Community murals





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Soldotna

Total Budget: $1,800

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: This project proposal further implements low-cost Soldotna community park public murals in conjunction with the art program of Kenai Peninsula College.

This is a joint project with Kenai River Rotary Club. The project approach has been previously implemented and validated by the two Rotary clubs, Kenai Peninsula College, and the City of Soldotna.

This grant is a continuation of the 2018-2019 DDF grant to Soldotna Rotary Club that resulted in earlier murals being produced by young and emerging Soldotna area artists and then mounted by the City of Soldotna in the highly used visible Soldotna Creek Park lying between the Kenai River and Sterling Highway in the City of Soldotna. This area is heavily by summer visitors and is developed by the City as an economic draw for visitors.

This project is proposed in conjunction with the art program of Kenai Peninsula College, UAA, and would be substantively overseen, mentored, and curated by Soldotna Rotarian Choy, Associate Professor of Art, University of Alaska.

This proposal would provide for a competition open to Kenai Peninsula College students to propose and produce appropriate art work that would be turned into three outdoor murals that have high visibility and durability because they are photographically reproduced on 4 foot by 8 foot sign aluminum by incoming Kenai River Rotary Club President Doug Field.

This project supports Rotary's education goals by assisting young graduating artists in producing a substantial public art work, which Professor Choy states will be very helpful in launching the careers of these young artists.

This project also supports Rotary's community and economic development goals because it directly enhances continued community development of a major high-visibility community and art-oriented public space.

This project would provide for an art competition among KPC students to develop the develop the artwork, to then pay a $150 stipend to the three winning proposals, and to then pay the $450 per mural materials cost. Personal services to professionally photograph and then reproduce the art work on to the final medium are donated.

Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Soldotna

Primary Contact: Allen Auxier

Email: allenauxier@hotmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Completed". This means the project has been implemented and the report was accepted by the district leadership. The project will stay listed on this website as a testimony of the achievements of the project partners.

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Brad Gamble

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Allen Auxier.


by Brad Gamble

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Debra Mason

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Joe Kashi

Background: This project will produce three 4x8 public display outdoor murals from original artwork prepared by Kenai Peninsula College art students under the supervision and mentorship of Soldotna Rotarian Professor Cam Choy, KPCs art department chair. The original artwork will be photographically reproduced upon highly stable aluminum sheets by Kenai River Rotary Club president Doug Fields.

However, due to the severe college attendance disruption caused by Covid and consequent UAA limitation upon direct attendance, the original artwork is not yet completed and thus not yet available for final production on the aluminum panels. Work is however continuing.


System Entry

System Entry: Final Report signed by Allen Auxier.


by Jake Collins

System Entry: Final report approved by the District Approval Committee.

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