Jan 252024
 

The Mangrove Refuge (The Vorasane Family and Friends; Gandy Beach circa 1980) by Michael Vasquez was created for the 2023 edition of SHINE Mural Festival in St. Pete, Florida.

The artist’s statement about the mural-

A displaced Lao family (and friends) find refuge and a moment of reflection amidst the mangroves of Tampa Bay’s Gandy Beach.

A 1978 Datsun 280Z serves as a centerpiece and point of pride, fusing together car culture and masculinity. Similar aspects of clothing and style signal togetherness, emulation, and a shared sense of identity—yet their solitary gazes set them apart from one another and allude to a deeper and more personal past, present, and future…

Vasquez is currently part of the group show TRADITIONS: Honoring Heritage, Ritual and Family at Muzeo in Anaheim, California. The show is curated by Thinkspace and Tlaloc Studios and is on view until 2/25/24.

Also check out his Instagram for current work.

Jan 222024
 

Ride on the sPEACEship! by Chris Dyer was created for the 2023 SHINE Mural Festival in St. Pete, Florida.

Check out more of his work on Instagram.

Jan 112024
 

This mural by Bunnie Reiss was created for the 2023 edition of the SHINE Mural Festival in St. Pete, Florida.

Also check out her Instagram for updates on her current work.

Dec 292023
 

This year The James Museum partnered with SHINE Mural Festival and Chenlin Cai to create the mural seen above, The Path We Came. It was inspired by the museum’s current exhibition From Far East to West: The Chinese American Frontier.

Dec 032023
 

This mural by Andrea Wan was created for the 2023 edition of SHINE Mural Festival in St. Pete, Florida.

Also check out her Instagram for updates on current work.

Nov 272023
 

Reno based artist Hannah Eddy created this mural for the 2023 edition of the SHINE Mural Festival in St. Pete, Florida.

Check out her Instagram as well for more artwork.

 

Nov 222023
 

This mural was created by Chicago-based artist Max Sansing for the 2023 edition of SHINE Mural Festival in St. Pete, Florida.

You can also find his work on his Instagram.

Nov 142023
 

The Sirens Call by Loretta Lizzio for the 2023 edition of SHINE Mural Festival in St. Pete, Florida.

For more work by the artist, check out her website and Instagram.

Oct 202023
 

Chris Dyer “Optimystics Journey”, Acrylic

To celebrate the 9th year of the SHINE Mural Festival, Morean Arts Center is showing work by several of the artists who are participating. The center is also one of the places to pick up a guidebook for the festival with information on the artists and a map of the mural locations.

Artists in this show- Artist Jones, Chris Dyer, Hannah Eddy, Fabstraq, Hoxxoh, Rhys Meatyard, Sarah Sheppard, Michael Vasquez, and Andrea Wan.

This exhibition closes 10/26/23.

Artist Jones, “Lady Grace”, Acrylic and mixed media

Hoxxoh, “Ibis. One. Hurricane”, “Ibis.Two.Hurricane”, “Ibis.Two.Hurricane”, Acrylic on wood panel

Hoxxoh, “Ibis.Two.Hurricane”, Acrylic on wood panel

Rhys Meatyard, (clockwise), “Transmission”; “Dawn at the Edge of Infinity’; and “(Everything) Heeeere’s Sunny”, Mixed media

Hannah Eddy, “Make it last”, Acrylic and spray paint

Michael Vasquez, “Smurf”, Acrylic

Sarah Sheppard, “Enter Love”, Acrylic

Fabstaq, “No Rules” and “Freedom Hurts”, Acrylic

Andrea Wan, “Wonders” Ink and gouache on paper and “Inevitable Growth”, Ink on paper cutouts