Murals Take Over CityCentre

Gallery celebrates urban artists with massive murals at CityCentre

Gallery celebrates urban artists with massive murals at CityCentre

News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015,
Guests celebrating Muir Fine Art Gallery's "Mural Project" peruse the urban art pieces on display at CityCentre. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural project party, July 2015, John Lockhart, CJ Alvarez, Verny Sanchez
Muir Gallery owner John Lockhart, Muir director CJ Alvarez and first place winner Verny Sanchez. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Anita Varadaraju
Second place winner Anita Varadaraju. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural  party, July 2015, John Whaley Jr.  3rd place
Third place winner John Whaley Jr. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural project party, July 2015, Candace Burns, Corky Hillhouse, Brenda Hillhouse, Austin Hanson, Laurie McNay
Candace Burns, Corky and Brenda Hillside, Austin Hanson, Laurie McNay. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Karuna Rajanayakam, PeterLeach
Karuna Rajanayakam and Peter Leach. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Scot Tarbox, Liliana Cortes
Scott Tarbox and Liliana Cortes. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015,  Megan Bourassa
Megan Bourassa, artist Kara Moats, Jose Guerrero. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party,  July 2015,  Brenda Hilton, Lujiza Ferreira
Brenda Hilton and Lujiza Ferreira. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Rachel Bryant
Rachel Bryant.  Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Angelika Millmaker
Contemporary abstract artist Angelika Millmaker.  Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Tommy Cornelison, Megan Merrill
Tommy Cornelison and Megan Merrill. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015,  Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson and friends review the artwork. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural part, July 2015, mural fans
Gallery-goers admire the artwork. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Scott Tarbox
Scott Tarbox and his fanciful mural. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015,
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural project party, July 2015, John Lockhart, CJ Alvarez, Verny Sanchez
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Anita Varadaraju
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural  party, July 2015, John Whaley Jr.  3rd place
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural project party, July 2015, Candace Burns, Corky Hillhouse, Brenda Hillhouse, Austin Hanson, Laurie McNay
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Karuna Rajanayakam, PeterLeach
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Scot Tarbox, Liliana Cortes
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015,  Megan Bourassa
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party,  July 2015,  Brenda Hilton, Lujiza Ferreira
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Rachel Bryant
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Angelika Millmaker
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Tommy Cornelison, Megan Merrill
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015,  Eric Anderson
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural part, July 2015, mural fans
News, Shelby, Muir Gallery mural party, July 2015, Scott Tarbox

It was a brilliant idea — turn 18 unused advertising spaces at CityCentre into canvasses where urban artists would do their thing. The result was a colorful, bold, exciting collection of murals that will be on display throughout the center during all of August.

On a recent evening hosted by Muir Fine Art Gallery, the creators of the large-scale pieces were feted among fans, sponsors and patrons of "The Mural Project @ CityCentre." 

"By creating a cultural trail of beautiful murals," the organizers' mission statement reads, "we hope to extend urban art beyond Houston's inner-loop, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit MD Anderson Children's Art Project."

As part of the project, visitors were encouraged to create selfies with their favorite murals in order to enter them in a people's choice competition. On this night, Muir gallery director CJ Alvarez announced the winners with Verny Sanchez ranking first, Anita Varadaraju coming in second and John Whaley Jr. earning third place. With that win the three artists earned a September exhibition of their works at Muir's Annex space next to Eddie V's in CityCentre.

Among guests welcomed by gallery owner John Lockhart were Brenda and Corky Hillhouse, Kelyne Reis, Kendra and Jimmy Houston, Angelika Millmaker, Candace Burns, John Logan Dickey, Karuna Rajanayakam, Peter Leach, Lisa Hardcorn and Raju Gandikota.

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