Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring Mural Project Unveiled Nationwide

Mural news has not slowed down in the past few months, but if you check the Tucson Arts Brigade and related blogs, you will see why I haven’t posted in a while.

Here in Tucson the Tucson Mural Arts Program has been getting some traction. The Barrio Centro mural will be unveiled in June, and a second project "Inside the Overpass" will start the same month.

In the Bay area there are a number of new mural projects. One that I’ve been following is the True Colors Mural Project Directed by Juana Alicia, with assistance from Cece Carpio

The mural will be unveiled Saturday, June 4th, 2011 1-4pm. 2111 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

"This dazzling mural, created by the True Colors Mural Project, depicts a world that faces environmental, social and moral challenges, while expressing the dreams and hopes of a young generation as they prepare to become the future leaders and guardians of this planet. Patterns of color create powerful images weave their way up this three-story mural, which is illuminated on the interior stairway that faces Martin Luther King Jr. Way."

The Chicago Public Art Group continues to create new works, most recently unveiling

the Osterman Beach Comfort Station. This multi media project is the work of lead artist Andy Bellomo and artist team Will Nicholson and Brett Whitacre and made possible in part form the Chicago Park District for support. You can see work in Chicago just east of Sheridan and Ardmore.

Back in Philadelphia How Philly Moves under the direction of lead artist JJ Tiziou continues to inspire thousands. As you can imagine this is a project of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts program, who continue to innovate and experiment with large scale environment altering works.

This multidisciplinary work captures the Philadelphia spirit through images of dance with mutiple opportunities for interaction and viewing of the work. The final work is currently being installed at the Philadelphia International Airport.

There is much more to tell you, like the now infamous MOCA LA Art in the Streets exhibit, perhaps the first serious exhibition of graffiti and street art in the United States. It's also been a really popular exhibit bringing hundreds of new people to the museum.

It's great to see all of these projects coming to fruition. Send us your mural news!