One of my favorite projects so far; amazing clients and their team, great engagement with the community, and everything just went super smoothly. Thank you all involved! @goodboygems mostly did the left and I mostly did the right, but we added bits and things to each side. Thank you @waterfrontpgh for everythinggggg!
Come out this Friday at 11a for a ribbon cutting of this mural; painted on Barnes & Noble in the Waterfront. Here’s a blurb about the whole thing:
This lively and colorful 156’x20’ mural is much more than its scale and excitement. Painted by Shane Pilster and Max Gonzales, this mural holds many references to Homesteads present and past. From the energetic colors and stars coming from Betty Davis, to the explosive pouring of steel; this scene depicts our communities history as an industry town and a music and technology hub. As Homestead continues to grow and change, it will always hold praise and value to its origins. Artists Max and Shane also hold this historical knowledge close to heart as part of Rivers of Steel’s Graffiti Arts Program at the Carrie Furnaces. Both have also taught in schools, run workshops and painted many murals with our community prior to this project. Max and Shane wanted to let us know how valuable of an experience this was for them, as over the 3 weeks of painting, they got the chance to meet and talk to many community members and friends and family of those people’s portraits they were painting. As two artists who love to adapt their imagery on the fly, they even took on some community suggestions and imagery during their process. We hope to see even more color and celebration in our community and our artists are more than willing to make that happen.
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