CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A mural created more than 60 years ago depicting Czech arts and immigration has found a new home after facing an uncertain future. The mural — a two-section piece by the late artist Edwin Bruns, a contemporary of Grant Wood — is being installed in the Cherry Building, 329 10th Ave. […]
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Czech Village mural replacement draws fi...
By Cindy Hadish CEDAR RAPIDS – Even before opening, an outdoor sporting goods store that could breathe new life into Czech Village has had cold water thrown on one of its decisions. A mural depicting Czech patron saints, painted in 2014 by artist Sirus Fountain, was recently covered over with a new mural on the […]
Local artist “draws” attention to local
By Cindy Hadish/For the Corridor Business Journal Artist Thomas Agran barely has a chance to dip his brush to resume painting before the comments begin. “Nice work,” a man driving past in a van shouts, giving a “thumbs-up.” A woman traveling by in a car also gives her approval. “I think people get really excited […]