06 Jun June 22, 2023 Creative Conversations “Mural Making From A-Z” with Cole Phail
On June 22nd at 5:15pm join the Greater Augusta Arts Council for another Creative Conversation featuring local muralist Cole Phail for a discussion on “Mural Making from A-Z.” This will be a comprehensive talk on the process of designing, planning, budgeting, approving and painting murals.
Creative Conversations is a monthly series of round-table-talks with local artists, arts professionals, marketers, business managers, and more hosted by the Greater Augusta Arts Council in the Arts Council Conference Room, located in their office on the second floor of Sacred Heart at 1301 Greene St. Augusta, GA 30901.
This series is FREE for members to attend!
For not-yet members, it is $10 per person.
To register for this talk, please visit: https://bit.ly/CreativeConversationsSignUp
Cole Phail has been painting Murals since 1989. He attended SCAD and has worked at Graphic & Service Bureau companies from 1989-1996. In addition, he has also worked for Web Design Companies here in Augusta and (3) different Video Production companies before starting his own Production Business in 1999. He and his wife Ashely have two children.
Cole Phail on his mural “The Spirit of Funk” aka the James Brown Mural: “Using a variety of art styles, (realism, graphic, and impressionistic) and packed with the lyrics of James Brown’s greatest hits and his various nicknames and titles, I want the viewer to experience everything that made James Brown a legend and to discover something new every time they pass by! The dominant image is of Brown wearing a colorful cape from the unforgettable, one-of-a-kind routine he made famous early in his career while the crowning graphic around his head contains his iconic catchphrase, “I Feel Good” and is the theme for this mural. The stained glass graphics behind the young James Brown represents how he got his start in a gospel quartet and later earned him the title The Godfather of Soul and Soul Brother #1. My hope is that the viewer will get the full impact of the life of James Brown with a casual viewing, but will be enticed to spend more time studying the details layered throughout!”