Since 2016, our Every Part Matters mural project has been bringing beautiful art to the exterior walls of our stores and has been helping Indiana artists grow through their work (an extension of our award-winning Growing People through Work program!)
We are proud to announce the next round of artists and locations for the murals that will be created for 2019. The artists selected for this year’s work are based in Indianapolis and northern Indiana.
The artists submitted their qualifications in early 2019 and were selected from a record pool of 65 applicants.
Every Part Matters is part of our Growing People through Work initiative, a corporate commitment to building up our employees and the communities where they live and work. The murals are presented in partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis’ local arts agency.
“It is an exciting time to be part of a project like this,” says Steve Sanner, the owner of Jiffy Lube of Indiana. “It’s positively impacting our business, but more than that, it is improving our communities and inspiring our people.”
The 2019 mural artists and locations are:
Pamela Bliss is an Indianapolis-based muralist with an expertise in portraiture, known for creating the iconic My Affair with Kurt Vonnegut mural on Mass Ave, the four-story-high portrait of Reggie Miller on Delaware St., and the Jazz Masters of Indiana Avenue mural on Capitol St. among others. Pamela will create a mural for the Southside Jiffy Lube store at 7965 US 31 South (at Stop 11 Rd.), which is currently under construction.
Christina Hollering teaches art at the University of Indianapolis and thinks about issues of environmental awareness and conservation. She has recently been translating her practice of cut paper and printmaking into painted images and larger-scale work. Christina will be working at the Northeastside Jiffy Lube store at 7619 E. 96th St. (near Hague Rd.).
Megan Jefferson is an Indianapolis-based abstract and landscape painter who has previously created murals for Jiffy Lube as part of the artist collective Department of Public Words. She enjoys incorporating community engagement into her mural work. Megan will be working in Avon at the Jiffy Lube store located at 7825 E. US 36 (Rockville Rd., near Dan Jones Rd.).
ISH (Ismael Muhammad Nieves) has been an active muralist and graffiti writer in northern Indiana for over 30 years. He is known locally for his involvement with 2016’s 219 Meets 317, the Subsurface Graffiti Exhibition (2015), and a solo exhibition at iMOCA in 2009 in addition to a commissioned mural for Eskenazi Hospital (2012). ISH will be creating a mural at the Jiffy Lube store located at 8580 N. Michigan Rd. (at 86th St.).
Kyle Ragsdale’s distinctive painting style incorporating people enjoying life together is instantly recognizable from his mural Hoosier Hospitality on the Boatload of Knowledge on the downtown canal, from theatrical sets, and from billboards produced by The Harrison Center, where he is the gallery curator. Kyle will be working at the Jiffy Lube store located at 10520 E. Washington St. (between Mitthoeffer Rd. and German Church Rd.).
“I’m very excited to see what this group of artists will come up with,” says Julia Muney Moore, Director of Public Art for the Arts Council. “They have not been given any themes or subjects to address, so like in past murals, they are completely free to design something that is meaningful to both themselves and the community.”
Additional artists and mural locations include:
Blend Creative Minds — 5444 W. 38th Street (International Marketplace)
Carl Leck — 8175 Allisonville Road (Castleton)
Craig Martin — 2 S. Earl Avenue (Lafayette)
William Denton Ray — 6275 N. Keystone Avenue (Glendale)
Barbara Stahl — 1280 N. Green Street (Brownsburg)
Shamira Wilson Young — 5630 N. Georgetown Road
Justin Cooper – 1495 Keystone Way S, Carmel
Ethan Culleton – 6401 N. College Ave (Broad Ripple)
Ellen Forney – 1840 E. 151st St., Carmel
Read more about the mural project in the media:
Americans for the Arts – February 2019
Indianapolis Monthly Magazine – February, 2019
Indianapolis Business Journal -January 25, 2019
Hendricks County Flyer – October 5, 2018
WISH-TV September 28, 2018
RTV6 September 27, 2018
Edge of Indy Podcast – February 5, 2018