JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Downtown Jacksonville is gradually being adorned with eye-catching murals. The colors in the murals immediately grab the attention of passersby. Bright reds, greens, blues — the murals have it. Not to mention the large intricate painting of animals typically included.
The artist responsible for a number of the murals is Shaun Thurston.
Now his murals will adorn the atrium at Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. He was revealed by the museum Wednesday as the mystery artist who will be working under wraps in MOCA’s atrium until One Spark begins April 9 when he will finally unveil his work at a special event immediately following the festival’s opening ceremony at Hemming Plaza.
Project Atrium, sponsored by MOCA, seeks $24,000, half of which Thurston plans to donate to MOCA for future Project Atrium artists.
It won’t be the Jacksonville artist’s first appearance at One Spark. Thurston individually entered last year as a