The Journal Record
By Molly M. Fleming
OKLAHOMA CITY – The city’s arts and cultural affairs office trained more than 100 people on regulations regarding mural painting over the last year, said Robbie Kienzle, liaison for the office.
During the free training, artists learn about the best materials and the city’s approval process. But the training is not required before an artist can put paint to brick or plaster.
Kienzle could see the students again when her office reviews commissioned public works. Since the arts and cultural affairs office started three years ago, Kienzle said she used to see two mural applications a year, and she recently had at least four in one month.
"You enjoy more business if you display your uniqueness,” she said. “Murals become destination points. Since almost everyone has a cellphone, (murals) become backdrops for interaction.”