Summer Spray 2022

Summer Spray has returned for 2022! During this summer long event, a 1,300-square-foot mural will be created outdoors on West Goodale Street, between High Street and Park Street, by 10 local artists. Participating artists will also showcase their work in an exhibition space at 1137 N High St. for 10 weeks in the Short North Arts District.

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ARTIST MURAL: JULY 23
ARTIST EXHIBITION: SEPTEMBER 10
ARTIST MURAL: JULY 30
ARTIST EXHIBITION: AUGUST 6
ARTIST MURAL: AUGUST 6
ARTIST EXHIBITION: AUGUST 13
ARTIST MURAL: AUGUST 13
ARTIST EXHIBITION: AUGUST 20
ARTIST MURAL: AUGUST 20
ARTIST EXHIBITION: AUGUST 27
ARTIST MURAL: AUGUST 27
ARTIST EXHIBITION: SEPTEMBER 3
ARTIST MURAL: SEPTEMBER 17
ARTIST EXHIBITION: SEPTEMBER 17
ARTIST MURAL: SEPTEMBER 17
ARTIST EXHIBITION: SEPTEMBER 24
ARTIST MURAL: SEPTEMBER 24
ARTIST EXHIBITION: OCTOBER 1
ARTIST MURAL: SEPTEMBER 24

2022 SUMMER SPRAY ARTIST BIOS

ROGER BRACKINS

@nvtivechild

My name is Roger Gene Brackins. I am a self-taught, Cleveland-born, visual artist. I incorporate realism with a large amount of abstract thought within my work. I can take any subject(s) and display them from my scope. My lens focuses on capturing the emotion of a piece, while still giving a clear message of who or what the subject at hand is and what they represent.

ARTIST MURAL: JULY 23
ARTIST EXHIBITION: SEPTEMBER 10

ARIEL PEGUERO

@apegdesign

Ariel Peguero is a Dominican American artist residing in Columbus, Ohio. Ariel is a muralist and graphic designer who makes it a point to blend technology with analogous art making methods. He most recently has been working with murals and augmented reality to host workshops and gallery experiences. Acquiring a BFA in Advertising & Graphic Design from the Columbus College of Art & Design and a minor in Fine Arts, he focuses on curating experiences and building engaging, interactive and unique campaigns around them.

Expertly versed in the Adobe Suites, he blends platforms to create the iconic visuals that brands need. Notable clients include Pepsi, Cash Explosion, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Woodford Reserve and Abercrombie & Fitch. Born to two Dominican parents and immigrants to the US, Ariel has a unique perspective on what it means to be an American. There is a complicated dynamic that exists where the American-born child is raised in a family of majority immigrants. This is a theme that is constantly popping in Ariel’s work. Through the careful curation of events and symbols from his past that have imprinted onto his psyche, he uses his art to explore the impact this has had on his family, his relationships with significant others, friends, and colleagues.

ARTIST MURAL: JULY 30
ARTIST EXHIBITION: AUGUST 6

LANEY BABY

@laneybabyart

Laney Baby is an artist from Columbus, Ohio specializing in both traditional painting and digital art. Her inspiration comes from her vivid dreams and spiritual journey. She genuinely enjoys her creativity. She creates dream-like masterpieces and loves all things surreal.

ARTIST MURAL: AUGUST 6
ARTIST EXHIBITION: AUGUST 13

NICHOLAS SCHUKAY

@schukayartistry

Rendering portraits is my passion, and a true portrait can display a life’s journey. Capturing a person’s life through an expression is my ambition, although I lacked the skill set in my younger years. Until my eleventh year, when I met a professional portrait artist: Bill Kufahl. Observing my natural ability, Kufahl decided to take me under his wing. In my thirteenth year, I accepted my first commission of a toddler with the deepest cobalt blue eyes. I still can recall such a deep sense of accomplishment that dawned my art career. For seven years I studied under Bill Kufahl, upon my eighteenth year I embarked into the art world with his knowledge/expertise. 

