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Torocity Artists create art installation on Four Saints Brewery tasting room wall

Posted on 04/04/16
Torocity Artists create art installation on Four Saints Brewery tasting room wall Mike Garci & David Wilson from Torocity Designs

Asheboro, NC - The first of five selected artist will soon debut their artwork for the Four Saints Brewing Company Art Wall Project.  David Wilson and Mike Garci are a Durham, NC art team known as Torocity Designs.  They are creating a collage-based, upcycled relief work of art on a designated 12 foot wide by 4.5 foot tall wall inside Four Saints tasting room. 

The Art Wall Project calls for artists to create on-site at the Four Saints tasting room, located at 218 South Fayetteville Street in downtown Asheboro.  Torocity Design’s art project, a take on the “Four Saints” figures synonymous with the Asheboro-based brewery, will be on display April through June 2016.  An artist meet-and-greet is scheduled for Friday, April 15 between 5:30 p.m. -- 7 p.m.  The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend this family-friendly event.  For more information email [email protected] or visit Four Saints website at: http://www.foursaintsbrewing.com/four-saints-art-wall-project.html .  Learn more about Torocity Designs' art by visiting their website: http://torocitydesigns.com/

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Artist Bio: Torocity Designs is a Durham-based art partnership between friends, Mike Garci and David Wilson.  Torocity Designs produces collage derived visual art with a variety of materials, including metal, wood, and glass.  They make every effort to incorporate found or up-cycled materials into their creations.  They are utilizing reclaimed vintage materials from the Four Saints brewery building for their upcoming art wall project.  Their collage incorporates mixed media artwork and depicts imagery of the Four Saints, enjoying what they know well: “Great Beer for Great People”.  

David Wilson serves as the captain for Torocity’s Art Wall Project.  A noteworthy project from David is the creative façade of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture in Charlotte, NC.  David is also a 2011 McColl Center for the Art and Innovation Artist-In-Residence, and served as a lead artist for the African American Music Heritage Trail located in Kinston, NC.  He lives in Apex, NC with his wife and three children. 

About Four Saints Brewing:  Four Saints Brewing Company is an almost year old brewery located in Asheboro, NC.  Recently named one of the Top Ten New NC Breweries to Know by VisitNC.com, Four Saints prides itself on creating great beer and surrounding itself with great people. Currently, Four Saints Brewing Company beers are available, on draft, around the Triad and Triangle areas. 

Four Saints features North Carolina-based artists as part of their “Great Beer for Great People” beginning business model.  “We believe the arts are an integral part of every healthy and thriving community,” according to Joel McClosky, Chief Executive of Four Saints. “Being able to showcase local artists in our taproom through this project is one way we can support, enliven, and encourage the arts in our rejuvenating community.”  

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 will be on display for a period of three months. The complete Art Wall Project, with rotating art installations, will begin March 2016 and conclude October 2017. Each artist will be honored with a public meet-and-greet reception. As an added bonus, each artist will also design a limited edition t-shirt to commemorate their project. These shirts 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

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