3D Street Art Installation for Refugee Awareness - 'Refugee: Here but Not Here...' by Anthony Cappetto (with Wendy Stum) of Art for After Hours

This 3D installation recently completed takes a serious turn to show 3D street art's ability to bring a message to its viewers.

Art for After Hours 3D street artist Anthony Cappetto with Wendy Stum created the art at the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Venice, Florida this year as we have been regular participants since 2010 with many 3D exhibition works. This one was more important to us in its message and delivery.

This is a video clip we did during the event in which Cappetto is blowing bubbles in solidarity with our refugee girl whom an aid worker had given a bottle of soap bubbles to entertain her for a few moments, taking her away from the stark conditions around her.

'Refugee: Here but Not Here...' Anthony Cappetto with Wendy Stum

In the spirit of the Sarasota Chalk Festival's 2017 theme of Evanescence, we present the story of a refugee child.  Amidst the rubble and desolation of a stop on her journey, she blows bubbles representing some of the nations with the most dramatic refugee crises. We selected South Sudan, Syria, and Myanmar (Burma).  As a child, enjoying for the briefest of moments - a chance to be a child while sharing a message with the viewers.  We the viewers hear and read about refugees' plights, but our thoughts move past them as we put down the information and move on with our lives.

They are 'here but not here...'.

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Anthony Cappetto is an internationally recognized 3D street artist working in chalk, paints, to create thoughtful, conceptual works across the world.  Founder of Art for After Hours in 2001, the first professional company designing and creating 3D street painting and mural art for corporate, festival, tradeshows, and exhibitions.  Cappetto has brought his work to projects in the United Kingdom, Europe, UAE, India, Japan, Uruguay, Mexico, and across the USA. 

Cappetto is also an Early Adopter of Immersive and Emerging Technologies such as augmented and virtual reality (4D) as part of his 3D street art installations in the USA and India.

Wendy Stum is Marketing Director of Art for After Hours, an avid member of the street painting art industry, and assist with projects such as these.  See more about us on our About page on the Art for After Hours site.

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'Fall Pumpkins, Pretzels, and Mason Jars of Beer!' 3D Chalk Art at the Queens Beer Festival, Long Island City, NY

At the LIC Flea & Food space in Long Island City, Queens, NY September 30-October 1, 2017

We were brought in by LIC Flea & Food to bring the 3D chalk art experience to the Long Island City community as part of the Queens Beer Festival.  

A fun weekend with 3D chalk art, and a fun festival.  How did we get there...  Let's see...

A fun weekend with 3D chalk art, and a fun festival.  How did we get there...  Let's see...

Anthony Cappetto of Art for After Hours beginning the onsite sketching...

Anthony Cappetto of Art for After Hours beginning the onsite sketching...

All 3D art starts with the sketch... Here's ours...

 

Our concept sketch for the project...

Our concept sketch for the project...

3D chalk art in the early going...  We are big fans of creating our designs live and by hand.  For us the art is in the full execution of the work especially for live events as a tool to bring the public into the creation of the art itself.

3D chalk art in the early going...  We are big fans of creating our designs live and by hand.  For us the art is in the full execution of the work especially for live events as a tool to bring the public into the creation of the art itself.

The pumpkins after enhancing the a rough layout with beautiful, colorful chalk...

The pumpkins after enhancing the a rough layout with beautiful, colorful chalk...

Cappetto working on the pretzel...

Cappetto working on the pretzel...

A daytime picture of the 3D art as completed at the Beer Festival.

A daytime picture of the 3D art as completed at the Beer Festival.

Posing atop of the mason jar of beer...

Posing atop of the mason jar of beer...

A reverse angle of the same art work where you can see the anamorphic 3D illusion effect.  The proportions change dramatically to get the 3D result actually drawn in 2D.  

A reverse angle of the same art work where you can see the anamorphic 3D illusion effect.  The proportions change dramatically to get the 3D result actually drawn in 2D.  

Whether around the world, around the USA, or in our hometown here in NYC, LICtalk to Anthony Cappetto at Art for After Hours for your next 3D chalk/street art concept.

