Public art supporters are invited to the unveiling of a major new mural by acclaimed local artist David Ocelotl Garcia.
The environmentally-themed mural entitled “Repollinators” was commissioned by Resource Central, a Boulder-based conservation nonprofit. The mural honors the connection between the natural environment and reducing waste.
The mural will be unveiled on Saturday, October 14th at 11am and can be viewed at the nonprofit’s building materials reuse facility 6400 Arapahoe Road in Boulder. The public is invited to join and hear from the artist about his inspiration and technique.
The same day of the mural unveiling, the nonprofit is also hosting its community Tool Reuse event, the state’s largest event dedicated to empowering individuals to reduce waste by reusing tools and building materials. A wide range of donated power tools and hand tools will be available to the public from saws and sanders to clamps, crowbars and drills. Proceeds support local conservation efforts.
Neal Lurie, CEO of Resource Central, emphasized how public art can help tell the story of reuse and conservation. “We are designing this program to serve as a national model for reducing waste, and an important element of that is incorporating public art that illustrates our conservation mission and inspires the community.”
The mural was developed in partnership with Street Wise Arts, a Boulder nonprofit that uses art to amplify diversity and engage people in activism and dialogue.
Leah Brenner Clack, CEO of Street Wise Arts shares,“David Ocelotl Garcia views art as energy and he’s captured it perfectly in this mural. We hope the new mural energizes the public to understand how the reuse of materials is connected to the overall health of the planet and all living things. Art has the power to communicate and frame ideas in new ways and we’re honored to partner with Resource Central to further their mission through public art.”
Resource Central has successfully diverted 3,700,000 pounds of building materials with the community’s support in the past year. Their commitment to implementing conservation across Colorado’s Front Range transforms the present and sows the seeds of change for a more sustainable and promising future.
About Resource Central:
Founded in 1976, Resource Central is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to putting conservation into action. Its programs have helped more than 700,000 people save water, reduce waste, and conserve energy. Learn more at ResourceCentral.org.
About Street Wise Arts:
Street Wise Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization based in Boulder, CO. Our mission is to create mural projects, community events and youth education programs that enhance the urban environment, amplify diversity and engage people in activism and dialogue. Our core values are advocating for equity and representation for artists, building cross sector collaborations and contributing to a diverse cultural landscape.
About David Ocelotl Garcia:
David Ocelotl Garcia is accomplished across several mediums including painting, sculpture, and murals. His work can be seen in national and international public art commissions, and both museum and private collections. Through self-meditation and creative exploration David has developed his own technique and philosophy on painting and sculpture coined “Abstract Imaginism.” Abstract Imaginism is a style of art that combines the spontaneity and unpredictability of abstraction with the creativity and perception of his imagination. David is most inspired by the presence and movement of atomic energy and its influence and connectivity with all living things.