The Gainesville Sun: Eight Seconds nightclub trades cow facade for abstract mural

By Giuseppe Sabella

Published: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 9:35 p.m.

…Gainesville resident Iryna Kanishcheva curated the project, she said, as part of her goal to improve the city, bring people happiness and generate a voice for artists. She gave 2501 eight options before they chose the side of Eight Seconds as the canvas. 2501 likes the bar for its shape, and Kanishcheva likes improving the visual appeal of a busy downtown intersection. “I was looking for the most ugly, empty, dirty buildings,” Kanishcheva said. She said that 10 international artists are coming to Gainesville in November to paint murals as part of her Urban Art Project — an attempt to inspire residents who enjoy creating or observing art…

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