Whether around the world, around the USA, or in our hometown here in NYC, LICtalk to Anthony Cappetto at Art for After Hours for your next 3D chalk/street art concept.

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'A Puzzling Reality...' 3D Street Art by Anthony Cappetto at Part of Antwerp Festival in Antwerp, Belgium

I had the pleasure this month to be invited to participate in 'Part of Antwerp', an international art festival as one of a group of top street artists creating 3D street painting at indoor and outdoor locations along the Port of Antwerp.  I was the sole American artist participating at the Festival. This is my 3D street art piece - 'A Puzzling Reality...'.

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This piece in its concept uses a motif of fading imagery and approach starting with the puzzle itself.  Viewers noticed a puzzle piece that had fallen out of the vertical panel which is actually the 'real' of the group of sunflowers in a field with dragon flies under a blue sky with clouds.

The puzzle piece at left falls onto the puzzle on the ground area in front of the vertical while I pick up another piece to put into place.

The puzzle itself fades away into reality in a similar way to different drawn aspects of the art themselves fading from completion such as the sunflowers, leaves in higher detail radiating from the seed centers to the grass at the bottom front of the 3D illusion.  The dragon flies, drawn from the standpoint of a graphic complete the connection of the art as a cohesive 3D anamorphic illusion by Cappetto.

3D Street Artist Anthony Cappetto (USA) interviewed by ATV.be as part of artist ensemble at Part of Antwerp Art Festival - September 2017.

Cappetto 'testing' the puzzle piece to make sure it fits...  :D

Cappetto 'testing' the puzzle piece to make sure it fits...  :D

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Thank you to my hosts, Part of Antwerp, the Add More Colors Agency, Nele, and the full team who made our artist experience exciting, fun, and fulfilling! 

Freedom: A street art statement on political social climate in America by Anthony Cappetto and Wendy Stum

As created in Baltimore, Maryland, September 2017

'Freedom': 8 feet wide by 16 feet deep. Chalk on pavement at the Little Italy Madonnari Festival in Baltimore, Maryland.  Artists: Anthony Cappetto (lead) with Wendy Stum.

'Freedom': 8 feet wide by 16 feet deep. Chalk on pavement at the Little Italy Madonnari Festival in Baltimore, Maryland.  Artists: Anthony Cappetto (lead) with Wendy Stum.

In the spirit of moral statements buried in the guise of still life’s in Europe in the 17th-18th centuries, we have designed this piece to make a statement on our current administration.

From a base drawn in the interior samples from Trump Tower NYC Lobby, that is tacky brass, black marble, a bust of what I call the thoughtful (moral) person hovers.  The bust is wrapped in 18k gold barbed wire, the left side of the bust has red, white, blue streams following the edge symbolizing America.

The Freedom is expressed with bright butterflies escaping the barbed wire – free expression, the strength of the Constitution and American Principles victorious: free. Breaking free of oppressive thought and behavior this current administration is trying to impose upon the American People.

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Wendy Stum (pictured) refining anamorphically drawn barbed wire as part of 'Freedom'...

Wendy Stum (pictured) refining anamorphically drawn barbed wire as part of 'Freedom'...

The weather was pleasant, allowing us to bring our statement to life...  Below are details from the piece...

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There is the rough beauty in the art which expresses our message...  

All designs done by us begin with a simple yet approved to proceed sketch.  This sketch is the one for 'Freedom',

All designs done by us begin with a simple yet approved to proceed sketch.  This sketch is the one for 'Freedom',

Completed 3D Street Art Piece 'Freedom'.

Completed 3D Street Art Piece 'Freedom'.

We felt that in this current social/political climate in America that a statement needed to be made in favor of the true strength of the American People against oppression, many different 'isms', and a recollection of our Nation's true ideals of Optimism and the highest ethical, moral aspects of our People.

'Betta Fish Kite' 3D Street Painting by Anthony Cappetto in Crewe, England...

August began a string of new, exciting projects for Art for After Hours starting with a whirlwind trip to the friendly town of Crewe, England where we participated in the 'Chalk it Up' Festival.

