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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...
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...
Azulejo Tile Murals and Portuguese Public Art

Azulejo Tile Murals and Portuguese Public Art

Azulejo, painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework, on the facade of the church. In the middle of January 2019, my family and I went to Portugal for two weeks. We fell in love with the county’s beautiful people, food, weather and of course, art, architecture and history. Azulejo facade, Lisbon, Portugal Most houses are covered with glazed, ceramic tiles, called azulejo. From churches and palaces to apartment buildings are decorated with them. Azulejos, Lisbon, Portugal Mostly, azulejo has blue tones. Azulejos, Lisbon, Portugal From decorative ornamental tiles, that are covering whole walls, to intricate tile murals that depict some historical plots, azulejo turn the streets of Portuguese cities into outdoor museums. Lisbon, Portugal The unfortunate side of Portuguese street views is graffiti. Tags and graffiti are everywhere. The main streets and squares, government building, museums are all covered with this unfortunate ugliness. Lisbon, Portugal Modern public art and murals in Lisbon. Red shingle roofs of Lisbon, Portugal. Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal Aveiro, Portugal Aveiro, Portugal Another interesting and beautiful part of every city decor in Portugal are the sidewalks laid with pebble stones. They often are laid in some designs and ornaments. Tile mural, Aveiro, Portugal Tile mural, Aveiro, Portugal Tile mural, Aveiro, PortugRal Relief mural in Aveiro, Portugal Coimbra, Portugal Beautiful Douro river in Porto, Portugal Porto. Portugal Igreja de Santo António dos Congregados and Porto’s train station, Sao Bento. 19th-century railway station noted for its elaborate azulejo tilework in the main vestibule. There are approximately 20,000 azulejo tiles, dating from 1905–1916, that were composed by Jorge Colaço, an important painter of the time. _______________ Modern tile mural in Porto, Portugal Tile mural by Joana Vasconcelos in Porto, Portugal ________________ Portugal /...
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,...
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