167A2555.jpg
167A2866.jpg

WILD CULTURE MURAL, Alexis Beucler, 2019

Inspired by the river-ways around Iowa, I landed on a colorful leisurely water scene as the mural’s focus. I’m interested in the above and below, how landscape shifts and becomes more fluid beneath the water’s surface, and how the underwater landscape is so different from the one we experience day-to-day.

Atop a cloud, a costumed female figure emits a radiant pink energy that flows throughout the mural. This energy is patterned with flowers and speaks not only about the power of feminine energy but also the trope of mother nature and the power that natural (and man-made) surroundings have on us. 

Main Sponsors: GreenState Credit Union, Iowa City Downtown District

167A2607.jpg
167A2668.jpg

Riverside theatre mural, madeline mendell, 2019

Drawing on abstracted imagery of stage lights and curtains, this design celebrates the community theatre that lives behind these two boarded up overhead doors.

Main Sponsors: GreenState Credit Union, Iowa City Downtown District

Ryan McGuire.jpg
39008852_1715283358570569_5433228788735410176_o.jpg

Iowa City Robot, Ryan McGUIRE, 2018

This playful installation is half mural and half sculpture. It consists of simple hand-cut wood circles, squares, and rectangles. When placed strategically on the wall these shapes transform into a giant retro robot.  

Main Sponsors: University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Iowa City Downtown District

Additional Support: Diamond Vogel Paint, Private Donors

167A0212.jpg
167A0056.jpg

Coexist, Sayuri Sasaki Hemann AND United Action For Youth, 2018

“One cold day in December 2017, Thomas Agran (a.k.a. sous chef) reached out to UAY to partner on the biggest, happiest, most dreamy mural of all time with their youth artists. He then recruited Sayuri be the captain of this dreamship. Sayuri and youth collected many, many ideas to contribute to the IDEA BANK (#ideabank), to be used for creating the design of Coexist. She then formed a dream team, a.k.a. #muraldreamteam, with 11 amazing youth artists, and the rest, my dearest friends, is history.”

Main Sponsors: United Action for Youth, the Iowa City Downtown District, The City of Iowa City, Johnson County Social Services, the Johnson County Decategorization Board,

Additional Support: Diamond Vogel Paints, Aero Rental

Logistical Support: US Bank

167A8956.jpg
IMG_2362.JPG

Screendance, Marina Ross, 2018

Inspired by the first sequential photographs representing motion shot by Eadweard Muybridge in 1886, the mural depicts interdisciplinary artist and University of Iowa dance professor Michael Sakamoto (top), dance artist and University of Iowa dance MFA graduate Jesse Factor (bottom), and the artist Marina Ross (middle) performing their own work. Originally in video format, the performances were isolated into film stills and colored to represent a contemporary and digital reinterpretation of the historical reference. 

Main Sponsors: University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Iowa City Downtown District

Additional Support: Diamond Vogel Paint, Private Donors

Chris Vance.jpg
Screen Shot 2018-09-12 at 2.58.25 PM.png

The Return, Chris Vance, 2018

A flood of color, the mural provides a striking and exuberant counterpoint to a monochromatic street corner.

Main Sponsors: Iowa City Downtown District

Additional Support: US Bank, Diamond Vogel Paint, Private Donors

167A8901.jpg
Screen Shot 2019-03-11 at 2.17.14 PM.png

Proximamente; Reina del Oceano Interior, Nick Meister, 2018

Dreaming of a Midwest ocean.

Main Sponsors: University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Iowa City Downtown District

Additional Support: Diamond Vogel Paint, Private Donors

Dave Loewenstein.jpg
167A9277.jpg

The Raccoon and the Firefly / Galaxia y la Culebra,

DAVE LOEWENSTEIN, 2018

Does the glow of cell phones come from the captured bioluminescence of fireflies? 

Main Sponsors: University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Iowa City Downtown District

Additional Support: Diamond Vogel Paint, Private Donors