Artists chosen for Murray Hill murals

Artists chosen for Murray Hill murals
New York mural artist Jon Burgerman donated this design, to be painted by Lee High School art teacher Anne Jacques and her students.

The Murray Hill Preservation Association (MHPA) announced the artists selected for two of four sites for public murals.

The first location is a 32- by 16-foot space on the side of Blue Moon Printing and will be painted with a sunflower design by Brenda Kato. The second mural, on the northern wall of the Murray Hill Theater building, was designed by New York mural artist Jon Burgerman and will be painted by Lee High School art teacher Anne Jacques and some of her students.

Bright sunflowers painted by Brenda Kato will liven space on Blue Moon Printing’s southern wall.

Bright sunflowers painted by Brenda Kato will liven space on Blue Moon Printing’s southern wall.

MHPA has plans for a larger third mural on the southern wall of 1198 Edgewood Avenue, which will welcome people to Murray Hill. Business owners and MHPA have allocated money to the project, and a crowdfunding effort is in place to help reach the goal of $5,000. 

The businesses at each site make a small donation, matched by MHPA, to offer a stipend to the selected artists. In addition to a donation account set up at www.murrayhilljax.com to acquire funds, a game night and auction was held at Dahlia’s Pour House on April 30 to benefit the mural project.

The MHPA is also looking for corporate sponsors to raise more funds to increase the $500 stipend and provide in-kind donations of supplies, lifts or scaffolding.

Both corporate sponsors and interested artists can contact Jason Tetlak at [email protected] or visit www.murrayhilljax.com/get-involved/mural-project.

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