Friday, April 09, 2010

Art out at Acker

The Mural Mice are at it again. This time the object of their attention is the lonely loo building out at Acker Park over at the foot of Virginia Street. The little structure is getting painted on all four sides, as a matter of fact.

Subject matter: local flora and fauna found in the 80-acre park. Including, of course, a mouse.

Here is one of the two key Mural Mice; the other was busy at the corner of the building (below).

Even though we were there on a week day, folks were gathering to see what was going on. We stopped for pictures after friend and I had recorded the nearby IOOF Cemetery.

As I noted earlier, all four sides of the building will be decorated.

As for the little bannerettes you may have noticed, here's what they look like close up.

Linkage: An interesting demo of text to speech here. And, millions of miles away, an avalanche -- on Mars, to be specific. Desert Cat takes a short hike near his Tucson area hideaway and discovers lots of desert wildflowers, Tombo hikes the Grand Canyon and Book Journey, a new Prescott area blog, discovers the alligator juniper.


Anonymous said...

What talented artists!

Do you have a previous post on the reason why they call themselves the Mural Mice?

Or, a link to an "About Us" page somewhere on the intertubes?

The poppy they painted is gorgeous!

~Anon in AV.

Granny J said...

anon av -- I've featured them in the past. More info at their web site

Antipodean Curmudgeon said...

Beats the hell out grafitti. Genuine art already.

The 'comment' doover(thing) at the end of the post wouldn't light up:hence, this comment was submitted via ''links'


Kate said...

The mural mice - what a cute name! I loved these photos. Now I'm anxious to see what an avalanche on Mars is all about (??)

Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

It's wonderful to see the "work in progress" being documented as it happens. Beautful colours.

You may be interested to do a web search for Melbourne Graffiti.
The work there is remarkable.

Granny J said...

bro -- not as dynamic, tho -- a good graffiti site changes and evolves over time.

kate -- hope you enjoyed the avalanche!

woody -- I agree that work in progress can be a lot more interesting than passive pics of the finished product.

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