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Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday Mural - Stampede

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Appalachia Press building, 108 Salem Ave. S.E.

Found this on the mural HERE : This second mural workshopped by the teens in the Roanoke Youth Arts Connections program required approval from the Roanoke Architectural Review Board as Appalachia Press is in a historic building. The exposed raw brick, though ideal for a cave painting scene, made for a difficult surface to paint on. Artist John Kayrouz created the design, inspired by the Lascaux caves in France, based on the teens’ idea, and Mim Young and Scott Noel painted it themselves. Young sees the cave art as providing a sort of bridge between the modern, avant garde art museum next door and the historic district beside it.

Linking with Monday Murals

Sorry I wasn't around last week. Nick took the week off and I was still so busy getting all the Christmas stuff finished. Planned to be around for Willy Nilly Friday but just didn't make it...Will be up and running this Friday!

30 comments:

  1. A very nice cave painting scene, I like especially the small men...
    also with bow and arrow they have no chance against those huge animals.

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  2. Wow! Must be a really old building. :-)

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  3. I believe this is adjacent to the city market? Will have to look for it the next time I'm in town.

    Happy New Year!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Love the mural and the thinking behind it! Very well done!

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  5. I also love this mural - it has been on my blog before :-)

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  6. Great for cavemen like me! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  7. I haven't seen that one, I like the look of it on the bricks. Kind of like a cave painting.

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  8. I love the colors of the mural on the exposed brick!

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  9. That a very cool mural! I wasn't around much last week either. We get busy.

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  10. This is a very cool mural! I'd say they were very effective in achieving the look they wanted. Kudos to those who worked on this project. Thanks, Tanya, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  11. You find the neatest murals, so cool!

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  12. Love this Tanya and it is nice to take time off to spend the time with your loved ones I am sure Nick loved it. All the best in 2015 my friend. Hug B

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  13. Cute mural!
    I totally understand about blogging difficulties during the holidays. There's nothing wrong with wanting to spend time with you family rather than sitting in front of the computer. :)

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  14. I figured you were busy with Christmas things. I LOVE this mural! It really does look a bit pre-historic. It is in between the new and the old and is fabulous!

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  15. Oh, that's cool! Not your typical mural!

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  16. wow, looks like it needs a brighten up a bit. kind of dull. or maybe i need glasses? ha. ha!! neat design. ( :

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  17. I thought this looked familiar! That's extremely cool!

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  18. I can certainly see the cave painting influences. If you haven't seen it, I recommend a documentary film called Cave Of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog.

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  19. Nice mural. It looks very much like the kind of thing found in caves in France.

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  20. What a cool mural. And they learned some history along with some art.

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  21. Love it, very naturalistic and subtle!

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  22. It is hard to keep up with everything during the holidays. I hadn't noticed this mural, but then I stay away from downtown. I will have to look for it. Thanks for pointing it out.

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  23. Looks kind of like something you might find in an Egyptian tomb! Good job on this picture. I don't get a chance to see many murals, but will sure be on the lookout for them.

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  24. Love this mural! Nice imitation of a cave painting.

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  25. That is exactly what the mural looks like - the ancient cave paintings . . how cool is that?

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