St. Petersburg, Fla. – The Central Arts District and the Morean Arts Center are introducing a new mural to the already phenomenal collection of public art throughout the city of St. Peterburg.
Damir Tabakovic (street name Acud-Akut) is the artist creating this massive landscape, spanning 85 feet on the west side of the Morean Arts Center property – facing 8th Street. This abstract landscape with an overlay of cubism will be worked on daily through October 20.
Acud-Akut has done other St. Petersburg well-known public art displays including a piece on Duncan McClellan’s gallery in the Warehouse Arts District.
Bosnian-born and now lives in Clearwater, FL, his murals are “a statement of existence”. Acud-Akut describes his inspiration for this art form as “represent[ing] freedom and the opportunity to reinvent [him]self” during the war in Bosnia. Acud-Akut fled Bosnia to Berlin where “the graffitied streets were a welcoming contrast to the limitations of war” he stated.
Photo opportunities are welcome as each day brings a new layer to the mural. Acud-Akut plans to work in the morning from 9am-1pm through October 20, if action photos are preferred.
Thank you to the Art Supply Store for making this public art display possible through the donation of 100% of the paint supplies.
The Morean Arts Center, with roots dating back to 1917 as the Art Club of St. Petersburg, focuses on an innovative, community-oriented approach to art and art education. The mission of the Morean Arts Center is to connect people with art and to contribute to the economic development of the region. Operating under the Morean Arts Center includes the Chihuly Collection, Glass Studio & Hot Shop and the Morean Center for Clay. Thank you for the continued support of Smith & Associates.