Work begins on Edmonds' newest mural at Girardi's restaurant

"It's a striking work, isn't it?"
Jul 23, 2012
John Osgood paints the ferry in his abstracted mural Untitled, on the west wall of Girardi's Restaurant in downtown Edmonds.

Work began Sunday on the newest mural mounted by the Edmonds Mural Society.

The mural, Untitled, by Seattle muralist John Osgood, features an abstracted ferry scene.  The mural is being painted on the west wall of Girardi's Restaurant at 504 5th Avenue in downtown Edmonds.

"It's a striking work, isn't it?" commented Society municipal liaison Jeff Stilwell.  "Untitled continues our dream of offering a wide variety of murals for everyone to enjoy."

Untitled is the twelfth mural raised by the Mural Society in this, the fourth summer of the nonprofit's operations.

"We have historical, contemporary, realistic, abstracted - it's becoming a very rich collection," Stilwell said.

Osgood will continue work on the mural throughout this week.

Preparation of the mural's wall was directed by Society artist liaison Bob Gutcheck.

"We had a great team," Gutcheck said. "There was great interaction between the planning and the execution of the priming."

To protect the murals from fading or weather damage, Society volunteers primer the wall before the mural is painted, and seal the mural afterward.

"I was really impressed how quickly it all went once it started," Gutcheck added.

The Edmonds Mural Society will mount three murals this summer. All murals mounted by the Society are paid for through Members dues and private donations.

The nonprofit organization has been awarded 501(c)(3) status, and all donations are tax-deductible.

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