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Jan. 9, 2017 - Office of Arts and Culture Welcomes New Mural by Anna Charney

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
Media Contacts:

Mandy Vink, Office of Arts and Culture, 303-441-4342
Jennifer Bray, Library and Arts, 303-441-4160
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155

Office of Arts and Culture welcomes new mural by Anna Charney

The Office of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with And Art Space and the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation and Transportation departments, welcomes a new mural by Anna Charney, located at the 6th Street Underpass of the Boulder Creek Trail.

This mural demonstrates the city’s commitment to exploring opportunities for new and unexpected aesthetic experiences across our community. Boulder’s pedestrian trails are highly travelled assets, boasting incredible natural beauty. However, the underpasses can be dark and uninspiring. This artwork along the 6th Street Underpass dramatically changes the experience and invites people to encounter art in an unexpected place.

Curator Leah Brenner Clack of And Art Space recommended artist Anna Charney for this location along the Boulder Creek Trail because of her unique abstract style and new passion for painting murals. Charney has always been a painter, but only recently expanded her practice into street art and mural work, with her first public project last fall.

Charney “has a natural talent for translating her artistic vision to a large outdoor wall. Her enthusiasm about this project was infectious and her constant dedication in sometimes harsh weather conditions was impressive,” said Brenner Clack.

Anna Charney received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in December 2015 with a focus in painting and drawing. She is currently living and working in her hometown of Denver. | Instagram @annacharneyart

ART SPACE seeks to include art in public spaces that creates a point for human connection. The word “and” is used to indicate connection and inclusion. The organization’s goal is to create opportunities for mural arts throughout the community, making art accessible to all. | Instagram:

The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture is currently implementing Boulder’s Community Cultural Plan. Through a set of programs including cultural grants, public art, initiatives that support artists and the creative economy, and research, the office supports the community-created Vision for Culture: Together, we will craft Boulder’s social, physical, and cultural environment to include creativity as an essential ingredient for the wellbeing, prosperity, and joy of everyone in the community.

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