The Muramid Mural Museum is the FIRST MURAL MUSEUM IN THE WORLD! We hope to serve the community of Oceanside as a sort of community art center where interactive and diverse events are happening all the time. The objective and mission of the museum is to showcase and to provide the international headquarters for the Art Miles Mural Project and to continue to build upon 12 miles of mural painted on canvas by over 1/2 million people from over 100 countries. We have facilitated the creation of these murals since 1997 when the first mural was created on a bedsheet full of bullet holes in Bosnia following the conflict in the Balkans. Oceanside has the extraordinary opportunity to benefit from the many professional local, national and international artists and muralists through mural events inside the museum and in schools, organizations and for special events.
On February 4th the exhibition with renowned Rosarita Artist Robert Pace Kidd will feature his unique works in oils, acrylics, multi-media and photography. The exhibition Southwest by Southwest is the perfect title for what we know about “Bob” as a cowboy surfer artist”. The opening and exhibition is always free to the public and will run through the month of February. Music perfomances by Rick Elliott and the Second Hand Smoke Band and musician Stephen Brown and band will continue throughout the month on Saturday evenings.
Mural by Weldon May/Muramid Mural Museum and Art Center Artist and Master Muralist
TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY! TIME TO CELEBRATE LAUGHTER AND FUN!
CELEBRATE OUR “BEARY BEARY MAGICAL MAY BEARS HOLIDAYS”
DECEMBER 1, 2016 – JANUARY 25, 2017
CHILDREN OF ALL AGES WELCOME TO VISIT FREE
Ask about ART AND MURAL LESSONS from fantastic artists and muralists available Tuesday-Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 pm for only $5 per day during the holiday break! Call for reservations 760 231-1010 or sign up at MURAMID MURAL MUSEUM AND ART CENTER 212 Artist Alley, Suite F, Oceanside 92054 (between Mission Ave and Pier View Way in the ALLEY!) & across the street free parking in civic center parking lot. We will be giving away surprise gifts to several daily lucky visitors with a free “beary beary MAGICAL MAY BEARS rolling raffle” throughout December 2016
A “HOT SUMMER NIGHT” DANCE DANCE DANCE AT THE MURAMID MURAL MUSEUM AND ART CENTER, from 7-9 PM, ON SATURDAY, JULY 30TH WITH AMAZING DANCE ART BY BILL ATKINSON
It isn’t every day (or night) that an artist like Bill Atkinson gets to take years of pastel painting with vibrant colors to create large stretched canvas works of art that capture the undulating passion and movement of classic Latin music and dancers. Joanne and Fouad Tawfilis, recognized Bill’s talent and art and finally convinced him to bring on his fabulous body of work for a special exhibition that they want to share with our community and more.
Bill is well known for his expertise in portraying the beautiful dance and dancer images that stem from the inspiration he gleaned from his son, Jonathon, an expert dance instructor in Los Angeles. However this time around, Bill has taken his work to a new level when his works of art literally come alive with magnetic rhythm and indescribable swirling, twirling and body motion.
Accompanied by Kelly Halloran’s band and music from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s the red hot colors of meringue, samba and magnetic moves of the tango light up the entire museum making it difficult for anyone to sit or stand still. Add to that, the Muramid Museum and Art Center invitation to Oceanside’s own Fred Astaire Dance Studio dancers (along with Bill’s son—Jonathon, and dance partner Lorena) as they create an evening of magic that will take your breath away. The fiery and hypnotic movements of the expert dancers grows more exciting as members of the audience feel compelled to shed their shyness and join in. Anyone in the museum will get caught up in feeling the music, the rhythms, and surrounded by the extraordinary colors of Bills dance art on the walls.
Be sure you join us for this gala closing exhibition and program! You won’t regret it—it’s likely the only dance show that is not ballet or classical dance and one that you can see up close and personal. Better yet, become part of the exhibition and celebration of Bill Atkinson’s powerful body of work in the first mural museum in the world, Oceanside’s Muramid Mural Museum and Art Center. The exhibition is free but as always, donations are always welcome to help the museum help muralists and local school children paint mural art!
William David Atkinson (Bill) is available for interviews by contacting Joanne Tawfilis JTawfilis@aol.com or 760 716 9308.