Comstock's magazine 0519 - May 2019 - Page 69

BEAUTY FROM THE ASHES Art exhibition and fundraiser featuring work by Shane Grammer and Terence Duffy WHEN: Friday, June 7, 5-10 p.m. WHERE: Museum of Northern California Art 900 Esplanade, Chico INFO: As word of Shane Grammer’s first mural spread, he was inundated with requests to create more artwork. One came from a man who wanted Grammer to paint on a wall only about 4 feet tall and 16 feet wide — a less-than-ideal canvas for a muralist. Grammer says he prayed for inspiration. “I fell asleep, woke up the next morning, I turned over in bed, there’s my beautiful wife, just laying there,” he says. “Oh my gosh, that’s my low rectangular shot. I quietly got my phone and — snap. I took a picture and, OK, that’s what’s going on the wall.” May 2019 | 69