Monday, December 07, 2015

Coming soon: (not) trash murals

Here's the news from Tucson Arts Brigade’s November 24th newsletter:
The Tucson Arts Brigade received a total of 44 applications for the Trash Container Mural Art Demonstration Project sponsored by the City of Tucson Environmental Services Department (ESD) and Graffiti Resource Council, with logistical and administrative support provided by GARDEN Inc. This was a very difficult decision and we were so impressed with all the submissions. These artists are helping to demonstrate that there are plenty of talented artists available to paint murals that will beautify and unify our community and help to reduce the maintenance costs of City property.

Five talented artists, Niki Glen, Johanna Hand, Sasha Lewis, Porter McDonald, Ruben Moreno were selected through a peer-reviewed panel process by seven panelists who represented diverse sectors of our community through their affiliation with the Tucson Arts Brigade (TAB)… Works will be completed by December 18, 2015.

And here's an interview with artist Ruben Moreno, as well as some other info about the project, from the December 4th Arizona Daily Star:

Mural program aims to curb graffiti

I hope to have photos of the gorgeous trash containers to show you by the end of the month.

Update: TAB emailed:
Let's plan on meeting Tuesday, 12/8/15 at 10:00 am at the Container Maintenance site where the painting will take place. It is located at 1450 S. 10th Ave. Contact number for the supervisor on-site is Ramon Polanco 631-7092. We will have a tour of the area the artists will be working and review other incidentals (i.e. storage, restrooms, answer questions, etc.

(December 21, 2015): KVOA News 4 Tucson shows the progress of the dumpsters, along with interviews, in Tucson artists put finishing touches on 'dumpster art' project.

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