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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, April 19, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 2050Community artist collective in partnership with its new non-profit Comforting Future Self, both of the ViBe Creative District of Virginia Beach are hosting NYC contemporary public artist Pablo Power April 28-30th for a mural painting and celebration of the finale of 2050Community's "World Class" project, at Lowe's Auto Repair located on 18th Street in the ViBe Creative District. Pablo was a mentor to the international class of 4 emerging artists which included Norfolk interdisciplinary visual artist Corey Wynn. The artists assisted in the concept and design of art and garden installations across three underserved locations affected by conflict, war and extreme poverty in Africa and the Middle East. Pablo and Corey will paint the final mural together during the Something in the Water festival, Saturday & Sunday. The two artists share a synergy and love for transforming images influenced by music and social culture with underlying commentary and common ground. Visitors are encouraged to greet the artists and watch them paint on Saturday between 10am-3pm.
Pablo, a prolific and successful artist, has conducted nearly a hundred exhibitions internationally including Art Basel Miami, Frieze London, MoMA/PS1, bOb Gallery, across NY, LA, Tokyo, Paris and more. He is featured in film and books such as "Beneath the Streets" by Matthew Litwack and JURNE, 2014. He has accomplished works for an extensive list of global companies including MTV/ Viacom, Universal Pictures, Arnold Worldwide, Hugo Boss, Virgin Mobile and many others. He is excited to finally visit the 2050Community headquarters in Virginia Beach and live paint with his local mentee.
Pablo states, "I was initially drawn to collaborate with 2050Community after learning of Stefanie's [the Founder] past work and current drive to build an international arts cohort which will affect positive change on the world. Working with 2050C has been an inspiring opportunity to use art as a platform to connect with a group of artists whose work is created across a vast range of life experiences, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and language divides. In life, we confront division of every sort: economic, skin color, political, and religious. What we do in those everyday encounters and challenges is so powerful and important to affect positive change for the future. As an artist, it's my obligation to rise to show a path forward in a world that will never cease to provide barriers and reasons to divide."
Pablo is currently a board member of Comforting Future Self, the new non-profit associated with 2050Community which formed to benefit the Human Condition through Environment, Experiences and Education. The non-profit allows established artists and art supporters a way to improve conditions in some of the world's most challenging locations by providing art and garden installations, mentoring, and funding towards income generating projects. If you are interested in supporting or particpating you can contact them using the information provided.
2050Community is a private, multi-discipline international arts community of creators and future thinkers based in the ViBe Creative District in Virginia Beach, USA. We design and produce bespoke, curated mixed-genre collaborations and events between established and emerging artists. Our local and international members are selected for their deep history, excellent skills and authenticity in various music, art and street culture. We harness the fast and asymetrical way society, markets and technology are changing by connecting artists, brands and influencers from international regions, with new markets and communities.
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