Monday, August 3, 2015

New Murals!

2015 started off with the wonderful prospect of a partnership with The National Park Service on a mural commemorating its 100th anniversary. Byron Birdsall has designed a gorgeous mural which will be mounted on the Park's Old Solly building downtown on Washington Street. The Mural Society will be managing the painting of the project at the popular Seward Music and Arts Festival in September. Keep it in mind to join in and help create a masterpiece with one of Alaska's best known artists. 

In other news, Carla Roger's mural commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Earthquake & Tsunami will soon be mounted on the Seward Chamber of Commerce building, greeting our visitors to town. Thanks everyone at the Chamber!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Garden Cheers Up Fishermen's Mural!

The Fishermen’s mural was looking pretty shabby with weeds growing up around its base. The Seward Mural Society (an arm of the Seward Arts Council) is not into gardening, so  Lori Landstrom stepped forward as a member of the Resurrection Bay Garden Club to organize purchase of expenses and co-ordinate work parties in May 2015.  CJ Rea volunteered to design the garden.  Wow! Such enthusiasm!  The garden is now happily thriving on the North side of Oriental Gardens. A donor board will follow when all donations are in, which will list the names of all the gardeners.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

2015 Season Gearing Up

The Seward Mural Society is pleased to announce its 2015 Mural Project with Master Artist Byron Birdsall, who is is an acclaimed and beloved Alaskan artist. His art is recognizable by its hauntingly beautiful style that depicts Alaskan scenes and events.  Equally exciting is the purpose for this project: it honors the upcoming centennial celebration of the National Park Service on August 25, 2016. The Mural Society will be partnering with the Park Service, who is sponsoring the 2015 mural entitled "Kenai Fjords: Where Mountain, Glacier and Ice Meet." The mural will be painted by a public artists group at this year's Seward Music and Arts Festival in September. 

In other exciting news, numerous members of the Seward Mural Society will be assisting 
another well known Alaskan artist, Ray Troll, in painting a project at the Alaska SeaLife Center this April.

It's going to be a fabulous year here in Alaska's mural capital! Visit this website often for photos, highlights, and announcements!