Friday, August 16, 2013

The Hastings, Nebraska Mural Team

While in Hastings, I'm joined by a fantastic mural team.  

Mural Assistant  - Amber Hansen

Amber is a veteran of the Mural Project having been lead assistant in Tonkawa, OK, (2010) and Joplin, MO, (2011). She is also, along with her partner Nicholas Ward, in the final stages of editing the documentary film "Called to Walls" which tells the story Mid-America Mural Project. Amber holds a MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Kansas and a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of South Dakota. From 2010 - 2012, she held the position of artist in residence at the University of Kansas. Amber is actively exhibiting in the mediums of film, drawing, musical performance, and has been the lead artist in many public murals located throughout the Midwest.

Mural Apprentice - Rebecca Harrison 

Rebecca is an Omaha muralist who has been working with A Midsummer's Mural for seven years. With this team of artists, she has worked on around one hundred projects in Omaha, ranging from residential murals to 250ft long public murals. She attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she was president of the Organization for the Advancement of the Arts and graduated with a BA in Art History in 2013. She has been active in the Omaha arts community from a young age, including being a JAMbassador at the Joslyn Art Museum and interning at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. 

Project Coordinator - Kaleena Fong

Kaleena is the Executive Director of the Adams County Convention and Visitors Bureau and President of the Hastings Community Arts Council.

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