We are thrilled to have 2 artists working on our beautiful sketches from Nasantsengel. Welcome Portland artists, Allison Rose and Sara Stout. Can't wait to see what they add. We look forward to sending it back soon!
We are so excited to announce a new partnership and mural exchange with Tanzania. Artist Meja Salima and activist David Kabambo join us from Mwanza, Tanzania near western side of Serengeti National Park. Meja is a painter and tutor for Arts4Wildlife, a project under Peace for Conservation, founded by David Kabambo. Their dream is to establish Painting Arts Vocational Training Center by 2025 to teach children art and prepare them for self-employment by selling artwork to tourists visiting Serengeti National Park and neighboring cities. Also working with other conservation groups like The Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, they hope by generating awareness and teaching the younger generation about animals, they will dramatically reduce poaching. Please take a look at some of the beautiful artwork by Meja and check out the video about Arts4Wildlife.
We are happy to finally get a mural to our wonderful artist in Poland, Gabriela Ochalik. Her quirky, graphic style will be so fun to see in our mural exchange. We look forward to her putting her touch on the mural started by Portland artist, Sara Stout. #połamanaukochana #och.gabrielaochalik
We are thrilled to be working with the local Portland-Bologna Sister City Association (PBSCA) to connect artists in Portland and Italy. They actively promote the strong ties between Portland and Bologna. The organization has great events, exchanges, exhibits and outreach. We are excited to start a mural exchange with them and make new connections. We started with this cool sketch by Essie Somma, one of our Portland artists. Can't wait to see what happens next.
Coming this spring we will be exhibiting the collaborative murals from our exchange with Fabian Solymar from Venezuela. He is an amazing mural artist making beautiful works all over Caracas and other countries. His work brings beauty, joy and color to a country in the midst of economic and political turmoil. We are looking forward to celebrating fabulous food, traditional instrument making, music and dance all from Venezuela. Stay tuned for details. You don't want to miss this. @dagor1 @elisabethjonesartcenter @internationalmuralbymail
We are exited and honored to announce our next international exhibit at the gallery celebrating the collaborative murals of Portland artists and Sun Mu from Korea. He is a very talented artist and we look forward to our festival event this spring to celebrate his culture and artwork. Take a sneak peek here at the continued mural work by our Portland artist, Essie Somma. If you want to learn about Sun Mu, his documentary 'I Am Sun Mu' is a must watch on Netflix. Stay tuned for details about our Korean cooking class, interview with Sun, a gallery tour and amazing Korean culture and dance. @essiesomma
How expressive is that cat? We are waiting for a shipment from Egypt and so happy that Tarteel is enjoying the project so much. It's very validating to have comments like this! "I really want to express my gratitude for your great hospitality, your great value for art and this awesome opportunity. No words will express how grateful I am for your project." -Tarteel. I think that says it all. Here is a sneak peak. @tarteel-khaled
Frans Phooko, our artist from Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa is patiently waiting his first mural drawings from Portland. Emily Quintero, our Portland CoLab artist is exploring images of black leaders from both countries. Frans has participated in many mural painting projects in South Africa and we are excited to see what he comes up with.
We are delighted to see the murals from Sun Mu in person. They are so dynamic. John Teply, the Director, had a chuckle when he saw the missiles of North Korea and the US raining down on each other. He is interested in Sun's imagery of people in their last moments finding each other and having a last embrace or kiss. He is looking to explore the way that our culture is absorbed in electronic devices and that it would take an event like the one pictured to have them put down their devices. We hope to feature Sun Mu in our April exhibit so stay tuned. It will be fascinating to learn more about the North Korean defector.
Watch the trailer for the Documentary "I Am Sun Mu" https://sunmuart.com/documentary/
We are thrilled to have received the murals from Fabian Solymar from Venezuela. It is incredible to see his unique and beautiful abstract style take shape on the mural sized paper. Our Portland artists Robin Ator and John Teply began their work on the murals right away and I think it will be amazing to see. Here is a sneak peak. We hope to feature Fabian and Venezuela in our April exhibit so stay tuned. @dagor1
International Mural by Mail updates
This blog documents the exciting work in progress going on around the world for this international project!
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