Red Bull Curates – Canvas Cooler Project 2014 – Philadelphia

Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project hosted an energy-packed gallery event at Arch
Enemy Arts 
 in Philly last
night, Thursday , September 25th, to a packed crowd of partygoers who
came to view the coolers that were customized by 20 different
established and emerging artists from the Philly area.  

Handpicked and curated by Arts Fund, the artists included street artist Kid Hazo,
painter/sketcher Dessie Jackson, neo-pop painter Thomas Buildmore,
and portrait artist Caryn Kunkle.  All were tasked earlier in the week to transform blank, canvas wrapped Red Bull
coolers into pieces of art that were inspired by their own style.

A roster of local Philly artists and critics, such as artist Gabe
 and his father James Tiberino, a famed visual artist in his own right, street art aficionado RJ Rushmore, the co-founders
of Arch Enemy Arts, along with all the gallery attendees voted on the best two coolers on-site. 

 Street artists AirRat and Distort received
the honors
last week with their distinctive designs and will get the opportunity
to show their art during the Scope Art Show during Art Basel Week in
Miami in December this year.  As an additional perk to support the
artists in their career, all of the coolers
will be donated to various venues in the Philadelphia area (per below)
as works of art to support the artists who took part in this project.

 Connor Benner
Hannah Taylor

Artist Venue
AirRat Ortliebs
Ticky Kung Fu Necktie
Jason Andrew Turner Buffalo Billiards
FlyGirrl iCandy
Conrad Benner Electric Factory
Bob Will Rein Raven Lounge
Thomas Buildmore Lucha Cartel
Ryan Beck Milkboy
Tim McFarlane Tango
Maritza Ranero Garage
Kid Hazo South Bowl
Distort Underground Arts
Pete Zembley Sugar House
Jon Krause Bottle Bar East
Caryn Kunkle Fringe Arts Building
Hannah Taylor Dolphin
Monique Ligons Silk City
Dessie Jackson Union Transfer
Jae Martin Handle Bar
American Queen TJD Bob and Barbaras
Photos provided by Red Bull