Edmonds Mural Society unveils summer 2013 offerings

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    The Edmonds Mural Society has announced that three more murals will be painted this summer, based on the theme “Changing Times.”

    Andy Eccleshall's "Changing Times"
    Andy Eccleshall’s “Changing Times”

    Andy Eccleshall’s “Changing Times”  shows an actual walk back through time as one strolls down Main Street.  Starting with the present day near the fountain, as you approach the water, you walk back through the decades with actual businesses, vehicles, and road conditions of the time.  It will be painted on the north-facing wall of 111 Fourth Ave. N. (alongside Embellished).

    Ellen Clark's "Coastal Companion"
    Ellen Clark’s “Coastal Companion”

    Ellen Clark’s “Coastal Companion” takes us from the past, to the present, and then into a possible future.  See structures used by the original inhabitants of the area, the initial logging industry, our current ferry system, and then a future skywalk for all to enjoy.  It will be painted on the north-facing wall of 515 Main St. (just down the alley from last year’s Member Choice Award winning mural Winter Walk by Susan Babcock).

    Mona Smiley-Fairbanks’ "Sebastes Maliger"
    Mona Smiley-Fairbanks’ “Sebastes Maliger”

    Mona Smiley-Fairbanks’ “Sebastes Maliger” pays homage to the native quillback rockfish, once a bountiful species in local waters, now dwindling in numbers. It will be painted on the south-facing wall of 514 Fifth Ave. S. (alongside Edmonds Frame Design & Atelier). In a first for the Mural Society, Smiley-Fairbanks will include a QR code, leading smart phones to a website about efforts to revive the rockfish population.

    The Mural Society notes that its efforts are supported by membership, with donations starting at $20. Those who donate $100 or more will be invited to the Patrons Tour in September, hosted by Mural Society Director Jeff Stilwell. Meet the muralists and ask them more about their concept, their style, and their inspiration.

    You can donate online, by mailing a check to Edmonds Mural Society, 409 Main St, Edmonds WA 98020 or by visiting MaJe Gallery at 409 Main Street. The Edmonds Mural Society is a 501(c)3 organization, so all donations are tax-deductible.

    5 Replies to “Edmonds Mural Society unveils summer 2013 offerings”

    1. Love these murals. They add character to Edmonds and share bits of history as well. Much closer than driving to Chemanis** on Vancouver Island!

      **Has the Mural Society ever considered having footprints on the sidewalks to direct visitors to the murals?

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    2. My annual comments about the mural effort are that they are wonderful, and that they would be wonderful also in other neighborhoods. Many barren walls, outside of downtown, that would appreciate these artists’ effort.

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    3. What a lovely theme . . . “Changing Times”. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the new murals as they are being worked on and then done.

      I agree with Jim Underhill about the murals also occurring in other neighborhoods. They are a true treasure for Edmonds, as are these amazing artists.

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    4. These are wonderful additions. I especially love the “Changing Times’. Thank you for adding to the beauty of Edmonds!

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