Originally published Wednesday 1 July 2015 – Reposted 29 July 2015
Reported by Jim Lantern
Lady in Blue – “The Face of Reno”
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Created and painted by Christina Angelina.
The Reno Arch across North Virginia Street and “The Face of Reno” mural on south side of Whitney Peak Hotel parking garage on East Commercial Row across from Harrah’s just east of North Virginia Street.
Christina Angelina website is http://www.christinaangelina.com/
‘Face of Reno’ Mural Near Whitney Peak in Downtown Reno – KTVN – 4 June 2015
New mural in Reno changes the face of downtown – FOX Reno – 15 June 2015
RENO, Nev. — A few weeks ago the Whitney Peak parking garage was unrecognizable and bare, today it’s a symbol for the hotel and the growing art culture in Reno.
Last month during Sculpture Fest, internationally renowned artist, Christina Angelina, spray painted a mural on the south side of the hotel’s parking garage. The piece is titled “The Face of Reno” because of its central location near the Reno arch.
Fox 11’s Gianna Giorgi described the details of the painting in the CLIP above.
The painting is Angelina’s tallest solo work so far, standing at 80-feet tall and is 35-feet wide. The masterpiece took three days to complete in 30 mph winds.
The artwork was fully commissioned by Whitney Peak hotel and the only stipulation given to the artist was to include one of the hotel’s branding elements. Angelina decided to use the iconic Whitney Peak square that is incorporated in many logos around the hotel.
This has cleared up an apparent misunderstanding about who did which murals, and now leaves one question unanswered.
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