Children's Festival Tile Murals
Winchester-Dondero Cultural Center
Denise Duarte – Artist for the Ceramic Tile Murals 2007-2011
Denise R. Duarte is a graphic designer, a community arts development consultant and a Multidisciplinary, socially-engaged artist.
See more of Denise’s work visit https://www.deniserduarte.com
“Playing the Hand You Are Dealt in 1909”, Clark County Winchester Center, The Desert Demonstration Garden, Clark County Centennial Project 3.5 ft H x 7.5 ft W, youth group participation project, Completed: May 2009 - Denise Duarte
“Butterfly”, Clark County Winchester Center, the Desert Demonstration Garden, Friends of Winchester, 4.5 ft H x 8 ft W commercial tile mural, youth group participation, completed: September 2007 - Denise Duarte
“Uplifted”, Clark County Winchester Center, The Desert Demonstration Garden, 3.5 ft H x 7.5 ft W, youth group participation project, Completed: June 2010 - Denise Duarte
“Music to Our Ears”, Clark County Winchester Center, The Desert Demonstration Garden, 3.5 ft H x 9.5 ft W, community group participation project, Completed: June 2011 - Denise Duarte
“Starlight”, Clark County Winchester Center, the Desert Demonstration Garden, Friends of Winchester, 3 ft H x 7 ft W., architectural ceramic mural and mosaic, youth group participation, completed: August 2008 - Denise Duarte
Miguel Rodriguez – Artist for the Ceramic Tile Murals 2011
Miguel’s work is a reflection of an obsession with Pop Culture, Politics, Science, and Mortality. It's a blend of classically rendered form and a vernacular aesthetic that expresses a sense of iconic (or ironic) grandeur.
See more of Miguel’s work here https://miguelartrodriguez.com
Miguel Rodriguez Date Unknown
Sierra Slentz – Artist for the Ceramic Tile Murals 2012-present
In 2012, artist Sierra Slentz, along with artist Su Limbert, were invited to become part of Clark County Parks and Recreation’s Children’s Festival. With their knowledge of mosaic art and previous experience working with children, the two artists put together workshops for the public to participate in creating a mural. Families were invited to paint ceramic tiles which were installed on the walls of the Winchester-Dondero Cultural Center.
The first mural was completed in 2012 and the following year the artists were invited back to create a “play themed” mural. In 2014, the Friends of Winchester wanted a larger full wall mural to commemorate the yearly Day of the Dead festival held at the Winchester. This was completed by Sierra Slentz in 2016. In 2017, Sierra designed another multi-part mural for the garden patio area with the theme desert landscape meets garden. This project is ongoing and often coincides with the yearly Children’s Festival hosted at the Winchester in April.
See more of Slentz’s work on Instagram @sierramaryslentz