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“Lemp Park Pet Forest”
“Lemp Park Pet Forest”

“Lemp Park Pet Forest” is the bold vision of local, budding artist Amiah Crisler, a true compliment to M. Lemp Park, a lovely park at the corner of East Fayette and South Warren streets, right at the heart of a resurgent downtown corridor. Created nearly 10 years ago, in May of 2009, it is named after M. Lemp Jewelers, the 130yr old business located on the opposite corner. A few years after shovels broke ground, Don Lemp, owner of the shop, is quoted as saying, “This is the best thing to happen downtown in years.”

Currently, the well used micro-park is only considered a “temporary" asset, as it retains its designation as a potential development site in the future. In the interim, however, it has become a hotspot for Public Art, considering its role within SU's Connective Corridor project, as the home to a series interactive musical instruments,. Furthermore, it’s also become a critical meet-point for downtown dwellers, a green space, gathering spot, a place of lunchtime leisure, and THE unofficial play spot for downtown dogs / owners.

315Alive organizers identified the large, unappealing wall that looms over this newly activated space as a potential site for one of its murals. In turn, we were immediately taken by the bold, bright, colorful and contextually relevant works of art created by local artist, Amiah Crisler, and felt we had found a perfect fit to design a mural for this specific location. After a few short discussions with her and family, she agreed.

Artist Amiah Crisler, 11, attends the Ed Smith School in Syracuse, where her favorite subject is art. She loves painting and predominantly works with oil and acrylic paints when at home. For two years in a row, it’s been her sidewalk chalk art that has stunned attendees at the annual Street Painting Festival.

This past summer, Amiah won first place for her age group at the street painting competition, along with the overall people's choice award. As the winning entry, she drew a vibrant, abstract picture of a dog at the street painting event held by the Syracuse New Times. By the end of the day, a social media post of her art work had gone viral, having been shared more than 70,000 times!

"I really wanted people to see my artwork," Amiah said in an interview after receiving the award. "I want younger kids to explore their natural talents... I believe every house deserves art.”

We hope, therefore, that by working with young Amiah as our “Lead Artist”, allowing her to design the image, color palette and characters based on her own imagination and creativity, knowing her art work will brighten the day for thousands of fellow Syracusans and visitors alike, this project works to help her inspire more young, up and coming artists in our community to follow their dreams, talents and passions.

You can see from the key elements that Amiah decided to focus on for her design, she was able to pull together a graphic image that reinforces the desired use, look and feel of the space perfectly. Firstly, on what is a large, imposing, drab, grey and ugly surface, the artist has chosen a bright, dynamic, saturated color pallet in order to firmly counter-act the overall scale and flavorlessness of that specific edifice and bring the viewers eyes to the base of the wall, where the ground-level action in the park is reinforced.

Secondly, with an indisputable nod to two of the parks’ primary uses, a dog park and an urban garden, Amiah has focus the murals character development on two main elements 1) a cute collection of friendly dogs, and 2) a bounty of luscious flowers and plants. These two elements clearly project the idea of what the park is primarily used for and how the downtown community views its most endearing qualities.

Lastly, and more subtly, Amiah used the scale, spacing and rhythm of the the dull tree trunks against the vivid teal background in a very creative way that leads both the trained and untrained eye to get the notion of a piano key layout. Thus, a third use of the park as an intended live music station, complete with sound making furniture, is given its due place in her mural through this uniquely camouflaged tribute.

The mural design will be scaled up, reproduced and painted by a small team volunteer artists associated with the 315Alive project in mid-October. We estimate the use of appx. 40-50 co-labor hours of work to complete the mural. The surface will be prepared with a concrete block primer and the mural painted with exterior latex paint. The use of ladders, movable scaffolding and a electric bucket lift will be necessary.

Welcome to Westcott Nation!
Welcome to Westcott Nation!

315Alive! Chief administrator and lead artist, Jacob Alan Roberts, has co-designed this massive "birds-eye” mural of iconic Thornden Park with the property’s owner on the side of Alto Cinco, facing Dorians’ Pizza to the south.

He has plans to have it be painted this summer / fall. Multiple artists will be recruited to help complete the project.

A Sea of Landscapes | Harvard Yard
A Sea of Landscapes | Harvard Yard

This is an exciting mural project that includes 12 unique mural sites wrapping around the parking lot behind Boom Babies, Gangnam Korean, New Garden Chinese and the Westcott Grocery.

The theme is “Landscapes”. An RFP for artistic teams will be released soon.

