(raga - color, hue - beauty, melody
Zagar - Isaiah Zagar, internationally known tile and mirror mural artist)
Power washing and scraping was completed prior to Isaiah's arrival.
after the first workshop day.
Hosting during the event: J.Q. Historic Properties - Barb Quaney and Doug Jones; Don and Edie Snethen; Justin and Bailey Marable; Tom Averill and Jeffrey Ann Goudie; Steve and Jennifer Jones; Place Properties
Administration and Logistics:
Friends of The Mulvane Art Museum
Zach and Erin Snethen
Isaiah Zagar and his wife, Julia were visitors in Topeka. Isaiah, with Julia's assistance, led a weekend workshop and several additional full day and part day work sessions throughout the 10 day residency - June 4th-15th. An 80 foot long ten foot high mosaic mural was completed on the north and west walls of the NOTO ArtsPlace building at 905 N. Kansas. Additional murals were started at Kaw River Rustics (901 N Kansas) Yeldarb Gallery (909 N Kansas) and at the NOTO Arts Center.
Preparation and Day One photos are included in the slide show on this page. Photos come from several of the workshop participants. Two videos about the residency were produced by MotoVike Films and are available by clicking Video 1 and Video 2. A short time lapse video will also be available soon for viewing by clicking (coming HERE soon)
The ragaZagar mural project was a joint project of the Mulvane Museum and NOTO ArtsPlace. Don and Edie Snethen were the Major Donors to this project. Additional Support was provided by:
Topeka Community Foundation
Fast Forward of Topeka
Jennifer Bohlander - Matryoshka Tattoo
Barbara Waterman Peters
Twila Theimer CPA
Washburn University Art Department
Materials were contributed by: ISC Surfaces, Stearns Super Center for Action and Contemplation, Topeka Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Vintage Vibe, City Glass and Mirror, Larry's Glass, Soward's Glass, Binswanger Glass, Galaxy Glass, Yeldarb Gallery, Kaw River Rustics and numerous individuals.