This year I had the pleasure of creating a mural at Anita Stroud Park in Charlotte NC. The No Barriers Project is a Knight Foundation Cities Challenge project that seeks to identify physical barriers that often serve to divide neighborhoods and invite the residents who live there to talk and reimagine the space as something new they build together.

One of the ideas behind the Día de Los Casi Muertos project is to get people talking and thinking about how we live life. In July as part of Art + Aperitif I set up a camera and asked visitors to select a question at random..Leading up to the opening I’ll be sharing their thoughts […]

The Día de Los Casi Muertos project has had a lot of help from the community. Pam Murray, who organizes the Plaza Midwood Tuesday Night Ride (PMTNR), helped make a whooping 200 flowers in about an hour at St. Martins Episcopal Church. The Spoke Easy was able to provide swag bags for teams that made the […]

Chair Fair – Yard Art Day 2016
September 9, 2016

Nicholas Holman had an idea to make a mini festival in his back yard, but where would all the people sit? They would bring their own chairs of course. It would be called Chair Fair. It happened this year as part of Yard Art Day. The chairs were created in memory of a loved one […]

Two Turntables and an ArtPop Billboard July 5, 2016 | By Bernie Petit Categories: Blog | Tags: ArtPop, Julio Gonzalez Why This Matters: ArtPop showcases the work of local artists on billboards across the Charlotte region. Julio Gonzalez’s 2016 ArtPop billboard. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A set of Hello Kitty markers changed everything for […]

Duke Energy STEM Mural Project
March 8, 2016

Julio Gonzalez and the members of Duke Energy’s Latinos Energizing Diversity (LED) Employee Resource Group wanted to do something different for an educational outreach program in Charlotte-area schools – something unexpected. “We thought, ‘Well, putting a fresh coat of paint on a school playground is fine, but what if we tried to engage students more […]

2016 ArtPop Artists Announced
December 8, 2015

ASC has announced the 20 regional artists that will be part of ArtPop in 2016. ArtPop is a program in which local artists submit their work to be displayed on available billboard space. ASC, Adams Outdoor Advertising and ArtPop founder Wendy Hickey partnered to launch the local program in 2014. Billboard installations will begin the week […]

November 19, 2015

Julio Gonzalez is a self taught multidisciplinary artist. Born in Atlanta and raised in the South. The work utilizes tropes and symbols to suggest a narrative that is intentionally obscured. His work is heavily influenced by his love of Maya culture and comedy and has been described as bold, vibrant, and controversial.  I enjoy travelling […]

I Am Quixote Festival – 11.12.2015
November 12, 2015

I had the honor of creating a piece of art for the I Am Quixote Festival. THE DEMISE OF CHILVERY. ACRYLIC ON BOARD WITH VARNISH. 10×24”. 2015. Cervantes relates the story of Don Quixote as a history, which he claims he has translated from a manuscript written by a Moor named Cide Hamete Benengeli. Cervantes becomes a […]

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