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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Mural Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, October 23rd

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First Roeland Park Mural Project Complete 

The Mural Celebrates our City’s Uniquely Rooted History 

 

ROELAND PARK, Kan. The City of Roeland Park is excited to announce that the mural project located on the 47th Street and Roe Lane retaining wall is complete. To celebrate its completion the Roeland Park Arts Advisory Committee has planned a mural dedication ceremony for Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. to recognize the artists, their work and the beauty that this mural now brings to the community. 

 

The  project was conceived by the Roeland Park Arts Advisory Committee to celebrate Roeland Park’s uniquely rooted history and is the first public mural located within the City. The paintings on the 311 foot long concrete retaining wall were created by eight artists who each depicted a specific theme. They include: 

 

  • Pre-history: Artist Rodrigo Alvarez

  • History: Artist Emily Alvarez 

  • Community and Business: Artist Jessica Rogers

  • Families and Pets: Artist Isaac Tapia

  • Giving Back: Artist Sol Anzorena

  • Art: Artist Allison Bowman

  • Uniquely Rooted Tree: Artist Alex Eickhoff 

  • Supervising Artist: Brittany Noriega (Roeland Park Resident) 

 

This $36,000 project was funded by the City with the help of a generous grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industry Commission (KCAIC) and the National Endowment for the Arts ( NEA). The community is invited to attend the dedication at the mural site. 

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