NoDa Canteen Now Open with Huge Moss Wall

NoDa Canteen Now Open with Huge Moss Wall

NoDa Canteen is now open at Camp North End (1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206). This tropical haven is the perfect addition to the area (and a mile from our studio!!). Canteen offers a gorgeous space that co-founders Scott Lindsley & Joey Hewell designed themselves to resemble both their other location, NoDa Company Store, and the jungle vibes of Bali, Roatán. 

Torrie and I have known Scott & Joey for what seems like years now. Back when we did social media, we managed the NoDa Neighborhood Instagram and we able to feature all of the great work these two humans do for our city – Farmers Markets, opening the NoDa Company Store, Free Food Sundays and now NoDa Canteen! When they called and wanted a green wall we knew exactly what to make. Our lead Moss Artist, Ashley Schewzyk, put so much love and attention on this beauty. 

Our green art is part of a floating wall, 15′ wide x 5 ‘h, flanked by gorgeous coral paint. We are OBSESSED with how this piece turned out. The lush ferns, foliage, mosses, mushrooms – all preserved mind you – are simply stunning. Check out this awesome reel from opening night.

Our 15'x5' floating Moss Art wall inside NoDa Canteen during a bustling opening night.

Some of the awesome team of artists helping to being this piece to life (Back to Front: Molly Kennelly, Susannah Bryant, Ashley Schewzyk)

A little behind the scenes at the NoDa Canteen installation day.

GO SUPPORT

Canteen is now open at Camp North End. We are so grateful to Scott & Joey for trusting us to be a part of this magic. Go out and support! And if you ever want to meet up there – just hit us up! We’d love to come join for a drink… or two! 🙂

MENU: Local beer, wine, sangria and more. Snacks available too!

HOURS: Mo: closed​ | ​Tu: closed​ | ​We: 12P-9P​ | ​T​h​: 12-9p​ | ​Fr: 12P-10P​ | ​S​a​: 11P-10P​ | ​Su: 11A-8P

Moss Art at The Mint Museum

Moss Art at The Mint Museum

We have the honor of being a featured artist in the Mint Museum Uptown! Gordon Holliday (@Roole.co) invited us to be a part of his show, Yasuke: The Hidden Ronin exhibit. Our Moss Art was a perfect addition to this eco-conscious, “art-full” experience. Check out all the details below on how you can view our work IRL.

Side Note: If you’ve been following us online for a long time and have yet to order a piece from us or see any of our work in real life, this is the PERFECT opportunity. Having a chance to view these piece away from a screen is a game-changer. Trust us… Moss Art is meant to be enjoyed in person – the dimension, the lush factor, the connection to nature – it is totally worth seeing!

Art Exhibit: Yasuke: The Hidden Ronin

About the Exhibit: The story of Yasuke is a fascinating story about the first black samurai. In understanding the history of traditional Japanese quilts, images of what Yasuke would wear in today’s modern times, inspired by contemporary fashion elements, were developed. In an effort to incorporate more sustainable methods of creation, donated, reworked, and up-cycled leftover materials were used to create this exhibition. Utilizing the traditional Japanese quilting style of Sashiko and Boro, 10 modern kimonos were created to honor the intersection of African and Japanese cultures through Yasuke.

Artists on Display: The Savage Way, Breonna Collier, Cordrell Colbert/ JMPCUT, Daremen Jones, Fart.PDF, CHEEKS.CLT, BRUTALBLOOM, JUS10, MAUVEOSHUN, Garreth Doug, Justin Hicks, Wabwilam Mugala, and Demarc Ramanand.

Dates: July 8, 2022 – to September 15, 2022.

Location: The Mint Museum Uptown (500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202), Level 5

Hours: Open to the Public during Museum Hours:

  • Sunday: 1-5pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11am-6pm
  • Wednesday: 11am-9pm (Free from 6-9pm)
  • Thursday: 11am-6pm
  • Friday: 11am-9pm
  • Saturday: 11am-6pm

How to get to the show: 
1. Enter at the Mint Museum Uptown and make your way to reception.
2. Purchase your ticket. ($15 for Adults, Mint Museum Member always free, Kids 4 and under free)
3. Yasuke Exhibit with our Moss Art is located on Level 5. Your ticket gets you access to the entire museum with artists displayed on every floor, but we are only on Level 5.

All items are available for purchase. Here is a list of all of our work! Shoot us an email ([email protected]) with any questions, or simply purchase here at the shop link.

PIECE 1: Nature’s Power House (Lion): Size: 48″ x 48″, Price Point: $3150
PIECE 2: Growing Wild (Flower Circle): Size: 30″, Price Point: $1350
PIECE 3: Earth Renewed (Pole Circles): 8″ (qty 4): $150 ea, 12″ (qty 3): $200 ea, 18″ (qty 2): $275 ea
PIECE 4: Hope for the Future (Fern Circles) QTY: 6 (sold individually), Size: 24″, Price Point: $350 ea
PIECE 5: Free Spirit (Bohemian Floral Frame): Size: 24″ x 36″, Price Point: $1850
PIECE 6: She’s Bloomin’ (Vibrant Floral Frame): Size: 24″ x 36″, Price Point: $1750
PIECE 7: Showstopper ( Large Fern Frame): Size: 48″ x 60″, Price Point: $4400

 

Charlotte FC Launches Inaugural Season With Clean Graffiti

Charlotte FC Launches Inaugural Season With Clean Graffiti

Charlotte is now officially a soccer city, and we are here for it! Charlotte FC, our city’s first professional MLS team, has taken the Queen City by storm. Did you catch the last game against Nashville SC? Our guys electrified the arena with a 4-1 win! It was incredible.

