL ARTISTS TO CREATE MINI MURALS AT THE WHITECHAPEL PROJECTS
The Whitechapel Projects, a Long Branch-based venue currently being developed into a nanobrewery, restaurant and art destination, today announced it will host Mini Murals on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Spearheading the new art installations, The Whitechapel Projects’ developer Preston Casertano will invite celebrated New Jersey artists to create mini-murals on the exterior of the Long Branch-based venue. Liquitex, an industry leader and innovator in acrylic paints, sprays, markers and art supplies, will support the artists participating in this community-driven mural event with all necessary art supplies available in its fully intermixable product range.
Slated to kick-off at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 24, 2015, Mini Murals will feature the works of several talented local artist including:
- Gary Mellon
- Jenn Shauger
- Jimmy Leslie
- Neil O’Brien
- Puddin Aylward
- Robert Leecock
- Scott Thiele
“I am excited to welcome and showcase the works of such a talented group of artists at The Whitechapel Projects. Their participation in this celebration of art marks the third major installation in an ongoing creative movement that is shaping the evolution of the space,” commented Preston Casertano, owner of The Whitechapel Projects. “This venue is designed to evoke thought and celebrate art in all of its forms. This work will go on to populate The Whitechapel Projects and add to the character of the space.”
Artists will begin creating site-specific pieces Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 15-17 Second Ave. Long Branch, New Jersey. These mini-murals are slated to be completed by Monday, October 26, 2015, and will remain intact during the reconstruction process of the interior of the building.
“We at Liquitex are thrilled to be support our local New Jersey art community and artists,” commented Jimmy Leslie, resident artist for Liquitex and its associated brands Winsor & Newton, Conté á Paris and director of their Fine Art Collective. “As a participant in this weekend’s events, I am proud to produce a work next to all of the artists participating.”
With several installations in the works for The Whitechapel Projects, the property is on track to becoming a premier artist destination on the East Coast.
This project is produced by Preston Casertano, with video and photography by M Studio, and materials sponsored by Liquitex.