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Downtown freshens up with public art program
Kathleen King has finished the mural on the side of Slavens True Value Hardware.
Motorcycles park in front of the mural “Working for a Living” on the side of Blondie’s Pub and Grub at Beech and Main Street in downtown Cortez.
Themural “Peach Harvest” is an homage to the McElmo Canyon’s peaches.
“The Rancher” is the first mural completed by Kathleen King, as seen on Mr. Happy’s Bakery and Cafe. This is her own personal style of expressionism.

Art for all to see

Kathleen King has finished the mural on the side of Slavens True Value Hardware.
Motorcycles park in front of the mural “Working for a Living” on the side of Blondie’s Pub and Grub at Beech and Main Street in downtown Cortez.
Themural “Peach Harvest” is an homage to the McElmo Canyon’s peaches.
“The Rancher” is the first mural completed by Kathleen King, as seen on Mr. Happy’s Bakery and Cafe. This is her own personal style of expressionism.
Mural Speak with Brad Goodell

Mural: “Working For a Living” (2010)
Artist(s): Brad Goodell and David Sipes
Location: Blondie’s Pub and Grub
Size: 11 feet by 19 feet
Duration: May 2010 to mid August 2010
Style: 1930s, Work Projects Administration (WPA) movement
Represents: The mural shows the working class as seen in a heroic perspective.
Goodell on “Working for a Living”: “It’s always a challenge doing murals because sometimes you can’t work for days. I could only work in the afternoon because the sun bounces off of east facing walls. It was blinding and it’s hard to see the colors with sunglasses on.”
Mural: “Peach Harvest” (2011)
Artist: Brad Goodell
Location: Rent-A-Center
Size: 19 feet by 51 feet
Duration: June 2011 to October 2011
Style: 1930s, Work Projects Administration (WPA) movement
Represents: The mural is an homage to McElmo Canyon’s peaches that won praise and prizes at the St. Louis World Fair in 1904.
Goodell on “Peach Harvest”: “There was a lot of research that went into it. There is a plaque on the mural now, about McElmo Canyon’s history, the awards at the World Fair and the restoration of the county orchards.”

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