Mural by Pat Perry
World-renowned artist, Pat Perry transformed urban landscape by creating a large-scale public mural on the north side of the Grizzly Peak building (near 117 S. Ashley St.).
The artist was commissioned by the Ann Arbor Art Center on behalf of 3Mission Design and Development (Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.) as part of the Art Center’s new Art in Public initiative, focused on creating art experiences in the public realm.
This project was made possible by the generous support of Grizzly Peak Brewing Co., the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, First Martin Co. and Bank of Ann Arbor, as well as the contributions of several individuals who are passionate about art in public spaces.
Pat Perry is a Detroit-based artist, originally from Grand Rapids, MI, who often works itinerantly. He writes and makes pictures through careful and cautious observation. Pat primarily works as a painter, as well as an illustrator and an obsessive filler of sketchbooks and travel journals. Pat’s outdoor work and murals can be found in New Zealand, Iraq, Finland, Zurich, Cleveland, New York, Canada, Berlin, Washington D.C., Detroit and now Ann Arbor, Mich. His impressive list of clients includes The New York Times, Twitter, Vice Magazine, Sony/Epic Records, Atlantic Records, and The Guardian, among others. He’s been awarded residencies in Katmai National Park and has been a guest speaker at OFFF Barcelona, OFFF Montreal, University of Michigan, and Domestika’s MAD in Madrid.
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