Mice Open Window to Flagstaff History
Mural Mice artists R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar had been painting a mural in the Flagstaff Convention & Visitors Bureau, A.K.A. the Milligan House, for two months. The vision for the mural called for resident ghost Mabel Milligan to head upstairs to her chambers. An unusual gallery greets her at the top of the stairs where a window to January 1st 1916 has been left open. Because of all the paranormal energy afoot; the roof was removed to reflect eternity in the form of stars above.
With Marketing Director Trace Ward at the helm and CVB staff gently stepping through the mess on the steps, the Mice took the house ghost vision to the next level, making it the newest attraction for the Flagstaff Haunted Places tour. Located on 323 W. Aspen Ave.
Story of a Ghost Mural
This building was the home of JC Milligan, former Flagstaff Justice of the Peace and owner of a local brickyard. Later the house served as apartments, and now serves as the office of the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau. Past employees and tenants of the house report they often felt an unsettling presence late at night. The presence seemed to originate in an upstairs office. One former CVB employee speculates that this was the bedroom of Mabel Milligan, who died unexpectedly in 1923 and may continue to habituate her home. Footsteps are heard at night on the stairs and across the wooden floors, although the doors are locked and no one could be in the building. Often these noises are accompanied by freezing cold, and the unmistakable feeling of being watched. The spirit does not seem to be hostile or angry, but is just there.
Mice Paint Flagstaff Visitor Center
Flagstaff's historic train station is the home to the Flagstaff Visitor Center. Eighty to one hundred trains flow past the station every day. Now, there's a train inside, a model train, and its complete with a diorama of Flagstaff in the mid 1920's. Read and see more....
Let There Be Flight
Let there be flight! The Sound of Flight mural on the East-facing wall of the Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff Arizona is complete and all the birds are chirping about it. Sound of Flight is the brainchild of local artist Sky Black, a 23-year-old native of Flagstaff, who always wanted to leave his mark in town. He brought in veteran muralists R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar from Mural Mice Universal to help make his dream a reality. The 4500 Square foot mural project took 14 months to create. It took six months to raise funds and eight months to paint. The project is now regarded as the largest mural in Arizona.
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First and foremost, we care about community. We use murals as a tool to bring people together. As artists we want our talents to serve the greatest good, to inspire, beautify and empower one another to get involved in community. Our murals are an expression of what holds us together, a celebration of our uniqueness, our differences, our heritage and our vision for the future.
Kindness Revolution Mural 2015-Flagstaff Az.
Flagstaff Mayor Paints with Mice
On Saturday October 18th, 2014, Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours was the star attraction at the Orpheum Theater mural entitled “Sound of Flight”. The mural, painted by local artists Sky Black and Mural Mice R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar has been a work in progress for the past three months. Described as a “Symphony of Color” by Shanto Begay, the mural depicts over 100 birds flying out of an antique grand piano in a burst of light. Phase one of the project received $25,000 in support from grass roots community donations and sponsors with an additional $10,000 committed to phase two, which begins next summer. A Crowd Funding campaign offered original art, prints, calendars and an opportunity to paint one of the birds on the wall.
Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours and family members of Sky Black jumped at the chance to paint alongside the artists. As well as being the Mayor of Flagstaff, Nabours has a minor degree in art. Nabours commented that, “the city needs to invest more into projects like this…I had a fantastic time.” Throughout the day of painting, crowds of people gathered to watch as he flexed his painting skills giving him a sample of the support the community has for public art. Phase one of the “Sound of Flight” mural will be complete by the first week of November. Visit the mural, and if you like what you see, support phase two of the project by going to www.soundofflight.net and making a donation.
Greek Island Mural 2014-Flagstaff Az.
Artist Margaret Dewar
"Route 66" 2013-Flagstaff Az.
Artists- R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar
"Route 66" Mural Overview
Flagstaff Arizona is getting a Mural Mice Mousterpiece. The newest mural entitled the "Phoenix Avenue Route 66 Mural" is under construction throughout the summer of 2013. Its located on the south side of the Lumberyard Brewery at 5 South San Francisco street. The project is being commissioned by the Flagstaff Beautification and Public Art Commission BPAC with bed, board, and booze BBB tax funds.
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