Friday Aug 16, 2013
516 ARTS and the Wells Park Neighborhood Association, in partnership with The City of Albuquerque Public Art & Urban Enhancement Program, are pleased to announced two new murals by Native American artists Frank Buffalo Hyde and Jamison “Chas” Banks for the Wells Park Rail Runner Mural Project. This project was launched in 2012 as a neighborhood initiative intended to beautify and improve the Rail Runner corridor between Mountain Road and Interstate 40, to support local artists and encourage youth participation in the arts. At present, the rail corridor is the very visible “entrance” and “exit” to downtown Albuquerque by the Rail Runner’s over 117,000 riders per month and the large national audience of Amtrak. The murals are intended to enhance both the image of the area and the experience of the rail passengers.The two new murals are in full swing the week of August 12-16, with artists and their apprentices from Working Classroom working both days and nights.