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2009-01-20 20:17:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued today by artist Mike McNeilly - Councilman Jack Weiss, who represents West Los Angeles and Hollywood, stated the city should file charges against McNeilly. "People shouldn't be doing this. And the city attorney should go after them aggressively and throw the book at them," he said, according to David Zahniser in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 1, 2009. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090120/LA60590) The...

2009-01-12 11:36:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Casart(TM) announces the launch of an exciting product line, Casart(TM) Coverings, that delivers reproduced, hand-painted, decorative/faux finishes and murals. This is no ordinary wall-covering because the repositionable, reusable, high-end vinyl material allows for seasonable decor, temporary children's designs, apartments, or a sophisticated repertoire of motifs. Casart(TM) has been scanned in high-resolution, so it is true to the original,...

2008-09-29 12:00:23

By Phil Anderson By Phil Anderson THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Sunday afternoon's dedication of the latest two panels on the Great Mural Wall of Topeka was all about celebrating what has come to life the past two years in the center of the city -- and the bright and colorful promise of what is yet to come. About 50 people turned out for the dedication ceremony, at which several people -- including neighborhood representatives, elected officials and artists themselves -- spoke from a Parks and...

2008-09-24 09:00:26

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned artist Wyland has been on a 27-year mission to paint and install 100 life-sized marine-life murals globally to inspire greater awareness about preserving the planet's oceans and ecosystems. This epic quest, known as the "Whaling Wall" project, is the largest environmentally-themed public art endeavor in history. It culminates with the monumental work "Hands Across The Ocean," a 7 block-long piece being honored with an installation on...

2008-09-03 18:00:16

Paris Fisher, of Pawtucket, an artist and director of Project Peace, paints clouds on a giant sunflower picture created by him and other teens in the group. The mural, entitled Healing, was painted on a former graffiti-covered wall at 385 East Ave., Pawtucket. The Providence Journal / Bob Thayer (c) 2008 Providence Journal. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-22 15:00:39

By Tara Ballenger, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jul. 22--The 70-foot painted great blue heron that overlooks the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge in Southeast Portland is about to get some company. Later this month, the 3,500-square-foot watercolor-style mural on the west side of the Portland Memorial Mausoleum will be retouched and expanded with images of flora and native migratory birds on west- and south- facing walls. When completed in mid-September, the 45,000-square-foot artwork...

2006-11-30 06:00:00

By Cammy Clark KEY LARGO -- For 18 years, a lovely green mermaid greeted visitors to the Florida Keys at mile marker 99.2. But sun, rain and time took their toll on her home -- a four-story cement block building in the median of U.S. 1. A few months ago the creature disappeared under a fresh coat of yellow paint. "I got a lot of calls. Even [city] commissioners wanted to know what happened to the mural of the mermaid," building owner Michael Denault said. One call came from none other than...

2005-11-16 08:20:00

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST (Reuters) - Change in Northern Ireland may be so slow it appears imperceptible, but the writing is on the wall for one of the most negative of its cultural traditions -- murals glorifying paramilitary violence. Often covering entire side walls of buildings, they are a common sight in working class areas of large towns, acting as a territorial marker, badge of victory or mark of sorrow in a country still deeply divided along religious and national lines. However,...


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