Global creative house Justkids recently took its artistic vision to Fayetteville Arkansas to launch a brand new and one of a kind public art event Green Candy. An art action aimed to create community conversation around waste and sustainability through interactive and participatory art.The successful event was commissioned by Experience Fayetteville, the convention and visitor center of the city which received thousands of arts enthusiasts during the 4 days event.
Check out the official Green Candy video and get a closer look at the art displayed at the event.
With this first edition of Green Candy, Justkids has brought together a selection of public artworks that deal creatively with themes around waste, ecosystems and sustainability, either through the artist choice of material, the context where the art is situated and/or through their selected iconography. Eclectically chosen by curator Charlotte Dutoit, International artists Bordalo II, Ernest Zacharevic, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Marina Zumi, as well as locals Jason Jones and Gina Gallina have now transformed the downtown Fayetteville urban experience with brand
new and relevant work. Portuguese “thrasher” sensation Bordalo II, who just opened his larger solo show to date last week in Lisbon, contributed with a large scale exempt sculpture made out of local trash titled Deer Half Deer. The piece – assembled in less than 3 days – depicts the local fauna mid-battle and is located in the front yard of the city’s historic Walker Stone House. Brazilian duo Bicicleta Sem Freio took over the interior of the historical building, creating a tropical environment.
Meanwhile, Argentinian Marina Zumi paid homage to micro and macro balance with a large scale rendering of her cosmic beehives produced in tune to the recent eclipse. Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic playfully depicted local fauna – the Arkansas Black Bear – now displaced to the urban ecosystem of Downtown Fayetteville square. Local Northwest Arkansas artists Jason Jones also joined the lineup with a bold statement piece, greeting city bikers on the scenic urban bike trail, as well as Gina Gallina with a giant strawberry yarn installation piece hanging from a beautiful tree.
Green Candy ran parallel to Fayetteville Roots Festival, a celebrated event whose amazing efforts to leave zero carbon footprint are a highlight and model for all cultural productions.
To know more about Green Candy and follow documentation of this and other Justkids curated event follow @justkidsofficial on Facebook and Instagram and visit www.justkidsofficial.com
About Green Candy
Green Candy is an Presented by Experience Fayetteville, this inaugural edition takes place in
the heart of Historic Downtown Fayetteville and will activate public spaces with engaging art by
international artists Bordalo (Portugal), Ernest Zacharevic (Lithuania), Bicicleta Sem Freio
(Brazil) and Marina Zumi (São Paulo). As a result of an open request for proposals, notable
Northwest Arkansas artists Gina Gallina and Jason Jones also will join the project lineup,
creating site-specific public artwork.
Justkids is a creative house that conceives, produces and promotes comprehensive art projects,
on an international scale, with some of the most engaging artists, curators and strategic
consultants. Founded in 2014, Justkids supports a diverse team of inspirational pros and
upcoming talents to meet the demands of a constantly evolving audience, by delivering public
art, gallery shows, artist residencies programs and brand collaboration projects, offering new
experiences with top tier visual artists.
About Experience Fayetteville
Experience Fayetteville is the convention and visitors bureau for the city of Fayetteville,
Arkansas. It is responsible for marketing the city to visitors and achieving a positive economic
impact through tourism. It is the first point of contact for convention and meeting planners,
sports tournament coordinators and tour operators. Experience Fayetteville oversees the
visitors bureau and its store, as well as the Fayetteville Town Center and the historic Clinton
House Museum. The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission is the governing body
of Experience Fayetteville. For more information on Fayetteville, Arkansas, visit
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