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“GREETINGS FROM” CLEVELAND MURAL REVEAL COMES TO OHIO CITY SEPTEMBER 18TH

September 5, 2015

FullSizeRender-32Friends of Graffiti HeArt, Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs, will be bringing their Greetings Tour to Cleveland, Ohio, painting a Cleveland mural in Ohio City the week of September 14th. Victor Ving, former NYC graffiti artist, and his girlfriend Lisa Beggs, professional photographer and Ohio native, packed their lives in an RV and have been touring across the U.S.A. since April, painting vintage postcard inspired murals in cities including Canton, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, New York, and soon our very own Cleveland made possible by Ohio City and Graffiti HeArt with the support of SOLO Block Club and Destination Cleveland.

As a graffiti writer for 15 years, Victor wanted to do something positive for communities with his talent. He and Lisa began collecting the large letter vintage postcards and they use them as reference for many of the murals. “It’s a great way to introduce graffiti/street art into communities”, Victor shared. Victor tries to work with local artists from the city where the mural is being installed. One of Victor’s friends and fellow artists, Alex Tang, is the Cleveland artist working with him on the Ohio City project. Alex is also a friend and supporting artist of Graffiti HeArt. Alex participated at GG9, painting an 8′x 8′ mural at Festival Village on behalf of Graffiti HeArt.

The Greetings From Cleveland mural reveal will take place on Friday, September 18th at 5:00pm in front of the mural located on Chatham and West 25th Street on the south exterior wall of the old appliance and furniture building. FullSizeRender-49in attendance will get an opportunity to witness this new Cleveland landmark and get your picture taken in front of it. For those interested in staying afterwards, Graffiti HeArt will be hosting a rooftop Fundraiser at the The Cleveland Hostel to raise money for its art scholarship fund for underserved youth. The Fundraiser event is a BYOB event and is a chance to gather with friends to celebrate the mural and raise funds for Graffiti HeArt. Minimum donation of $50.00 per person is requested. We are trying to reach our goal of $5,000 and are 20% on our way thanks to David Frame at Serpentini who made the first donation!

For more information about the GreetingsTour Reveal Event or the Graffiti HeArt Fundraiser, please contact Graffiti HeArt at stamy@graffitiheart.org or 440-781-4515.

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