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Electric Street Art

About the project

The Electric Street Art project is a public art initiative whereby City-owned hydro boxes will be transformed into works of art. Led by the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) and Guelph Arts Council (GAC), the project aims to beautify Downtown Guelph and make art accessible to all.

Initially being run as a pilot, one hydro box at St George's Square will be used by artist Jason Inglis to create a piece titled 'Post Oblivion'. In 2015, permission will be sought to decorate other hydro boxes in the downtown core and if successful, there will be an application process whereby all artists can apply.

 

About the artist

Jason Inglis is a Guelph-based artist who works with many types of media. His preferred medium is black and white ink; he also really enjoys pencil crayon and acrylics. His abstract works deal mostly with chaos, horror and zany things. He draws inspiration from Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft novels, comics, and old video games. He lives in an apartment in downtown Guelph and has a dog named Maggie.

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Stay tuned for images of the finished work, coming soon!

Tipping the artist

This project also works to expand economic opportunities for artists and offer a new engagement point for community members through tipping for artists. Just as you would tip a busker for an artistic experience, with this project you have the opportunity to tip the artist via PayPal, credit card, or bitcoin. All contributions go directly to the artist.

TIP JASON INGLIS IN SUPPORT OF 'POST OBLIVION', currently being painted in St. George's Square >

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