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Three New Murals Underway in the Elmwood Village

Nicole Cherry stands in front of her interactive Flutterby mural at Hodge Liquor

Three new murals are being painted in the Elmwood Village. In advance of Saturday’s Flutterby Festival, two large murals and an interactive butterfly wall are underway. Nicole Cheery is the artists behind the interactive butterfly mural, which is located at Hodge Liquor (463 Elmwood). That work of art should be completed by this afternoon.

The second mural is being painted by artist Chuck Tingley. This mural (lead image – 257 1/2 Summer Street, visible from Elmwood) is still in its initial stages – when it is complete it will be vibrant, with flowers and plants. According to the artist, he wanted the eyes to be closed for a couple of reasons. First, the eyes can represent anyone, no matter ethnic background, and second, he wanted to make a statement that so many people are simply closing their eyes when it comes to environmental issues. This mural was sponsored by Skyworks, Schuele Paint Company and Hyatt’s – All Things Creative.

The third mural is about to get underway. This mural is being painted on the side of Half & Half (1088 Elmwood Avenue). Chris Pionkowski is behind this work of art, which will also be floral in design. Piontkowski will be working on the mural during the festival.

Once complete, all three murals will contribute greatly to Buffalo’s increasingly active public art scene… with more to come!

For more information on The Flutterby Festival, click here.

Chris Piontkowski (blue shirt) eyes the Half & Half wall – Sponsored by Hyatt’s – All Things Creative

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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