New Oceanfront Mural shows a Day at the Beach with Colorful Cephalopods
Norfolk artist, Aimee Bruce recently wrapped up work on her brilliant new mural, "Prismatic Play." It's a colorful new addition to the area known as Rudee Loop at the Oceanfront.
In April 2019, the City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs announced a public call for proposals, and artists from across the country submitted designs. With a difficult decision on their hands, Public Art Selection Committee members narrowed down the artists to four finalists, and the public was asked to vote for their favorite design through an online public survey.
Bruce’s “Prismatic Play” was one of four designs that made the cut by the Public Art Selection Committee to move onto the online public vote which took place May 17 to May 27, 2019. Over 4,500 people voted, and Bruce received 45% of the votes. The remaining votes were closely split by the runners up.
You may recognize her name. Aimee Bruce is the artist behind Princess Anne Recreation Center’s new mural, and the colorful stairway mural at Mount Trashmore, “Helping Hands.” Both projects were awarded through an online public vote.