Vibrant New Mural Ushers in Spring for Downtown Business
The east facing wall outside of Warm Hugs, 809 10th St., is about to get a major facelift in the form of a new outdoor mural. The mural, spanning approximately 2,500 sq. ft., will depict blossoming flowers in the historic style of famous painter Georges Pierre Seurat. It will be unique to Greeley and created by local artist Eleanor Yates.
Eleanor Yates, the artist, has painted over one hundred murals across the globe. She specializes in painting portraits in Italian renaissance mediums and her murals range in size from a few feet to five stories tall.
Up close, the mural will look like hundreds of thousands of dots of paint but from a short distance, the picture becomes crisp, distinct. Known as pointillism, this paint technique was first identified in 1886 as a branch from Impressionism.
Work on the new mural could begin Thursday, April 5, depending on the weather, with finishing touches happening before the end of the month.
According to Public Art Coordinator Kim Snyder, the new mural will be a great compliment to existing downtown murals, including those along the alleyway between 8th and 9th Avenues.
The project was made possible through funding from the 1% for Public Art budget and the Downtown Development Authority with permission to paint the wall from building owners Suzane and Jim Sereff.
For more information regarding the art program, including access to a detailed public art map, visit GreeleyArt.com .
Apr 4, 2018