Miami-based artist completes ‘living art mural’ on wall of Brick City Center

The “living art mural” in downtown Ocala at the Brick City Center for the Arts has been completed.

Miami-based artist Ernesto Maranie started working on the mural in May. It is located on the west-facing wall of the facility, located at 23 S.E. Broadway. The project was commissioned by the Cultural Arts and Sciences Division through public-private funding and is a collaboration between Maranje, artist and fabricator Mike Zeak and horticulturalist Suzanne Shuffitt. The concept for the mural is a unique blend of street art, incorporating horticulture into the design. The mural makes use of attached, custom-fabricated plant trellises that […]


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