Angela Talle, who learned a few weeks ago that the Peace House mural she created on Franklin Avenue between Portland and Fifth Avenues will in all likelihood be torn down, isn't skipping a beat before embarking on her next project: a western-themed mural outside of the Turf Club. The piece, which will be made of tiles, will feature cowboy musicians and horses, and is being funded by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Why cowboys? According to the Turf Club website, the space opened in the 1940s as a country bar. There also used to be a racetrack nearby. (These things might also explain the iconic horseshoe logo out front.)
Talle received $10,000 from the Minnesota State Arts Board to create the mural, as part of their Artist Initiative Grants. She'll spend about half of that on materials for the project. If her past pieces are any indication (she has also worked on the Chimney Mosaic on University Avenue), this project will be filled with light and color, and provide an extra glimmer of charm to the already cool music hotspot.