Windstar Cruises’ Star Class ships getting murals

Ships become a canvas for Miami-based artists

Windstar Cruises has debuted the first of three onboard murals as part of a collaboration with Miami-based Fountainhead Arts.

Fountainhead selected three different Miami artists to board three of Windstar’s ships to create murals this fall and winter. The murals adorn the large top deck wall aft of the Star Grill on Star Breeze, Star Legend and Star Pride.

we are nice’n easy recently completed a tropical mural on Star Breeze (pictured above) as it sailed from Vancouver to San Diego in September. Husband and wife artists Allison Matherly and Jeffrey Noble collaborate together under the moniker we are nice’n easy, and they focus on creating immersive, mixed media installations. They describe their work as “developing a visually cohesive subtropical vernacular with our material choices and use of repeated motifs.”

While Allison and Jefferey were aboard Star Breeze to paint the mural, guests were able to observe them at work and attend a “reveal” event. After the event, they hosted a table at dinner with VIP guests, as well as conducted an evening seminar for guests and crew explaining the mural’s conception, design, meaning, and installation process.

Future Windstar mural installs/programing include artist Magnus Sodamin, beginning aboard Star Pride later this month (sailing from Boston to San Juan on 23 October) and Elaine Defibaugh, and aboard Star Legend (sailing from Lisbon to Miami on 3 December).

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