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New Murals for the halls of the Community Center

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce new murals by Bianca Mireles and Durkish Delights for the main hallway of the Rochester Community Center. The murals will bookend numerous works on display from the museum’s permanent collection.

Mireles is an artist living and working in the seacoast area. Originally from Big Spring, Texas, Mireles has exhibited in a variety of venues in Los Angeles CA, Birmingham AL, Odessa TX, and Big Spring, TX. She received Bachelors degrees in English and Studio Art at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa.

“I’m honored to work with Matt Wyatt and Amy Regan with the RMFA. They dedicate so much time to facilitating a connection between art and the community,” said Bianca Mireles. “I’ve lived in three states in the past few years and always gravitate towards the grassroots doers and shakers, and Matt and Amy are exemplary. I love being part of their artistic initiative. Rochester is so lucky to have these two.”

Durkish Delights (Mike Durkee) is a graphic and mural artist living and working out of his home studio in Alton, NH. He is originally from Massachusetts and studied fine arts at Chester College. His works have been previously exhibited at Ello Gallery, Oak and Iron Gallery, Monastery Artists Gallery, and Wrong Brain Studios.

“The RMFA is special to me because it is such a hidden gem. From the art to the curators themselves, the vibe of this place is so welcoming and fun,” said Durkee. “I’m so excited to share art in this space… Art should be accessible to all and I want people to feel welcomed as soon as they approach the gallery. My goal is to spark people’s curiosity and draw them in to experience all the art Rochester has to offer… There’s a lot of heart in the RMFA and I feel truly blessed to be a part of their vision. Huge thanks to Matt and Amy for this opportunity!”

Museum volunteers expect both projects to be completed by the end of July. Visit www.rochestermfa.org/publicart for more information.

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is sponsored by the City of Rochester, Rochester Main Street, Waterstone Properties Group, Bernier Insurance, Atlantic Broadband, The Rochester Voice, Experimax, Lenarth Systems, and Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.rochestermfa.org to learn more about the RMFA.

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