"Core Elements"
"Core Elements"

315Alive! Artists have co-designed this bold, colorful mural for the back of the Westcott Theater facility. An invitation will be released for collaboration.

"Munjed's Majesty"*
"Munjed's Majesty"*

After multiple conversations with the business and property owners about a relatable mural concept that speaks to their craft, identify and their family’s origins (Lebanon / Jordan), “Munjed’s Majesty” was conceived as an original design by artist Nada Odeh that consists of various different visual elements:

> The warm colors reflect the Middle Eastern culture and memories from the land of sun;
> The drawings and the religious symbols reflect the people who live and resides in the Middle East who come form different backgrounds and populations;
> The scenery of the city roofs and the skies that can be found anywhere in the middle East;

> The interiors of the Arabic houses with the simple objects that can be found in the cities across the Middle East.

As it relates to its immediate surroundings and neighborhood, “Westcott Nation”, which consists of a myriad of people from different backgrounds, religions and beliefs, is the home of many SU students and professors, international food destinations, and still is the place where a broad mix of visitors, academics, artists and residents gather, this mural aims to reflect all the creativity, diversity and beauty it has to offer.

The mural design will be scaled up, reproduced and painted by a Nada and small team volunteer artists associated with the 315Alive project in mid-October. We estimate the use of appx. 20-30 co-labor hours of work to complete the mural. The surface will be prepared with a concrete block primer and the mural painted with exterior latex paint. The use of ladders and a movable scaffolding unit will be necessary.

(*currently under redesign)

Far Out Alleyway
Far Out Alleyway

Between Alto Cinco and The Westcott Theater and the neighboring property is a very long alley that serves the staff of the restaurant and guest talent of the Theater. The plan is to beautify the site with some cool street art!

RFP Coming soon.

Boom Babies Restoration
Boom Babies Restoration

As a part of the “Westcott Walls” mural series, 315Alive! would like to take aim at restoring the 16+ year old Boom Babies mural on the corner of Westcott and Harvard.

Michael Moody Too (2)
Michael Moody Too (2)

315Alive! is working with numerous community stakeholders to help restore the damaged Michael Moody mural in Westcott Nation, while also spearheading an effort to install a second large mural at the site, in his honor.

Artist TBD

Westcott Walls
Westcott Walls

This great blank wall facing Taps Bar on Westcott Street is currently under commission for a new mural. Artist TBD.

Moms Mural
Moms Mural

315Alive! is working with the property owner to design and install a beautiful new piece of Public Art on this wall in the Westcott Nation.

RFP coming soon.

Mom's Mural 2
Mom's Mural 2

315Alive! is working with the property owner to design and install a beautiful new piece of Public Art on this wall in the Westcott Nation.

RFP coming soon.

Syracuse Strong
Syracuse Strong

315Alive! has worked with the owners of The Marshall to begin the process of designing and painting a new mural on the Hill @ Marshall Street. Artists TBD.

Warren Street Vintage Sign
Warren Street Vintage Sign

RFP to come for design ideas for site of old vintage sign on Warren Street.

"The Rail Yard"
"The Rail Yard"

RFP to come for realistic mural of old steam engine locomotive along this building on West Fayette Street. Lakawanna!

The Foundry
The Foundry

RFP coming for mural to honor historic Foundry site in Westside of the City.

Franklin Auto
Franklin Auto

RFP coming for mural design to honor the history of the Franklin Automobile factory formerly located on the City’s Westside.

The Coop Mural
The Coop Mural

RFP coming for large mural design on the western side of the Coop building on West Onondaga.

Case Supply Mural 1
Case Supply Mural 1

RFP coming for unique mural design on West Fayette facing wall.

Case Supply 2
Case Supply 2

RFP Coming for new series of murals on the eastern side of Case Supply / window boxes.

GRAFF JAM!
GRAFF JAM!

In partnership with Lamar Outdoor advertising and JF Real Estate, 315Alive! will be hosting a 500’ long live Graffiti Jam this fall 2019 along the West Fayette Street corridor. Announcement coming soon.

GRAFF JAM!
GRAFF JAM!

In partnership with Lamar Outdoor advertising and JF Real Estate, 315Alive! will be hosting a 500’ long live Graffiti Jam this fall 2019 along the West Fayette Street corridor. Announcement coming soon.

