Two new murals on Cherry Creek Trail completed

Denver Arts & Venues' Urban Arts Fund program has teamed up with Black Book Gallery to create two new murals along the Cherry Creek Trail by Norwegian artists Hama Woods and Martin Whatson.

The murals exemplify the integration of art into daily life, a cornerstone of the IMAGINE 2020 cultural plan. Woods' mural is located at Speer Boulevard and Broadway, and Whatson's mural is at Speer and Lawrence Street.

Whatson, whose work is on display at Black Book Gallery at 304 Elati St. through May 30, works primarily with stencils and spray paint and stencil. His process incorporates traditional aspects of graffiti mixed with hand-cut stencils to create a unique and recognizable aesthetic.

Woods, whose work also is on display at the gallery through May 30, is a stencil artist and studio mate with Whatson. Her work demonstrates a reverence for nature and its immediate connection to humanity. Her stencils reflect a sociological approach to greed and human consumption and its direct affect on our natural environment.

Denver Arts & Venues actively facilitates new murals in highly vandalized areas throughout the City and County of Denver through the Denver Urban Arts Fund. IMAGINE 2020  provides a strategic vision for arts, culture and creativity and calls on city agencies, cultural institutions, businesses, civic leaders, neighborhood- and community-based organizations and residents to make the vision a reality.

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