Creating public murals and illustrations Molly Z's passions. She takes us on a voyage of her influences at PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 40.
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"One of the great things about murals is they fill your whole field of vision."
In Mural Mania from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 129, Art writer Nick West takes us on a tour of large-scale public artworks around Tokyo - from a gigantic painting by Okamoto Taro in Shiibuya station to shop shutter murals in Shimokitazawa and everything in between.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, November 13th, 2015.
BY ESTRIA MIYASHIRO
@ VOL 24
ON AUG 14, 2015
Estria Miyashiro is an internationally recognized muralist and the co-founder and Creative Director of The Estria Foundation (TEF), a nonprofit organization using art in public to transform communities and bring attention to important local issues. TEF creates innovative public art projects and education programs using art in public as a catalyst for community engagement.
BY CHRISTOPHER WEYRICH
@ VOL 27
ON JUN 09, 2016
Recognizing their obsession with art and connecting with the community, local artist Tiffany Clark and Christopher Etch united and created "The Mural Machine". Tonight they're here to share the roots of their story, and how their adventure has grown into beautifing the city with art while creating awareness to a growing epidemic of our country.
BY BILLY MATHER
@ VOL 25
ON OCT 12, 2016
If you don’t know Brighton-based Billy Mather, you’ll probably know his illustration. Billy is a prolific artist whose ever-popular work isn’t afraid to be funny. He shows how a not-so-good networker can let pictures speak louder than words.
Back to the Drawing Board
BY CATHIE BLECK
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 24, 2016
Artist Cathie Bleck talks over her work about how experiences and context shape one's world view. In her short six minutes on the stage she talks about how war, poverty, life, beauty, ancient ways and the condition of being an artist influences your work if you let it.
Better Together Mural
BY HENRIQUE NARDI
@ VOL 28
ON NOV 29, 2018
One of Madison's latest murals, designed by Brooklyn-based artists Flavia Zimbardi and Caetano Calomino, the 40' long wall reads "Better Together" in vibrant and beveled geometric letters. It was painted last August behind the Hawthorne Library as part of the new Madison Mural Alley, a project conducted by The Bubbler art hub and sponsored by the Madison Arts Commission.
A Rainbow Gone Mad: Protecting and Conserving the Patrick Hanly Mural at the Town Hall
BY EMILY FRYER
@ VOL 39
ON APR 27, 2019
Emily Fryer is an objects conservator working and living in Christchurch. Emily has worked on a number of earthquake remediation projects including Scott's Statue and the Logie Collection at the University of Canterbury. In this PechaKucha Emily will take you through her journey with the mural 'Rainbow Pieces'.
BY JESUS "CIMI" ALVARADO
@ VOL 17
ON OCT 21, 2017
“CIMI” Alvarado is an El Paso, Texas native, and began his artistic career experimenting with graffiti art. Following his studies under Gaspar Enriquez at Bowie High School, Cimi delved into public art projects, which often included educational components and community involvement. His efforts have included an intensive, ongoing mural education program in Dallas, Texas; two full-scale murals created with students from the El Paso, Texas Juvenile Detention Center; and two large murals depicting the history and culture of El Paso, Texas. Cimi’s recent public works involved community brainstorming, input, and inspiration through both community meetings and written, anonymous surveys. Cimi’s artwork has been featured in shows in Mexico City; Buenos Aires, Argentina; the El Paso Museum of Art; the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and Cd. Juarez, Mexico - “Binational Art Exhibit” Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.