Monday, September 2, 2019

Sprucing Up the Neighborhood with Tom Napoli

While driving past Ganucci's recently I noticed Tom Napoli as at it again, either adding to the murals on the outside walls or brightening. Not only has restaurant itself been a great addition to the neighborhood--primo Italian fare--but the murals which have been spreading across its exterior have added zest, like good Italian seasoning.

I first met Napoli while he was painting the long horizontal mural on the West side of the Earth Rider brewery last year.

It was also Tom Napoli who created the delightful "bookshelf" store front for Bob & Angel Dobrow's Zenith Bookstore just down the block, across from the new West Theater. While there I learned that Napoli was the artist who brought to life the story of the Tortoise and the Hare on the East side of Tortoise and Hare Footwear (40th Avenue West & Grand) which you can see on Tom's website here.

What follows are a handful of images to show you the versatility and flavor of this artist's work.

Detail, far right end of Tortoise and Hare Footware.
As I've said before, it is wonderful to see all the public art. 

Thank you, Tom, for your contributions to our community. 

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