Sunday, June 12, 2011

Vero Beach Mural - First Posting

Welcome to the Vero Beach Mural Blog Journal. We invite you to follow the progress of our mural as we plan and paint our way through all 36 feet of canvas. The mural is being created and will be housed at the Vero Beach Community Center, 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida, 772-978-4592.

Visit this blog frequently for updates and newly posted photographs as we paint. The public is invited to stop by the Community Center to see the murals being created, any time between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Mondays and Fridays (Some Tuesdays also).

The creation of this mural is being sponsored by the Vero Beach Art Club, 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32963. Phone - 772-231-0303, Website -

Our Mission
1. To enhance and beautify our Community Center in the spirit of Public Art
2. To give back to the community, as a 501(c)3 nonprofit
3. To help promote the City of Vero Beach
4. To help promote the Vero Beach Art Club
5. To inspire the community to better appreciate the value of Public Art

How did the creation of this mural come about?
At the request of the City of Vero Beach, the Vero Beach Art Club asked Dawn Mill, who worked on a previous mural for the Community Center, if she would agree to be the Project Manager. Dawn agreed, and asked Christine Thomas and Judy Burgarella for assistance in the design and creation of the new mural.

What will the mural be?
The mural will consist of six panels, each 8 feet high by 6 feet wide, totaling a length of 36 feet. It will depict the six habitats of Vero Beach.

Who are the artists?
Dawn Mill - Project manager, paints primarily in watercolor and acrylic, and is renowned for her tropical landscapes and her teaching skills.
Christine Thomas - Paints primarily in acrylic, and is a professional mural and faux painter.
Judy Burgarella - Paints in a variety of mediums and subjectmatter, and is this blog's author.

All three artists are very active in the art community on the Treasure Coast, helping and exhibiting in shows, galleries, paint-outs, etc.

On this, our first posting, I have pictured the first painting session, although many hours were spent in meetings and at home planning, scheduling and coordinating our time, sketching and researching.

The wide blue band at the bottom is actually the base coat of the sky, painted upside down for easier reaching on the 8' panels. This was painted on Friday, June 10th. Next painting session is Monday, June 13th, 8:30 am sharp!

Since this is my first try, there may be some gliches to be worked out on this blog, but hopefully it will improve as we get farther into the project. Stay tuned!


1 comment:

  1. Love Andrew's work - really captures the essence of our beautiful coastline, and it looks even better in real life!
    beach art