Title: “Owls Are Not What They Seem”
Medium: Spray paint and exterior latex
Size: 10’x 13′
Description: I painted this mural on a water well house on April 25th, 2020. Owls symbolize wisdom and strategy. They also hold an air of mystery. While painting this mural, I was able to let go of inner turmoil and enjoy the process of creating. During this time of unknowing and worldwide crisis, being able to set aside worry and uncertainty while leaning into the creative flow brought me a sense of calm and peace.
Audra Lambert is a local Teaching Artist, Muralist, and Arts Administrator. She received a Bachelor in Fine Arts at Midwestern State University in 2013 and began working as a muralist on commission under the guidance of Wichita Falls Muralist Ralph Stearns. In 2016 she was one of eight local artists trained in the Teaching Artist Learning Lab powered by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture. In 2017 Audra was accepted into the elite Teaching Artist Development Labs at Lincoln Center Education in New York City. In 2018 and 2019 she worked as a facilitator in the LCE – Wichita Falls Teaching Artist Development Labs heald at Midwestern State University. She has continued to work with the Alliance first through the Teaching Artist program and then later taking a full-time position as Programs Manager. Audra served on the board of the Wichita Falls Art Association from 2016-2017 first as Secretary and then later as President and continues her membership with the organization. She competed in the Wichita Falls Art Battle in 2019 and is a proud member of the Angry Girls Art Collective. Recently, Audra was featured with Margie Reese in the Teaching Artists Guild Quarterly Magazine, Issue 17, and was a speaker at The National Guild for Community Arts Education’s 82nd Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.