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Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« on: February 16, 2013, 06:03:29 PM »
Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced



The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville?s Art in Public Places (APP) Committee is launching a series of new public art murals for the downtown urban core with the announcement of two mural design winners for the Art in Public Places Yates Parking Garage mural project.   Join us after the jump for a sneak peak at the two winners.

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Charles Hunter

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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 08:39:32 PM »
Cool!

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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 12:43:40 PM »
Congrats to the APP committee. You picked some fine pieces and all are excellent artists.
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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 01:16:59 PM »
I really dig the one with the oragami cranes.
Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?

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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 09:46:15 PM »
very nice indeed

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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 08:45:39 AM »
^ Not really sure what that has to do with our local region and culture though....  IMO would have been better to see our local artists showcasing NEFL.

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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 09:03:06 AM »
Looks really good.

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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 09:30:26 AM »
^ Not really sure what that has to do with our local region and culture though....  IMO would have been better to see our local artists showcasing NEFL.

It was an open contest to artists. It states that the artists are from St. Aug, and Neptune Beach.

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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2013, 09:53:19 AM »
^ I understand that.   :)    My concern is that the winning artwork does not connect/identify with our region, in my opinion.  I like the artwork itself and think it was very well crafted by talented local artists but was does abstract art and Asian looking origami have to do with Northeast Florida? 

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The Arts in Public Places hope that they will "create a visual connector to accessible public parking, showcase Jacksonville’s dynamic artist community, and the community’s priority to promote greater accessibility to public art for all ages and backgrounds. "

How does either of those images provide a visual connection to downtown parking facilities? 

That said, I do think that this artwork will certainly help to add some color and visual vabrancy to the area and I welcome it.   ;)

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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 09:39:55 PM »
^^ i guess they passed on the mural of the lifted truck and confederate flag...

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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 04:48:02 PM »
Interesting might not have been my pick but yes get some art out there.

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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 08:28:12 PM »
Yeah, I know what you mean. Hard to say not knowing what all was entered. It would be cool to see all the submissions.

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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 11:32:35 AM »
Yeah, I know what you mean. Hard to say not knowing what all was entered. It would be cool to see all the submissions.
  The two artists featured represent contemporary art that is relatable in all contemporary art appreciated communities. Which Jacksonville is. And increasingly so.
  Shaun Thurston is going to execute a piece that assuredly speaks of Jacksonville and North Florida, albeit in a context some wont be able to connect. But it will be powerful and moving.
  Rockstar, the idea of a lifted truck and the confederate flag, hhmmmmm! Sounds pretty good.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2013, 11:35:05 AM by jerry cornwell »
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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2013, 01:35:05 PM »
Anything is better looking that a big blank concrete slab.  Hopefuly this can be expanded to other empty parking garages

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Re: Winning Murals For Yates Garage Towers Announced
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2013, 08:39:14 AM »
Put a bird on it.