FLOYD TUNSON ON MANITOU ART CENTER
If your travels take you past the Manitou Art Center on Manitou Avenue, be sure to turn your head and take a look. A gorgeous new mural of nationally recognized Manitou Springs artist Floyd Tunson now graces the exterior. It's courtesy of El Mac, an internationally renowned graffiti artist from Los Angeles, and local graffiti artist Larry Masters, also known as Fuse. When El Mac was here for his well-received 2015 Fine Arts Center exhibit "El Mac: Aerosol Exalted;' Joy Armstrong, the FAC's curator of modern and contemporary art, wanted him to spray-paint a piece on a local building. While other businesses declined after learning they would have no control over what he painted, the MAC stepped up to the plate, readily agreeing to anything the artist might come up with.
— JENNIFER MULSON