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Chosen mural design hangs outside Capitol Theatre

UPDATED, April 7: A design by longtime Arlington resident and artist Shunsuke Yamaguchi has been chosen for the Capitol Theatre's outdoor mural.

Announcing the winner were representatives of the Capitol Theatre, in coordination with Arlington Public Art, a committee of the Town of Arlington’s Vision 2020. The mural is now hanging at the theater, Adria Arch reported April 7. See photos here >>

A regional call for artwork resulted in the jury choosing Yamaguchi's design, which will be reproduced on a large vinyl banner that will soon grace the Lake Street-facing side of the building in East Arlington.

Richard Fraiman, the building owner and theater operator, appreciative of Arlington’s recent embrace of public art, decided to initiate a call for artwork that would both serve to identify the historic theater and enhance the Capitol Square district, a news release said. Fraiman collaborated with Arlington Public Art to reach artists.

Yamaguchi works in painting, drawing and 3D, and his work is distinctly inspired by cartoons and comics. See his work here >> 

The mural was printed by Arlington Banner and Flag.

In January, the Capitol Theatre announced a competition to create a design for an outdoor mural.

The winning design was to be an original artwork in any medium whose subject relates to the experience of going to the movies.

The hoped-for design was to be welcoming, fun and colorful.

Type may be used in the design but was not required.

The selected design was to be printed on a vertical 28 feet (height) by 14 feet (width) outdoor-grade vinyl banner that will be viewed daily by thousands of passing vehicles and pedestrians near a busy intersection.

An award of $750 was to be given to the artist whose design is selected.

Competition guidelines:

All artists over the age of 18 were eligible to submit up to three original, two-dimensional images submitted as high-resolution .jpeg files.

Each image should be labeled with the artist's name and image title (first and last name_title).

The specifications are 300 dots per inch, and the largest dimension should be 1,200 pixels. Dimensions should be suitable for a vertical design with a ratio similar to 28 feet by 14 feet.

Capitol Theatre, East Arlington, Mass.The deadline for submission was Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016.

The contest winner was chosen by a jury comprising members of Arlington Public Art and the Capitol Theatre owner Fraiman. He is sponsoring the competition, and Arlington Public Art is helping to jury, said Adria Arch, a prime mover behind the town organization.

Notification was expected to be no later than Feb. 15.

Submissions were to be emailed to rfraiman[@] with this subject line: Design Competition

This updated announcement was published Thursday, March 24, 2016, and updated April 7.

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