Saturday, August 31, 2013

Colorfax Mural Dedication...

Many thanks to all my friends who joined us in a community gathering to celebrate our first Colorfax mural! An enthusiastic group of folks assembled on Wednesday evening in front this colorful wall for a short hoorah and to marvel at the efforts of those who came together to make this happen. Enjoy a snapshot of images, and long live Colorfax!

Johanna-Waves-her-Arms

* That's me at the parking lot podium, talking with my arms :)

Mural-Attendees

* An assembly of local supporters, some of whom helped us paint this beauty, arrived with smiles on a balmy August evening...

Bill-Speaks

* That's Bill Marino - 40 West Arts District's Board Chair & Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District's Executive Director - waving around my Colorfax decals!

Colorfax-Decals

* After the mural was completed, I tweaked the Colorfax logo, adding movement and flare by angling the graphic green box, adding some curves and dropping the tag line below the main image. I like it even more! Many thanks to Dan Lundin of Banner Signs for printing up these complimentary decals! They created quite the buzzzz, and were gone in a flash! It's been fun for me to tap back into my graphic design roots, and create an iconic image with a mission to rejuvenate the Colfax corridor!

Mural-Speakers

* Bill Marino offers praise and thanks to the owners of the King's Rest Motel for their support and accommodating spirit!

Johanna-Speaks

* I spoke about how I developed the mural and logo and the synergetic hummingbird symbolism.....

Johanna-&-Hummingbird

* Looks like somebody made me laugh :)

Mayor-Murphy-Speaks

* And then Mayor Bob Murphy joined us to speak about his appreciation for this unique project...

Mayor-Murphy

* Clearly he was and is excited about Colorfax!

Lonnie-Hanzon

* And Lonnie Hanzon, local artist extraordinaire and good friend joined us to celebrate this project. He helped me paint the hummingbird on paint day.....

Jerry-Redwine-&-Mayor-Murphy

* We had to snap a pic of Jerry Redwine - proud owner of this whimsically painted wall - standing with our Mayor!

Silly-Ribbon-Cutters

* Lastly, we strung a ribbon across the wall and cut it in a moment of silly commemoration!

1 comment:

Melissa Kojima said...

How exciting! Congratulations!