Outdoor mural created for festival defaced overnight | KOB 4

Outdoor mural created for festival defaced overnight

Kasia Gregorczyk
September 17, 2017 10:58 PM

 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Over the last week, nearly 40 artists have been hard at work to cover several different locations throughout downtown with colorful displays in anticipation of the Mural Fest.


The biggest task: Turning a warehouse near Broadway and Lead into a work of art.

But on Sunday morning, an empty orange paint can was found near one of the walls. Its contents were thrown onto two different unfinished murals.

JP Eaglin, who works for Warehouse 508, the organization exposing thousands of young men and women to art and extreme sports, said the Mural Fest is meant to highlight the community’s needs.

“The saddest part was the mural she defaced, destroyed was done by a 6-year-old,” Eaglin said. “Next to her mother’s and father’s piece. That was her first mural.”

Like any true artist, 6-year-old Nova Kappy was able to improvise. She covered up the orange paint in such a way that you’d never know it was defaced to begin with.

Kappy’s neighboring artist who also had orange paint splattered over his work said he, too, would figure out a way to fix it up.

The Mural Fest continues through Saturday, and there are 11 locations where artists are painting.


Kasia Gregorczyk

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