Sunday, August 6, 2017

Murals around Corvallis!

I have been incredibly privileged to have gotten to participate in several very cool murals happening in Corvallis. The first mural was based on a bald eagle painting designed by Marnie Zoa. It was painted above the Voices Gallery on a wall visible from 4th Street that previously had some graffiti. This was a collaborative project by the artists of Voices Gallery. Click here to see the write- up in the local paper about the project. The other side of the roof will also get a mural starting this week! More to come on that!

The second was a street mural designed by Maureen Frank, driven by the Job's Addition Neighborhood Association and supported by the Corvallis Bicycle Collective. As there have never been any street murals in Corvallis before our committee had been working since March with the City and using Portland street murals to give us guidelines for how to create a process for this project. The mural was completed in one day on July 30th, 2017. Maureen Frank worked tirelessly to create large cardboard templates and measurements for her design to make things easy on the day of the painting. We had several dozen volunteers, young and old, from the community helping out with the actual painting. We used professional grade street paint and the neighborhood at 11th and Taylor is prepared to take care of any upkeep the mural should need in the future. The resulting mural is a joy to bike past and I hope to see ( and maybe even design) another street mural in my neighborhood in the future! Click here to see the write up in the local paper about this project. 

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