My purpose as a muralist is to educate the public about important causes, and to communicate positive messages that motivate and inspire people (particularly youth) to follow the high road in life, and become more active contributors to their communities. Murals for cites and towns can be sponsored by local Rotary clubs, beautification committees and politicians who are looking to promote more tourism and business into their communities.
Final Renderings For Panels 1 & 2 for Coney Island Murals
Amusing the Zillion
A former carny kid casts an insider’s eye on the amusement business, Coney Island, and fun places in between
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Art of the Day: Steeplechase Funny Place by Bonnie Siracusa
Posted in amusement park, art, tagged Bonnie Siracusa, post office, Steeplechase Park on August 16, 2012 | 8 Comments »
Steeplechase Mural by Bonnie Siracusa, Mermaid Avenue Post Office, Coney Island. Photo by AmusingtheZillion.com
When Coney Island’s amusement area had a U.S. Post Office on Surf Avenue in Steeplechase Park, visitors mailed hundreds of thousands of postcards from the World’s Playground. Steeplechase closed in 1964 but Coney Island’s post office on Mermaid Avenue at 28th Street is worth a trip. It’s a bit of a hike from the amusement area but the interior is decorated with murals of Steeplechase, the Funny Place by artist Bonnie Siracusa. The Human Roulette Wheel, Parachute Jump and Pavilion of Fun are among the subjects along with the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone.