West Valley Arts Council’s Mural Project
Litchfield Park, AZ (January 25, 2016) – The West Valley Arts Council is pleased to announce the launch of the West Valley Mural Project, a project that will place an extraordinary and vibrant new work of community-based public art in cities around the West Valley.
Starting this Sunday, West Valley teens will begin painting along side Master Artist Tal Dvir in an under the sea themed mural at the Litchfield Parks and Recreation pool area.
Known as the Renaissance Man, Tal Dvir is grounded in the classic approach inspired by the old masters like Velasquez, Murillo and El Greco and later by impressionists and expressionists such as Pissaro, Degas, Schiele, Giacometti and other modern artists. Tal’s work is a reflection of life and its surroundings; blended in self expression and imagination using a new form of painting he recently developed. This form shows a new approach. By limiting almost completely his technique to cross hatching brush strokes and a palette knife, applying thick layers of paint, Tal expresses figures and other subject matters influenced by impressionism, expressionism and contemporary art.
Over the years, the West Valley Arts Council (WVAC) has given hundreds of West Valley youth the opportunity to be active participants in the creation of public art through its’ summer Gallery 37 program. Starting this Sunday, young artists will work alongside professional muralists to paint large-scale murals throughout the West Valley. Other mural projects include: Avondale’s Fire Station #172, Goodyear’s Skate Park, Wickenburg’s downtown area and near the Spring Training Stadium in Surprise. The West Valley Mural Project (WVMP) will help these student apprentices improve their skills, gain professional experience, and contribut to the overall vitality of the West Valley. The end result is a beautiful mural that celebrates the community and city spirit.
“Our mission is to grow a vibrant and connected arts and cultural community. The implementation of this new program will create a nexus throughout the West Valley. The WVMP will beautify the West Valley while involving the community in painting colorful murals. This is a great way for the WVAC to give back to our community,” said Executive Director, Bernadette Mills.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise additional funds for these projects such as teen artist stipends and supplies: GoFundMe.com/westvalleymp.
For additional information, please call 623.935.6384.
About West Valley Arts Council
The West Valley Arts Council enriches the West Valley by growing a vibrant and connected arts and cultural community. For information on WVAC, Gallery 37, arts education programs, the West Valley Arts HQ, or to become a Member, Donor, or Sponsor, please visit www.westvalleyarts.org.