Below:  Anthony working on his 3D illusion in the morning... 

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And at the end of the Festival, completed 'Betta Fish Kite', a 3D street painting by Anthony Cappetto of Art for After Hours. The art measures 12 feet wide, 16 feet deep, took two days to complete.

Back to new projects in Baltimore, Maryland and Antwerp, Belgium...  More to follow... Stay tuned...

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Street Art Installations and Events - New York City

Street Art comes in all sizes, concepts, 2D, 3D, and 4D all according to the concepts of the artist and of the clients we work with here at Art for After Hours.  Check out our appearance at the first Community Field Day Event for the Battery Park Community in New York City on June 30th.

Anthony Cappetto of Art for After Hours with the project 'Dragon Flies and Sunflowers', a street art installation as part of Community Field Day in Battery Park in New York City. July 2017. 

Anthony Cappetto of Art for After Hours with the project 'Dragon Flies and Sunflowers', a street art installation as part of Community Field Day in Battery Park in New York City. July 2017. 

Below we have pictures of the full experience, one that tied in the conceptual street art along with a fun, engaging, ground event involving many young children or as we envision - the street painters of  the mid 21st Century...

Wendy Stum from Art for After Hours getting some base color down before the kids arrive...

Wendy Stum from Art for After Hours getting some base color down before the kids arrive...

One of the young ones putting the finishing touches on the full art experience where we had many, many children take part and have a great time.  In background right - Anthony Cappetto

One of the young ones putting the finishing touches on the full art experience where we had many, many children take part and have a great time.  In background right - Anthony Cappetto

Anthony Cappetto posing for a picture with the head of the snake just before the kids descended upon the pavement which of course was the purpose of the pavement portion for this project! 

Anthony Cappetto posing for a picture with the head of the snake just before the kids descended upon the pavement which of course was the purpose of the pavement portion for this project! 

Working on the professional portion of the install...

Working on the professional portion of the install...

Finishing touches on the head of the snake...

Finishing touches on the head of the snake...

Detail of one of the sunflowers...

Detail of one of the sunflowers...

Pink dragon fly...

Pink dragon fly...

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We find creating and sharing our creativity in street art exciting in the large conceptual projects and rewarding especially when we can share with the community; bringing the art experience to viewers and participants, young and older.  Especially in New York City where we live as well as across the US and around the world.  Talk to us at Art for After Hours and let's see where we can bring the street art out together.

 

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Conceptuality, Interactivity, Unique 3D Street Art and 4D Installs by Anthony Cappetto

Conceptuality, Interactivity, Unique 3D Street Art and 4D Installs by Anthony Cappetto

Anthony Cappetto, Founder and Lead Artist of Art for After Hours on not only how but why a prospective client should be considering us for taking the next step in the future of anamorphic and illusionary 4D art/emerging technology installations using 3D chalk and painted murals.  Contact us for your next event, exhibition, or installation.   artforafterhours.com

Our New Site: More Interaction, Conversations, and of course 3D, 4D Installs

Art for After Hours is excited about our new, interactive site to show our select projects, our breadth of services, and our conversations about 4D immersive installations using emerging technologies:

  • Augmented Reality (AR): Still and animated models
  • Virtual Reality (VR): Walkthroughs, demos, immersive events.
  • Via our tech team:  App development, 3D design, Interfaces, and Integration
  • All 4D tied in with our 3D murals, floor, walls.
Monitor screen grab of AR in action! 3D floor and wall mural done live at major festival in Venice, Florida.

Monitor screen grab of AR in action! 3D floor and wall mural done live at major festival in Venice, Florida.

3D murals painted live...

3D murals painted live...

Wendy Stum viewing 4D with public seeing the mix of traditional 3D illusion with 4D emerging technologies in Art for After Hours 4D immersive installtion.

Viewing 4D on monitor for public viewing, streaming video clips for social media...

Viewing 4D on monitor for public viewing, streaming video clips for social media...

 
Over 2,000 people passed through this 4D immersive installation for the experience of art/tech together as one cohesive illusion by Anthony Cappetto and Art for After Hours.

