Dennis McGonagle needs mural painters!

by Robin Schroeder 17. October 2010 05:28

Mural Painters needed for annual painting of Pickering Mural Some artistic experience nice but not required.
Sunday, October 24th, 9 A.M. to noon!


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The Phantom City Mural by Dennis McGonagle & Friends

by Robin Schroeder 21. April 2010 18:05

Dennis McGonagle and his partner, Tyler Kinnaman, have completed a mural, a 300 square foot scene of Broadway Lights on the stage of the Fairgrove Academy Auditorium in La Puente, California. The mural was commissioned by the school's principal, Penny Fraumeini, who wanted a backdrop for the school's upcoming play, Broadway Lights.

Phantom City Mural

More pictures of the Phantom City Mural!

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Rock the Era for April 2010

by Robin Schroeder 4. April 2010 00:35

Next event for Rock the Era:
Sunday, April 11th: Victory over Violence Open House & Rock the Era
Address: East LA Buddhist Centre 747, Del Valle Ave, La Puente, CA 91744
Time: 10AM – 4PM


Dennis McGonagle will paint and direct a seven foot by forty foot mural on a two walls in the East Los Angeles Community Center in La Puente. The mural will be painted during a Victory Over Violence Open House at the Community Center.

"I will begin preparing the walls, (five and one-half foot wall in front of a seven foot wall.), on Saturday, April 3rd. My crew of volunteers and I will prepare the wall with a toned underpainting. Then, I will then snap a grid on the wall and transfer the line drawing to the surface of the mural. That way, I can direct the painting of the design using premixed jars of color.
1000 people are expected at the festival and any and all are invited to help work on the wall.
Independent film star Doobie McDonald will assist with the mural.
The mural will celebrate the goal of Victory Over Violence. It will feature strong color contrast in a composition that features abstract and realistic elements." - Dennis McGonagle




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Calling all artists and mural painters!

by Robin Schroeder 22. March 2010 21:00
Come join the energy as we paint a 7' X 40' mural on two walls of the parking lot at the East Los Angeles Community Center in La Puente. The mural will be part of a Victory Over Violence Open House at the SGI Center. In addition to the mural, there will be exhibitions, booths and information workshops, and performances. No experience necessary. The mural needs your creative input!

Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: ELACC, 747 Del Valle Avenue La Puente, CA 91744

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Calling all artists...Let's paint a mural!

by Robin Schroeder 8. February 2010 17:22
You are invited to help paint an exciting Phantom City mural on the stage of Fairgrove Academy. I will be there on each of the next two Saturdays from 8 to 2. come for an hour, or paint the whole time. Be part of the energy!

Start Time: Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 8:00am
End Time: Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 2:10pm
Location: Fairgrove Academy www.fairgrove.hlpusd.k12.ca.us 15540 Fairgrove Avenue La Puente, CA 91744-1620 (626) 933-8500

Dennis McGonagle and his partner, Tyler Kinnaman, have begun work on their latest mural, a 300 square foot scene of Broadway Lights on the stage of the Fairgrove Academy Auditorium in La Puente, California. The mural was commissioned by the school's principal, Penny Fraumeini, who wanted a backdrop for the school's upcoming play, Broadway Lights. Unlike most stage backdrops, this mural will become a permanent fixture in the school. Mcgonagle is running with the idea of Broadway lights. "I think of the historic nickname of the Broadway theatre district, which is "The great white way", said McGonagle.
"My mural will have strong dark light contrast. The brightest lights will emerge from the darkness of the midnight sky. I will also contrast warm and cool, and very close and very far. I want this wall to be exciting and inspirational for the students and teachers of Fairgrove." McGonagle is drawing further inspiration from The Phantom City parable in the Lotus Sutra. In the parable, a fabulous city is created by the leader of a caravan who is guiding exhausted travelers on a journey across time and space. When the travelers have been rested and refreshed, the leader waves his hand and the city disappears.
The Fairgrove mural will be painted on Saturdays in February and its scheduled completion date will be February 27th. The pair of mural painters plans on inviting a team of artists to assist and collaborate with them beginning in mid-February. "Once the lines are blocked in, we're bringing in an all-star team of painters to help us", Mcgonagle declared. "The eneregy level of this mural will be off the charts".

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