Want to Help Create Burien’s New Mural Art? Residents Sought; Deadline May 25

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Want to Help Create Burien’s New Mural Art? Residents Sought; Deadline May 25
May 25, 2012
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April 23, 2012
Deadline to apply to help the Dollar Tree Mural project
Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Gina Kallman, Cultural Arts Supervisor for the City of Burien, wants our Readers to know that the city is seeking residents to create “patterns of identity” to possibly be incorporated into the final mural artwork that will be painted this summer on the side of the Dollar Tree Store.

Muralist Augustina Droze is scheduled to create a large mural on the wall on 4th Ave SW at SW 151st, across from the Burien Library/City Hall (read our original coverage of that here).

This call for help is open to all ages, but participants need to be a Burien resident. The deadline is May 25.

Augustina has created murals across the country and internationally, including Palm Beach, Chicago, Indianapolis, Baltimore, and Buffalo. She recently worked with underprivileged artists in Nagpur, India to create the largest mural in the city.

Augustina states:

“I am a two dimensional artist who focuses primarily on mural painting. I find that the scale of a mural allows for increased expression and evokes a transitory response in viewers. Murals have the ability to relocate an onlooker and change one’s perspective. I also feel that the accessibility of mural arts creates a large and robust viewing population which is often more diverse than that which frequents museums or galleries. Viewers are forced to face the art, make personal aesthetic and emotional judgments and move on.”

Augustina is influenced by the passionate murals of the Mexican mural movement (most notably Diego Riviera) and the realistic narrative murals of contemporary muralists including Jeff Zimmerman and John Pugh. These artists have helped to shape Augustina’s style and scale.

Her work can be seen at www.admuralstudio.com

Theme — Identity:

  • The collective aspect of the set of characteristics by which a thing is definitively recognizable or known: “If the broadcast group is the financial guts of the company, the news division is its public identity” (Bill Powell).
  • The set of behavioral or personal characteristics by which an individual is recognizable as a member of a group.
  • The quality or condition of being the same as something else.
  • The distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; individuality.

Gina adds:

Please download and use this form (Word .doc file) or a separate piece of paper to do the drawing. The drawing should not contain any logos or words.

Please either e-mail a PDF version of the drawing to [email protected] or drop off drawings at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Mon-Thur 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Gina at (206) 391-6605 or [email protected] .