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Untitled (three figures holding antlers)

This dreamlike mural on a basketball court wall at Fairview Elementary School features three figures holding antlers. This mural was painted in collaboration with Re-imagining Arts Worldwide (R.A.W.)

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Untitled (mother and child watering a plant)

The Urban Arts Fund was expanded in 2017 to encompass several extended programming partnerships connecting artists to the community. This group of immersion projects, known as Urban Arts Fund: Engage, focuses on community-building and social change. In Fall 2017, artist Frank Garza worked with Denver Health Outpatient Behavioral Health Services (OBHS) patients and staff to …

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Untitled (figurine of a girl on a bright blue field surrounded by bright colors and flowers)

This mural was created by Seymon Gurule (a.k.a. UcSepia) on the exterior of a wall of a tire shop. She was assisted by Audrey Segura (granddaughter of Mary Valdez, Denver Public Art Program Administrator)

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Aura of Spiritual Realms

Artist’s Statement: What does home feel like? To me, home is big billows of warm veils, light from stars, a home that holds altars and candles, a place no one can hurt me. With this mural, I hope to create an aura so that when people look at the mural, they feel home – through …

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Untitled (black heart amidst colorful bricks)

Artist’s Statement: The focus of the mural is Love & Unity. A large heart is in the center, with several bright colors incorporated to bring happiness to the viewer.

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Untitled (Pakal, the Mayan King, on red, blue and green field)

The mural depicts Pakal, the Mayan King. Kʼinich Janaab Pakal, also known as Pacal, Pacal the Great, 8 Ahau and Sun Shield (March 603 – August 683), was ajaw of the Maya city-state of Palenque in the Late Classic period of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican chronology. He acceded to the throne in July 615 and ruled until his …

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Untitled (fuchsia-colored mural with Aztec images)

Artist’s Statement: The green pyramid border on this mural represents the earth, the symbol of duality and the number three. The two Mayan symbols on each side are earth protectors. In the center is the tree of life symbolizing the primordial sea and all the elements. On the left is Tonatiuh, the sun symbol. On …

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Untitled (Día de los Muertos sugar skull, two large eyes)

Bold and colorful imagery reflecting Día de los Muertos created by a collaborative artist team. In the background, the building wall features a Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead sugar skull. The fence in the foreground features two large eyes. The eye on the right contains the colors of the Mexican flag.

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Untitled (Japanese samurai)

The piece on Morrison Road, created through a collaboration between Taketo Kobayashi and Casey Kawaguchi, was inspired by the idea of a futuristic, mech samurai and showcases the combination of the artists’ individual styles. Casey created the wall painting (face and background) using spray-paint. The helmet is Taketo’s work, designed digitally, printed and pasted on …

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Untitled (red and pink roses)

Artist bunny M is known for her floral images.

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