WPB completes Orange Mural Project round one


Jessica Wobbekind, WPB Project Manager, and David Ginople share some stories at the reception

In celebration of the completion of Orange Mural Project six murals throughout the Wicker Park and Bucktown area, the WPB (SSA #33) held a reception in Collaboraction's space in the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. on Dec. 2.


Charles Rees, Flat Iron Artists Assn, and Adam Burck, Exec. Dir., WPB Chamber of Commerce

"The Arts Committee is going to continue to support the Johalla Projects' Adopt-a-Station project for the Damen El stop, " explained commissioner David Ginople, Commission Chairman of the WPB. "In January we hope to have an installation date.


Artust: Brendan Hudson

"In 2012 the second round of the Orange Mural Project will take the installation count to 12. It may include some off the wall pieces like sculptures and standup murals, as a way to foster more art throughout the community.


Artist: Laura Berger

"There are nine energetic Arts Committee members representing different aspects of our arts community who are planning more collaboration between the various art projects happening in the area. One possibility is to reinvigorate the Coyote Arts Festival by bringing several arts projects together. In addition we'll be launching a new arts website."


Artist: Chad Kouri


Artists: Industry of the Ordinary


Division St. side of Bernard Williams' work*

The six pieces in the Orange Mural Project, which was designed to support artists and encourage art versus tagger scribbles, are: 2045 W. Concord by Laura Berger, 1471 N. Milwaukee by Brendan Hudson, 1440 N. Ashland by Industry of the Ordinary, 1549 N. Bell by Chad Kouri, 2001 W. Pierce by Rob Swainston and 2001 W. Division by Bernard Williams.


Part of Swainston's installation

Installation was managed by the WPB Chamber of Commerce.

*Photo courtesy of the WPB


Most of the rest of Swainston's piece






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