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Murals for Aurora Fox Theater

Murals for Aurora Fox Theater

I was chosen to create murals for Aurora Fox Theater among two other artists. Four murals on four walls have a separate role in telling a story of the theatre.   For this project, I decided to create a bright, vibrant and dynamic design. The murals will represent what is going on in the fox art center and its unique history. The 1st wall, that is facing Colfax avenue will greet people driving or walking by. The mural will help people immediately understand that it’s a drama theatre. Due to the lack of posters or ticket office outside of the building, other than a beautiful neon sign, it’s hard to know that it is a working theater and not an old movie theater. The mural is featuring a classic representation of the theater: a muse, patroness of the arts, a harp, theatrical masks, a jester and a cupid, devil, romantic serenade musician, and two ladies wearing masks. The mural design is framed with thick red velvet curtains, to emphasize the symmetric, staged composition. The second wall, north-facing side of the building is representing the children half of the theatre’s repertoire. A clown, jester, puppets, circus performers and of course a crowd of amazed children audience all united with a paper scroll, geometric stage sets, and striped curtains. The third mural wall is telling a story about the fire, that damaged the building in 1981 and it’s rebirth from the ashes with the help of the community. On the right side, you can see the red flames of fire in the theater. The muse of theatric arts is helping to stop the...
King Soopers Mural Creation

King Soopers Mural Creation

The process of creation of King Soopers mural. In March of this year, I was chosen to create a mural for the newly renovated Kroger company grocery store King Soopeers in Aurora, Colorado which is located at 3050 South Peoria Street in Aurora. Here is the image of my proposal and the floor plan of the cafe area of the store, where the mural will be located. The mural is painted on four panels. It is a nice change to paint a mural at home, in my studio. It will be installed on its permanent location in August 2019. Come back to see the pictures of finished, installed mural next month. The mural represents the city of Aurora, it’s culture and environment. It’s main landmarks, like DeLaney round barn, Centenial house, Aurora Fox Arts Center, Red Cross building, John Gully homestead house, and others. Done in a collage style, the quilted and layered images encompass Aurora’s extremely diverse community as well as its distinct fauna and natural beauty. The centerpiece for the mural features Aurora’s city seal, shown as a rising sun, surrounded by the hands of its people, holding it together, as a symbol of unity and brotherhood, celebrating its strength in diversity. These aspects are also found in the traditional ornamental designs found throughout the mural; these represent Mexico and Latin countries, Native American, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, Pacific Islander, Ethiopian, and Nepalese designs. The natural elements of local trees, birds and lakes pay homage to Aurora’s vast size, many parks, open spaces and nature reserves. In the foreground stands a white heron, symbolizing rebirth and hope. Nearby sits...
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