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Mural for The Texas A&M University-Commerce Music Building
"Music On Parade" by David Zvanut

In August of 2009, The Catholic Foundation of Dallas invited professional artists living in the North Texas area to submit proposal designs for consideration. A panel of highly respected members of the Dallas arts community then chose "Music On Parade" as the winning piece. It was displayed on a 28’ by 9’8” wall for approximately one year at the Catholic Foundation Plaza located on the grounds of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Dallas Arts District, directly across from the Meyerson Symphony Center. Upon it's removal, I began a search for a fitting permanent home for this work. I chose the TAMU-C music building because of my long affiliation with TAMU-C and the local community. I began my college career here as a music and art major, studying piano with Dr. John Harris. I received both a BFA and MFA from East Texas State University, as this university was known at the time. I shared my idea with the music building design team, and with their enthusiastic endorsement, I subsequently donated the work to the University. The copy of Music On Parade that was displayed in the Catholic Foundation Plaza was not designed to withstand a permanent installation and was destroyed in the removal process. The copy on display at TAMU-C was printed on a 23' by 8' canvas which was then stretched and hung above the stairway in the east entry foyer of the new Music Building. A video of the installation process can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsW3AgepFVY

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   Finding Studs     cleats     assembly1     assembly2

stretcher complete     stretcher finished      stretched      raising1

 raising2     raising3     raising5     stretcher back  

 raising6     raising7     raising8     raising9 

   raising10     raising11     raising12     raising13 

   raising14     raising15     unveiling1     reception crowd

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