The fourth of five selected visual artists begins his creative journey as part of the Four Saints Brewing Company’s Art Wall Project. The inaugural visual art installation series spans almost two years. The project provides five regional artists each the resources to produce a three-month art installation across a 12 foot interior taproom wall. The mission of the All Wall Project is to foster artful discourse among the local community. Greensboro-based visual artist, Michael Messer is the fourth featured artist. Michael will hold a public work session in the F.S.B.C. taproom on Friday, March 31 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The public is invited to stop by, meet the artist, and become more familiar with his mixed media creative process.
Michael Messer’s complete art installation will be on display at the F.S.B.C. taproom April 1 through June 30, 2017. A free, public meet-and-greet event is scheduled for Friday, April 21 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. For more information on Michael Messer visit his Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/mfmesser/. For more information on the Four Saints Art Wall Project, visit http://www.foursaintsbrewing.com/four-saints-art-wall-project.html .
About the Artist: “I believe that artwork used effectively in a public setting can assist in piquing the interest of the public in the general practice of art making, as well as educating and inspiring the public on a wide variety of issues. I’m really interested, artistically speaking, in simple rules that make complexity. Complicated organic systems, such as in fern leaves, blood vessels, or seashells, are accomplished due to simple, repetitive mathematical rules. So anything I make, I want it to be based on that principle.” – Michael Messer
Michael Messer graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentration in Sculpture in 2015. He earned First Prize at the University of Tennessee’s 2015 “Artists of the 21st Century National Juried Exhibition.” His art was published multiple times while a student in UNCG’s Coraddi Art and Literature Magazine. During 2016 he traveled to upstate NY to participate with Salem Art Works as an intern Artist-In-Residence. Michael continues to create art including several recent commissions from his studio located at the Forge Makerspace in downtown Greensboro. You may find Michael’s work locally at the Student Art League of the Triad (also in Greensboro) and via his Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/mfmesser/ .
About the project: The inaugural Art Wall Project selected five visual artists to create separate compelling works of art on-site utilizing a designated 12 feet long and 4.5 feet high blank wall in the Four Saints Tasting Room. Each of the five works of art are on display for a period of three months. The complete Art Wall Project, with rotating art installations began March 2016 and concludes October 2017. Each artist will be honored with a public meet-and-greet reception. A goal of the project is to offer insight and foster dialogue between the local community and the regional visual artists. As an added bonus, each artist’s designs are featured on limited edition merchandise to commemorate their project. These items will be available for sale to the public. For more information on the Four Saints Art Wall Project, visit http://www.foursaintsbrewing.com/four-saints-art-wall-project.html .