Over 2,000 people passed through this 4D immersive installation for the experience of art/tech together as one cohesive illusion by Anthony Cappetto and Art for After Hours.

 
3D Murals - Conceptual, thoughtful...

3D Murals - Conceptual, thoughtful...

3D Install (1 of 2 pieces...); Big 5 Construction Tradeshow in Dubai, U.A.E.

3D Install (1 of 2 pieces...); Big 5 Construction Tradeshow in Dubai, U.A.E.

3D mural floor, wall as one total illusion: #dubaicanvas Dubai, U.A.E.

3D mural floor, wall as one total illusion: #dubaicanvas Dubai, U.A.E.

 

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4D Immersive Installations using AR, VR with 3D Murals by Art for After Hours

What is a 4D Immersive installation and what makes the experience for the attendees?  Talk to Anthony Cappetto of Art for After Hours for more information.  Please have your approved budget and event dates ready when contacting- thanks.  For your next event, tradeshow, or launch - Art for After Hours, remember #4disthenew3d

 

When 4D animation becomes part of the 3D chalk mural, we are combining or mingling 21st century computer technology with the animated models as well as the coordination with the hand drawn (or pre printed) street artwork blending art past and contemporary.  Below is a video and still compilation of 4D in action.  This piece is called ' Visions of Cambodia', a dry chalk piece 30 by 40 feet in size with a 4D emerging technologies component. 

When 4D animation becomes part of the 3D chalk mural, we are combining or mingling 21st century computer technology with the animated models as well as the coordination with the hand drawn (or pre printed) street artwork blending art past and contemporary. 

Below is a video and still compilation of 4D in action.  This piece is called ' Visions of Cambodia', a dry chalk piece 30 by 40 feet in size with a 4D emerging technologies component. 

 

We have been big fans of using emerging technologies such as AR, VR, virtual spaces, and more in our projects and demos and now offer the 4D immersive installation experience with our 3D murals hand drawn live, pre printed, and digitally delivered with the look of chalk or paint for larger projects in multiple locations.

Art for After Hours site setup with AR running via iPad...

Art for After Hours site setup with AR running via iPad...

Enjoy the experiential work of Anthony Cappetto bring the traditional hand drawn work in chalk, and or paint.  Of course for multiple sites, tight deadlines Art for After Hours can create the hand drawn chalk experience with pre printed art, digitally produced for layout around the US and around the world.

Enjoy the experiential work of Anthony Cappetto bring the traditional hand drawn work in chalk, and or paint.  Of course for multiple sites, tight deadlines Art for After Hours can create the hand drawn chalk experience with pre printed art, digitally produced for layout around the US and around the world.

Through the app, the animated AR can be seen in the form of fluttering butterflies and a hummingbird...  Pictured Anthony Cappetto, designing and lead artist for 'Visions of Cambodia', the first public art display of 3D chalk art and 4D emerging technologies (augmented reality).

Through the app, the animated AR can be seen in the form of fluttering butterflies and a hummingbird...  Pictured Anthony Cappetto, designing and lead artist for 'Visions of Cambodia', the first public art display of 3D chalk art and 4D emerging technologies (augmented reality).

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3D Murals- Walls, Floors, More for your Next Project...

3D Wall, Street Murals with Art for After Hours

 

We are excited about street art murals as a way to bring a 3D illusionary experience, sharable with the public on a regular basis as part of the local landscape...

Detail of a 3D illusionary mural for private residence in Geneva, Switzerland.

Detail of a 3D illusionary mural for private residence in Geneva, Switzerland.

3D mural install for a juice store in Queens, NY...

3D mural install for a juice store in Queens, NY...

3D vertical portion for installation in San Francisco, CA, 15 feet high by 20 feet wide

3D vertical portion for installation in San Francisco, CA, 15 feet high by 20 feet wide

 

Art for After Hours brings a creative, thoughtful direction to our designs with our clients in mind - across US, internationally, and in our neck of the woods in New York City.  Talk to us today about your 3D mural project...

 

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