Mark Galloway takes part in Nelson-Atkins Exhibit!

By August 29, 2013Art

We’re happy to announce that Mark G. has been feverishly working away on a new collaborative art project opening at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art!

The project is the vision from Asheer Akram, local artist and metalsmith, building a fully working and drivable Pakistani Cargo Truck. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Akram’s Pakistani Cargo Truck Initiative has been an impressive undertaking over this past year, with Mark Galloway lending his painting and artistic skills as part of a mural to adorn the truck.

The opening is featured alongside other artists of Pakistani descent, as part of the Nelson-Atkins’ “Echos” Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists exibition.

Originally planned as a soft opening, the Cargo Truck will be unveiled this evening, August 27th at 7pm, on the northern side of the Nelson-Atkins Museum, and on display for 3 months before touring the country.

You can read more on Asheer at his site, AsheerAkram.com, and a great interview about this project at The Pitch’s site.