April is Beer Month in North Carolina. NCArtsEveryday has been so busy with Poetry Month that we almost let the month slip-by without a shout-out to artisan beverages AND the creatives that design the labels.
Today we salute all the artists and designers who create labels for North Carolina beers.
Here’s a label for a new beer from Kinston’s Mother Earth Brewing, Park Day Bohemian-Style Pilsner. The label was painted by Robert Crum from Salisbury.
The inspiration for the name Park Day came from a trip that Brew Master Josh D. Brewer, Mother Earth co-founders Stephen Hill and Trent Mooring, took to Wilson where they visited the home of internationally renowned artist Vollis Simpson. Before his death in 2013, the City of Wilson and the N.C. Arts Council began efforts to restore 30 of Simpson’s whirligigs and move them to the newly established Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in downtown Wilson. After making a visit to the Whirligig Park, Brewer, Hill and Mooring decided that the name Park Day would be a perfect fit for the new beer, representing a great outing for the day as well as one of the great artistic symbols of eastern North Carolina.
Hill, who serves on the Arts Council Board, hired Dinah Sharpe Sylivant from Snow Hill to paint his other beer labels.
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