Artists Talk Features M-20 Bridge Muralists DeCaussin and Salamon
July 13, 2021, Midland, MI. – M-20 Bridge muralists Cam DeCaussin and Joey Salamon will present an artist talk about their work on Thursday, July 22nd at 7 pm at the Creative 360 Gallery. The event is co-sponsored by Creative 360 and Parker Lane Studios, with financial support from the Midland Area Community Foundation.
The M-20 Bridge Mural Project, which began this month, was commissioned by the Midland Area Community Foundation. Public Arts Midland, an initiative of the MACF, provided their expertise in the application and selection process.
Applicants for the project were asked to design a mural that incorporated the stories and history of Midland. The pool of applicants was narrowed to a short list that was extensively interviewed by the selection committee.
“We had very strong projects to choose from,” remarked Dacia Parker or Parker Lane Studios and a member of the selection committee. “We ultimately chose this project because it represented our community – its past, present, and future, in a bold and beautiful way.”
DeCaussin and Salamon have worked together on a number of projects across the country including a 2020 mural in Chandler, Arizona. They have a unique artistic partnership because their styles are very different. The result is a piece that is both abstract and realistic with vibrant colors, bold patterns and intricate scenes.
Salamon, who is based out of Detroit but grew up in Midland, combines bold geometric patterns and bright colors in his work which includes projects from album cover art, to street murals to restaurant interior design. DeCaussin, whose realistic scenes reflect the complexity of the people in them, is currently based in Phoenix, grew up in Detroit. The two met while studying design at Grand Valley State University.
“We are excited to co-sponsor this event with Parker Lane Studios,” said Creative 360 director Laura Vosejpka. “This will be a great opportunity to hear Salamon and DeCaussin discuss their artistic process, how they collaborate, and the specific challenges associated with both mural work and this particular project. There will be time for questions and light refreshments will be served.”
There is no cost to attend, however donations that support Creative 360’s mission to provide environments where all people can experience the creative process are always appreciated.