JEFFERSON PLACE MURAL
Alexa Rose is proud to announce its first public art initiative in the form of a large scale mural on the East facing wall of the historic Jefferson Place building.
The mural was completed in June 2020 by Colorado based artist Yulia Avgustinovich.
Her original commission for Alexa Rose features a variety of flora and fauna native to Idaho, forming a delicate latticework across the Jefferson's iconic brick exterior.
Born in Belarus and trained in St. Petersburg, Yulia is a world-renowned muralist with works across the United States and Europe. Her delicate, nature-centric designs are all hand painted, as she completed the ambitious 80 foot mural in just 30 days.
The Alexa Rose Foundation hopes for Yulia's work to be the first of many public art installations, and strives to invite artists from across the globe to bring their work to Idaho.
"Art has always been a big part of my life. From my earliest memories, I have always been drawing, painting, sewing or creating in some form or another.
I went to the Minsk Art College in Belarus, where I studied classic painting, art history and art teaching.
During my time as an art student, I came to recognize my passion to bring art out of the studio and onto the street for everyone to enjoy. There is nothing I love more than creating art for people’s homes, decorating public spaces and seeing this transform a community's appreciation for their city or home. That’s what inspires me and makes me feel at my best as a muralist.
In the United States I’ve created murals in California, Colorado, Illinois, Oregon, Wyoming and Maryland. I have accomplished many splendid murals for Universities, recreational centers, art funds and in the private sector.
In my public works, I always try to create timeless, site-specific projects for the people who live there. I always do extensive research into the history, traditions, and culture of a place in preparation for my murals.
I love to meet new people, work in new places and environments, and go through creative challenges. It helps me grow, always stay inspired and keep learning something new."