Wednesday, October 22, 2014
It was an honor to have worked on the Robbinsdale mural over the course of September. The fact that this is one that is my back yard is even better. Special thanks to Lisa Botkin and Laurie Haycraft for the added help! Here are the final pictures. Also a huge thanks to Brett at the Robbinsdale Sherwin Williams who were kind enough to donate the paint for this project! You guys rock!!!!!
Monday, August 18, 2014
Well, I have officially worked on the largest mural I have completed to date! This mammoth project was 2 years in the making and with partial funding from the National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" grant and the remaining from the City of Wahpeton and their beautification fund, this 135ft long 35ft tall mural was completed a matter of 5 short weeks. I couldn't have done it without Lise Erdrich and Circle of Nations School for helping secure the grant, the city and also my assistants, Elaine Klocke, Caleb Schmidt, Olivia Schmidt, Sam Klocke and even my mother Karen for helping create this lasting piece in my hometown. It was such a great time creating the piece and really hope that the community enjoys it for years to come!
July 4th this year was a blast as it was celebrated creating a 3D street painting for the City of Eden Prairie celebration at Round Lake. From July 2-4th, a 3D likeness of Nessi was created to give a fun photo op for kids and adults alike!
The start of the mural summer kicked off this year with a great project in Worthington, MN for the 2014 Windsurfing and Unvarnished Festival. This year it was the National Championships and it was a great time throughout the entire 9 days I was there. Thanks to Gail Holinka, the VFW, and a grant thru the SMAC Arts in Legacy grant, this is what was able to be created. Also thanks to Jasmine for helping out!
Well, it is always better late than never, so I will be updating my blog here with some recent projects. This first one was a fun street painting I did for the Art in Bloom Friends kids day at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This is a creation from the famed children's book "Mr. Bumble", original book by Kim and Doug Kennedy. Had lots of fun creating this and the kids creating next to me was a blast as well. Look forward to the next one next year!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
After a busy last few months, it is good to get a post up finally. I have been working on a number of different projects and am looking forward to sharing more about those soon. In the meantime, here are the images from the completed Matisse Mural I did at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for the new Matisse show that opened this last weekend. It was a blast working on it and coming up with an image that was a mashup of some of his pieces. Here is the completed mural which was 12ft tall by 25 ft in width.
Another fun element of the Matisse show was creating a fun photo opportunity featuring one of the paintings in the show. Here is a detail of the photo booth! Also here is a great writeup Tim Gihring did. Homage to Matisse: Shawn McCann channels the master to accent the exhibition
And this is how you have fun with the Matisse Photo Booth! Love the poses Katie, Kim, Courtney and Emma!
|Photo courtesy of Katie Hill|