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Stuafferstadt Arts to host meet, greet with new muralist

STRASBURG – Stuafferstadt Arts, a nonprofit group looking to foster the local arts culture in Strasburg, is hosting a meet and greet this evening at ShenMOCA Gallery in honor of its newest international muralist, Resoborg.

Resoborg – Wesley van Eeden of South Africa – will paint a site-specific mural during the upcoming weeks that reflects the history of Strasburg’s pottery collections. His artistic background includes illustration, graphic design and painting, while his murals and art are known throughout the international artistic community.

Daniel Stover, co-founder of Stuafferstadt, said Friday’s event will give the town the opportunity to meet Resoborg and learn more about his artistic style and background while enjoying the newly opened ShenMOCA gallery, food, live entertainment and art raffles.

“Art in itself is a challenging topic,” Stover said. “But to be able to create something that celebrates color, shape, design and dynamics, that’s pretty cool.”

He added: “Art is one of those things that starts a conversation because it’s so subjective. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met or heard about that said while they were standing, admiring one of the town murals they made a new friend. Everyone has different views. But art somehow, in its own way, brings them together.”

Today’s event will also showcase a collection of art curated by Rupert Ravens, the former owner of the renowned contemporary gallery Rupert Ravens Contemporary in New Jersey.

An art raffle will also take place, allowing guests a chance to win original art by  artists Alice Mizrachi, Ann Lewis and David Guinn. Tickets are $3 each or five for $10. Each ticket represents a chance to win an individual artwork of the winner’s choosing.

Food will be provided by Chef DQ of the Holliday House and drinks from local breweries Sibling Rivalry, Ridge Runner and Woodstock Brewhouse will also be available.

Live music will be performed by the newly formed offshoot of the Daycare Swindler and DJ set by A Nice Stereo.

“Strasburg is really beginning to thrive,” Stover said. “Through this contemporary public art project, we’re inviting the best and brightest street and muralists from around the globe to share their talents with our community. It’s not only a conversation piece for locals but for those passing through Strasburg.”

During his time in Strasburg, Stover said Resoborg will welcome artists of all ages to aid in his mural project and encourages art enthusiasts to come learn from him. Resoborg will begin painting in the middle of next week.

The Stafferstadt Mural project aims to add three more murals to Strasburg this year.

 

If You Go

 

When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.

Where: 411 E. King St., Strasburg.

Admission: Free.

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