Knoxville, TN – Visit Knoxville has partnered with Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs of the Greetings Tour to create the “Greetings from Knoxville” mural (part of a nationwide series) to be located at 1143 N Broadway on the side of Nothing Too Fancy’s print shop near K Brew. The painting of the mural will begin on April 6, 2017 and be completed by April 12, 2017.
The Greetings Tour is looking to create Greetings murals in all 50 states. With the support of Visit Knoxville, this will be their 24th mural and their first piece in the state of Tennessee. Some of the imagery of the artwork includes iconic images of Knoxville including the Sunsphere and the Tennessee Theatre’s vertical sign as well as popular new spots like Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.
“Visit Knoxville is committed to projects like the Greetings murals as it helps tell the story of Knoxville in a visual, artistic way that both visitors and locals can enjoy,” says Visit Knoxville president Kim Bumpas. “This is one of many mural projects we have partnered on with artists. We have enjoyed working with Victor and Lisa to make this a reality. Also we are thankful that the owners of Nothing Too Fancy came to us with this great idea.”
The artists will be selling vintage large letter postcards collected on their travels at the mural location throughout the duration of painting. Proceeds will go towards supplies and travel costs.
To see the creation of the mural online, be sure to follow @visitknoxville on Instagram.
About the Artists
Mural artist, Victor Ving, and photographer, Lisa Beggs, are a couple on a cross-country road trip in their RV creating interactive murals that will become future landmarks. The ‘Greetings Tour’ seeks to create public art that will capture the pride of local residents for their hometowns and spark the interest of visitors and tourists. The two artists have been traveling select cities throughout the United States since April 2015 painting modern murals with spray paint inspired by vintage large-letter postcards. At each stop, Lisa’s photography and recommendations from locals will serve as reference for letters in the mural given back to the cities. Local artists and businesses will be invited to collaborate. For more information, visit www.greetingstour.com
Victor Ving is a former NYC graffiti artist who now utilizes his aerosol art experience to create public murals for local communities. He is one of the co-owners of Klughaus (http://klughaus.net) and Graffiti USA (http://graffiti-artist.net) mural agencies.
Photographer Lisa Beggs was born and raised in Ohio. Upon graduating from Ohio University for Commercial Photography and Dance, she moved to New York City where she began shooting. Lisa’s portfolio can be found on her website (http://lisabeggs.com)
About Visit Knoxville
Visit Knoxville (Knoxville Convention and Visitors Bureau) is the official CVB for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. Visit Knoxville is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private company that works together with the community, business leaders and local and state government to further develop Knoxville as a premier leisure, meetings and travel destination.