The Urbana Public Arts Program has selected the winners of the current cycle of Murals on Glass! Congratulations to local artists Phil Strang and Nathan Westerman, and thank you to all who applied.
MURALS ON GLASS 2015 (to be installed in late August)
Murals on Glass, an initiative of the Urbana Public Arts Program, displays works by Champaign County artists as vinyl decals on windows in historic 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.
MURALS ON GLASS 2013
For 2013-15, the work of the following artists are 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 remains on the northeast parking deck tower on Main Street and Broadway Avenue. The Murals were installed early in the week of August 26, 2013.
Summer by Jill Miller
Fall Elegy VI by Rosalind Weinberg
Let's Ride by Molly Poganski
MURALS ON GLASS 2012
Larry Steinbauer, Abe in the Grass, digital media Urbana Parking Deck Northeast Window, corner of Main Street & Broadway Avenue For over 35 years, Steinbauer has created watercolors and mixed media collages for sale at weekend art fairs. He also sells his works at Urbana’s Market at the Square and online. Steinbauer ran the gallery Wind, Water, and Light with Mary Tangora in Lincoln Square Village in Urbana.
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, stylized images and rhythmic patterns, and 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/.