Monday, March 31, 2014

Apprentice Catherine Hart writes about her experience in Waco, Texas

"In the Spring of 2013, I had the privilege of being selected to apprentice with two of the most talented community based mural artists working today.  Lead artist, Dave Loewenstein and assistant artist, Ashley Laird, took me under their wings and brought me through a two month process that would forever change the way I perceive community, the creative process, and the course of my life as an artist."

Read the rest of Catherine's photo essay "My life changed in Waco, TX" here.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Waco apprentice completes new mural in North Carolina

Three cheers for Waco apprentice Catherine Hart who recently completed a collaborative mural with students at Bald Creek Elementary School in Burnsville, North Carolina. Read more about the project and see photos of the process here.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

New website for "Called to Walls" the documentary

Click on the image below to check out Amber Hansen and Nicholas Ward's great new website for Called to Walls, the (soon to be released) documentary film about the Mid-America Mural Project.!home/mainPage

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hastings Mural Postcards are here!

Get these beautiful 5" x 14" folding postcards of the Hastings, Nebraska mural for just $1 each. Email Dave with your order at

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The completed Hastings, Nebraska mural!

Working Together Toward a People's Art
October  2013


lead artist  - Dave Loewenstein
assistant   -  Amber Hansen
apprentice - Rebecca Harrison
project coordinator - Kaleena Fong

With guidance and generous assistance from over three-hundred Hastings residents, especially Dave Stewart.

Project Support from:

Mid-America Arts Alliance
National Endowment for the Arts
Nebraska Arts Council
Hastings Community Arts Council
Adams County CVB
Community Redevelopment Authority
Kitty M. Perkins Foundation
Mary Lanning Healthcare


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hastings Mural Project Loony-Toons?!

It is exciting to announce that a beautiful new book of Dave Stewart's cartoons from the Hastings Community Mural Project is now available. 

The 40 page book includes all of Dave's hilarious drawings that poke fun at the artists, the mural process and other Hastings' characters. The book also reproduces Dave's heartwarming speech at the mural dedication and a short essay by lead artist Dave Loewenstein. Click on the image below to preview the book and order copies.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Community Mural Dedicated in Hastings

from the Grand Island Independent
October 14, 2013

photo by Lauri Shultis
photo by Lauri Shultis
photo by Lauri Shultis