A world-renowned street artist with local ties will paint a mural in June for Main Street Farms in Cortland.
Nico Cathcart is originally from Toronto, but went to high school in Homer and later got a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SUNY Cortland.
Currently living in Richmond, Virginia, Cathcart is in the process of going deaf and relies on hearing aids and lip-reading to communicate with others. She often includes birds in her art as a nod to her disability.
Cathcart strives to discuss important topics like intersectional feminism and climate change through highly-colorful realistic pieces.
She has painted murals across the country and is also a veteran of the past 3 RVA Street Art Festivals; along with the International Invitational Wall/Therapy.
Additionally, her art has been shown at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk and numerous other galleries across the continent.
In 2020, Cathcart was honored as an “Agent of Change” by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. She was also the recipient of the 1708 Gallery Space grant.
Main Street Farms is just over half their $13k fundraising goal for the project.
Over 100 have donated so far through an online effort set up on Facebook.