"Relax for Max"
"Relax for Max"

A street-top mural design made in honor of a community member’s pet who was killed by a speeding car down a neighborhood street. Locations TBD

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“Lemp Park Pet Forest”
Welcome to Westcott Nation!
A Sea of Landscapes | Harvard Yard
"Core Elements"
"Munjed's Majesty"*
Far Out Alleyway
Boom Babies Restoration
Michael Moody Too (2)
Westcott Walls
Moms Mural
Mom's Mural 2
Syracuse Strong
Warren Street Vintage Sign
"The Rail Yard"
The Foundry
Franklin Auto
The Coop Mural
Case Supply Mural 1
Case Supply 2
GRAFF JAM!
GRAFF JAM!
"Relax for Max"
“Lemp Park Pet Forest”

“Lemp Park Pet Forest” is the bold vision of local, budding artist Amiah Crisler, a true compliment to M. Lemp Park, a lovely park at the corner of East Fayette and South Warren streets, right at the heart of a resurgent downtown corridor. Created nearly 10 years ago, in May of 2009, it is named after M. Lemp Jewelers, the 130yr old business located on the opposite corner. A few years after shovels broke ground, Don Lemp, owner of the shop, is quoted as saying, “This is the best thing to happen downtown in years.”

Currently, the well used micro-park is only considered a “temporary" asset, as it retains its designation as a potential development site in the future. In the interim, however, it has become a hotspot for Public Art, considering its role within SU's Connective Corridor project, as the home to a series interactive musical instruments,. Furthermore, it’s also become a critical meet-point for downtown dwellers, a green space, gathering spot, a place of lunchtime leisure, and THE unofficial play spot for downtown dogs / owners.

315Alive organizers identified the large, unappealing wall that looms over this newly activated space as a potential site for one of its murals. In turn, we were immediately taken by the bold, bright, colorful and contextually relevant works of art created by local artist, Amiah Crisler, and felt we had found a perfect fit to design a mural for this specific location. After a few short discussions with her and family, she agreed.

Artist Amiah Crisler, 11, attends the Ed Smith School in Syracuse, where her favorite subject is art. She loves painting and predominantly works with oil and acrylic paints when at home. For two years in a row, it’s been her sidewalk chalk art that has stunned attendees at the annual Street Painting Festival.

This past summer, Amiah won first place for her age group at the street painting competition, along with the overall people's choice award. As the winning entry, she drew a vibrant, abstract picture of a dog at the street painting event held by the Syracuse New Times. By the end of the day, a social media post of her art work had gone viral, having been shared more than 70,000 times!

"I really wanted people to see my artwork," Amiah said in an interview after receiving the award. "I want younger kids to explore their natural talents... I believe every house deserves art.”

We hope, therefore, that by working with young Amiah as our “Lead Artist”, allowing her to design the image, color palette and characters based on her own imagination and creativity, knowing her art work will brighten the day for thousands of fellow Syracusans and visitors alike, this project works to help her inspire more young, up and coming artists in our community to follow their dreams, talents and passions.

You can see from the key elements that Amiah decided to focus on for her design, she was able to pull together a graphic image that reinforces the desired use, look and feel of the space perfectly. Firstly, on what is a large, imposing, drab, grey and ugly surface, the artist has chosen a bright, dynamic, saturated color pallet in order to firmly counter-act the overall scale and flavorlessness of that specific edifice and bring the viewers eyes to the base of the wall, where the ground-level action in the park is reinforced.

Secondly, with an indisputable nod to two of the parks’ primary uses, a dog park and an urban garden, Amiah has focus the murals character development on two main elements 1) a cute collection of friendly dogs, and 2) a bounty of luscious flowers and plants. These two elements clearly project the idea of what the park is primarily used for and how the downtown community views its most endearing qualities.

Lastly, and more subtly, Amiah used the scale, spacing and rhythm of the the dull tree trunks against the vivid teal background in a very creative way that leads both the trained and untrained eye to get the notion of a piano key layout. Thus, a third use of the park as an intended live music station, complete with sound making furniture, is given its due place in her mural through this uniquely camouflaged tribute.

The mural design will be scaled up, reproduced and painted by a small team volunteer artists associated with the 315Alive project in mid-October. We estimate the use of appx. 40-50 co-labor hours of work to complete the mural. The surface will be prepared with a concrete block primer and the mural painted with exterior latex paint. The use of ladders, movable scaffolding and a electric bucket lift will be necessary.

Welcome to Westcott Nation!

315Alive! Chief administrator and lead artist, Jacob Alan Roberts, has co-designed this massive "birds-eye” mural of iconic Thornden Park with the property’s owner on the side of Alto Cinco, facing Dorians’ Pizza to the south.

