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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...
Sidewalk Chalk Art for the 7/20 Memorial Foundation Fundraiser in Aurora, CO

Sidewalk Chalk Art for the 7/20 Memorial Foundation Fundraiser in Aurora, CO

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, I participated among 14 featured artists to create sidewalk chalk art at the 7/20 Memorial Foundation’s “Reflection Garden on Tap: 5K and Beer Fest”. This event was a fundraiser for the permanent memorial that has been commissioned to honor the victims, survivors, and heroes of the Aurora Theater Shooting. The chalk art festival was located at the site where the memorial will be built. The location: Aurora Xeriscape Garden – north west corner of Alameda Parkway and Chambers Road.     Each artist was given 3’ x 3’ square and chalk to draw a flower from the list of plants that are grown at the Reflection Gardens. I chose to chalk an Iris (Iris x germanica, Bearded Iris), as it’s one of my favorite flowers. I drew it among other plants and flowers in my other mural projects > Nick Angelo and I, helped me to draw, and started work on our piece the night before. There was no shade and to escape hot August sun we did most of the work under the street light on Friday night.    ____  Night chalking. The next morning I did some final lines and details.  After we took the tape off the drawing looked finished. Here are some pictures of the chalk flowers and plants of other artists, participating in the fundraiser. Alex and Kristen drawing the Veronica liwanensis flower. Hesperaloe parviflora (Texas Red Yucca) by Michael & Betsy Keyes. This drawing of Amsonia jonesii (Jones’ Bluestar) by Tina and Jason Martinez won the People’s Choice!  A photo of the award: And our chalk drawing of Bearded Iris won the Artist Award – which was presented by...
Two weekends of painting a mural on a street in Aurora, CO

Two weekends of painting a mural on a street in Aurora, CO

First street mural in Aurora, CO was painted directly on the pavement of Clinton street, between Montview Blvd and E 23rd Ave. It was painted during two amazing weekends with the help of 350 volunteers from the surrounding communities. One of the biggest murals in Colorado came to life thanks to the commitment and diligent work of very many people. Aurora TV provided a drone to capture the process of the creation of the mural. People from all walks of  life had a lot of fun painting mural in their community! All volunteers worked with amazing dedication and did a fantastic job painting all the details and swirly lines! Huge smiles didn’t leave people’s faces while painting. “Denver muralist Yulia Avgustinovich created the whimsical design concept that unites Stanley’s prior historical operations as an ejection-seat manufacturer with Aurora and Colorado history and the growth and redevelopment happening in the area today,” says Aurora spokeswoman Julie Patterson.   This project received a lot of media coverage. You can see all the news videos, articles and posts here>                           A massive mural woke up a two-block stretch in front of the Stanley Marketplace just in time for the CherryArts Festival, September 16, 2016.  The project in numbers: It took 35o volunteers, 360 pairs of gloves, more than 200 paintbrushes, 60 rollers and 180 gallons of paint to complete the mural. My amazing team: Peg Alt, Nick Angelo and his mom Ann Angelo and two hardworking and talented volunteers from the city of Aurora! Huge THANKS to everybody who participated in this immense project! ...
Mass Media Aurora Street Mural

Mass Media Aurora Street Mural

All media and press attention for the Street Mural on Clinton street in Aurora, CO. My personal favorite is a short movie about me and Aurora street mural made by Alexis Kikoen (alexiskikoen.com) for the AuroraTV:   Three other videos from AuroraTV:   A 9 news video about the project and an article about it:               CBS Denver, channel 4  video: Multiple articles and posts about the project on different news and media websites:...
My first outdoor wall art in America!

My first outdoor wall art in America!

“Native Birds and Plants of Northern California” – the title of my first outdoor mural in America. It was created for the local Bay Area medical marijuana dispensary, “Magnolia Wellness” in Oakland. After we moved to the US it was my dream and goal to create murals and outdoor wall art. I was applying for government grants and public art calls, sending my portfolio to architects and interior design companies, but nothing was bringing positive results. And finally, in September 2014, my dream came true! Magnolia Wellness was opening a new shop in Oakland, and they wanted to decorate a wall that is facing their parking lot. A while before I had created an interior wall mural called “Port of Oakland” for them. That wall decor brought so much positive attention from the business’ customers, the owner asked me to create  another mural for them. The process of creation of the mural took me one month and a week. It was one of the best experiences I’ve had in working on an outdoor wall art. I received so many compliments about the mural, so many people were thanking me for creating the art. After the mural was finished and covered with protective coating many neighboring businesses started thinking about getting some art decor for their buildings. The impact on their workers and customers was so big – that they started requesting it! _________________ VANDALISM In the spring of 2015 someone painted two big pieces of graffiti. Such vandalism is always very painful, I put a part of my heart in every art piece I make. It is like someone spits in your sole.  But nothing can be done...
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