SAA Collective - Window Mural Project
left panel of We Are Better Together by Mary Ellen Strack
Now installed on the north side of the Myers Building!
We Are Better Together (both panels) by Mary Ellen Strack
The SAA Collective plans to install window murals of artworks by its juried members to vacant downtown storefronts in an effort to enhance the aesthetic of our city's center. The Myers Building is the first to come forward to participate and now is home to the painting pictured by Mary Ellen Strack.
Artist Statement: Colors, light and reflections, are forces in nature, that trigger powerful emotional responses. I try to capture the dynamic energy of wind and water, to and try to recreate how it feels to be there. My work has evolved over 30 years and most recently I have been trying to simplify my work through abstraction. I’ve been experimenting with color, textures, many layers of glazes to capture its beauty. I work with encounters I have had with nature, to display the same uplifting beauty and experiences it presents. Hopefully the viewer can reflect and relate with their own encounters.
The Window Mural Project is made possible by funding from the Kovach/Steward Family Fund and Hanson Family Fund at the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln.
Any property owners interested in becoming a part of this project with the SAA should contact Barbie LaFrance at firstname.lastname@example.org.