Embracing the arts is essential here in Daybreak and the new Art Cubes project on SoDa Row does just that! The Art Cubes project was intended to enliven and beautify the community of Daybreak through public art. Each cube displays a variety of art pieces by amazing local artists, including our very own Daybreak residents. In total, 8 artists were able to come together to complete these 3 colorful cubes.
The Art Cubes are located at 11274 Kestrel Rise Rd, South Jordan, UT 84095
We are holding a social media contest where we will be asking participants to take a picture of themselves in front of their favorite Art Cube piece and post it to Facebook or Instagram and tag @livedaybreak with #LiveDAYBREAKArtCubes. A randomly selected winner will receive a $50 gift card! The contest ends August 2nd so get out there and take some pictures! Must be a Daybreak Resident to win.
Stories behind the Art
- Durga Ekambaram was chosen to paint 4 panels for the Art Cube project each one is full of vibrant colors. Each one took 5 hours to complete. And instead of payment, she is asking that we donate on behalf of her work to the non-profit O.U.R. – Operation Underground Railroad. We will be donating $600 on behalf of her time and talents.
- Daybreak Resident Cara Ann Mathis says, "Daybreak has been such a life-changing community for me, I'd love to give back however I can. In recent months, our country has endured more than I've seen in 30 years -- earthquakes, pandemics, global riots...the hits keep coming. But every day, when I sit on my porch and see my neighbors still smiling at each other and waving, hugging when they can, and enjoying all that Daybreak has to offer, I'm so grateful to be in this community. I don't know how I would've made it through this year so far without Daybreak, and this artwork demonstrates the communal reset we've all been able to take by living here and, for many of us, working from here now, too. It's been such a blessing."
- Michael Monson says, "I have always believed my artwork should make a bold statement, hoping to evoke emotional responses and connections with my viewers. I like to weave soft color and line work while applying a heavier hand when bold is necessary to convey a point. For this work, I’ve used acrylics to capture the beauty of these delicate, colorful poppies found in a remote field while out enjoying a drive in our beautiful valley."
- Daybreak Resident Mike Warren says, "It reminds me of going swimming as a kid and getting out of an unheated pool to lie on the concrete to warm up. The subject is my 6-year-old grandson at their local pool and others in the series are from my photographs taken that same day."
The Artists & their pieces
|Cube #1||Artwork Title||Online at|
|Durga Ekambaram||Peacock Flutters||Instagram: strokes_durga|
|Cara Ann Mathis - DAYBREAK RESIDENT||Reset Together (World in Flowers)||Instagram: mathisartco|
|Michael Monson||Poppies||Facebook: mjm.lifelikeart|
|Trent Call||Razzle Dazzle||Instagram: trentcall|
|Durga Ekambaram||Contrasts (Elephant)||Instagram: strokes_durga|
|Dave Doman||Love Will Bring Us Together||davestersfk|
|Shu Yamamoto||Cat Art after MC Escher 3
|Elizabeth Bunker||Philippine Proverb||http://www.proverbmuralproject.com/|
|Mike Warren - DAYBREAK RESIDENT||Warming up||www.mwarrenstudio.com/summer2020|
|Durga Ekambaram||Patterns||Instagram: strokes_durga|
|Durga Ekambaram||Room for Coffee||Instagram: strokes_durga|