The 2013 Fringe Mural
This coming festival, Know Theatre is excited to again partner with our friends at Higher Level Art to create an exciting 12 day mural project on the south wall of Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Stay tuned for more details and updates during the project!
Past mural projects:
The 2012 Fringe Mural
From the artists:
"We tackled the Know Theatre's exterior walls for a 5th time this past Summer... Four of us each took a sliver of the wall to paint images in styles and techniques we personally enjoyed the most. Design, Portraiture, Illustration and Screen-printing are all referenced in the 4 individual sections. The intent of this year's treatment was to stray from the expected "graffiti" painting that we are so often branded as. As per usual the folks at Know were more than gracious in allowing artistic license in whatever we wanted to take on. Short story long, we each wanted to do our own thing, so we did. There is a "watermark" of KNOW throughout the overall image... We hope the video expresses the positive vibes of the festival and surrounding party itself. Enjoy, holler!"
For more information about Highler Level Art, visit their website at HigherLevelArt.com.
The 2011 Fringe Mural
From the artists:
"We've completed our 4th Annual mural project at Cincinnati's Know Theatre. For this year's theme we decided to go ANTI-Mural. Partially playing on the recent pop culture validation of "Graffiti" in the sanctioned art world. In a nut shell, the wall itself evolved over a 10 day period from a blank wall with a single tag on it to a full scale graffiti production with characters and subversive content, only to finally be covered up by patches of latex swatches attempting to conceal it's existence... and it's all on video. The patrons of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival that were present to witness the project were visibly confused as to what could possibly be going on with the painting. Once they asked, or were informed by, one of the 15+ visiting artists that were involved, all became intrigued in the concept of a Video/Mural. As well as simply letting a few audience folks know what we were up to, we also invited "one and all" to come scribble, paint or express themselves on the wall. We supplied the paint, they supplied the message. Considering the fact that murals "need" to have approval by those who walk, work, and exist near them, we felt there was no better way to achieve that than letting them do the work. It was a great time! We had approx 300 people over the course of 4-5 hours ransack as high as they could reach on the wall. Then... We let it stay. What we had done was covered up, once again. The only way the actual mural will live on is online via the QR code pasted in the center of the wall."