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Ally & State Farm Mural Projects Start off Fast! Scoreboard up Next

Jul 31, 2018 06:57PM ● By Paul Spear
Imperial Beach artist Michelle Ferrera is busy painting in the background as Imperial Beach City Council Member Mark West greets David Frink of the IB Arts Bureau in the foreground.

Imperial Beach artist Michelle Ferrera said her husband met David and Tom Stands at the first Rock the Walls project that was done in April over by the Bayshore Bikeway and then told her about it. Michelle decided to go with pastels and tells a story as you walk down the wall that starts off with a caterpillar being held in someone's hand. Later, Imperial Beach artist Kristin Minchuk stopped by. Kim will be painting the mural at the Scoreboard with Baja Racer in a desert landscape.

Brian Hebets who did the infamous 7/11 mural is back in town. Brian is painting on the State Farm building at 12th and Palm Avenue. Its theme will reflect global warming and rising water levels with a "picture of the State Farm building underwater with kelp and sea life all around it.

On August 11th, there will be a Rock the Walls Bike ride to celebrate the finished murals.
You can read more about that at: Rock the Walls Murals Bike Ride Saturday, August 11th to Celebrate Murals Going up in Imperial Beach this August.   

When speaking with David Frink today, this is what David had to say about the project, Rock the Walls, "As you can see it is coming along quickly, due to artist Michelle Ferrera’s hard work sketching it all out for volunteers to fill in the blanks."

David went on to day, "Volunteers on this mural include Sherry Hansen, Gillian Torres, Manny Ganuza, Zorina Flores, Todd Stands & Dave Frink. The IB Arts Bureau is coordinating all three murals currently underway.  The other two are at State Farm & Scoreboard."

I asked David about the funding and he told me that the funding for this mural & the Scoreboard is by IB Beautiful.  Funding for the State Farm mural is by State Farm.  Additional funding is by Cal American Water. Councilman Mark West has been instrumental in helping locate walls & donations.

Our deadline for all three murals is before the bike-tour of IB murals to be held Saturday, August 11 at 3PM at Scoreboard.  Bike ride to end at Red House Kitchen.


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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach 



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