Denver's Month of Photography: Painting the Town... With Wheatpaste / by Melissa Carmon

This spring, we joined up with a class at the Denver Art Student's League to participate with Denver's Month of Photography.  For those of you who are as yet uninitiated (as I was before this last March) Denver gets covered with street art in the form of photography. 

Jonathan and I contributed about six images each to this project. This is our finished work (with the help of the rest of our team) outside of the Denver Art Student's League on 2nd and Grant St. Some of you may be bummed to find out that our late night street art escapade was totally legal.  Viewing the finished work by the light of someone's headlights gave it a little more of the colorful flair of the real deal, but it was all on the up-and-up. :) 

Our first wheatpasting project with Denver's Art Student League, as part of Denver's Month of Photography.  This project was installed at 2nd and Grant in March, 2015.

Our first wheatpasting project with Denver's Art Student League, as part of Denver's Month of Photography.  This project was installed at 2nd and Grant in March, 2015.

Above: Jonathan applies wheatpaste to a photo installation at 2nd and Grant St., Denver.

A close-up of one of the pictures we installed; the center picture is by Sherry Castella.  Denver, March 2015.

A close-up of one of the pictures we installed; the center picture is by Sherry Castella.  Denver, March 2015.

The above pic comes from one of our friends and fellow artists, Sherry Castella.  Of all the pictures we submitted for the project, including our own, I think hers was my favorite. 


We recently had the opportunity to participate in another wheatpasting project in Westminister (near Denver) through a Denver-based arts collective.  It just so happened to work out that we decided to do one large picture for this one, and the picture that was chosen ended up being one of mine. Jonathan set the type, and the pic below shows our friends who took on the hard work of installation.  Well done, team! 

Design for a large, multi-panel wheatpaste installation in Westminister, CO (near Denver).  Design by Jonathan Myers, photo by Melissa Carmon.  

Design for a large, multi-panel wheatpaste installation in Westminister, CO (near Denver).  Design by Jonathan Myers, photo by Melissa Carmon.  

Multi-panel wheat paste installation executed by Sandy Ceas, Jennifer Thye, Garrett Larson, Harriett Maggi Olds, and several others in May 2015.

Multi-panel wheat paste installation executed by Sandy Ceas, Jennifer Thye, Garrett Larson, Harriett Maggi Olds, and several others in May 2015.