Magic Hat and the Shelburne Craft School are so pleased and excited to see this years amazing talent from all over the area. This is a diverse group of artist that will shows us how paint and how urban contemporary art technique are used while producing large pieces of art. Please join us for the 3rd annual Wall to Canvas.
WHEN: Saturday, August 25th 2012, 12 – 6pm
WHERE: Magic Hat Brewery. 5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
1:00 – 3:30
12 Artists Compete Live!
3:30 – 4:30
View the work, meet their makers, & vote for people’s choice!
4:30 – 5:30
Live Art Auction w/ Jamie Polli! Bid to win your favorite pieces, to benefit both the artists and the Shelburne Craft School!
2012 Artist Bios
Brian Clark aka ‘Plead 5th’
Simply stated, Brian Clark believes that every wall is a door.
Mike Dias is a multidisciplinary fine artist born in Queens, who is now working and attending art school in Philadelphia. He has been creating a wide range of conceptual work rooted mostly in ideas of painting and sculpture but has also pursued working collaboratively with artists from various disciplines on larger scale performance, installation, and public street-art works.
Dias is inspired by the infinite possibilities of appropriating content from sources contemporary, historical, or otherwise, in conjunction with theories of art, culture, philosophy, and perception. His drive to continually produce work results from a desire to challenge himself as well as others, solve problems, learn, and critically respond to the world at large.
Devon Dudley aka ‘Venda Oner’
Devon Dudley is a blackbook, canvas, and street wall artist who has been doing graffiti and street art for 4 years. Dudley’s art background goes back to college art classes and his interest and influences in the graffiti art scene. The study and practice keeps him motivated as he strives to be one of the best some day.
Sienna Fontaine is a 25-year-old Vermont born artist who graduated from UVM with a degree in Art Education and a Masters of Fine Arts from Goddard College. Fontaine likes to address subjects of importance through the use of various media; while establishing relationships to place, self, forms of migration, and to the establishment of home. She is concerned with ecology, with an understanding of the past both in a general sense and in a personal ancestral investigation, with an appreciation of living things, identity, words, and process. She uses the act of making as the artwork in and of itself.
Fontaine’s work manifests itself through painting, photography, site specific installations, art-as-performance, oral story telling, critical writing, and poetic reflection. She has conducted several site-specific installations including both paintings and sculpture and utilizes acrylic, watercolor, thread, feathers, paper, and other media into her work. Her pieces have appeared in many exhibits and events around Burlington since 2006.
Jerome Foster aka ‘Jeronimus’
Jerome Foster has been working on various creative projects and personal studies in arts and comic books since a young age. With no formal training, Foster has been able to master the techniques of working with oil, watercolor, airbrush, spray paint, digital, pen, pencil, and more. He enjoys working on murals with a style that is both fantastical and conceptual.
George Gonzalez is an exhibiting artist who creates pieces by layering many types of processes such as paint, stencils and silkscreen. With an early experience creating graffiti art, his work now reflects much deeper and sophisticated meanings. For the most part, his work represents the transcendence from the mundane to the sacred and how we perceive and invoke deeper meanings in all things around us.
Nicholas Heilig aka ‘Backwood’
Nicholas Heilig is a native Vermont artist, animation instructor, and Burlington based MC. He combines his passion for visual art and music by performing his craft live; creating art along side a number of musicians including: Hieroglyphics, Blockhead, Wombaticus Rex, Eskmo, and the Lynguistic Civilians.
Heilig creates art live to music once or twice a week and has competed in the last two years of Wall to Canvas. He uses a large range of materials to create his work; spray paint, paint markers, wheat paste, micron pens, ink droppers, stencils, air brush and just about anything he can get his hands on.
In Todd Kiel’s imagination; reality is in continual evolution, created and destroyed on and on infinitely. Habits of everyday life can be revolutionized out of the mundane into a new way of seeing the world. Painting in a graphic style, Kiel responds to an industrialized, manufactured consciousness that permeates everything from technology, to the human condition, to the natural world. Incorporating influences from old vintage signs, wartime propaganda posters, Bauhaus, and avant-garde work, he explores various possibilities and interpretations, making an active choice to reflect both on what is seen and what is oftentimes, simply felt.
Scott Monteiro is a freelance illustrator and comic book artist who splits his time between Boston, MA and Burlington, VT. Professionally he has designed CD’s, flyers, and merchandise for several bands, and has had artwork featured in multiple magazines, retail locations, and music venues. Monteiro’s artwork also appears in galleries across New England. Currently, he is working on several comic book and graphic novel projects with writer Liam Boyle.
Matt Morris aka ‘Coolvader’
Matt Morris is a fine artist and illustrator who recently relocated to Burlington from Brooklyn. Morris received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and his BFA from the Ringling College of Art & Design. He enjoys painting large complex compositions depicting surreal environments. His artwork has appeared in several newspapers and magazines, and has been commissioned from all over the world. Competing in the early days of the Art Battles, in NYC, he will be a natural at the Wall to Canvas live art event.
Jonathan Young aka ‘Jon Young’
Jonathan Young is a product and technical advisor for Holbein Art Materials, USA. Young lives in Saint Albans and paints every day. Vibrant in color and serene in subject, he creates large works in acrylics using brush, stencil, and spray techniques.