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Redmond Middle School Students to Showcase Creative Talents on City Electrical Boxes – A Redmond Arts in Public Places Partnership Project

Post Date:09/28/2018 12:45 PM


WHAT: Student Art Project ‘Out of the Box’ – Painting Day

Redmond Committee for Art in Public Places (RCAPP) has partnered once again with Elton Gregory Middle School on the ‘Out of the Box’ art project.  Under the guidance of the artist in residence David Kinker, students have designed an Art Deco themed mural to be painted on city electrical boxes. 


DATE:    Saturday, September 29, 2018



Students will be painting murals at:       

9:00 am to Noon on the corner of 5th St. and Black Butte Ave. (across from Full Throttle coffee hut)



                Artist in Residence:  David Kinker, Artist

Elton Gregory Middle School Representative: Elizabeth Platt, Counselor

City of Redmond: Jackie Abslag, Project Coordinator

Redmond Committee for Arts in Public Places: Linda Gilmore Hill, Chairperson



Artist in Residence - David Kinker is a painter, muralist and teacher with a long history in the arts community of Central Oregon. His murals can be seen at Tower Theatre, St. Charles Health Center, McMenamins and more.


The Redmond Committee for Art in Public Places(RCAPP) was created on May 23, 2006 for the purpose of introducing art into select public locations in order to create a unique sense of place and enhance community identity throughout Redmond.  RCAPP has worked with Redmond students on a number public art projects currently on display, including: The Yew Ave Roundabout, Hwy 126 Park Tunnel Mural, and display tiles at Centennial Park (clock tower & fireplace).


This is the second round of RCAPP’s student art project ‘Out of the Box’.  Last year students painted transportation themed murals on boxes at the following locations:

Corner of Hwy 97/Maple Ave (Baker Equipment)

Corner of Hwy 97/Oak Tree (Sonic)

Corner of Hwy 97/Quince Ave (Home Depot)


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