City Sprouts Barn Mural Project

“City Sprouts is a community garden, urban farm, and educational resource center in the Orchard Hill neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1995, City Sprouts is the oldest community garden in the city.”

My friend Ali Clark and I have been working to improve City Sprout’s garden tool shed by first transforming it into a mini-barn. We will eventually be painting a mural on the South facing wall.

[A few photos of before and after the first coat of red paint.]

 

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[We then added a few planks of wood and added the bright white trim to give it more of a barn feel.]

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[The next mission was to create a relevant mural design. Here are a few sketches.]

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[I then outlined all the fruits and vegetables with a sharpie and cut them out so I could play with the composition, and eventually make a proportional mock-up.]

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A colored sketch is soon to come, thanks for following our project!

Maggie

Project Everlast Mural

I was hired by the Kent Bellows Studio to design and complete a mural for the nonprofit Project Everlast located on 72nd and Mercy in Omaha, NE. We had our first meeting on April 14th, and since then  I have been working with 6-8 students every week to brainstorm, compile sketches and work directly on the wall. After discussing with the students about various themes, we decided Metamorphosis would be appropriate for their space. You can read about Project Everlast here.

Here are some photos of our progress weeks 1-5.

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[Initial sketches, compiling, measuring the wall and making a grid.]

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[More Detail//Finalizing Design]

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[Covering up preexisting Mural.]

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[First grid and separating the two priming colors.]

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[Close ups of string grid and wall texture.]

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[Chalk first – then Paint.]

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[Progress as of 5/12/15]

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Thanks again for following our project. Here are some photos weeks 6-8.

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[We’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with our surreal imagery.]

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[Artist Akim working on outlining the sun rays with a light peach color.]

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[Artists Akim and Reba painting side by side, adding details.]

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[The wall after our session on 5/26/15.]

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[Detail work. Lots of creative ideas from the students this week including making yellow reflection marks on the water.]

 

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[Progress as of 6/2/15]

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[Photos from the unveiling party on 6/26/15]

~Maggie

 

Welcome!

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Self Portrait, 2013 “Foggy Eyes”

My name is Maggie Weber. I grew up in Shenandoah,IA, but am currently residing in Omaha, NE. I am greatly interested in public art as well as traditional oil painting. My work can be viewed around town at the locations listed below, as well as who I’ve collaborated with.

2009 – Family Dollar – 36th and Leavenworth – (Kent Bellows Studio)
2010 – Benson Professional Building – 61st and Binney – (Tim Guthrie)
2010 – Lotus House of Yoga – 144th and Eagle Run Drive – (solo)
2011 – The Hive Lounge – 19th and St. Marys – (solo)
2011 – Oceanside Building – 63rd and Maple – (solo)
2012 – Leavenworth Bar – 45th and Leavenworth – (Nick Clark)