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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 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...
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...
Underpass Mural Painting Process in Longmont, CO

Underpass Mural Painting Process in Longmont, CO

October 2018 gave me two weeks of nice weather to work on an underpass mural. A busy bike pass and pedestrian tunnel under Hover street in Longmont, CO. The project was a part of the City of Longmont’s and the Police departments graffiti prevention program. While painting the mural a lot of people thanked me hugely for making the tunnel nicer and safer. The mural was covered with an anti-graffiti coating, cameras and lights fixtures were installed to prevent future vandalism.   The design for this mural was chosen by the art committee consisting of the city art panel, community members and activists. To read more about the design of the mural and see the close-up pictures of the design please visit my previous blog post > An osprey, a common bird to see in the sky above Longmont. My daughter Aleksandra and I in the background of a briar rose. Lots of flowers, realistic and abstract, are here to represent growth and development. Water flowers, birds, fish, and underwater views represent the richness of Longmont’s nature and abundance of lakes and bodies of water. My husband, Nick Angelo, as always, was helping me in painting the underpass mural. Cute historic buildings, reminding us of Longmont’s past as a Chicago colony. The city started as an agricultural community. A man with a basket of fruits on the mural is representing the agricultural history of the city. The ring-necked pheasant, a native bird of Colorado. To see the pictures of the finished mural please visit the project’s page > ________________________ October 2018 / Longmont,...
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