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Pelham Art Center announces new public art on Third Street: mini-murals by street artists Pablo Power, Misha Tyutyunik and Savior Elmundo unveiled August 27, Community Art Day
Collective exhibition of public art from August 18, 2022 to August 18, 2024
PELHAM, NY. Pelham Art Center has just installed three new public works of art on the Third Street facade of the Pelham Art Center. New York street artists Pablo Power, Misha Tyutyunik (aka MDOT), and Savior Elmundo have each created a 4ft x 8ft artwork on wood panel. These works were performed in the courtyard of the Pelham Art Center on July 27, 2022 during the Cover Lover Remix DJ Party – a day-long festival of art, music and community engagement to mark the opening of the Cover Lover Remix exhibition curated by Dick Burroughs. Cover Lover Remix is a multi-artist juried exhibition of “remixed” album covers that began in 2011 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The exhibition centers on vinyl records as portable multimedia works of art comprising layered sensory and emotional experience. All exhibits measure 24″ x 24″, which maintains the square shape of an album cover, while doubling the size of the cover for added visual impact. These three “mini murals” by Pablo Power, Misha Tyutyunik and Savior Elmundo were imagined and created to express the positive power of art and will remain at the intersection of Third Street and Fifth Avenue for all to enjoy for 2 year.
Public art unveiling on August 27 on Community Art Day
The official unveiling of the new public artwork will take place on Saturday, August 27 during the Pelham Art Center’s annual Community Art Day. In addition to seeing the new mini-murals, attendees of this free community event can enjoy art making, face painting, a drumming and African dance workshop with VashtiDance and other activities from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. . August 27 will also be the last chance to see the Cover Lover Remix exhibition, which will conclude with a gallery discussion from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. with curator Dick Burroughs and several exhibiting artists.
About the artists
Pablo Power is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist who works in a combination of media to construct narratives that inspire people to seek common ground. His work is continually inspired by the formative years he spent in Miami, writing and painting public murals, to introduce something colorful, handcrafted and considerate into places that might otherwise be forgotten, neglected or avoided. Pablo Power’s work is often an exploration of how divergent communities co-exist and relate to each other, as he understands humanity as a delicate balance of layers, layering together to form a common story. He is fascinated by the synthesis of dichotomy and its ability to bridge the divisions that fragment humanity. Pablo’s work focuses on positive affective change and a way forward through the barriers and divisions that exist in our social, interpersonal and individual realms.
Misha Tyutyunik (aka MDOT) is a Ukrainian-born artist, painter, muralist, street artist, illustrator, and most recently virtual reality artist, living and working in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, he travels the world creating murals and is regularly commissioned to paint and illustrate for many well-known brands, publications and collectors. The artist works in a variety of styles and media, to produce pieces that are both visually striking and stimulating. His work, while suited to the task at hand, still retains its personality and aesthetic. Misha balances her life between business, public art and personal work, often painting with youth and community organizations and exhibiting in galleries in New York and abroad. Misha recently won a Fulbright Fellowship Abroad in Ukraine and was one of five artists chosen to paint a sanitation vehicle for the New York Department of Sanitation as part of their “trucks of art” initiative. “.
Savior Elmundo works primarily in collage and abstraction to create compositions that envelop the viewer in the very visibility of their formal processes. Elmundo’s gestural style is imbued with pervasive color and brilliance, resulting in unparalleled liveliness and spontaneity. By layering up to ten compositions on a given canvas, Elmundo achieves a textural complexity that takes time to decipher even though it instantly grips the viewer. Behind the dense network of flowed and splashed lines, this New York native artist unfolds an emotional spindle as dense as his own heritage. His process is rooted in the rituals of NATIVE LATIN INDIAN ceremonies, which he says help him bring out “strength and boldness in squiggles, lines, background color, strength in paint splatters” . In his collage works, Elmundo uses all mediums (acrylic, enamel, spray paint, markers, discs and many more) to create a moment in time, a nostalgic journey that captures eras of pop culture, fashion, music and cinema. His art has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles, attracting avid art collectors and art lovers who appreciate his perspective, energy and creativity. Elmundo also helps other artists through his art movement called “Collage NYC”, which started in 2009 and continues today. Born in Harlem, New York, Savior Elmundo has practiced artistic mediums as diverse as hip hop breakdance and independent cinema. His films have appeared on numerous festival circuits, including the New York Film Festival and the HBO International Latino Film Festival.
For more information on public art calls and other opportunities for artists, visit the Pelham Art Center Calls for Artists page.
This project is made possible with funds from ReStart the Arts, a grantmaking program of ArtsWestchester with support from the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council for the Arts .