Murals on Glass, an initiative of the Urbana Public Arts Program, displays the work of Champaign County artists as vinyl decals on windows in downtown Urbana. Supported by the City of Urbana and the Urbana Business Association, Murals on Glass provides opportunities for local artists while also beautifying the city streetscape.
2013-15 Murals on Glass The City of Urbana Public Arts Commission and Urbana Business Association are pleased to announce the next round of Murals on Glass pieces by Champaign County artists to be displayed as vinyl decals on windows in historic downtown Urbana. For 2013-15, the work of the following artists will be featured: Portrait of Chip McNeill by Chris Evans on the south parking deck tower, Elm Street and Broadway Avenue; Let’s Ride by Molly Poganski on the windows of the Urbana Business Association office at 111 West Main Street; and Summer by Jill Miller and Fall Elegy VI by Rosalind Faiman Weinberg on the south windows of the Urbana Civic Center at 108 E Water St. Abe in the Grass by Larry Steinbauer will remain on the northeast parking deck tower on Main Street and Broadway Avenue. The Murals were installed early in the week of August 26, 2013.
2012-2013 Murals on Glass
Larry Steinbauer, Abe in the Grass, digital media Urbana Parking Deck Northeast Window, corner of Main Street & Broadway Avenue Farmboy Artworks is the studio name for artist Larry Steinbauer. For over 35 years Steinbauer has created watercolors and mixed media collages for sale at weekend art fairs. Lately, as Farmboy Artworks, he has added digital creations for sale at Wind, Water, and Light, the gallery he runs with Mary Tangora in Lincoln Square Village in Urbana. Steinbauer also sells his work at Urbana’s Market at the Square, and on the internet. More information can be found at http://www.wwandl.com/.
Lisa Kesler, Fiesta 3, acrylic painting Urbana Parking Deck South Window, corner of Broadway Avenue & Elm Street Through painting, printmaking, and mixed media Lisa Kesler creates colorful, lively art. With stylized images and rhythmic patterns, she composes inventive flights of fancy. Learn more about her work at:http://www.lisakesler.com/. Kesler was also interviewed for the August episode of ArtNow!
Kelly Eddington, Glass Gems, watercolor painting Urbana Business Association Office Window at 111 W. Main St Kelly Eddington is a watercolorist from St. Joseph. Her work is highly detailed, and she enjoys painting anything that is shiny, colorful, and complicated. This painting is based on a handful of glass gems (used in aquariums and floral arrangements) that she bought at a Dollar Store in Champaign earlier this year. Eddington is a signature member of the Illinois Watercolor Society. To commission a watercolor or to order prints of Glass Gems and other paintings, please visit her website, http://www.kellyeddington.com/.