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Fairey’s political mural lights up CVA wall

Fairey’s political mural lights up CVA wall

Well known street artist Shepard Fairey made his mark at MSU Denver’s own Center for Visual Art building on 965 Santa Fe by painting a politically charged mural Aug. 5. “Thematically, [the mural] was inspired by Occupy and our over consumption and reliance on fossil fuels,” Fairey said of the 14-by-30-foot mural near the entrance […]

Painting from pain

Born in Arizona, Ben Patterson had a tumultuous childhood that led him from a strict Mormon upbringing to rebellion, drug use and eventually incarceration. After battling addiction and getting his life back, he wanted to pursue his lifelong passion for art. Now at the age of 28, Patterson is a dedicated art student in his second year at Metro.