The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts (RMFA) has announced the commission of a large mural by graphic and mural artist, Mike Durkee. The mural is located in the main entrance of the Rochester Community Center and features a diverse group of people centered around the theme of community.
Durkee, who resides and works out of his home studio in Alton, NH, is excited to share his art in such a welcoming and fun space. His previous works have been exhibited at various galleries, including Ello Gallery, Oak and Iron Gallery, Monastery Artists Gallery, and Wrong Brain Studios.
“I feel truly blessed to be a part of RMFA’s vision,” said Durkee. “Art should be accessible to all, and I want people to feel welcomed as soon as they enter the Community Center. My goal is to spark people’s curiosity and draw them in to experience all the art Rochester has to offer.”
The project was sponsored by the Department of Economic Development for the City of Rochester and Rochester Main Street, with the RMFA playing a key role in facilitating the connection between art and the community.
“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Mike Durkee on this project,” said Amy Regan, RMFA representative. “His vision of community is so aligned with the RMFA’s mission to bring art to everyone in the community. We look forward to seeing how this piece will enhance the visual landscape of the Rochester Community Center and inspire visitors to explore all the art that Rochester has to offer.”
The mural is an example of the RMFA’s ongoing efforts to support and enhance the visual arts in the community.