May 24, 2021
Last March we proudly launched the grand opening of our Gallery location on Bentonville Square. This space serves NWA as a space for our agents, staff, clients, and the community. The gallery office highlights the beauty and diversity of Northwest Arkansas. So naturally, when we learned about Brooklyn Artist Ouizi coming into town to paint a mural on the side of our building location, we couldn’t have been more excited.
NWA Welcomes Back Ouizi
OZ Art NWA and JustKids partnered together to bring Louise Jones aka Ouizi back to NWA! She previously visited the Natural State a couple of summers ago when commissioned by Crystal Bridges to paint a mural in the museum. After seeing her work there was no question that she had to return to follow up with another botanical masterpiece.
Louise Jones was born in Santa Monica, CA, and is best known for her large-scale floral mural installations which can be seen in public spaces throughout the USA, from museums to Public Parks. Her affinity towards botanical subjects continues to grow, stemming from an early introduction to Georgia O’Keeffe and fond memories of picking figs with her grandmother.
Sourced from: https://ouizi.art/about-1
We watched in awe as Ouizi and her local assistant Roxy Erikson worked tirelessly on this mural! The process started with a sketch of the design, which quickly came to life with shades of beautiful pinks, greens, and yellows. Consisting of peonies, dogwoods, rudbeckia, monarchs, and painted lady butterflies. Each day it was being created we couldn’t help, but stop and marvel at the process! This mural completely brought our building to life. Click the link here to see the design from start to finish!
Here’s to a long summer full of NWA residents taking many a picture in front of this floral masterpiece! We hope the community gets as much happiness from this as we do! Want to know exactly how to get to our Gallery Location? Click the link here, we’d love to have you stop in anytime!