The unveiling of the next exhibit is October 31st at 3 pm.
A social distancing friendly exhibit! Located on the lawn of the Harrington Center, feel free to visit it whenever you want to. This installation's theme for the artists was CONNECTION. We think they represented that theme in a spectacular way, and we hope you spend time to visit. Be sure to tag your social media posts with #harringtonwalls to support these wonderful artists.
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We are extremely proud to present the artists of the 4th installment of the walls. Each artist spent anywhere from 1-8 weeks working on these masterpieces. They were given materials and a theme, the rest was up to their intepretation of what CONNECTION means to them.
The mural is titled “Love Monster.” The love monster stands for black lives matter. The love monster doesn’t treat people of different race, gender or background differently. The love monster doesn’t judge people that have different beliefs than them. The love monster shows love and respect to everyone they meet.Site
Lately, I’ve been fascinated and inspired by the transformation of a butterfly. When a caterpillar enters the cocoon, it basically dies before it can transform. I think the message is pretty clear that in order to become better versions of ourselves we have to embrace the hard and be uncomfortable. Right now we’re all facing hard and uncomfortable things in one way or another, and so we have a unique opportunity to change and grow together. Hopefully we’ll all come out of our struggles better and more beautiful than before.Site
The theme was “connection.” I decided to take it into the direction of connection with your inner-self. We are the deciders and makers of our own happiness. Even in the darkest of times, when storms rage around us, there is still a peace and a light within that can bring us joy.Site
We wanted to focus on abstract shapes and a fun color palette that would make community members excited to get outside and take interactive pictures in front of “The Walls”Site
I call myself an abstract figurative artist, so I’m always interested in people, and relationships, and context of our stories. I love storytelling and that’s a major theme in my work. The piece came from a poem that I learned as a child called "One Bright Day in the Middle of the Night." It’s something that I learned as a kid and every line of the poem is kind of an impossibility, it’s like opposites. This piece is like coming together in what feels like a topsy turvy world.Site
This is actually a photograph of me and my cousin when we were younger running in a park after some geese and seagulls. I found it in my scrapbook and I just loved it. It’s actually been a goal of mine to be able to take Everyone has treasured photographs that they love from their youth and be able to recreate them in a beautiful painting. I love the impressionistic style and I love little children. When I thought of the word connection, I’m the oldest of nine children and I love my little siblings. Being around them I feel like grounds me and reminds me what’s important in life.Site
I began this mural with no fences-I wanted space for beg decisions and room for mistakes. It is within these mistakes that I shake hands with my insecurities. A deep seated fear I have, as a person who feels everything very passionately, is that what I feel isn’t heard. I fear that the colors my eyes see aren’t the same colors everyone else sees. That the words I write aren’t read, or the intentions behind my actions aren’t realized. And they very well are not. Just like us walking by a fiddler in a subway. When there aren’t answers, all that is left is trust. I painted my trust into this mural. I trust that all I pour out in to this place is felt just as it should. That the book I write is read, even if no one ever opens it.Site
I’ve looked at enough mountains and have found there are patterns there that are repetitive and almost mathematical. Once you look at enough of them, and you study them, you can start to memorize how those patterns converge with each other or diverge and create something that even in an abstract format you can tell right away that it is a mountain. I grew up on the Idaho side of the Grand Teton Mountains, and I spent my life in and around mountains. As a kid I had the personality where I could look at a rock or a river stream for hours and that was fun for me because I could notice the macro, but also the micro and how they interact. I call that detailed minimalism. The farther away you are it looks minimal just like the mountains, but the closer you get to the actual mountain the detail is endless and goes on forever.Site
SOCIAL DISTANCING FRIENDLY EXHIBIT
“The Walls” at Harrington Center for the Arts is a first of its kind in our community and provides opportunities for the public and artists alike to enjoy a free “outside art museum” with murals painted by local, professional and amateur artists. The two 9’x17’ sustainable steel exhibit structures support the ongoing rotation of new art every six months. Artists are chosen from the surrounding community and include works from professionally recognized artists as well as young and/or aspiring creators to display their work to the community. Each new rotation commences with a free unveiling ceremony that is advertised to the community.
This project has only been possible through the generous support of our community. Donors include Sherwin-Williams, SunPro, Runtastic Events, Adobe, Diamond Rental, WOI Steel, Evan Ault, Glassey SteelWorks, Menlove Construction, Altaview Concrete, Lehi Block Company, Valley View Landscaping LLC, Intricate Builders, and Allied Electric Sign & Awning. Hundreds of work hours have been donated as community members have come together to weld, pour cement, landscape, and paint.