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agosto 31, 2017 - Starbucks

12 stunning locally designed art collaborations at Starbucks

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By Heidi Peiper/Starbucks Newsroom

Sometimes the piece may be a hidden gem to discover, a landscape taking shape in an airport concourse or a simple line drawing tucked away in an alcove. Other times it’s a show-stopper, like the two-story Siren that floats down an open staircase in Cambodia. Every #starbucks store has a story to tell through its art, including hundreds of one-of-a-kind works of art created by artists from nearby communities.

Lara Behnert leads the #starbucks global art program, working with artists and store design teams around the world. “When we look for artists, we look for muralists, printmakers, wood carvers – #people who work with their hands,” Behnert said. “We love finding emerging artists with a focused perspective and style, who feel in line with how we are – optimistic, thoughtful and full of new ideas. There’s an essence of joy at #starbucks, and we want #people to feel that through our collaboration with these artists.”
The bespoke pieces range from street art to traditional watercolor paintings, delicate paper tapestries to hand-forged metalwork. #starbucks was founded in 1971, so Behnert tends to look stylistically for work that feels contemporary to the years since. The commissions tell stories of coffee, community and sometimes #starbucks mythology.
“The mission and values of the company talk about inspiring and nurturing the human spirit one neighborhood at a time,” Behnert said. “Art is a powerful way to bring those ideas to life, and there’s no better way to do that than by creating jobs for artists in the communities we’re part of.”

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