New Mural by Kevin Bongang on View at Crosstown

New Mural by Kevin Bongang on View in Crosstown
Nashville-based artist Kevin Bongang is the latest artist to be featured in Crosstown Arts’ ongoing mural series, The Moonpie Project. The public can meet the artist and see his new installation at an opening reception on Friday, April 7th from 5 to 8 p.m. The mural will remain on view in the alley between Crosstown Arts and the Cleveland Street Flea Market, facing N. Cleveland Street, through the end of May.
Bongang is known for a signature style featuring “bold colors, swirling lines, and out-there imagery with a result that’s cohesive and truly unique,” according to CommonCreativATL, an Atlanta-based arts website. Bongang was born in Cameroon, West Africa, but he grew up in Savannah, Georgia. He majored in illustration at the Atlanta College of Art before eventually settling in Nashville.

Bongang has collaborated with Bucketfeet Footwear, Hodgepodge Coffee House & Gallery in Atlanta, Mailchimp, and Comcast, among others.

As a new component for this Moonpie installation, Crosstown Arts will be selling a limited-edition, artist-designed, enamel label pin featuring an original Bongang design.

The Moonpie Project is an ongoing, rotating mural series curated by artist Michael Roy in memory of muralist Brad Wells. Past Moonpie Project artists include Birdcap,Ninjacat, and Brandon Marshall from Memphis and visiting artists Lauren Asta, Jacob Berkowitz, Killer Napkins, and Vitus Shell. Each mural is on view to the public for two months before transformation by another invited artist. The series is organized in collaboration with and sponsored by Crosstown Arts.
Also happening on Friday, April 7th:
·       “Everything Is Terrible,” new art by Alex Paulus -- Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland, 6-9 p.m.
·       Memphis Fashion Week designers’ runway show featuring Sheila Jay, Beg and Borrow Apparel, This Is Sloane, and Nicole Milleron -- Crosstown Concourse, 7-11 p.m.

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