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“The Four Graces”, the Creation and Installation of a Four Piece Mural

“The Four Graces”, the Creation and Installation of a Four Piece Mural

The installation of the “Fall” panel. The mural project “The Four Graces” was created during November – December 2016. The pictures were painted on panels and installed on the wall of the underpass of Highway Six and Garrison street. The “Winter” panel. Installation of the panel.   The fall season is representing the agricultural past of Lakewood.     The “Summer” panel The installation of the “Spring” panel. The panels for the murals were made from Aluminum Composite Sheets that are usually used in the advertising field. The size of each panel was 10′ by 5′ so I had the pleasure to paint them in my home studio. The process of painting the “Summer” panel. The creation of the “Spring” panel. The “Winter” panel, the process of creation. To see pictures of the finished and installed murals visit it’s project page or click here> The first designs for the mural project.         The second and final designs for the mural. To see and read more about the theme and elements of the design, please visit this page > ______________________________ November December 2016 / Lakewood, CO ART BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER! Come join me on this journey I respect your...
Mural Project “The Four Graces” for the Garrison Street Underpass in Lakewood

Mural Project “The Four Graces” for the Garrison Street Underpass in Lakewood

My last mural project in 2016 is in progress! It is a four piece mural for the city of Lakewood, Colorado, the place I now call home. The mural will be installed in niches of the Garrison street and Highway 6 underpass in the end of December. This was the original design for the project. The four piece mural represents the four seasons of the year with four women of different ethnicities. Mock up of a mural on location. The spring season is shown with a Caucasian woman. Found here are the state bird: Lark Bunting with a nest, bicyclists, a flock of birds returning home, the Black Eyed Susan Flowers, a native Colorado wildflower and bees. The blooming summer is featuring a face of a Hispanic woman in a shape of the sun, inspired by traditional Mexican wall art. This piece introduces many summer activities: kayaking, bicycling, cars and trailer camping. There are few historic eateries of Lakewood here: Casa Bonita and Davie’s Chuck Wagon diner and lots of flowers including  the state flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine. The fall season is shown with an African-American woman. This piece acquaints us with the agricultural history of Lakewood, its farms, cottages, crops and harvests. Winter season is featuring a Native American woman from The Cheyenne tribe in traditional clothing. Also, this piece includes the Western line of the light rail, a train system that connects Denver metro area, the Rocky Mountains and it’s winter attractions: skiing, snowbording and horseback riding. The underpass with a mock-up of a mural. Garrison street and Highway 6 underpass now, without a mural. ___________________________ Come back in the end of December 2016 to see the finished mural and pictures of the...
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 Next Great Project!

My Next Great Project!

In the beginning of July, I was chosen by the city of Aurora, Art in Public Places, as an artist to create a street mural on the Clinton street in Aurora, CO. By street, I mean that the mural will be painted directly on the pavement of two city blocks! I’m really excited, I think it will be a great project! This mural, created together with community members and volunteers, will celebrate the arrival of a new development in the Westerly Creek Village neighborhood of NW Aurora. Stanley Marketplace will open in October in a facility that once housed the historic Stanley Aviation business. The main theme of the mural: aviation, is dictated by the location. Stanley Aviation and Old Denver airport were right around the corner. Street view with the mural. Multiple airplanes in flight and taking off symbolize new beginnings and developments in the neighborhood. Cogwheels and propellers, intertwined with flowers are the track of Stanley Aviation past: they were engineering parts for the airplanes. Plants and flowers symbolize growth, renewal and beauty of nature. One of them: Blue Columbine Flower is a state flower of Colorado. Rocky Mountain Ram, state animal, is portrayed walking towards the new Marketplace. Trolley Trailer #610 reminds viewers about the of Aurora’s history. Elements of science, presented as a decorative atom structures, represent Aurora’s connection to science. The mural shares it’s main colors, red, blue and yellow, with the design of Stanley Marketplace. Bright and optimistic color spectrum encourages us to celebrate new beginning and developments in the community. Blue Columbine flower and Rocky Mountain Ram – State flower and State animal of Colorado Trolley Trailer #610, Landmark #24 Aurora History Museum Mural...
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