We are pleased to announce that the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals Project is expanding our program to sponsor and manage the painting by local artists of 17 SDG&E utility boxes located on or near Main Street in Ramona.
To that end, the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Board issued an Artist’s Call to the Ramona & Julian Art Guilds. To date, seven artists have submitted applications and will be assigned their utility box to spearhead the process. They will submit a sketch rendering of their concept for the box(es) to be approved by the H.E.A.R.T. Committee and the Ramona Design Review Board. The group of seven to date are: Lynette Bredow, Casey Buonaugurio, Lyn Feudner, Jerry Meloche, Lauren Chiara, Isabelle Blanpied Dorroh, and Lourans Mikhail.
As part of their program to encourage young student artists, the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals Board is inviting artists under the age of 18 to participate. They will be paired with an adult art mentor chosen to paint the utility boxes. Interested youth should contact the committee at HeartUBRamona@gmail.com .
The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project has received funds from the Ramona Community Foundation to provide a modest honorarium to the artists. In addition, Ransom Brothers Lumber & Supply Company is donating the paint and wire brushes to clean and paint the boxes.
Concepts should incorporate the community aspects represented in the H.E.A.R.T.:
- H = Historic buildings and hiking trails
- E = Equestrian industry
- A = Arts, antiques, and agriculture
- R = Rural country vistas and drives
- T = Tasting fine wines and cuisine
The utility boxes, like the building murals, will have one or more heart icons hidden for the viewer to discover.
Watch for the artists to be on the street painting boxes beginning in the spring. We’ll keep you posted on updates of their progress.