Temporary ‘tape art’ mural growing on Sordoni Art Gallery facade

You can always find art inside Wilkes University’s Sordoni Art Gallery, but this week, thanks to the Tape Art Crew, you’ll see a mural blossom and grow outside on the facade.

“We’re designing it as we go,” said Leah Smith, a co-director of the Rhode Island-based team.

The basic design of the temporary mural, crafted from low-adhesive tape, is a junkyard being transformed into a garden by a group of children.

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Summer mural project empowers community youth through public art

The 2018 Youth Mural Project will give young artists the platform to explore their creativity and showcase their work from July 11-13 with a youth mural project this summer with the Illinois Art Station (IAS).

The community public reveal will be held from 2-3:30 p.m.Saturday, July 14, 2018. The project provides youth an opportunity to learn basic skills in mural painting and visual representations, while exploring issues of community. The reveal will be held on Constitution Trail, at the Washington Street bridge tunnel near Atwood-Wayside Herb Garden.

“The empowerment that comes from knowing that the work and vision you put into a mural has the ability to become a memorable backdrop to the lives of people in a community, is a great feeling for all artists,” teaching artist Jeremy Langston said. “It’s great to give young artists an opportunity to share in that sense of accomplishment while contributing to the culture of the place they live in.”

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A community approach to art; over 200 participate in Mankato’s Old Town community mural

Thanks to an artist, a business owner and 250 strangers, an alley wall in Mankato’s Old Town has a splash of color.

The colorful mural on the side of Bellissimo Paint and Coatings, 417 North Riverfront Drive, features a series of mandalas designed by St. Peter artist Michael Cimino, and painted with the help of Bellissimo co-owner Justin Ek and his staff, with plenty of room for whoever wanted to fill in the gaps with paint donated by neighboring business Diamond Vogel.

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​5 For Good: Public art initiative helps to transform downtown Lynn

This is a great example of how Public Art can build a community and help change attitudes. It does a good job of exampling some of the reasons I’ve often argued for more public art, especially in otherwise dark, lonely or dreary locations. Now I wish we would get more of a move this directions INSIDE our community buildings, places like schools, jails, nursing homes, hospitals, etc. Don’t forget to treat people’s souls when you treat their bodies – it’s a full life experience each of us are craving.

His nonprofit Beyond Walls aims to respond. The first phase was a mural project. Fifteen murals, in some cases building-sized, were painted in a 10-block area of downtown Lynn. They were completed in a 10-day period by artists from around the world. The goal was to reflect the cultural makeup of Lynn. Mayor Judith Kennedy says the murals are making a big difference for the city’s economy.

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Kosice: amazing street art in Slovakia’s city of culture | Metro News

Wow – this is some seriously beautiful street art!  I really love how large some of the works are and how they make the whole street they are on feel like your in a gallery.  Absolutely stunning.

Be sure to follow through with the link at the end of this post to view all the photos and read the story.  Don’t forget to book your tickets to visit in person when you’re done! 😉

What connects an army barracks, a swimming pool and a tobacco factory?

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Atascadero News | Call for artists: Zappas family sponsors $10K Atascadero mural project

Artists are invited to submit a drawing to be produced into a 59’x16’ mural on a gas station wall off El Camino in downtown Atascadero. An optional 17’x16’ wall is available if needed for the design. The mural contest began in support of Women’s Equality Day, as part of the “City Beautiful Movement” that dates back to the city’s roots. The deadline for the sketch, sponsored by the Zappas family and Z Villages property development team, will be Aug. 29.

More Info: Atascadero News | Call for artists: Zappas family sponsors $10K Atascadero mural project

Public Art with a Social Impact: A Corridor of Art in Mexico City’s Guerrero Neighborhood | KCET

Brightly colored murals, between three and four stories high, line both sides of the main thoroughfare, Eje Mosqueta, that cuts through the Guerrero neighborhood in the north part of Mexico City. Where once there were indiscriminate scrawls of graffiti and signs of neglect, bright murals now celebrate aspects of Mexican culture and history: a profile of a beautiful Sonoran woman, crowned with purple flowers; an ear of corn transforming into a statue of an ancient god of maiz; a woman heaving a broken chunk

Source: Public Art with a Social Impact: A Corridor of Art in Mexico City’s Guerrero Neighborhood | KCET