Sound of Flight Benefit Takes the Stage
The Second Phase of our 2015 Sound of Flight mural project is in full motion.
The Mural Mice are currently teamed up with artist Sky Black to paint the largest mural in Northern Arizona on the Orpheum Theater in downtown Flagstaff. It all began in April 2015, when project artists Margaret Dewar, R.E. Wall and Sky Black took to the streets on a mission to raise $40,000 in two months. Their grassroots effort included; tabling at First Friday and Farmers Market events, a sponsorship drive that brought in close to two dozen new sponsors, an on-line Crowd Share campaign that successfully raised $15,000, and a benefit concert.
All told, the fundraising campaign is close to a complete success. There is just one grant proposal to the Flagstaff Art Council yet to be considered in the equation, and we’re good-to-go.
Painting on the second half of the mural will begin in mid July and the completed mural will be celebrated in the Fall. Stay tuned for more updates and thank you for supporting this amazing project.
Kindness Revolution Mural 2015-Flagstaff Az.
Sound of Flight 2014-Flagstaff Az
Artists- Sky Black, R.E. Wall, Margaret Dewar
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.
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We are happy to share our art and our experience in building community murals and theater.
Ask us how you can get involved in the next big Mural Mice adventure.
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.
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.
"Melting Point" 2012-Mesa, AZ
Artists- R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar
“Arizona Artists Turn Up The Heat!”
Everyone knows summer in the Valley is hot. So hot, the buildings are melting! That is the theme of “Melting Point,” a new mural on display at 220 W. Main St. in downtown Mesa. The image of a turn of the century, classic building covers the entire exterior of the store, dripping and sagging on its foundation. This new work is turning up the heat in downtown Mesa.