A Mural Project Grows in Deep Ellum

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The Deep Ellum Community Association's membership is concerned that what with all the talk of parking boots this week, the neighborhood's other big story kinda got lost this week. Which is? The Deep Ellum Mural project, to be spearheaded by the great Frank Campagna (Tiffany Kieran of the DECA refers to Frank as the project's "artistic wrangler"). There's a kick-off shindig Saturday night at Kettle Art, where Campagna will show off works by the aritsts expected to participate; begins at 7 p.m., so don't be late.

And what, 'zactly, is the Deep Ellum Mural Project? Well, there's a 20-page .PDF after the jump that explains the whole shebang in great detail. But, in short, says DECA president Sean Fitzgerald:
"In July, we are getting over 4000 sq. ft. of murals painted on the west side of Good Latimer next to the Deep Ellum DART station, as a first phase. The second phase will be to do the other side of the street, and we are trying to secure that now.

We are basically creating an above-ground mural corridor into Deep Ellum that will be bigger and better than the old tunnel.  The tunnel is gone, time to move on. Combined with the Traveling Man sculptures, it will be one hell of a gateway into Deep Ellum."
There's also plenty more info here, including a sneak peek at the Traveling Man as he slowly comes to life. Deep Ellum Mural Project 2009-06-02
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