Big Fish in a Small Town - Flash! Now Installed!!!!
Some months ago the Aromas Eagles approached the Aromas Hills Artisans about creating some sort of public art display in Aromas Town Square Park. Many ideas were tossed around but nothing seemed quite right until one of our members, Tina Baine, found some inspiration on a trip to South Korea. In Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, she saw a wonderful giant fish made up of hundreds of smaller fish, almost like they were scales of the larger fish. The little fish were each hand-painted by artists and residents of the village. Tina thought a similar project might give Aromas residents the opportunity to create artwork for our town park. In November 2014, AHA began to offer fish-painting at community venues such as AHA’s Holiday Art Festival, the Aromas Grange Breakfast, Aromas School and Anzar High School. Some folks have created their own fish at home gatherings for the project.
Aromas Library Mural
Please enjoy these images of the Aromas Library mural. This is our largest and most ambitious project to date. The scene depicts the hills north of Aromas and the clouds in the sky each have a favorite children's story depicted. Where the Wild Things Are, Charlotte's Web, Frog and Toad are Friends and two stories by well published local authors: Weslandia by Paul Fleischman and Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory- Sheilds. AHA thanks the respective publishers for permission to use these images.
Watsonville Wetlands Mural
This Wetlands mural was painted for the Watsonville Wetlands Watch by the Aromas Hills Artisans. It appears on their office building which is located on the campus of Pajaro Valley High School 500 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville, CA 95076.
The Chicken Coop!
This amusing and colorful mini mural features a chicken coop. This mural was done on a large grey utilities box that is located at the front corner of Aromas Town Square Park, perfect for the rural town of Aromas.
Marshall's Service Mural
This mural is a great example of the Aromas Hills Artisans commitment to our community. Joyce Oroz, AHA artist member designed and helped paint this mural on the side of one of Aromas' historic buildings. Her helpers include, Linda Bjornson, AHA's President, Katherine Stutz-Taylor, Evelyn Pogrowski, Jovita Hilliker and Holly.
Dragonfly Gallery Mural
This is another enchanting mural painted by the Aromas Hills Artisans on the side of the Dragonfly Gallery in Aromas. This mural was designed by Joyce Oroz and painted by Joyce, Linda Bjornson and granddaughter, Sadie, Katherine Stutz-Taylor, Evelyn Pogrowski, Jovita Hilliker. AHA's mural team is looking forward to a few projects in the near future to help beautify our communities.
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