Nov. 28, 2016, Tampa, FL - Coppertail Brewing Co., one of Florida’s finest craft breweries, is helping to beautify the city of Miami and raise funds for a Miami elementary school by sponsoring two art installations.
Evan B. Harris of Portland, OR, the artist who has created the distinctive artwork for the Coppertail brand, will paint a mural near Boxelder, a craft beer bar and bottle shop at 2825 NW 2nd Ave in Miami. The mural, located at 286 NW 29th St, is part of the Smashed Canvas Event, one of the largest independently produced mural installations of Art Basel 2016.
Evan will also be painting a mural at the Eneida M. Hartner Elementary School in Wynwood for the RAW Project, (Re-imagining the Arts in Wynwood). The project was created to raise money for schools as well as to give motivation to students by encouraging them to pursue careers in creative media, music and the arts. This is the second school the RAW project has chosen to benefit from the gift of art.
When you speak to Evan, the passion behind his work is clear. "I believe art can change the world by connecting people. It builds bridges of language that can transcend all other modes of communication. It speaks to the soul.”
Coppertail Brewing Co. is pleased to sponsor his efforts in these two installations which will be completed the week of November 28 through December 4. Coppertail’s Director of Sales, Will Isaacson, said, “Wynwood is the heart of the art movement in Miami and it also has a thriving craft beer scene. We thought it made sense to bring Evan’s work, which is so closely associated with our brand, to places where people can enjoy it and be inspired by it. We are pleased to give back to the community that has made us feel so welcome.”
Lovers of Evan’s art will be able to purchase it at a show on Thursday, December 1st at 7PM, as Coppertail takes over the taps at Boxelder. Prints of Evan’s work will be available for purchase there through Friday. Coppertail’s brewmaster, Casey Hughes, will also be present during the tap takeover. Imagination Creation Coalition, Evan’s social practice project, will be auctioning off a piece of art from his Miami show to benefit The RAW Project. More info about the auction can be found on their facebook page at www.facebook.com/imaginationcreationcoalition
Brewmaster Casey Hughes and team Coppertail will also be hosting events with some first time to market beers all week during Art Basel at these locations and times:
Thursday December 1st
Mignonette, 210 NE 18th St, Miami, (5PM - 7PM) Meet and greet with brewmaster Casey Hughes.
Boxelder, 2825 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, (7PM - ?) Coppertail takes over the Taps, brewmaster Casey Hughes and Evan B. Harris will be on site. Evan will have prints on display and available for purchase.
Saturday, December 3rd
Wynwood Yard: 56 NW 29th St, Miami. Coppertail takes over the taps, and brewmaster Casey Hughes is on site. (4PM – 6PM)
The Anderson: 709 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138 Coppertail Beertails Mixology contest Judged by Casey Hughes and team Coppertail (7PM-?)
About Coppertail Brewing Co.
Coppertail Brewing Co. is a production brewery in Tampa, FL, founded in 2014 by home brewer and reformed attorney, Kent Bailey and professional brewer, Casey Hughes. The two wanted to bring more hop-forward and Belgian influenced beer to the thirsty masses.
Coppertail brews and bottles all of their beer in Tampa for distribution throughout Florida. Four core beers are available year round, with seasonal releases and special treatments offered throughout the year. Coppertail beer is available at Total Wine, Target, Whole Foods, Publix, and at the brewery seven days a week.
Coppertail recently won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Co., one of the industry’s most prestigious events. For more information, visit CoppertailBrewing.com.
Gary Kost, Director of Marketing
Coppertail Brewing Co.
2601 E. 2nd Ave., Tampa, FL, 33605
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