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Urban Masquerade Mural: 300 S. 500 West

Photo by Gerry Johnson

Urban Masquerade was painted on the eastern wall of a Utah Division of Arts and Museums office building on 500 West in 2011. The mural’s genesis was “power figure” masks made by young Youth City kids in an art class. Kim Martinez translated the masks into a multi-faceted mural design and she and her college students, in conjunction with older Youth City participants, spent several weeks painting the mural. Martinez smiles as she remembers the event and says, “Mural painting is really a performance, like ballet. Artists are mixing paint and dancing across the scaffolding. It’s pretty amazing to watch.”

Photo by Gerry Johnson

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