Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Art Museum and Laramie Main Street Alliance Announce Laramie Mural Project

 Work begins on mural at Big Hollow Food Co-op
Photo courtesy of the UW Art Museum
A partnership between the Laramie Main Street Alliance and the Art Museum will result in as many as five murals by local artists in downtown Laramie.  The Laramie Mural Project is an extension of the Art Museum's Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational exhibition of public art that opened in 2008.  

 Sketch of Mural Design by Talal Cockar
Photo courtesy of the artist
The first mural is being created by Talal Cockar for the Big Hollow Food Co-op at 119 S First St.  Conversations with the Co-op led to a design that recognizes natural foods and agriculture.  Cockar's title for the work is Tierra y Libertad and is a tribute to the land and to the people that work it.  
The Laramie Mural Project is made possible by the Patricia R. Guthrie Family Foundation, Laramie Beautification Committee, and the City of Laramie in partnership with the Art Museum and Laramie Main Street Alliance.  We are most grateful to Big Hollow Food Co-op for their interest in the Laramie Mural Project and in Talal Cockar's mural design.

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