ARTIST MURAL: AUGUST 13
ARTIST EXHIBITION: AUGUST 20

KHAILA CARR

@baby.lumpia

Khaila Carr is a Columbus-based artist whose work is influenced by color, psychedelia, grass, and glitter. Khaila makes work through the lenses of being a Queer, Filipino-American woman. She often explores themes within her dreams, love and relationships, sexual and mental health, spirituality, and of course… life as a dog mom.

Khaila believes in the power of autobiographical work as a means of storytelling and community building through her reflected personal experiences.

ARTIST MURAL: AUGUST 20
ARTIST EXHIBITION: AUGUST 27

DANE KHY

@dane.khy

Columbus-native, Dane Khy, is a freelance artist/editorial illustrator under the pseudonym, WithOneLine, and an emerging painter who has been honing his skills into the public art space. Dane has worked with a list of national brands, and although they have been rewarding, he finds more value and enjoyment creating in his community and for the city of Columbus. He opens up his studio door at Chromedge during Franklinton Fridays to welcome aspiring artists and share resources that have helped him on his journey as an artist. Two subjects that will continue to inspire his work are his family’s Chinese/Cambodian roots and the relationships humans share with animals. 

ARTIST MURAL: AUGUST 27
ARTIST EXHIBITION: SEPTEMBER 3

LANCE TURNER

@laaaaance

Lance Turner has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art in Los Angeles, CA; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis,TN; the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, FL; The Southern Nevada Museum of Art in Las Vegas, NV; The Farmington Museum of Art in Farmington, NM; and the Woodruff Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta, GA. His work was recently published in issue 118 of New American Paintings. Lance Turner was born in North Carolina in 1985. He graduated from Memphis College of Art with a BFA in Painting and Art History, and a MFA in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design.

ARTIST MURAL: SEPTEMBER 17
ARTIST EXHIBITION: SEPTEMBER 17

CATHERINE NIEMEH KALEEL

@catherinekaleel

Catherine Niemeh Kaleel (she/her) has recently moved to Clintonville via Los Angeles, CA to continue her studio art practice, paint murals and teach private art classes for grades 7 through adult. A few of her achievements are designing a tour shirt for Father John Misty, being represented in the Stroke Art Fair in Munich, being a Navasota, Texas Artist in Residence, a solo show at iam8bit, and receiving both a BFA and MFA in fine art painting. Kaleel is a first generation SWANA-American (Southwest Asian North African).

ARTIST MURAL: SEPTEMBER 17
ARTIST EXHIBITION: SEPTEMBER 24

SHAYLA LOE

@shayla_wigand

Shayla Loe is an artist raised and currently living in Columbus Ohio. She attended and received her BFA in Painting from The Savannah College of Art and Design in the spring of 2020. While at The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Shayla has showcased in a plentiful of group shows within the department and outside. She had her BFA dual show, TRANSFORMED, in the spring of 2020 at The Stables Savannah. Outside of Savannah Shayla has also participated in a number of online exhibitions and locally in Ohio. Shayla focuses on encapsulating atmospheres that transcend and connect the physical realm to the spiritual. Shayla uses her continuing experience as a born-again Christian to influence and form her work.

ARTIST MURAL: SEPTEMBER 24
ARTIST EXHIBITION: OCTOBER 1

STEPHEN DAVIS

@pierce_davis

Stephen Davis is a local designer, artist and mural painter. As a Columbus native and graduate of The Ohio State University, Davis has deep roots in and love for his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. During his time at OSU, Davis attended the SACI Institute of Art in Florence, Italy where he studied painting and printmaking. After graduating, he began his career as a graphic designer and artist for a Fortune 500 company before founding Pierce Davis Photography and Design in 2015. Mural work has become one of his preferred mediums in recent years, painting for several clients across the country and locally. One of his recent favorites was the colorful Ohio Black Lives Matter mural that he designed and painted with friends this past summer across from the Ohio Statehouse.

ARTIST MURAL: AUGUST 20