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Carnegie plays host to artists Hayes and Sharp

The work of two local artists is on display at the Carnegie Arts Center.(Source: WAFF) The work of two local artists is on display at the Carnegie Arts Center.(Source: WAFF)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

The folks at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center are stepping up their game as they feature two local artists: Chandler Hayes and Jason Sharp.

Hayes is known for his mural work on the outside of buildings and his use of spray paint and not a traditional paint brush.

"He's done a lot of art outside," said Kim Mitchell, executive director of the Arts Center. "He's done several buildings in our community and they're all wonderful. He's also done several containers that you can actually see on the highway on the way to Birmingham."

Hayes also has an unconventional medium, opting for a can of sugar-based spray paint.

"It is a different form but there are a lot of people in the country, and internationally, that do this type of work," said Mitchell. "And a lot of the spray paint they use is sugar based and is environmentally friendly."

Sharp, on the other hand, brings his own interpretation to his artwork. 

"He's pretty well known for having several [art pieces] at J.W. Steakhouse," said Mitchell. "He has artwork at several other places and he uses the state of Alabama in a lot of his artwork."

One item that will be very familiar to people in North Alabama, is the Commodore Stephen Decatur. 

"Jason has a real love of children and I think this piece reflects that about his personality. This is a whimsical piece," said Mitchell. "It's wood that he has painted and kind of like a puzzle, so I find it really interesting. It would be great in a kid's room."

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