Global creative house Justkids recently took its artistic vision to Fayetteville Arkansas to launch a brand new and one of a kind public art event “Green Candy”. An art action aimed to create community conversation around waste and sustainability through interactive and participatory art. The successful event was commissioned by Experience Fayetteville, the convention and visitor center of the city which received thousands of arts enthusiasts during the four days event.
Artists invited were Bordalo II, Ernest Zacharevic, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Marina Zumi, as well as locals Jason Jones and Gina Gallina. They were selected by Justkids curator Charlotte Dutoit either through the artist choice of material, the context where the art is situated, and/or through their selected iconography.
Portuguese “thrasher” sensation Bordalo II, who just finished his impressive solo show “Attero” last week in Lisbon, contributed with a large scale exempt sculpture made out of local trash titled Deer Half Deer. The piece – assembled in less than 3 days – depicts the local fauna mid-battle and is located in the front yard of the city’s historic Walker Stone House.
Brazilian duo Bicicleta Sem Freio took over the interior of the historical building, creating a tropical environment.
Argentinian Marina Zumi paid homage to micro and macro balance with a large scale rendering of her cosmic beehives produced in tune to the recent eclipse.
Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic playfully depicted local fauna the Arkansas Black Bear now displaced to the urban ecosystem of Downtown Fayetteville square.
Local Northwest Arkansas artists Jason Jones also joined the lineup with a bold statement piece, greeting city bikers on the scenic urban bike trail.
Gina Gallina joined the bike trail with a giant strawberry yarn installation piece hanging from a beautiful tree.
Green Candy ran parallel to Fayetteville Roots Festival, a celebrated event whose amazing efforts to leave zero carbon footprint are a highlight and model for all cultural productions.
Check out the official Green Candy video and get a closer look at the art displayed at the event.
Photo Credit Justkids