Max Collins has finished his first mural (see background
). The project took him, along with the help of Willie Jay, a little over a day to finish. I was able to catch part of the process, which went fairly smoothly for the most part. I was happy to see that, much like paint, the photographic wheatpaste allows the texture of the brick wall to show through. I also like that the work of art is rather subtle, thus reflecting the subject matter. Parts of the original Steve Brouse 'Elmwood' mural were left intact and actually enhance the wheatpaste by giving it some context.
One thing that I had not originally taken into account with this mural project is that the Jim's SteakOut wall is well-lit at night. I passed by last night and snapped some photos (see one below). The lighting effect is an added bonus.
Next up will be the wall at 888 Main Street. We're hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday October 12 (7pm start) to raise money for that project - more information is available on Facebook
. Horizon Realty has agreed to a matching fund in the amount of $500, which means that we're off to a great start - if you like the direction that this mural project is taking, then 'like' Horizon
on Facebook. It's a cool way to say "thanks!" We'll have more info on that mural design at the fundraiser, and we'll also be announcing additional project news that evening.