Welcome to Mural Month at the makerspace! Over the coming several weeks, four different mural projects are underway through Cruces Creatives, and you can help paint two of them! Check out more details below:
Murals to Participate In
With generous funding from the Rumphius Foundation and a community-chosen design created by artist Eugenia “AO” Carmona, people of all ages and artistic abilities can come together and make a mural on the amphitheater wall of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (200 E Picacho Avenue)! The mural is in a paint-by-numbers style, and all needed materials and supplies are provided, so you can help create a mural!
Here's the schedule for painting:
You’re welcome to join for all or part of any painting day. Bring water, sun protection, and clothes you wouldn’t mind painting.
Break Room Mural
Any time Cruces Creatives is open this month, you can sign in as a volunteer (no membership needed!) and use the supplies in the break room to help create another paint-by-numbers mural that is brightening the break room wall. Just wear clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on. All ages and artistic abilities are welcome!
This mural was designed by local artist Victor Beckman, with funding provided by the MESA Project and ArtPlace America.
Murals to Watch For
In addition to the participatory, paint-by-numbers murals, two more murals are going up at the makerspace!
Cruces Creatives West Wall
Thanks to a generous donation from Donna Tate via the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, and thanks to the time and talents of SABA and a team of volunteer artists, the mural work on the west well of Cruces Creatives will be resuming soon!
Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande
As part of a series of bi-national art events along the Rio Grande in the U.S. and Mexico, “Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande,” artists Raquel Madrigal and Henry Hartig will be painting a mural on the north side of Cruces Creatives. Funding is provided through the generous support of the MESA Project and ArtPlace America, in direct partnership with the New Mexico State University Art Museum.
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For more information or to register for the participatory events, visit the links below. (Note: Registration isn’t required, just helpful.)