- Posted July 23, 2012 by
RED BULL CURATES: THE CANVAS COOLER PROJECT
Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project is giving wings to artists as it tours the United States. Following an action-packed Los Angeles launch in April, the arts program will arrive in Chicago with a public gallery reveal event on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9 p.m. at Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) located at 600 West Cermak Road, Unit 1B, Chicago, IL 60616 in East Pilsen’sCermak Creative Industry District.
The Red Bull Curates: Canvas Cooler project pairs local emerging artists with Chicago venue owners to create custom and functional pieces of art to be displayed in the hottest bars, lounges and restaurants around town. Over the course of two days (July 22 – 23, 2012), 20 handpicked artists will create their masterpieces at CUAS, Chicago’s premiere exhibition and creative use space. All artists will begin with the same blank Red Bull canvas-wrapped cooler but their unique style and approach will transform the canvas into inspired works of art. On Thursday, July 26, the finished pieces will be revealed to the public in a special exhibition hosted at CUAS.
During the reveal event, gallery patrons are invited to join a celebrity–hosted curatorial panel to vote on their favorite art pieces. The panel includes Candida Alvarez, Robyn Farrell and Daria Brit Shapiro. The three Chicago artists whose work receives the most votes will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to Miami (during Art Basel season) to participate in a Red Bull Curates group show where they will have the chance to exhibit and sell selections of their works.