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Walk the walk through Lamar to visit the multiple murals by John Gersick plus community murals too!

PHENOM MURALIST JOHN GERSICK TRANSFORMS MOTEL

PHENOM MURALIST JOHN GERSICK TRANSFORMS MOTEL

Over at the Rainbow Motel at 105 N. 8th Ave. in Greeley, Colorado, there’s new art to catch the eye of passersby. Colorado muralist John Gersick who makes his home in Lamar, Colorado and paints commissioned work region-wide, last week completed a mural of a rainbow-colored cow on the wall of the Rainbow Motel as a tribute to the motel’s name and Greeley’s roots.

Weld County is the epicenter of cattle and lamb feeding internationally.  Warren Monfort started the first feeding and processing company during the Depression and today that family-owned company is a piece of the largest beef feeding and processing company in the world, JBS S.A., with headquarters in Greeley.

About finding Gersick among so many other less-than muralists, owner Jarod Clark said, “When searching for a mural artist, I found it difficult to find the pairing of professionalism, punctuality and mastery of the art.  I could not be happier with the experience and also the design of the mural.  Every day we now have dozens of people stop by to view his mural.

"We had a blank canvas on the south side of our boutique motel, and we knew we needed something special. We had two small requests, something to do with cows and using multiple colors of the Rainbow. What we received was more than special, it is an incredible piece of art, originating from the imagination and skill of our chosen artist, John Gersick. We are not only pleased and completely satisfied, but astounded by the end result. We now have the bragging rights for the best mural in the town of Greeley," adds Damon Handley, manager of The Rainbow Motel.

The Ronny Farmer building | 203 E. Oak St. Lamar, CO 81052

The Ronny Farmer building | 203 E. Oak St. Lamar, CO 81052

This mural was done with spray paint and covered the entire building. It began with ideas and sketches of high school students and was painted over spring break amidst high winds in April 2015.

9/11 Tribute Mural | 2206 Saddle Club Dr., Lamar, CO 81052

9/11 Tribute Mural | 2206 Saddle Club Dr., Lamar, CO 81052

This mural was a combination of student contest design winners from elementary, middle and high school for the Annual 9/11 First Responder Tri-State Tribute. I combined the students designs into one design and proposed it to the city council before painting the mural at the Prowers County Fairgrounds.

Pedal the Plains Mural Project

Pedal the Plains Mural Project

This was the first mural project John Gersick was involved in. It was a big collaborative project where artist of all skill levels were working together for our community. It is a free standing mural on 12 4x8’ aluminum panels. This project combines the areas rich history with the themes of outdoor activities that surround the culture of the Pedal the Plains bike tour.

Private Residence | Pueblo West, Colorado

Private Residence | Pueblo West, Colorado

This residential mural was painted on the outside of a sauna room in Pueblo West Colorado.