Community Art Project Presented to City of Katy

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Jennifer Royo, co-owner of No Label Brewing Co. and Ana Villaronga-Roman, founder, director and curator of Katy Contemporary Arts Museum presented a community work of art titled “As Day Breaks in Katy” to the Katy City Council to add some color to the new city hall. The painting will soon be on view in the lobby of the Katy City Hall. Photo by Debi Beauregard.

The Katy Contemporary Arts Museum (KCAM) recently hosted the “Texas Biggest 10 for Art Week; “Arts & Drafts” event at No Label Brewery. The event, which was sponsored by Multiplicity, Whole Foods Market and No Label Brewery showcased KCAM’s newest artist in residence, Mark DeLeon as he directed a work of art titled “As Day Breaks in Katy.” with the help of several participants at the event. The 40” x 60” acrylic on canvas piece was inspired by a photograph by local photographer Srini Sundarrajan. The colorful scene depicts the iconic rice dryers, including the No Label Brewing Co.’s own venue which is tucked into Ray Wood’s old rice dryer.
The painting was started during the event with several folks jumping in with paint brushes to help out. Among those lending a brush were local artists Kaylee Bruggeman, Kenna Boles Prior, Nataliya Scheib and Nubia Gala Seibert. Council Member Duran Dowdle, Sheridan Stephenson, Jacklyn Martinez, Mara Saloway, Ana Villaronga-Roman and many more contributed to the effort. Future artist, 3-year-old Olivia Martinez contributed her talent as well proving that you are never too young to enjoy art.
The painting was finished by DeLeon and presented to the city council by Villaronga-Roman and Jennifer Royo of No Label Brewing and will soon hang in the lobby of the new Katy City Hall for all to see.