Public Art summer program 2017
Created the mural “Be Active” for Young Terrace Community Center with the Teens With a Purpose Summer Camp through funding by the Norfolk Public Art Program.
Stefon Penn (Dat Artist)
“The Pureheartshow Art Gallery”
Located in Military Circle Mall
880 N Military Hwy
Norfolk, Va 23502
The Pureheartshow (Pure-Heart-Show) is a brand created in 2013 by visual artist, Stefon “Dat Artist” Penn, after committing to pursing his artist career 100%. He began by thinking long and hard about what he wanted to do for the rest of his life, everyday and still remain happy. One word would arrive in his heart, “Art.”
“Every time I create, it’s a “Pureheartshow”. I pull strictly from the chest as I put my heart into each piece of artwork. I feel free. I feel like I can do , think, become anything I want to be through my art. Funny part is, I don’t do it for the money. NEVER paint that way! Paint because you love to. The money will come regardless.”
Q: WHAT DOES THE “13 HEART LOGO” MEAN ?
A: The Pureheartshow logo is the number 13 shaped into a heart. The 13 represents 2013, which is the year that “Dat Artist” fully dedicated himself to the life of a full-time artist.