World-renowned muralist Case Maclaim is currently in the US where he just finished this splendid mural the Art (Re)Public festival in Jacksonville, Florida.
Case, who arrived a month ahead of the other muralists follows in this new mural Art (Re)Public’s curatorial theme, ‘Modern City of Dreams’ being inspired by Jacksonville’s Golden Age. His character, from which we only see the torso and hands, holds a stacks of books. One of these books is titled “Story of 100 years”, a nod to the wall’s neighbouring buildings, as well as our city’s rich history as an arts and cultural capital. Other titles include Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, possibly to suggest the potential for a creative awakening in Jacksonville.

The rest of the participating artists will be arriving next week on November 4, officially kicking off Artists Week. The lineup includes artists like RekaINOWaone from Interesni KazkiKenorCYRCLE, René Romero Schuler, Astrograff, Nico Holderbaum, and many others soon to be announced.

About Art (Re)Public
Founded and curated by Jessica Santiago in conjunction with Iryna Kanishcheva, the project’s urban art consultant, Art (Re)Public is a project with a mission; it aims to establish Jacksonville’s urban core as a nationally recognised Art District that will eventually unify the community, elevate the their creative spirit and raise consciousness of the city through the universal language of art.

Want to know more about the project and the participating artists? head to their website or just follow them on Instagram @artrepublicjax

All images © Iryna Kanishcheva

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Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.

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