Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Congratulations Kids!
Here is our first photo which is currently the cover of the Commercial Journal. Hopefully we all grab one soon, and if anyone is interested in a digital copy also. Download the PDF of the Commercial Journal issue here at KCB Central. Just go to Library—Commerical Journal—2010—JUNE/JULY to download. Enjoy!

On the Job: Day Fifteen, 6-30

Big day for us out at the Kauffman Center today. We have eight boxes of twenty-four done today. You would think that sounds like we're a third of the way done, but the large boxes upstairs are about double the size, that being said we're about a fourth of the way there. Moshe Safdie came to visit us today, which was a real treat. Tom Ryan from Present Magazine also stopped by. I'm still working on uploading the final third of the video footage I took on day nine so keep checking that post! Cheers.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

On the Job: Day Fourteen, 6-29

We have at least five boxes done as of today. Nice, sweet, fan-tas-tique. 

Monday, June 28, 2010

On the Job: Day Thirteen, 6-28

Monday, Monday. We seemed to be watching a lot of paint dry today so it went a bit slower, but we should have a few more boxes knocked out bright and early tomorrow morning. Remember the walls we had to scrape clean of primer? Well we started drawing on them again today. Swell. My day was filled with Young Grandma (pink) and Fantasia Elephant (another pink) mixed in with some Great Gatsby Green.

Friday, June 25, 2010

On the Job: Day Twelve, 6-25

Thank Batman It's Friday. We got a LOT done this week which is pretty amazing. The box that Luke and Lance and I have been working on should be done on Wednesday at the latest and the other two boxes on that floor shouldn't be too far behind. We did some painting with "Silver Lining for the Performing Arts" and "Humpback Acrobat" today. Good times all around I do say.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

On the Job: Day Eleven, 6-24

Day Eleven... Well... we were so productive today that I only took three pictures. That should tell you somethin' for sure. We have moved to the left side of the stage and things are definitely still chugging along. We have started naming some of our colors that end up on the walls. We have a pink named after Mark Salmon and an amazing blue that has been dubbed "Super Smurf Blue" which is appropriate considering how small of a space it covered. Luke had the brilliant idea that we should add in all of the paint colors and their names to our process book. I can't wait!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

On the Job: Day Ten, 6-23

Day Ten was a Wednesday. As of this day we have two boxes "finalized." By finalized I mean that all the paint is on the walls with just minor, minor touch ups left. It is estimated that by Friday we will have 9 boxes completed. We shall see! 

On the Job: Day Nine, 6-22

Tuesday, I took video footage instead of photographs. It will take a while to get all three clips on Vimeo to put on here but I'll get them uploaded as I can.

Kauffman Mural Tour: Part One

Kauffman Tour, Day Nine: Part One from Abby Gallagher on Vimeo.

Part Two:

Kauffman Tour, Day Nine: Part 2 from Abby Gallagher on Vimeo.

Part Three:

Kauffman Tour: Part Three from Abby Gallagher on Vimeo.

Monday, June 21, 2010

On the Job: Day Eight, 6-21

It seems like the insects are attracted to our painting. Must be the bright colors. We had a HUGE moth in one box and a rather big mosquito in another. We are in the process of final touches on one box, which is exciting to us all. (I'll post pictures in a few hours, this computer is being silly.)

Friday, June 18, 2010

On the Job: Day Seven

It's crazy how slowly things seem to be coming, but when I stand on the third level down on the left side of the stage and look across, the middle two floors almost look complete. It's rather mind-blowing. We almost have one box completely painted, but it still needs a few minor touchups before we call it "finished." Still mighty exciting! 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

On the Job: Day Six

More paint on the walls, more wall de-painting. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

On the Job: Day Five

We got a lot of painting done today. Yesterday we were able to start on a second floor so that's good. The kids are still working hard at scraping away the base coat in two of the boxes.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

On the Job: Day Four


Remember the box where our tape was peeling up the primer layer? Well it was decided that we needed to completely scrape down that entire layer so we could repaint it. Besides that it was a pretty straight forward day of painting.