White Plains just got a whole lot more gorgeous with the addition of a vibrant mural in front of the ArtsWestchester headquarters. New York City painter Wane One was awarded a public art commission from the arts council to paint a 1650 square foot street art installation directly in front of the building on Mamaroneck Avenue. The public art project was commissioned in celebration of ArtsWestchester’s 20th Anniversary in its historic White Plains building.
The piece, titled “Brighter Colors Better Life,” is a wonderful collaboration between ArtsWestchester, The City of White Plains, The White Plains BID and Kite Realty’s City Center.
Artist Wane One in front of a finished mural of his in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as part of the Plaza Walls Mural Festival.
It’s “inspired by ArtsWestchester’s enduring presence in Westchester County,” says Wane, formerly from West London in the UK. “The secret to longevity is adaptability and transformation. The arts adapt and transform, and they endure. The deconstructed geometric shapes, harmonious buildup of oversized 2d prisms, and vibrant hues in my design pay tribute to the dynamism of downtown White Plains, while the shifting colors are a nod to the transformative powers of the arts as embodied by ArtsWestchester.”
Once finished, the new public art piece will serve as a colorful welcome mat inviting residents and visitors into ArtsWestchester’s two-story gallery and into its nine-story building filled with artist studios and creative businesses.