The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

"Floating Thoughts" Mural Painting by Ramiro Davaro-Comas

"Floating Thoughts" Mural Character Mock-up
This Saturday June 18th from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM the community is invited to watch artist Ramiro Davaro-Comas paint a large scale mural titled "Floating Thoughts" on the back of the 114 Main Street building.

What: Live Mural Painting of "Floating Thoughts"
Where: Back of 114 Main Street Northampton, MA
When: Saturday June 18th 10am-2pm
Who: Muralist Ramiro Davaro-Comas

The mural will be painted across all four stories of the building on the side facing the Armory street parking lot and the Northampton parking garage. The image features many different playful winged characters subtly flying around the building. Davaro-Comas states "Although the project is a mural, there will only be subtle characters and small designs painted up and down the building because it is important to me that the building still maintain its persona and brick facade."

Come and watch the live painting as Ramiro Davaro-Comas adds another voice to the already great landscape of public artwork in Northampton.

Ramiro Davaro-Comas is an Argentine/American artist living in Brooklyn. He has been painting since he was a child, and his work is heavily influenced by his travels, street life, comic books, South American/European Muralism, skateboarding culture and animation. Davaro-Comas works within his own vocabulary of characters, symbols and iconography, creating fantastical worlds in which his characters float and loom about, and seem to always be on the search. His work has an underlying social narrative that prods its viewer to ask questions and create their own story line to his images.

He is currently publishing zines/books, painting murals, working on creative projects for snowboard and skateboard companies, and showing his work through different exhibits and projects. Davaro-Comas has lived, created work and shown in Amsterdam, New York, Barcelona, Berlin, Prague, Miami, Orlando, Boston, Brooklyn, Savannah, Providence, and Buenos Aires.

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