"Grandma's Living Room"
Located at the main regional bus transit hub at City Park in downtown Morro Bay. The city/regional transit point was scheduled to be replaced with a sterile metal bus stop when the Morro Bay Public Art Foundation took it over and converted it to "Grandma's Living Room" The project has received raves from both the public and art critics as it continues its use as a real transit point. Artists Michael Ackerman, Dana Kimberly Hixon, Jeanne Miller, Jeff Odell, Nancy Barta, Marilyn Brandmeyer, and Neil Farrell all participated in this project. Special thanks to all who contributed to this project.
"True Public Art"
What better example of public art is there than when the public produces the art?. This blackboard project relies on the public for its content. It has seen everything from marriage proposals to gibberish. It's located right on a major Morro Bay street. Can you find it?? This piece was a project of Morro Bay Public Art members Nancy Barta and Marilyn Brandmeyer.
Located at "The Boatyard" on the South wall of Otter
Rock Cafe 885 Embarcadero in Morro Bay. The mural is inspired by
by Gregg Blasingame. Artists Paul & Susanne Leasure of Los Osos
are creating this wonderful mural. Their website is located at www.leasurefineart.com
In July 2002 Artist Mary Carol Larson,
her friends and art students painted this colorful mural on the wall
of Coldwell Banker-Liberty Real Estate
on Morro Bay Boulevard. The mural depicts Robbie Robinson, the founder
of Morro Bay's artist colony in the 1920s. Big
image of "Robbie Robinson" click here
"Las Tunas Mini Park"
An evolving project that was conceived by Neil
Farrell and designed and built cooperatively by the Morro Bay Public
Art Foundation board members. Funding
help from Coast National Bank, the City of Morro Bay, and Tropicana
Nursery. Its lush landscape and "fishing village" theme
is constructed from recycled building materials, city dock wood,
old pier pillings and a discarded skiff. Local residents and City
Department have donated bird houses and
nautical artifacts that combined with native and drought tolerant
plants and wildflowers create a traffic island garden that is loved
by all. Bigger image of Mini Park click here
Located at 980 Main Street on the wall of Tacos de Mexico Restaurant,
"Rescue" celebrates an actual rescue that took place in the
waters just outside of Morro Bay. The artist, Brent
Cookingham, was in the
Coast Guard at the time he painted the mural. The mural emphasizes
the power of the ocean from the perspective of the rescuers. The image
to the right is actually two images. The top image shows the entire
mural. The bottom portion is an enlargement which shows the detail
which is shown in the small square marked in the top protion of the
image. Big image of "Rescue"click here
This "mini mural" was painted by artist Debra
2001 on a backer board which was attached to the wall of the Kane
Insurance Agency in the 800 block of Morro
Bay Boulevard. Big image of "Blue Heron" click here
The Morro Bay Estuary is
an important shorebird wintering site with up to 24 shorebird
species and all total over 200
species of birds. Displayed here is a pelican, heron, and Avocet.
This sculpture site is brought to you by Morro Bay Public Art
Foundation, E‘Africa Gallery, and M&M Refrigeration. The project
is located at the corner of Harbor Ave and Front Street near the
"Moon, Sky, Boats, Water"
Located at 960 Main Street in Morro Bay. Size 17 X 24 feet is based
on one of artist Jeff Odell's watercolors
and is a south-facing view of the Morro
Bay Estuary with a full moon rising over it. The mural was taken
from nine-by-twelve inch original watercolor. Big
image of "Moon, Sky, Boats, Water"click here