Tag Archive | artist

Warrior Run mural project

As you must have figured out by now, I love me some murals.

And yesterday, I got to see the progress on the Warrior Run school mural, which will begin being installed next month.

The cool thing about this mural is its construction, which is through digital and tile work – very cool stuff. And the artist, Warrior Run alum Jon Laidacker, is giving a behind-the-scenes look on his Facebook page.

One thing that fascinated me was the paint-by-numbers concept he’s using to help students and community members get involved. Here’s a look at what the tiles look like after he traces them from a digital file onto a tile and numbers them by color:

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And the scale is amazing.

It’s going to be huge. Here’s a video look at the eagle, just one-fifth of the mural.

I’ll of course be keeping you updated as this progresses – check back!

Art at Midd-West

Yesterday, I visited Midd-West High School to talk about raising money to bring in an artist in residence.

Budget cuts have cut funding for the program.

They’ve had an artist-in-residence come to the school during the past two years, and created some cool projects – like these low-relief sculptures which hang in the school’s lobby:

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They’re made from several different materials, including old books. Very neat.

On the way back from the interview, we were thinking about other art projects that could be in schools that wouldn’t cost too much. Statutes are expensive, but maybe one that the students create using recycled materials?

What do you think? How would you decorate a school?

Bonus Photos: Watson Inn Windows

For your holiday/winter viewing pleasure, here are some more photos of the Watson Inn holiday painted windows while artist Mike Heller was working on them.

They depict a traditional winter scene, complete with snowmen, carriage and snow tubers.

I haven’t been by to see the completed windows – have you? How do they look?

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