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Painting of the Aurora Fox Mural

Painting of the Aurora Fox Mural

Aurora Fox Mural creation process. The mural project for Aurora Fox Arts theater consists of four walls. Each wall is representing its own theme and reveals a different side of the theater history and repertoire.  In my previous blog post, I wrote a detailed description of the design for each wall. Here you can see the process of painting the project, of each mural. This is the wall that is facing E Colfax avenue. The Aurora Fox 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 second wall, also facing North and Colfax Avenue, is representing the children’s half of the theatre’s repertoire. Here are clowns, jesters, puppets and circus performers. The third wall, west facing, is the biggest. 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.  And the fourth wall is south facing. It shows the pre-fire history of the theater. Vintage clothing and bright colors add to the retro ambiance the mural. The mural was painted using acrylic paints and was covered with an anti-graffiti coating. Please check out my previous blog post about the design description for this mural project > ___________________ Aurora / 2019 ART BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER! Come join me on this journey I respect your...
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...
Cherry Creek Mural Creation in Denver CO

Cherry Creek Mural Creation in Denver CO

The Cherry Creek mural creation took place in November 2018. It is my second mural created for the Denver Urban Arts Fund Graffiti prevention program. It took me around three weeks to finish the mural. The weather in November wasn’t helping me much. It snowed, froze and rained often, so I had to stay home a lot, instead of going to paint as I planned. Pictures of the process of the Cherry Creek mural creation: The mural is located in a very busy part of the Cherry Creek trail. Cherry Creek flows into the South Platte River there, in Confluence Park. The mural consists of abstract geometric shapes and designs. Images of state symbols and local birds and animals are intertwined among it. This mural is the second part of my “Symbols of Colorado” mural series. The first one, mural “Viva Colorado” I painted in the fall of 2016. It is located at West Alameda Ave and Santa Fe Drive. To see the pictures of that mural, please visit the project page > You can read more about the design idea in my previous post about this mural project > The TV network Telemundo did a video feature with me, please see the interview here > Here you can see a video of the finished mural: ____________ Denver, CO / 2018...
My Murals and Public Art Projects of 2018

My Murals and Public Art Projects of 2018

2018 was a very fruitful year for me in public art projects and private murals. It started with an interior mural for the Equine Sciences Center of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. The mural is representing all of the programs and activities of the center. It was created in April. *** In May I painted a floral mural on the walls of a private house in the RINO district of Denver. The mural turned the backyard into a colorful paradise that will bloom all year around. *** Next were two Ground murals for the 40 West ArtLine in Lakewood, CO. My first ground mural for this project, “Movement”, was painted on the sidewalk of 17th Street, between Pierce and Reed streets in Lakewood, CO at the end of May. *** The mural “Blooming city” was painted on the sidewalk in Mountair Park at the beginning of June. *** Another interesting project created for the 40 West ArtLine in Lakewood was fence art. It is covering an ugly construction equipment storage site on Lamar Street, on a busy route for pedestrians who use the Lightrail. The project was created in June with the huge help of my husband Nick Angelo. *** In July I painted a mural in a nursery in the Chinoiserie style, romantic blue tones of the mural, peony and pomegranates flowers and fruits, birds create a very peaceful atmosphere. *** In September I won a call to create a mural covering the walls of the underpass in Longmont CO. The mural was painted in October. *** And my last public art project of 2018 was a mural for the Denver’s Urban Arts Fund graffiti prevention Mural Program. It was...
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