He has plans to have it be painted this summer / fall. Multiple artists will be recruited to help complete the project.

A Sea of Landscapes | Harvard Yard

This is an exciting mural project that includes 12 unique mural sites wrapping around the parking lot behind Boom Babies, Gangnam Korean, New Garden Chinese and the Westcott Grocery.

The theme is “Landscapes”. An RFP for artistic teams will be released soon.

"Core Elements"

315Alive! Artists have co-designed this bold, colorful mural for the back of the Westcott Theater facility. An invitation will be released for collaboration.

"Munjed's Majesty"*

After multiple conversations with the business and property owners about a relatable mural concept that speaks to their craft, identify and their family’s origins (Lebanon / Jordan), “Munjed’s Majesty” was conceived as an original design by artist Nada Odeh that consists of various different visual elements:

> The warm colors reflect the Middle Eastern culture and memories from the land of sun;
> The drawings and the religious symbols reflect the people who live and resides in the Middle East who come form different backgrounds and populations;
> The scenery of the city roofs and the skies that can be found anywhere in the middle East;

> The interiors of the Arabic houses with the simple objects that can be found in the cities across the Middle East.

As it relates to its immediate surroundings and neighborhood, “Westcott Nation”, which consists of a myriad of people from different backgrounds, religions and beliefs, is the home of many SU students and professors, international food destinations, and still is the place where a broad mix of visitors, academics, artists and residents gather, this mural aims to reflect all the creativity, diversity and beauty it has to offer.

The mural design will be scaled up, reproduced and painted by a Nada and small team volunteer artists associated with the 315Alive project in mid-October. We estimate the use of appx. 20-30 co-labor hours of work to complete the mural. The surface will be prepared with a concrete block primer and the mural painted with exterior latex paint. The use of ladders and a movable scaffolding unit will be necessary.

(*currently under redesign)

Far Out Alleyway

Between Alto Cinco and The Westcott Theater and the neighboring property is a very long alley that serves the staff of the restaurant and guest talent of the Theater. The plan is to beautify the site with some cool street art!

RFP Coming soon.

Boom Babies Restoration

As a part of the “Westcott Walls” mural series, 315Alive! would like to take aim at restoring the 16+ year old Boom Babies mural on the corner of Westcott and Harvard.

Michael Moody Too (2)

315Alive! is working with numerous community stakeholders to help restore the damaged Michael Moody mural in Westcott Nation, while also spearheading an effort to install a second large mural at the site, in his honor.

Artist TBD

Westcott Walls

This great blank wall facing Taps Bar on Westcott Street is currently under commission for a new mural. Artist TBD.

Moms Mural

315Alive! is working with the property owner to design and install a beautiful new piece of Public Art on this wall in the Westcott Nation.

RFP coming soon.

Mom's Mural 2

315Alive! is working with the property owner to design and install a beautiful new piece of Public Art on this wall in the Westcott Nation.

RFP coming soon.

Syracuse Strong

315Alive! has worked with the owners of The Marshall to begin the process of designing and painting a new mural on the Hill @ Marshall Street. Artists TBD.

Warren Street Vintage Sign

RFP to come for design ideas for site of old vintage sign on Warren Street.

"The Rail Yard"

RFP to come for realistic mural of old steam engine locomotive along this building on West Fayette Street. Lakawanna!

The Foundry

RFP coming for mural to honor historic Foundry site in Westside of the City.

Franklin Auto

RFP coming for mural design to honor the history of the Franklin Automobile factory formerly located on the City’s Westside.

The Coop Mural

RFP coming for large mural design on the western side of the Coop building on West Onondaga.

Case Supply Mural 1

RFP coming for unique mural design on West Fayette facing wall.

Case Supply 2

RFP Coming for new series of murals on the eastern side of Case Supply / window boxes.

GRAFF JAM!

In partnership with Lamar Outdoor advertising and JF Real Estate, 315Alive! will be hosting a 500’ long live Graffiti Jam this fall 2019 along the West Fayette Street corridor. Announcement coming soon.

GRAFF JAM!

In partnership with Lamar Outdoor advertising and JF Real Estate, 315Alive! will be hosting a 500’ long live Graffiti Jam this fall 2019 along the West Fayette Street corridor. Announcement coming soon.

"Relax for Max"

A street-top mural design made in honor of a community member’s pet who was killed by a speeding car down a neighborhood street. Locations TBD

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