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Professional Artist Tom Megalis talks about taking risks in art and not being afraid to make total crap on the road to finding your voice as an artist.
A CHOOLAAH commissioned piece of artfor their Virginia location. A permanent public installment. "Tiger" is a mixed media piece of art comprised of wood, metal, burlap, paper, sand paper, enamel paint and oil sticks. The piece is 37x38 inches with a dept of approximately 2.5 inches.
Completed Jan 2017.
Choolaah Indian BBQ, a growing Chipotle style Indian restaurant has commissioned artist Tom Megalis to create and produce large scale art works for restaurants on Chagrin Blvd, in Orange Village Ohio and for a store in Fairfax, Virginia.
Below: Ganesha, 8 foot pieces to be installed in Fairfax VA Choolaah.
Some fun stuff!
Some my funky line drawings and weird characters are featured on the new kids box for the Choolah Indian BBQ restaurant.
It was great to work with Jay Nesbitt from Wholesome International who said the space at Choolaah was inspired by art museums. He gave me lots of room to play and hopefully I will be doing more art for Choolaah in the near future.
Here's the box flat. Try to imagine it folded! I will post picture when I get a box.
I am excited to announce that I was selected for MOCA Cleveland's The Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator Program.
Adam Lerner, the the Director and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver), came by my studio for a visit. Very exciting.
Lerner is the curator of MCA Denver’s wildly successful touring retrospective of Mark Mothersbaugh’s work, Myopia, which will come to MOCA Cleveland in the summer of 2016 in a joint presentation with the Akron Art Museum.
Thanks again MOCA CLEVELAND and Nesnadny + Schwartz!
Fatso Fobee. A short film I wrote and directed.
During heavy times of art production, I rarely take the time to clean. Things just keep piling up and sometimes that pile or junk makes it into a piece. "Waste" is bad word in my studio.
Some behind the scenes at the Tom Megalis Studio.