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Creative Crosswalk Project

Project Description


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The Chapman Cultural Center, in partnership with the City of Spartanburg, the Downtown Development Partnership and OneSpartanburg, implemented crosswalk murals at two intersections in downtown Spartanburg. 

Locations:

King St. & West Main St. | Designed & Painted by Artist Michael Webster
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N Spring St. & West Main St. | Designed & Painted by Artist Matthew Donaldson
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Magnolia & West Main St. | Designed & Painted by Artists' Frankie Page & Adrian Meadows
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Selected Artists:

Chapman Cultural Center staff and Downtown Cultural District Advisory Committee reviewed applications and select two finalists, individual artist Michael Webster, and artist team Frankie Page and Adrian Meadows. USC Upstate awarded a research grant to artist Matthew Donaldson to complete the third crosswalk project.

About the Artists: 

26678028_10156145906903000_360890845884965579_o.jpg Michael Webster is an artist whose focus is the built environments of cities, particularly the relationship of the spatial and the social.   He has completed site-specific projects in Chicago, Moorestown, NJ, Greenville, NC and Talca, Chile, and has participated in residencies at Hambidge Center, Elsewhere Museum, and Penland School of Craft. Recent exhibitions include Locust Projects, Miami, Paradise Palace, Brooklyn, Wiregrass Museum of Art, AL, and the Southside Hub of Production, Chicago. In 2012 he completed an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an assistant professor at Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC.
64915875_2557419354270915_1651808769518075904_o.jpg Born in New York City and raised in Spartanburg, SC, Frankie Page (Alias Frankie Zombie) is a mixed media artist and music producer in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Frankie has collaborated with musical artists such as Pharrell, Miley Cyrus, and John Legend to name a few. The collectors of custom Frankie Zombie apparel pieces span from New York City to Atlanta, to London and his art has reached influencers such as Jon Wexler of Adidas, and Pusha T. His current color balance style was birthed after his mother was suddenly diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2016, prompting his return to Spartanburg. Frankie’s art focuses on positive energy, race relations, spirituality, and health. He prescribes to the notion that individual energy determines how the world changes.
1496036_10201572389620304_1494172483_o.jpg Born in and raised in Spartanburg, SC, Adrian Meadows (Alias To Aspire) is a graphic designer, hand lettering and mixed media artist. Adrian has collaborated with numerous companies such as Adobe Photoshop, Car & Driver Magazine, Buzz Feed News and Makeup Forever. Adrian has also been featured in multiple national and international typography focused books such as GoodType: The Book, Vol 1. and Typism: Vol 3. He believes that art is the most impactful language we have and that people who like guacamole cannot be trusted.
11892369_140574709617984_6134402800617653357_o.jpg Matthew Donaldson is a web & graphic designer, horror fanatic, and tattoo collector connoisseur. When he’s not working, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and seeing the world, having traveled to such destinations as England, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and Thailand. Matthew has over a decade of experience in the design industry, working as a freelance designer, interactive designer, and design educator, and he is currently employed as an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at USC Upstate.

 

Project Timeline:

The project was completed July 21, 2019 with a public celebration of the crosswalks held on July 22!

Project Goals:

  • To create a more vibrant, safe, accessible downtown for pedestrians
  • To increase the inventory of public art in Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District
  • To engage with local artists and provide opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and professional development

 

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This Project is supported by Chapman Cultural Center, the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce through OneSpartanburg, the Downtown Development Partnership, and the City of Spartanburg.

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