Monday, November 5, 2012

Sarasota Chalk Festival

Another grand time was had at this years International Chalk Festival in Sarasota Florida.  This years theme was "circus" and we were honored that the famous daredevil and tightrope walker Nik Wallenda was part of our street painting.  Here are a few shots of the festival and our piece.  More pics to come as I get thru them from our trip!  The piece below was designed by Anthony Cappetto and was worked on by myself, Anthony, and Wendy Stum.  We were the Art for AFter hours team!

Finished "High Wire" street painting 

Just hanging around :)

Part of the other street painters

Anthony Cappetto and myself working the wire!

Anthony, Wendy, Nik Wallenda, Denis Kowal, and myself

Nik Wallenda carrying Festival Director and Founder Denise Kowal across the rope!

Having Fun!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

MeccaFest in Carrollton, Georgia

This month has been full of many wonderful excursions.  It started with working on a mural at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, worked its way to Georgia for a street painting, wound its way to Minot, ND to do a lecture and school visit and is going to be ending the month on a week long street painting event in Sarasota.  And that doesn't even count the other fun things that happened in between all of that!  Definitely am loving the creative energy that is being expelled currently.  Hopefully I can keep the energy and excitement going into November.

SO, back to the street painting in Georgia.  I had such a great time down in Carrollton, Georgia at MeccaFest and was really happy to have met so many wonderful people along the way.  As a project thru Art for After Hours, it was great to finally get a chance to get out of the Atlanta Airport that I so often am stuck at.  Thru the course of 2 days, I created this 12ft x 16ft 3D street painting of an Indonesian landscape.  Hope you like!

Friday, October 19, 2012

TerraCotta Mural at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

After a week and a half, I am pleased to see that the mural at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is done.  It was a great time working on it and definitely am glad that this one will be staying up a little longer than the Rembrandt mural that was done earlier this summer.  The mural itself is in the TerraCotta Warriors shop on 2 at the end of the exhibit, so if you happen to be down at the MIA before January, check it out and let me know what you think!

Here are a few pics of the mural
The finished mural

Progress on the leaves

This was about half way thru
Here the tree was looking a little bare

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Upcoming projects this fall!

Well, hard to believe that we are into September already, but am looking forward to some upcoming projects that are near! They range from street paintings in the south and east and another mural at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts!  Here is the upcoming schedule and look forward to post some pictures as soon as I can!!!

Oct. 13th and 14th:  will be doing a 3D street painting for MeccaFest in Carollton, GA

Oct. 15-20:  Will be completing a mural for the Terra Cotta Warriors show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  The mural will be located in the second floor gift shop!

Nov. 1-7:  Will be working with Anthony Cappetto on a large 3D street painting for the Sarasota International Chalk Festival in Florida

Late November:  Will be doing a 3D street painting on the east coast :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Rembrandt Gala Mural

I am finally back posting again. After a whirlwind spring full of projects, I am happy to finally share some pictures of the latest and largest mural to date that I have worked on. With a little over a week and 3980 square feet, I think it turned out pretty cool. I will be posting a more in depth post about the process of creating such a large mural in another one soon, but wanted to get this up and running. The theme behind this mural was one of back alley, graffiti laced amsterdam dance space. It was created in the US Bank Gallery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and am pretty sure the walls haven't looked like this before :) Stop back soon to see the process shots of the project! And to make the project even more cool, the piece was lit up in black lights for the Rembrandt gala Friday night. I think you will be able to tell which one is the lit up one!!!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Street Painting at Artisphere 2012

This past weekend, I was fortunate to have created another street painting at the Artisphere Festival in Greenville, South Carolina with Art for After Hours.  This was my third year being down there and I have to say that the festival is one of the best I go to each year!  The hospitality and the crowds were amazing as always.  Other than a deluge of rain on Sunday which prevented us from doing a third day of street painting, I think the street painting this year turned out pretty well.  The original art used for this piece was created by Daryl Thetford and was used as the festival poster this year!  Thanks to Daryl for allowing me to recreate his amazing art.

2012 Artisphere Street Painting by Shawn McCann
"News Person, Original Art by Daryl Thetford"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

3D wall murals, regulare mural work and street painting samples.

3D illusionary piece for Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

3D wall mural for Technology Festival, Mumbai India
3D street mural for International street painting fest, Sarasota Florida

3D piece for the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

2D piece for Artisphere, Greenville, South Carolina

3D piece for Deluxe Corporation, Social Media Pond, Shoreview, MN

Trompe L-Oeil mural for Vast Enterprises showroom, Minneapolis, Mn

2D banner mural Bike Night, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2D banner mural Bike Night, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Monday, January 16, 2012

Well, it is hard to believe that my Indian adventure has come and gone, but I can easily tell you that I had an experience of a lifetime!  From the warm hospitality of everyone on campus at IIT Bombay, to the atmosphere at Techfest, the trip was one that i will never forget.  Of course the main people I must thank include Anthony from Art for After Hours, whom I am one of their artists and was brought on board for this project.  I also am grateful to Rajat, Animesh, Anish, Aseem, Palash, Julian and everyone else that I forgot to mention!  There are way too many memories to start writing a book here, so I will let the photos speak for themselves :)

Finished large mural - 96ft x 15ft

Finished small mural - 25ft x 15ft

On my morning walk to work ;)

The artists from CreatOne.  Worked on Graffiti mural next to my piece

My trusty assistant Julian Fernandes!  He helped make the small mural come to life!