Walkermole Restaurant in Old Walkerville

Walkermole Restaurant, located at 1840 Wyandotte Street East, today announced that multidisciplinary artist Meca Seph will create a live graffiti art installation on the restaurant’s facade during this weekend’s Walkerville’s Art, Walk and Rock Festival.

The art installation will concentrate on symbolism from the uniquely Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead, and will include religious and ancient Aztec elements. The project will begin on Friday, July 20, 2012 and conclude on Sunday, July 22. Optimal viewing time is 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday July 21, where spectators will be able to observe the artwork’s unfurling and appreciate the breadth, depth and scale of the project.

“We were inspired by the Art Gallery of Ontario’s graffiti art walk,” says owner Mark Boscariol. “Meca Seph’s installation will showcase the wealth of local talent, and will be consistent with urban art in other metropolises.”

Meca Seph is a multidisciplinary artist and Windsor-Detroit native who recently relocated back to the area having lived on the west coast of the United States for many years. His father, a commercial artist working for the automotive trade magazines, inspired him to create artworks at a very early age. During his teenage years, Meca Seph was drawn towards the then emerging graffiti art movement. He has been a graffiti writer for more than 26 years now, and his work has
been displayed in many galleries both in Canada and in the United States. Meca Seph’s work has been described as “dark intricate glimpses into the struggles of urban and modern environments”.

Meca Seph has been featured in publications such as Cranes Detroit, The Detroit News, 12oz Profit, Clutter Magazine and ArtForm. He is represented in The United States and Europe by 323 Gallery East, and is sponsored by MTN Paint Canada.