I wanted to focus on art that strays a little bit farther away from Milwaukee as well as something more recent. I found the 500 Main Murals in Lacrosse were finished just this September. There were 8 artists working on the collaboration and in my personal opinion I like the murals there better than Black Cat Alley.
One news website that reported on it lists contact info from the coordinator, so I have reached out to her to get names of the artists so that I can ask them what their experience was like, how the public have reacted, why they chose to make the work they made, how the pieces work in conjunction to each other and the surrounding area, and how they feel culture shapes a community specifically talking about art. The published photography of the murals in nothing special and it is hard to see, so I am hoping to go drive to Lacrosse and source the photos myself.
I wanted to focus on murals that were not too deep in meaning, as well as murals I was drawn to, because I think it will allow for the artists to talk more about their inspirations, and focus on the main question about the culture of the art community with local communities. The more digging I do, the more potential for a strong article I see coming along.