There's a new mural going up in downtown Albany

Liz Zunon Clinton Ave ramp mural in progress 2018-08-14

Check it out: The next downtown Albany mural is being created by local artist Liz Zunon, and she'll be working on it during the next two weeks.

The mural is along south side wall of the Clinton Ave off-ramp at Broadway, near the Quackenbush Parking Garage. Look for the bluebird mural on the garage and the new mural-in-progress is nearby on ground level.

The public artwork is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Albany Parking Authority, Albany Center Gallery, and Albany Barn. The orgs have already teamed up for a handful of other murals downtown (see the links below).

You might be familiar with Liz Zunon's work. She's an accomplished children's book illustrator. (She's also working on a book she both authored and illustrated, Grandpa Cacao, that's inspired by her time growing up in Ivory Coast. It's set to be published next year.) And Zunon also created one of those giant Dutch clogs that were placed around Albany a few years back as part of a public art installation.

Press release mural blurbage:

"This mural, titled 'Geraldine's Reverie,' explores what it means to me to be an artist - that is, the freedom of expression that we all have as children as we play, sing, dance, create stories and explore the world with no pre-conceived notions and no fear of judgement," said Liz Zunon. "The joy that this freedom brings is the joy that I seek every time I create or enjoy an art piece, whether it be a musical performance, a dance recital, a piece of theatre, a visual art show or anything else. I invite everyone to experience the mural as a journey through the arts, leading to creative possibilities unknown."

When we stopped by Tuesday afternoon, Zunon was applying primer to the wall. She said the addition of colors could start Thursday depending on the weather. And the estimated timeline for completing the mural is two weeks (again dependent on weather).

So if you're nearby, it's worth stopping by to see the mural-in-progress. It's interesting to watch how the work on these giant projects comes together for the finished product.

Earlier:
+ Talking with Albany artist Elizabeth Zunon about illustrating a legend, drawing on her family's history, and stoking her creativity
+ Here's how those three new murals in downtown Albany turned out
+ Gawking at the newly finished mural on the Quackenbush Garage in downtown Albany
+ Flocking to downtown

AOA is a media sponsor of the Capital Walls mural tours.

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"Geraldine’s Reverie" mural by Liz Zunon
Clinton Ave and Broadway
Albany, NY 12207

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