MetaPOP Art & Music Festival — an urban art experience with muralists bringing the element of surprise and spontaneity of live painting to transform colossal plaza columns into dazzling works of art — will take place Friday, Sept. 20, at the Stamford Town Center Annex.
MetaPOP kicks off Stamford Innovation Week, an annual gathering of more than 5,000 people to celebrate innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. Click here for Innovation Week details and full schedule.
The MetaPOP event will feature live music, muralists and video projections, food trucks, pop-up beer garden and cocktail bar. Click here for MetaPOP details.
Here’s a look at MetaPOP activities:
5-9 p.m. - Muralists use spray paint and wheat-pasting techniques to transform massive concrete columns with vibrant 9 x 6-foot murals.
5-5:30 p.m. - School of Rock - Rock 101; New Canaan students show off their rock n’ roll skills and musicianship in performance.
5:30-6:30 pm - Change For A $20 brings high-energy rock and funk favorites by The Beatles, Journey, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters and more.
6:30-8:30 p.m. - The beats continue with a dazzling DJ production for all tastes.
8:30-9:30 p.m. - Projection show by Holly Danger will explore the sonic synchronization of motion, music and mood through video projection, installation and danceable performances.
The participating artists include:
Muralist Jahmane’s work — includings works on canvas, photography, fashion design, screen printing, graphic design, large-scale murals and interior design — has been exhibited through galleries, museums, publications and urban environments.
Jennifer Caviola received a BFA in painting from Pratt Institute and an MFA from Parsons. Her work has been exhibited in NYC, throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, and featured in numerous publications.
Yedi Fresh’s work includes illustration, painting, digital art and mural work, exploding across canvases, notebooks and even some walls.
Epic Uno attended Pratt Institute. Graffiti continues to have a strong influence on his design and typographic approach. He is a professional package designer, corporate identity specialist and illustrator.
Rock 101 is one of School of Rock’s top programs. Students have weekly rehearsals at which they learn to play classic rock songs that have been simplified for beginner musicians.
Holly Danger is a creative director, motion graphic designer, video editor and live-performance video artist. She is the founder of the experimental art space and post-production studio, Danger Gallery, based in Stamford.
Stamford Town Center Annex, 100 Greyrock Place. Friday, Sept. 20, 5-10 p.m. siweek.org