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Bishop's Murals Symposium Schedule Now Published: October 2005

Being in Bishop this October is a MUST!

Bishop has just published its schedule for a very busy 5 days this coming October. If you are not yet registered and can make it, contact Barbel on and book your place!


Bishop, California from OCTOBER 5 THROUGH 8, 2005



Wednesday October 5, 2005

9:30 am – 3:00 pm Registration, Exhibits Set Up @ Conference Room-Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Parish Hall, 849 Home Street, Bishop

4:30 pm – 8:00 pm Opening Ceremonies/Reception, Meet the Speakers and Artists - brought to you by Bishop Mural Society, the City of Bishop and Chamber of Commerce, Whiskey Creek Restaurant, Banquet Room, 524 N. Main Street, Bishop : Refreshments & Appetizers Served, No HostBar

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Opening Ceremony Speaker-Bill Drennen, Mayor Kathy Henderson & Wayne Carpenter, Director of the Chamber of Commerce; Welcome-Bishop Mural Society, Barbel Williams and Dan Wells

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Artist/Speakers Reception and Introductions: Featured Master Artist and "Mural in a Day” Artist: Art Mortimer

Mural Symposium Artist and Muralist: John Pugh, “Master of Illusion”

Mural Symposium Artist and Muralist: Janet Essley

Symposium Speakers: John Pugh, Los Gatos, CA; Mark Amparan, Culver City, CA; Bill Drennen, Lindsay, CA; James Prigoff, Sacramento; Roger Cooke, Sandy, OR; Joseph M. Kurtak, Anchorage, AL; Nathan Zakheim, Marina Del Rey, CA; Ray Kinsman, 29 Palms, CA; Kathleen Farrell, Joliet, IL; Art Mortimer, Los Angeles, CA; Will Fendon, Los Angeles, CA; Dr. Karl Schutz, Chemainus BC Canada; Dr. Gordon Prestoungrange, Baron of Prestoungrange, Scotland.

8:00 pm Dinner on your Own Initiative!

*Special Announcement*

Bishop Mural Society’s next mural for the year 2006 will be a “Memorial Mural”. This mural will honor all Inyo and Mono County Law Enforcement, Fire, Emergency Medical Personnel and Search & Rescue, who have fallen in the line of Duty. The location for this upcoming mural will be on the South Wall of Culver’s Sporting Good’s, located at 156 S. Main Street in Bishop.

The Bishop Mural Society is now inviting Muralists to submit their ideas, sketches and bids for this project. Please feel free to contact the Society’s President, Barbel Williams or Vice-President, Dan Wells in regards to this project.

Thursday October 6, 2005

7:45 am Conference Room, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic, Parish hall - Puick Up for Mural Tour

8:15 am – 10:00 am Mural tour will provide opportunity to view artwork of John Pugh, Janet Essley, Phillip Slagter, Robert Thomas, John Knowlton, Kathy Sexton, Rich Perkins, Bob Unkrich and others

10:00 am – 11:00 am Conference Room, Parish Hall, How to Do a “Mural in a Day” - Art Mortimer [*Please note, all involved artist assistants should be present for this presentation

11:00 am – 11:15 am Break & refreshments

11:15 am – 12:00 pm James Prigoff, Mural History, Author
Slide Show, presentation and book signing.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Optional Event- Bus Tour of the Petroglyphs and Stop at Laws Historical Railroad Museum

NB * Bus Ticket $8.00 per person – bus will pick up at the Conference Room

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Box lunch at Laws Historical Railroad Museum

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Self Tour at Laws Historical Railroad Museum

2:30 pm Bus pick up at Laws and back to Conference room

Upon return- 3:20pm Break and Refreshmemnts

3:20 pm – 4:45 pm Dr. Karl Schutz The Chemainus Experience, “The Positive & Visionary Alternative to Life. Karl will speak of how to be successful in life and business, a presentation on motivational and positive thinking which have changed the lives of many, including his own.

*Dr. Karl Schutz- Originator and architect of the Chemainus Mural Project

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm Ray Kinsman-29 Palms, California
Ray is a founding member of global mural organization and a founding partner of California Mural Symposiums

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Break & No Host Bar at Elks Lodge, 151 E. Line Street, Bishop

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner & Music at Elks Lodge

Friday October 7, 2005

7:45 am Conference Room, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish Hall.

8:00 – 9:00 am Speaker, Dr. Gordon Prestoungrange, 2006 Global Mural Conference in Scotland and Murals and The Community’s Search for Sustainability

9:00 am – 9:30 am Bill Drennen, City of Lindsay- Art Impact on Downtown Areas

9:30 am – 9:45 am Break, refreshments

9.45 am – 10:45 am Speaker, Nathan Zakheim, President of Zakheim & Associates - Mural Wall Preparation & Maintenance

10.45 am – 12:45 pm Mural repair on site

[Nathan Zakheim has studied and applied the techniques of mural preparation, maintenance and conservation worldwide. He has worked with many different visual arts, most currently murals of various mediums. He has presented numerous papers and lectured on topics related to mural preparation, pigment use, paint systems, coatings, etc. His experience includes responsibility for hundreds of mural restorations, many of which were very significant and involved projects.]

