Pop-up art has arrived in Carlsbad April 2nd - 25th and is on display at 15 downtown businesses. The Carlsbad Village Association and the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office collaborated to engage established artists to use a wide array of media on display in different storefronts and inside local businesses in the Village.
Carlsbad realizes an inclusive vision of the arts and culture in everyday life, while stimulating an expanding creative sector economy. Original and unique artistic creations, as temporary public art, spur dialogue and enhance the Village as a destination. Meet one of the five artists participating in this temporary art experience.
Cedric Major Mitchell is a Los Angeles based glass artist from Oklahoma who honed his skills while attending Tulsa Community College studying business. Learning about the glass art form as an emerging local hip-hop artist while recording in the music studio, he immediately enrolled as an elective. As a student, he quickly transitioned into an apprentice and instructor at The Tulsa Glassblowing School.
Inspired by an eccentric mix of Graffiti Art, Pop Culture, Mid-Century Modern and Memphis Design. Cedric creates work that ranges from functional to decorative art, combining simplicity in design with bold colors to craft hand-blown vessels with a purpose.
Artwork on Display at:
The Studio Glass Movement
The Studio Glass Movement, made famous by artists like Dale Chihuly, is the modern use of glass as an artistic medium to produce sculptures or three-dimensional artworks. The American Studio Glass Movement began in the mid-1960s giving artists the foundation to design and produce original works of art from glass. For the past 50 years the movement has had rapid developments, putting glass at the forefront of contemporary art and craft. The glass art community continues to grow in new directions while holding on to its traditions.
For more information on the Pop-up Art Experience, its artists and participating business locations where artwork is on display through April 25th, click here.