Katherine's News for September 2017

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Newest Painting Commission Completed - Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

 

Buddy's Pizza Mural on brick- Shelby Township, MI

Buddys Pizza

 

Buddys Pizza up close

This mural was painted in my studio on a thin material and installed on the brick using a special adhesive which pulls the material into the bricks.
The image is based on the original Buddy's Pizza in Detroit, which is still in operation today.

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Motts Children's Hospital Emergency Room Murals Completed

Corner photo

 

hallwchild

 

Far left wall

 

octopuscave

 

whaleweb

 

bwfish

 

The Motts murals are installed on the second level of Motts in the Emergency Room. The murals took four months to complete.
They are seven feet tall and 180 feet long down two hallways and into an alcove. There are two more phases to the project yet to come.

Katherine Won the Blue Man Group's Art Competition!

Blue Man Group


Blue Men with Katherine

 

Blue Man Theatre

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Murals for Motts Children's Hospital
CES Healing Walls

Motts Children's Hospital asked for proposals on how to make their procedure rooms less scary for their little patients.
I finally solved it by coming up with a logical explanation for why the room looks the way it does with all the instruments
and monitors, etc. Seeing it through a kid’s eyes, I decided it could pass as a submarine control center. The portals contain
colorful fish and interested creatures looking into the room to see how things are going. The portals were installed high enough to be seen by
someone lying on the bed. I know that if I was being rolled into a submarine, it would be far less scary than being rolled
into a procedure room....and kind of cool too. These are a couple of the completed portals
for one procedure room.The remainder of the installation will carry the underwater theme throughout.

turtle in portal

sea lions in portal

room with portals

Here's what the staff is saying about the CES Healing Walls so far:

"These are amazing! Since installation, we have used the Resus bays a ton … we have received an enormous amount of positive
feedback from our patients, families, and outside services.  This has been a very positive experience for all those working in CES."

Kelly Parent
PFCC Program Specialist for Quality and Safety
University of Michigan Health System
parentk@med.umich.edu

 

"Artist Katherine Larson and I met early on Monday to install the first stage of her mural project in CES.  These are in the two procedure rooms. 
The colors are truly stunning. Staff all seemed thrilled and we're all excited for the next phase which Katherine is working on now. 
I want to thank… Katherine Larson for her great work and professionalism.
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Melanie Manos
melmanos@umich.edu
Co-Curator and Advisor
Art Collection of the University of Michigan

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New Store on SQUARE!

We are thrilled to be able to announce that we are now accepting orders for prints, posters, books and DVD's at
our new store through Square! So many new items have been added to the store, including DVD's, books, posters
and Giclee Prints.

Please visit this link to purchase items.

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Valley Children's Hospital, Madera, California
Eight original works of art are now in permanent installation at the
Valley Children's Hospital. The works feature the famous blossom trail
orchards. These are a few details of the two 12 ft long murals.

Mandarins

Peaches

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LIFE IS WONDERFUL...Available, Through Cottage & Farm Press
Art Holst, former NFL football official for Super Bowls VI and XII has written a book of
poems from all of his life's experiences. He has a lot to share, as he's 93 years old and has lived through the "Roaring Twenties,"
"The Great Depression," and service in WWII in Germany as an Infantry Lieutenant and Captain in General George Patton's
3rd Army. He is a nationally known speaker and a charter-electee into the Speakers Hall of Fame. The book has been illustrated by
Katherine Larson and is also available at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor. Price is $15.
If you are interested in having Art come to speak, please contact Katherine Larson at (734) 417-0141
or contact Art directly at aholst33@aol.com.

Life is Wonderful

 

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Central Drug, Charlevoix, Michigan
Painted over a 3 month period in Katherine's studio in Ann Arbor, this mural is installed on a brick wall in downtown
Charlevoix. The panels are aluminum attached with furring strips to the building and coated with a protective
top coat to allow it to weather Michigan winters. The mural is a progressive time piece, starting with the first panel to the
left in 1910, the lighthouse circa 1925, the bridge as it first appeared in 1949, Round Lake as it would have looked circa 1950,
and a tribute to Earl Young's mushroom house on the final panel, circa 1970. The stone walls are also based on Young's unique
style. The mural was painted in sections in a space just 15 ft wide by 10 feet tall. The day it was installed it was the first time
all sections of the mural were together.

mural complete

rexall

 

welcometo

 

 

charlevoix

 

 

charlevoix

 

 

mushroom house

 

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GOOGLE HEADQUARTERS, ANN ARBOR
This is a painting on two walls of the in-house massage room for Google employees to enjoy.

Google Pictured Rocks

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Dexter Bakery Mural, Dexter Michigan

Dexter bakery mural

 

bakery mural

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Two Landmark Murals at St. Joseph Mercy, Oakland, Michigan

oakland second mural

 

oakland hospital

 

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Order from the Web Store:

BUY THE BOOK from our new web store!
A collection of 22 years of magazine illustrations from the Ann Arbor Observer covers.
Featuring the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor's parks, events and neighborhoods.

NEW STORE has been added to the website for the purchase of prints, books and poster.

ann arbor


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Other Murals by Katherine:

Campus Inn, Ann Arbor

This mural of former President, Gerald Ford also includes former UM coach, Bo Schembechler. It can be viewed on the exterior
of Campus Inn from the front entrance to the parking lot off Huron Street. These photos were taken from a lift in order to
show the details in the mural.

Ford on Campus Inn

 

Ford up Close


Motts Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor

The "Wall of Courage" is a backdrop for photos of children that have spent time in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
The original mural was painted in 2006. When the hospital moved to the new facility, the staff and parents of the children
asked that the mural be recreated. "It's an honor to have my work as a backdrop for these courageous children
and I hope that it brings hope and joy to those who visit it."


humming birds

pond

fairy door


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Whole Foods Mural in Detroit
Exterior Whole Foods Detroit Mural --at Mack and the John R. It's best seen in person. Go Visit!

Whole Foods Mural

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Prints and Paintings for Sale:

law quad


Original paintings and prints are available for sale by contacting the artist directly at divalarson@aol.com, or at any of Katherine's event locations.

The Law Quad painting shown above is now SOLD.
Prints of this image may now be purchased.

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