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Mural in Action

One of my favorite parts of Music is Art each year is watching the various murals unfold. Live art is everywhere, with muralists and street artists painting, as musicians perform. A number of the murals are actually painted onstage, while the bands are playing, which makes it tough to capture photos. Talk about awesome exposure. Then there are the muralists who reserve the same location every year, making them easy to find, and easy to photograph.

This year, two artists took the opportunity to document their mural making process. Artists Rob Lynch and  Matt SaGurney spent the entire day painting this masterpiece, as the time lapse camera caught the action.

“Another tall tale from The Solo Roths! Painting live with my brother Matt SaGurney is always a pure joy. Here is the story behind what we came up with for this year’s Music is Art Festival. 32′ x 5′ of painterly action on canvas, which took 11 straight hours to complete. Here it is compressed to 6 minutes. Thank you Robby TakacDon KellerChris MainAnthony Billoni and the rest of the tireless MiA team.” – Rob Lynch

Rob Lynch and Matt Sagurney are old art school friends and painters working under the alias The Solo Roths. They like to finish each other’s sentences as they engage in a wild visual improvisation akin to a tilted game of Madlibs. They lean heavily on nostalgia, stream of consciousness, painterly pop imagery, and constant revision.

Per usual, Lynch and SaGurney are looking for a permanent home for their latest MiA work. In the past, they have sold these original works for fare prices. They hope to get the colorful pieces in places where the public can view them, to draw year round attention to MiA, while supporting local artists in the process. Obviously, these are rather large works of art, where they require a large wall to hang successfully.

Anyone interested in learning more about placing this latest MiA piece in a permanent home can contact Lynch at By making the purchase, a significant part of the proceeds is diverted back to Music is Art.

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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