July 2, 2020
Contributor Limelight: Chris Owens
Chris Owens is a local artist, designer, dancer and this month’s cover artist. With a style self-described as “fresh to death,” Owens’ art balances immediate impact with a sleek, elegant finish. In addition to his solo art, Owens has been the Creative Director for two other organizations for the last eight years: the boutique design studio Canvas Creative and hip-hop arts nonprofit 1520 Arts. Of the intersection between these two art forms, Owens says that “both traits feed off each other. The dancing helps me detox from the work and the work gains exposure from the dancing.” After seeing a number of talented artists from across disciplines featured in SLUG over the years, Owens is excited to join their ranks through his cover art and a feature spread (pg. 6–7). You can find more of Owens’ work via Instagram @monkee1895.