Public Projects

2013

Sioux Fall, South Dakota

“The World Comes To Whittier”

Assistant Muralist

Initiated by Whittier Middle School students in teacher Lela Himmerich’s class in 2011, this community-based project celebrates the remarkable ethnic diversity of the Whittier Neighborhood. From Ireland to Sudan this immigrant neighborhood, know to many as the ‘Ellis Island of the Plains’ continues to embrace its cosmopolitan culture, while being firmly rooted in the history of its working class past.

"The World Comes To Whittier"

Visit the Sioux Falls Mural Project blog to find out more about The World Comes To Whittier. http://siouxfallsmuralproject.blogspot.com/

Click on the image below to watch a beautiful documentary film about The World Comes To Whittier, made by artist Nicholas Ward.

Documentary Film by Nicholas Ward

2010

Waco, Texas

“Storytellers: Sharing the Legacy”

Assistant Muralist

Situated along Elm Avenue in historic East Waco, the library’s mural honors the legacy of this vibrant community. The mural design, built in three parts, begins with a series of panels along the bottom where Elm Avenue, Paul Quinn College, the Alpha Theater, Kermit Oliver, Doris Miller and Juneteenth are remembered. Above, a series of symbolic pictograms refer to East Waco’s cultural, geographic and economic life, while the top of the mural takes inspiration from the tradition of hand-painted signs popular here.

Visit the Mid-America Arts alliance website to learn more about Storytellers: Sharing the Legacy and its companion projects in Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. http://midamericamuralproject.blogspot.com/

2013

Songdo, South Korea

“A City On The Rise”

Assistant Artist

A City On The Rise

Article About Songdo Mural Project

Lawrence flair shines bright through new public mural in Korean ‘city of the future’

from The Lawrence Journal

by Sarah Shepard

Video About Songdo Mural Project

by Vanessa Vanek

Click on the picture below to watch.

Picture 6

2012

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

“From A Dream to The Promise”

Assistant Muralist

Known to many as the ‘Athens of Arkansas,’ Arkadelphia’s passionate and enduring support of education is the focus of this mural. Underneath a decorative archway of soaring pines trees, a young student holding a symbolic pine tree sapling considers his future and potential. His journey unfolds amidst references to Arkadelphia’s cultural history including Peake School, the Arkadelphia Promise, and the Hunter-Dunbar Expedition. All of these are centered around the majestic figure of a woman, symbolizing education and mentorship, who lights the way to the young man’s future.

From A Dream To The Promise

Visit the Mid-America Arts Alliance website to learn more about From A Dream to The Promise and its companion projects in Joplin, Missouri, Newtown, Kansas, and Tonkawa, Oklahoma. http://midamericamuralproject.blogspot.com/

2011

The Great Mural Wall of Topeka

“Reanimating the Arts in Topeka”

Lead Artist

With both recognizable and lesser-known references to Topeka artworks, this mural celebrates the heritage and continued vitality of Topeka’s creative community. The design explores the interweaving of molecular forces and synapses as a metaphor for the contagious spreading of art. As Topeka reflects on its rich history and continues to cultivate art in its community the desire and ability to create becomes more activated and alive.

Reanimating the Arts In Topeka Read more about The Great Mural Wall of Topeka here. http://greatwalloftopeka.blogspot.com/

2011

Topeka, Kansas

Live Music Institute

Lead Artist

This mural was made in collaboration with David Schaffer owner and students and teachers from the Live Music Institute. It tells a story of American Music from delta blues to psychedelic light shows.

LMI

Detail

2010

The Great Mural Wall of Topeka

“Ad Terra Per Agilitas”

Assistant Muralist

Created with the Topeka arts collaborative Chords and Oil, this mural reflects the desire of artists and neighborhood residents to connect with the local environment. It addresses the impact we have on the places we inhabit by showcasing threatened and endangered species of northeast Kansas, framed by sources of pollution on one end, and the road to a more sustainable future on the other.

Ad Terra Per Agilitas

Detail

2009

The Great Mural Wall of Topeka

“Puttin’ Down Roots in Elmhurst”

Assistant Muralist

This whimsical mural celebrates Elmhurst’s 100th anniversary, including many of the people and places that make it a vibrant and unique neighborhood. From the Shawnee County Public Library to the floating typewriter of the columnist known as “Peggy of the Flint Hills,” the mural juxtaposes historical images with glimpses of current neighborhood ‘goings on’ including local kids at play, architecture and wildlife.

Puttin' Down Roots In Elnhurst

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