Press Articles on Morgan Mural Studios

by Jacqueline Cain, Boston Magazine
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

While the well-heeled residents have started moving into the Millennium Tower, the rest of us will soon have a delicious excuse to check out the gleaming new high-rise. The decorated Mina Restaurant Group makes its New England debut next week, with Pabu Boston at Millennium Tower.

Boston’s outpost is a chic, sophisticated sibling to the popular San Francisco izakaya and sushi bar led by James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Michael Mina and partner and sushi chef Ken Tominaga.

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by Joanna Kanow, All Ways Forward Life Coaching
Monday, August 8, 2016

“In November of 2000, I walked into my boss’ office and turned in my resignation. He asked me what I was going to do. I replied, ‘I have no idea’. I did not have a clear plan other than the knowledge of what I did not want.” — Morgan Bricca

Morgan Bricca was the first person I thought to interview for my new blog, intended to inspire first time entrepreneurs to finally take the leap and make their passions profit. Morgan did just this, without any formal art training, just a massive amount of artistic skill, vision, and sense of adventure.

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by Neda Shahiar, Los Altos Town Crier
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Muralist Morgan Bricca has left her mark throughout the country, from an Olympic swim center in North Carolina to a hotel in San Diego.

Last spring, the Los Altos resident painted murals closer to home. She created them at Almond and Springer elementary schools.

For the mural on the outside wall of a classroom at Almond, Bricca worked with parent volunteer Jennifer Walker and principal Erika Benadom to develop the design. The whimsical, nostalgia-evoking mural features a blossoming almond tree, the school’s eagle mascot, dandelions, butterflies and children dancing. Bricca said the painting “captures the peak of (her) sweet phase” as an artist.

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by Howard Yune, Napa Valley Register
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Desirae Harp (second from left) of the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley leads more than 30 spectators in a song introducing them to the tribal language during a ceremony Sunday afternoon dedicating a Wappo-themed mural in the 1400 block of Second Street.

The 14-by-60-foot artwork by Morgan Bricca, “Tuesday Morning, 1720: Mishewal Wappo, Napa Valley,” depicts tribe members amid the habitat of the valley’s pre-European era.

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by Samantha Weigel, San Mateo Daily Journal
Monday, April 11, 2016

For almost 90 years, the folks at San Mateo Lock Works and Safe Center have been serving the community and a recently completed mural blends some artistic flare with the owners’ proud history.

Gary DeSantis co-owns the long-standing downtown business with his brother Steve and their partner Sid Shimabuku. From an original 1910 lock used at the city’s downtown jail, to state-of-the-art equipment able to program modern car keys, the Second Avenue store is like a miniature museum highlighting the history of locksmithing.

DeSantis said he’s long wanted to spruce up the exterior of the building they own across the street from the movie theater and, after commissioning local artist Morgan Bricca, recently finished a new mural for all to admire.

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by Jennifer Huffman, Napa Valley Register
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A blank wall in downtown Napa is being transformed into a piece of art honoring Napa’s earliest residents.

Using scaffolding, paint brushes and gallons of paint in many colors, artist Morgan Bricca began work last week on a mural depicting a scene of the everyday life of a Mishewal Wappo Indian woman.

The mural, titled “Tuesday morning, 1720,” is “an opportunity to show a broader perspective of a community’s history (and) depict a larger pattern of life,” said Bricca.

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by Carolyn Schuk, The Santa Clara Weekly
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Last Monday some lucky Cabrillo Middle School students got to combine their artistic talents with those of the San Francisco 49ers in painting a mural on the outside wall of Cabrillo's 49ers STEM Leadership Institute Chevron STEMZONE.

Designed by Los Altos mural artist Morgan Bricca and commissioned by the 49ers Foundation, the mural features visual representations of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The contours of the mural are the letters S, T, E and M. Each letter encloses whimsical illustrations of that discipline, created and painted by the students and football players. The creativity of the mural, said Bricca, celebrates "what's most fun about STEM." And it has a second advantage, "You don't need a sign."

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by Emily Lucas, 49ers Communication Staff,
Friday, October 2, 2015

San Francisco 49ers players, ownership, executives and staff teamed up with Cabrillo Middle School students and educators, Chevron executives, representatives from the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and members of the Santa Clara Unified School District School Board on Monday, September 28, to paint a mural on an exterior wall of the Chevron STEMZONE at Cabrillo Middle School in Santa Clara, Calif. The goal of the mural painting celebrated the organization’s commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, while memorializing current and future students that will learn at the Chevron STEMZONE.

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by Eliza Ridgeway, Los Altos Town Crier
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Just as school ended this year, new color bloomed on two Los Altos campuses – public art projects commissioned by school communities to mark ends and new beginnings.

At Covington School, the Class of 2015 sponsored a mural celebrating reading and the California landscape. At Egan Junior High, the PTA launched a mural to honor Principal Brenda Dyckman’s 23 years of service. Both murals stem from Los Altos resident Morgan Bricca, who has left her mark on schools, civic buildings, shops and local homes around the region. Through her business “Murals by Morgan,” she has created hundreds of site-specific works of art.

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by Bill Silverfarb, San Mateo Daily Journal
Thursday, March 12, 2015

The ugliest buildings make the nicest canvasses.

That’s the opinion of muralist Morgan Bricca, who recently painted a large mural depicting a street scene in China on the back wall of Crouching Tiger restaurant in downtown Redwood City.

It’s the first of many more murals that should hopefully pop up in the Commercial Way alley parallel to Broadway, said Jason Newblanc with the Redwood City Cultural Commission.

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