We recently visited Eric Bransby’s studio and spoke with the artist about his newest mural project commemorating the Fine Arts Center’s 75th anniversary. Bransby also discusses his history at the Broadmoor Academy and Fine Arts Center School in the 1940’s. In addition to the video below, we’ve put together a slide show to allow you to browse through the images of Bransby’s new mural at your leisure.

Here is a gallery of work by Eric Bransby’s assistant, Trevor Thomas:

 

4 Responses to Sneak Peak: Bransby’s New FAC Mural

  1. Tracey says:

    Beautiful – but I must ask: Why is there not any representation of the FAC’s significant Hispanic and Native American collections of the Taylor Museum, or representation of the museum’s namesake, Alice Bemis Taylor? For me, this is sadly missing from the proposed mural.

  2. Mary Ellen says:

    Wow. I love this piece, and the sneak peek at Bransby’s mural is so inspiring. I think Tracey has a point, however.

  3. I don’t want to speak for Mr. Bransby, but I think that the aim of the mural is to celebrate the process of creative action that has existed at the Fine Arts Center over the last 75 years and prior to that, at its predecessor, the Broadmoor Academy. That Bemis Taylor and the originating collection she contributed to the FAC aren’t literally represented in the mural isn’t a rebuke of those things, the mural is simply depicting artists creating art in the framework of the FAC’s 75 year history. So perhaps it’s more artist-centric than benefactor-centric, a fact that I think Alice Bemis Taylor would have probably been okay with.

  4. Dani Greer says:

    Wow, that certainly brings back memories of my internship with Eric decades ago and working on the Pioneers Museum murals.

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