Local artist Jason Juranek set to begin new mall artwork
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (March 11, 2021) – La Palmera today announced Corpus Christi artist Jason Juranek as the winner of its recent mural contest. Juranek will receive $500 to create the mural with La Palmera also providing all paint and supplies required for the project.
With work set to begin immediately, Juranek will create his winning entry on a wall approximately 14’ high x 12.5’ wide located in hallway of the mall entrance by LongHorn Steakhouse. The new mural is scheduled to be completed by the end of March. Depicting elements of Coastal Bend culture, Juranek’s winning mural was one of six entries submitted by local artists.
“I chose to use the culture of Corpus Christi as the theme for this mural,” Juranek said. “In the mural, the highlights of Corpus Christi include a view of the downtown bayfront, a local surfer on a wave at the beach, the USS Lexington aircraft carrier museum, and even flowers from the botanical gardens. All of the pieces of the collage describe many of the most popular cultural highlights of our city.”
Running Jan. 15–Feb. 8 and open to any Texas resident age 18 and older, the mural contest was designed to provide artists an opportunity to enhance mall-goers’ shopping experience with an eye-catching, inspiring art display. All entries were posted on the La Palmera Facebook page for public viewing and voting, the results of which were included in the mall’s selection process.
“We have many talented artists in our community and were pleased to see all the great entries,” said La Palmera General Manager Amanda Sanchez. “Our wining artist, Jason Juranek, really captures the feel of our community and we look forward to seeing his completed work. With millions of visitors every year, we are the perfect location for local talent to showcase their work and we are happy to continue bringing enriching art and culture to our 1-million square-foot property.”
In addition to serving as the premier shopping and dining destination in Corpus Christi, La Palmera supports the value and impact of local art. Since launching a partnership with K Space Contemporary in March 2018, La Palmera has remained dedicated to showcasing the creative talents of local artists throughout the mall, including the La Palmera Gallery on the Upper Level.