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Box Lunch at Meeting Place

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Speaker, Mark Amparan - What kind of paint do I use?
Questions and Answers

*Mark Amparan- President, Nova Color Paint Company.

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Speaker, Roger Cooke - Starting a Mural Society and Information; Funding Ideas and Artist Selection process; How to create a Mural Society, Mural Information and much more.

*Roger Cooke

Roger has built a nationalal reputation as an artist while living in and working in the place he loves best. His studio is on the banks of his favorite steelhead stream in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. In this idyllic setting, God’s creation is an inspiration and creativity flows freely to produce the fine paintings, bronzes, illustrations, murals and portraits for which Cooke is noted. Thorough research is part of every creative effort.

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break & refreshments

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Speaker, Kathleen Farrell - How to develop mural themes that celebrate the real history and hopes of a community. The more citizens bond with their murals, the more they support public funding of murals and much more: Includes Questions & Answers

*Kathleen Farrell

Kathleen is a Muralist and founder of Friends of Community Public Art (FCPA) which has completed over 140 murals, mosaics and sculptures for the City of Joliet since 1991. The FCPA web site is “Joliet has one of the most significant public art programs in the nation.” Says Encarnacion Teruel, Director of Visual Arts, Illinois Arts Council

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Mural Dedication: Painted by John Pugh “Master of Illusion” from Los Gatos, CA

Refreshments on site @ Mural Site at 400 W. Line Street - [TV and Newspaper Personnel will be present]

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Elks Lodge - No Host Bar, Dinner & Music

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Speaker, John Pugh – Master Trompe L’Oeil Artist : Pushing the edge with Trompe l’oeil Mural Painting; Questions and Answer

*John Pugh-Master Trompe L’oeil Artist

“I have found that by painting life-size illusions, I can communicate with a very large audience. It seems almost universal that people take delight in being visually tricked. Once captivated by the illusion the viewer is lured to cross an artistic threshold and thus is seduced into exploring the concept of the piece. By creating architectural illusions that integrates both optically and aesthetically with the existing environment, the art transcends the ‘separateness’ that public art sometimes produces.

NB. Special Meeting for Art Mortimer and Artist Helper for Mural in Day, Friday some time at Inyo Council for the Arts or Creekside Inn

Saturday October 8, 2005

7:45 am Meet at Talmage Park, Corner of Main Street and Academy, Bishop

8:00 am – 9:00 am “Mural in a Day” starts with Artist, Art Mortimer and His Artists Assistants

9:00 am Return to Conference Room, Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Parish Hall

9:15 am – 10:00 am Speaker, Will Fendon, President, Madhoc Media, Los Angeles: “The Importance of Creating an Informative Web Site for a Mural Town”

10:00 am – 10:15am Break, refreshments

10:15 am – 11:30 am Joe Kurtak, Author of “Mining in the Sky” : Presentation and Slideshow

(Book signing, all day. Book available for purchase from Spellbinders Bookstore)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Mural Dedication Bishop Nursery inside mural by Janet Essley of White, Salmon, Washington. Across parking lot from the Conference Room

12.00 pm - 1:00 pm Box Lunch at Bishop Nursery Gardens

1:00 pm Return to Conference Room

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Open Forum/Questions and Answers - Dr. Karl Schutz, Roger Cook, Kathleen Farell, John Pugh, Ray Kinsman, Bill Drennen , Will Fendon, Dr Gordon, James Prigoff, Nathan Zakheim, Mark Amparan

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm The Story of Bishop’s Murals : Speakers - Barbel Williams, Bishop Mural Society, President, and Dan Wells, Vice-President

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Bishop Mural Society - Wrap Up-“Mural in a Day” & refreshments

[TV and Newspaper personnel will again be present]

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Mural Dedication Painted by Master Artist Art Mortimer and his assistants, Talmage Park, corner of Main & Academy Street

6:30 pm – Until We Drop Elks Lodge
No Host Bar -Symposium Celebration Dinner -Music, Raffle, Awards and Special Fun Awards

Sunday October 9, 2005

7:45 am Elks Lodge, 151 E. Line Street, Bishop

8:00 am – 9:00 am Buffet Breakfast

9.00 am – 9:30 am Bishop Mural Society: Farewell and Thank You To All

9:30 am – 10:00 am FINAL CALL for Scotland's Invitation to 2006 Global Murals Conference August 15th / 19th

10:00 am – 11:00 am Closing Ceremonies: Dr. Karl Schutz, B.C. Canada and Kathy Henderson, Mayor, City of Bishop

11:00 am Conference Room at Catholic Church: Final Chance to view .... Disassemble Display Tables and Clean up

Have a safe trip home.

Published Date: August 1st 2005

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