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  • Craig Cheply
  • Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:46 am
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  • My Real Name Craig Cheply
  • Location: Tempe, AZ
  • Age: 63
  • Occupation: Professional Artist
  • Interests: Life
  • About Me: In 2003 Craig Cheply put on the largest solo documented museum exhibit (in scope and scale) of any kind in AZ.’s state history utilizing his 8 commissioned murals (now 10) plus 27 of his Contemporary Realism paintings for the theme of the show at the Arizona Museum of Natural History. The “Dawn to Dawn-Past, Present, Possible Futures” exhibit not only visually and verbally represented the murals and fine art showing the different subject matters and times during the 24 hour day, but also the “dawning” of natural and un-natural evolutions that have taken place in history. His focus on Southwestern skies, landscapes and flora captures his vision while also addressing social, political and environmental issues related to the dramatic population growth in the region and beyond that are still in flux. He was one of two muralists chosen out of 35 AZ. applicants to work with the New York City based Evergreen Painting Studios team to paint 10,000 square feet of murals on the west side entrance in the Bank One Ballpark in 1998 now renamed Chase Field. Educated at F.I.T. (A.A.S.) and Pratt Institute in New York, he received his B.F.A. in Interior Design from Arizona State University in 1980. He has done set design, scenic and special effect painting for the theatrical, motion picture, television and entertainment industries (member of I.A.T.S.E. local 485 since 1994). Craig has been Lead Scenic Artist for the motion picture features “Everything Must Go!”, “Queens of Country”, “Piranha-3D”, “Middlemen”, “Young Americans”, and scenic artist “The Kingdom”, "Three Kings", "Buffalo Soldiers", "Beastmaster II and III", "Four Eyes and Six Guns", and "Harley-Davidson and the Marlboro Man” plus many others. Craig’s artwork’s are in Private, Arizona Museum of Natural History-City of Mesa, Burton Barr Central Library-City of Phoenix, AZ, City of Glendale, AZ, City of Chandler, AZ permanent collections. Please just Google his name for more worldly info. and feedback… Studio visit by appointment only.

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by ehoeveler on Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:06 am
Dear Craig; We all wish you a Happy Birthday and
hope you'll be celebrating another year as a creating artist.
Take care, and Enjoy.
Ehoeveler and everybody at ASC
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by ehoeveler on Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:57 pm
Happy Birthday, Craig. We are thinking of you
on your day and hope you're doing well.
The gang at ASC
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