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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...
My Painted Stairs Project in Denver CO

My Painted Stairs Project in Denver CO

Painted Stairs Project was a part of “Imagine 2020“: Denver’s Cultural Plan by Denver Arts and Venues. #IMAGINE2020 is a program advancing arts and culture in the city of Denver. They organized an art competition between the city districts of Denver. The district #5 and a councilwoman Mary Beth Susman, invited me to paint a staircase in the district she represents as a part of this event. I used street marking paint for this painted stairs mural, so it will last longer on the staircase. Please, check out my other murals using such paint: a street mural in Aurora CO > and Ground mural project for the 40 West ArtLine in Lakewood, CO. My favorite helpers: my husband Nick Angelo and daughter Aleksandra.  The design for the mural. The staircase before the mural. To see the pictures of the finished mural please visit this page in a little while > ________________________ November 2018 / Denver,...
My New Cherry Creek Mural coming soon in Denver

My New Cherry Creek Mural coming soon in Denver

“Symbols of Colorado” is back with a sequel mural for the Denver’s Urban Arts Fund graffiti prevention Mural Program. This week I started working on my next mural project at Cherry Creek Trail adjacent to Confluence Park. I hope Colorado will give us a nice and warm November!   The Cherry Creek mural will be painted on the walls of the creek, facing a very busy pedestrian walkway and bike path. At first, the mural was planned to be painted as a continuation of my mural “Symbols of Colorado” on W. Alameda Ave and I-25 in Denver Colorado. But when the time came for the mural to be painted, I found out that the walls will be reconstructed within the next two years. So a new location for the mural needed to be found. Cherry Creek in Denver is a local hub for muralists, both local and international. More than 20 murals had been painted there in past years. So the decision to paint a mural there was an easy one. It’ll be nice for me to have a mural on Cherry Creek in Denver. As I said above the theme for the mural is a continuation of my 2016 mural with symbols of Colorado. If my first mural showed more known Colorado symbols like the state animal, state flower, state tree, and state fish; the second mural will acquaint viewers with less known symbols: the state reptile, state dinosaur, state bird and other birds and animals native to Colorado: bison, pheasant, Cliff Swallow, woodpecker, and prehistoric looking Double-crested Cormorant. The natural views are mixed with the old city architecture, the Rocky Mountains and bright sun are an indispensable...
A New Tunnel Art in Longmont Colorado is Coming Soon!

A New Tunnel Art in Longmont Colorado is Coming Soon!

Tunnel art at 21st & Hover street underpass in Longmont, CO will be my next exciting project! The underpass is mostly used by bicycle and pedestrian traffic from nearby communities, who are going to McIntosh Lake, Garden Acres park, using the designated “Longmont (bicycle) Loop” or accessing the many businesses. Mural Design Longmont is a small city with a growing population that still has a small town feel, honoring the historical roots to the Chicago colony while concurrently embracing the technological advances of modern day society and the opportunities provided. Longmont continues to grow in its representation of diverse cultures. Realistic images are mixed in with stylized, representing the diversity of culture in Longmont. Poppy flowers, osprey, a cyclist on a mountain pass, and historic colonial buildings. Multi Modal colorful design elements resemble a collage or a quilt. The walls inside the underpass will have light and bright colors to brighten up the tunnel and invite people to go through the underpass. North Wall.  The west wing has images of Longmont’s beautiful lakes and nature and our bright Colorado Sun; over the old colonial buildings; Water birds, fish, and flowers all native to Colorado; All across the mural I included flowers and blooming plants as a symbol of growth and inspiration. Also, bears on a tandem bicycle. South Wall. Flowers, plants, an unicyclist with fresh farmed produce, representing the agricultural past of Longmont. Abstract shapes and forms, Floral elements; Lakes, mountains and birds. The Collage style of the design represents the diversity of Longmont’s people and its culture. This is an energetic and rhythmic design; it invites people to continue their...
Ground murals in Lakewood are coming soon!

Ground murals in Lakewood are coming soon!

My next project is starting next week, May 30th, with ground murals for the 40 West Artline in Lakewood, CO. The 40 West ArtLine is an exciting new amenity being developed in the heart of the 40 West Arts Creative District along historic West Colfax Avenue and the W Line in Lakewood, Colorado. I’ll be creating two ground murals and art for a fence for this project. To read more about it and about other art that is being created for the Artline visit their website >  Mountair Park ground mural “Blooming city”. Mural design was inspired by the agricultural history of Lakewood and the urban farm at the Mountair park. Flowers and plants represent growth and new beginnings that are happening in the city. The mural will be painted in the center of the park, between the baseball field and children playground.   Another mural will be painted in the park near the Lakewood’s DMV, right next to Aviation Park. The mural “Movement” will be painted on the sidewalk along the north side of 17th Ave., between Pierce and Reed streets. Dynamic lines and elements of transportation in the mural are inspired by the proximity of the DMV and Aviation Park. Bright colors and cheerful atmosphere are welcoming changes and represent hope for the future. ____ It will be my second experience painting ground murals. The first was a very successful mural created in 2016 in Aurora, CO. A massive two street block mural was painted during two weekends with the help of more than 350 volunteers. You can see and read more about this project here and here > ____ Come back soon to see the process of the painting of the ground murals and the...
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