THE CAMPAIGN

Here at The Savage Way, we had the opportunity to collaborate with Charlotte FC on a Clean Graffiti campaign. Our guerilla style of outdoor advertising was used to create some hype around the inaugural season and asked the important question, “Are You Ready to Party?!” We placed 18 Clean Graffiti spots in high foot-traffic areas to spread the word. Spots ended up in areas such as Plaza Midwood, NoDa, Elizabeth, Uptown, and Wesley Heights.

Eight photo collage of Clean Graffiti (a pressure washed message on a sidewalk) for Charlotte FC in Charlotte, NC.

THE DESIGN

The design of the stencil for this reverse graffiti campaign consisted of a crown, along with the words “Are You Ready to Party?” and the Instagram handle; @charlottefc. The four-point crown represents the team’s logo, the tagline enhances the energy, and the handle is so you can connect with the team first hand. This eco-friendly medium is an innovative way to connect with the audience.

Photo of a feet standing near a Clean Graffiti message that reads "Are you ready to Party? @CharlotteFC" on a sidewalk in Charlotte, NC.

The Savage Way placed a Clean Graffiti spot for Charlotte FC on the Uptown streets of Charlotte, NC.

Clean Graffiti is created by making a contrast on the sidewalk using high pressure water over a custom stencil. (A Clean Message on a Dirty Sidewalk as we always say).  Not only is reverse graffiti eco-friendly, but it’s an eye-catching message that can be used for brand awareness campaigns, events or a call-to-action. The spots can be placed anywhere a sidewalk is present making it not only creative, but accessible to everyone. 

So yeah, we are ready to party! The energy that Charlotte FC is bringing to this city is palpable. Stoked to have another team to cheer for! Learn more about Charlotte FC and get game updates on their website & Instagram.

 

The Savage Way Launches Online Shop

The Savage Way Launches Online Shop

Moss Art for Home | Interior Design

For years we have been asked to open up an online shop with some smaller, custom art for the home. Well, in December 2021 we FINALLY got it together and launched the The Savage Way Online Shop. Our Moss Art pieces make beautiful additions to any space and are maintenance-free! That’s right – no water or sunlight required! Everything is made from real moss that has been preserved! We are excited to offer this home line for anyone to easily order straight to your door. Check out a breakdown of all the products below.

Preserved Moss Art for sale in The Savage Way online shop. Six items for sale are displayed.

FERN CIRCLE

One of our most popular Moss Art pieces is The Savage Way Moss Circle, it comes with a variety of different elements including sheet moss, mood moss and ferns.  Add it to different spaces, like a kitchen, living room, office space, or even in a bedroom, to create a calm vibe. As shown below, the Fern Circle adds a perfect pop of greenery to brighten up any room.

The Savage Way Fern circle hanging in a modern, colorful dining room. 

MOOD MOSS BOWL

Our Moss Bowls just keep on selling out! These are a fan favorite which makes sense, I mean look at them! Our Moss Bowls bring the perfect amount of nature to any room without any maintenance! The bowl is a weathered, rustic style of wood. Each bowl is unique, so the texture and sizing can vary slightly. We are in the process of offering multiple sizes – Stay tuned here for updates.

A gorgeous preserved Moos Moss bowl by The Savage Way sitting on a chic, modern kitchen counter.

CLT MOSS ART

We are a local Charlotte, NC based business and we wanted to create a piece that was close to home. This CLT Moss Art piece is the perfect gift for any Charlottean to add to their home or office space! It comes in two different colors, Chartreuse (lighter) and Basil (darker). It is the most affordable item on the website and makes a great gift whether it is for a friend, spouse or family member! Like our other products, this is made from preserved moss that requires zero maintenance.

Two images of a mossed "CLT" piece of art. One laying on a table and one being held by a Client.

HAMSA MOSS ART

Lastly, we have the Hamsa Hand which is known as the Universal Sign of Protection. It is known to bring fortune and fertility, as well protection against the evil eye. If it is hung with fingers pointing downward it is to let more goodness, luck, fertility and abundance into your life. Hanging with fingers pointing upward signifies protection against negative energy. Our Hamsa Hand comes in two different colors: green and royal.

Two Preserved Moss Hamsa Hands, one jewel toned and one all green by The Savage Way.

We also have a variety of one-of-a-kind pieces on the site including Homer, this Rainbow Box, a Lion and a sticker pack! We constantly are testing new ideas in the studio and we update the site whenever a new item is for sale. And like we tell all of our clients, if you don’t see something that you like, hit us up! We can make custom work and help bring your vision to life.