Ocean and Pier Murals Grand Reveal Celebration

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Check out these pics and a quick video of the great Skechers Ocean and Pier Murals reveal celebration that took place last month. A large group gathered on April 11 to see the curtains drawn and celebrate the Skechers Manhattan Beach flagship store re-opening after months of work remodeling the store and creating the murals.

The two mosaics took over 2000 hours to create from design to installation. An incredible team of 14 artists assisted Rachel with mosaic production who worked tirelessly to complete the murals. We are very proud to have created these mosaic murals for Skechers!
See more images and info on the Ocean Mural and the Pier Mural!

QUICK VIDEO OF THE GRAND REVEAL!

Skechers Ocean Mural Installation Adventure

In the spirit of catching up, wanted to share our installation adventures with the awesome Skechers store mosaic mural from last week. After shipping the 50+ mosaic sections down, the install team flew to Manhattan Beach and put up the mural without a hitch. Lots of love, blood, and sweat went into this mural (no tears). We are proud and excited to have it up. Grand opening and mural reveal pics coming soon! 

Install team: Rachel Rodi (lead), Carol Bevilacqua, Denise Hart, Sophia Othman and Jesse Medina, joined by Emily Juiliano and Molly Benson

Raining on Our Ocean Mural Layout Parade! Literally

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Nope, rain will not stop us! The final stage before installation of our big ocean mural was to lay out all the sections and make sure they work together. The only place the whole mural fit all laid out was my parking lot. The only day to do it without rain was Monday. Here we go! Half way through (with water soluble glue) it started to rain. Ohhhhhhh nooo! The whole team swung into action. We covered the whole mural with contact paper as is, bought a canopy and somehow got all the sections back inside - miraculously intact. That is a stress I'd rather not re-live. Graciously, our landlady lent us an empty unit to finish up our work the next day. Thank you Vida!

Huge huge thanks to everyone who helped save the mural this day: Sophia Othman, Mark Tabler, Kim Payne, Siram, Natalie Borges, Denise Hart, Jesse Medina and Guy Fuerte. !!! Super grateful!

Getting Started On New Ocean Mural

We are so excited to begin our next mosaic mural - a lush ocean scene in stained glass for Skechers store in Manhattan Beach! We put the mural template together this week and cut up the mural sections so we can create it in the studio first. The design celebrates the local Roundhouse Aquarium that Skechers' president is helping to renovate and depicts sea life native to Southern California. Stay tuned for more info on the project and progress pics to come!