We need your help next week, Monday 12/5 to Friday 12/19 from 8am-8pm on “Postcard of the Capital City”, the College Avenue Mural. The painting of the mural is open to the community and we would love the support!
Mural Location: Postcard of the Capital City
106 W College Ave Tallahassee, FL 32301
The Department of Art Education has developed a rich tradition of collaborating with community leaders and events like Opening Nights, formally the Seven Days of Opening Nights, public art project.
The first mural of this kind will depict in a 1950’s style postcard of the Tallahassee community. The Capital City will proudly represent such cultural centers as the Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, the LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts, FAMU, St. Marks Lighthouse, the Tallahassee Farmers Market, FSU, the Challenger Learning Center, the John G. Riley House & Museum, the Tallahassee Museum, Mission San Luis, and Lake Ella. The mural is the brainchild of Jay Revell, the Executive Director of the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority (TDIA).
“Postcard of the Capital City”, the College Avenue Mural is currently located at 106 W College AveTallahassee, FL 32301
Mural Designer and current FSU Arts Administration Doctoral student, Sam Rosenstein
This standing 8 foot tall panel mural was created to express the spirit of the University’s give campaign. The tag line “Raise the Torch” is transcribed in a banner that wraps around a fire that is burning fiercely. The mural was completed during a two hour gala, in which attendees could pick up a brush and assist in painting the symbol of the night.
3rd Annual mural community based art project depicts “Tallahassee Through Time”, scenes from FSU’s history ranging from the FSU seal, Integration Statue, and the Flying High Circus. The mural was supervised by Dr. Dave Gussak and Christopher Heacox, the Executive Director of Seven Days.
The 2013 Seven Days of Opening Nights mural is currently located at 601 W Tennessee St.
2nd Annual mural community based art project transformed the Carlstedt’s building wall into a Tallahassee nature and wildlife scene. Hawks, egrets, turtles, and woodpeckers are depicted on this 2,300-square-foot mural wall, supervised by David Gussak and Steve MacQueen, Director of 7 Days. The Department of Art Education worked in conjunction with 7 Days of Opening Nights and the City of Tallahassee.
Mural Design was completed by a Committee.
The 2012 Seven Days of Opening Nights mural is currently located at 675 W Gaines St.
For more information check out the Florida State 24/7 article.
Mural Designer and FSU Art Therapy Masters student, Jaclyn Mosing (Class of 2011)
The 2011 Seven Days of Opening Nights mural was located at 688 W. Gaines Street. As of Summer 2014, it was destroyed.
For more information check out our Blog post.