Wheaties Academy unveiled its community public art project at a public meet-the-artist event at Anderson Pool building on June 12.
“Greetings from Wheat Ridge” was commissioned by the 2018 Wheaties Academy, designed by local artists Blu Hartkopp and Chris Jenuine, with contributions from the community and approved by Wheat Ridge City Council with support from the Cultural Commission and Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation.
About 75 people attended including Mayor Bud Starker, council members Leah Dozeman and Larry Mathews, City Manager Patrick Goff, Director of Parks & Rec Joyce Manwarring, and artists Blu Hartkopp and Chris Jenuine.
It is the first community art project on city property, according to Wheaties’ Rachel Hultin.
Wheaties Academy is a program of Localworks.