MURAL CELEBRATION, Key West Montessori Charter School

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Reception will be held this Friday, Jan 30


Montessori School, 1400 United Street

Most recently, Heller most just completed a 10’ x 40’ mural in Denver with a grant from the City of Denver’s Graffiti Eradication Program. Her early interest in dance has led to a life long focus on the figure, and currently her influences are modern, hiphop and street dancers, and the murals of Diego Rivera and Thomas Harte Benton.

The Studios of Key West offers an artists’ residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established artists and writers. The program grants nearly 35 artists each year the time and space to imagine new artistic work, engage in valuable dialogue and explore island connections. Residency applications are now being accepted for the 2015/16 season.

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Christine Heller, a January Artist in Residence at The Studios of Key West, has spent the last month creating Kids, Color, and Kinetics, a beautiful 10′ x 60′ mural that runs the length of the Montessori Charter School. The public is invited to celebrate the mural and meet the artist at a special reception on Friday, January 30 from 3:30-5:30 pm at Montessori School, 1400 United Street.

Heller is a painter and installation artist based in Cooperstown, NY, who creates murals around the country. Throughout January, Heller worked daily at the Montessori School to paint the mural, and in the process, developed friendships with the teachers and students at the school. Heller’s hope for the mural was that it would reflect the energy and vibrancy of Montessori’s students and teachers.