Mural Festival Pt. 2

Mural Festival Pt. 2


AND AS WE CELEBRATE MURAL WEEK, KEVIN HERNANDEZ HAS ARTISTS CREATING THEIR OWN WORKS. — KEVIN HERNANDEZ HAS THE STORY. HELLO DOWN THERE. YES I AM UP HERE WITH MICHELLE BLAKE, THE ARTIST BEHIND THIS AMAZING MURAL ON THE CHASE BUILDING. NOW MICHELLE, YOU’VE ONLY BEEN A MURAL ARTIST FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS AND THIS IS YOUR SECOND MURAL — A LOT OF MY WORK HAS TO DO WITH GOING OUTSIDE IN NATURE AND EXPERIENCING A TRANSCENDENT MOMENT COMMUNALLY, SO THIS IS VERY MUCH IN THE VEIN OF WHAT I’VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR QUITE A LONG TIME. Reporter: HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED? THEY ARE BASED OUT OF LOS ANGELES AND THEY WERE FAMILIAR WITH MY WORK. WHEN THEY INVITED ME I WAS SO EXCITED. WHEN YOU CREATE A MURAL LIKE THIS, YOU TALKED TO THE OWNER SO HOW DID YOU COME TOGETHER TO COLLABORATE? IT WAS KIND OF A THREE PARTY THING, THE VAST PROJECTS HELPED ME WITH THAT AND CHASE WAS REALLY EASY. AS SOON AS THEY SAW MY FIRST DESIGN, THEY SAID GREAT, WE WANT IT. THEY’VE BEEN REALLY SO — SUPPORTIVE. THAT’S AMAZING. YOU SEE THIS AMAZING MURAL. THIS IS ONLY TAKEN YOU THREE DAYS TO DO. THIS WOULD’VE TAKEN ME YEARS. THIS IS THE FOURTH DAY YOU’VE BEEN WORKING ON IT. SO ONCE YOU ARE DONE, WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU WILL DO? I AM EXCITED TO EXPLORE SACRAMENTO A BIT. IT SEEMS BEAUTIFUL SO I WILL TAKE A BREAK, WALK AROUND AND SEE THE SIGHTS. WHAT’S THE RESPONSE BEEN WHEN PEOPLE COME UP AND SEE YOU UP HERE? HOW HAS THE RESPONSE BEEN TO THE PEOPLE? THAT’S BEEN MY FAVORITE PART. EVERYBODY IS SO FRIENDLY AND SEEMS REALLY EXCITED ESPECIALLY THE BANKERS. THEY ARE LIKE OH NOW I GET TO LOOK AT THIS ALL THE TIME. AND THE PEOPLE UP — ACROSS THE STREET HAVE BEEN GIVING ME UPDATES ON HOW THEY LIKE WHAT I’M WORKING ON. SO A PIECE OF YOU WILL REMAIN HERE IN SACRAMENTO. SO ANCHORS, MARIANNE AND CODY, LISTENED. — LISTEN UP. THE MURAL DOES NOT HAVE A NAME YET SO I WANT YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WOULD NAME THIS MURAL. ANY IDEAS YET? I’M NOT THERE YET. I ALWAYS TITLE THINGS AT THE VERY END. AND I WILL SIGN IT IN THE VERY CORNER THERE NEAR THE FRONT. Reporter: SO AGAIN IT’S TAKING PLACE NOW UNTIL SATURDAY . I WANT TO NAME IT KEVIN. [LAUGHTER] [LAUGHTER] SO MY ANGER CODY WANTS TO NAME IT KEVIN. WHAT DO YOU THINK? THAT’S THE PERFECT NAME. [LAUGHTER] Reporter: PERFECT. HE KEPT SAYING KEVIN KEVIN AND I WENT WHAT AND HE SAID NO, THE MURAL SHOULD BE NAMED KEVIN. [LAUGHTER] THERE IT IS. ROOM. JUST PUT THAT AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST. YOU KNOW, BACK OF YOUR MIND. [LAUGHTER] Reporter: PEOPLE CAN COME MEET YOU SATURDAY. SO AGAIN COME MEET MICHELLE BLAKE BEHIND THIS AMAZING MURAL AND FIND OUT MORE ON SAC MURAL FEST BY GOING TO THE WEBSITE. LOOKS LIKE WINTER, NO LEAVES ON THE TREES WITH CLEAR SKIES BUT THEN THE PEOPLE DOWN BELOW

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