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Josh Scheuerman

'Be Kind. Be Brave’ Mural

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Five years ago I asked Skylar to draw this mantra for me I was repeating over and over in my head during an especially difficult time in my life. Since then, I’ve given out hundreds of copies of it, but never thought it would be a mural out in the world for the community.

My dear friend Alby made this happen and Skylar came back out to help make the mural since it was his original design. I’m so proud of the video and the love is shown since it was first created and hope it has meant something for everyone.

When I was finishing the mural I received a text from Brock that his brother and his wife had died. I felt the world and theirs collapse in a way somethings can never be put back together again. All my love for the Butterfields and all they have been to me for 15 years. I love you all.

You can find the full video and if you can make a donation to the Gofundme of Tony and Katherine Butterfield donation, I will mail you a print of 'Be Kind. Be Brave’ for any amount or for nothing. Message me if you would like a copy. For the family, friends, and community, thank you.

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This is what I’ve learned in four years of not knowing what I’m doing: Be kind, be brave. That’s my mantra. The thing I think helps me so I can go and create, is being kind. And when life is hard, because it will certainly be hard, you have to be brave. Be brave when you’re terrified, take a deep breath. It’s going to be okay.

Josh Scheuerman is a painter, graphic designer and photographer known for using his artistic talents to promote community and environmental activism in his native Salt Lake City and abroad. In early 2013, he collected 500+ pounds of plastic from the farthest corners of Utah for a public art installation called Four Corners: Eliminating Single Use Plastic Bags that was presented at TED-X SLC and PechKucha. In 2016, he traveled to Spain to recreate a mural for the city of Sant Carles de la Ràpita he had originally painted in 2012. In 2017, he shared a retrospective of his work for Salt Lake Design Week titled, Act Like You Know What You are Doing. He was also in a group show, Urban Plein Air at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by THE BLOCKS, Salt Lake’s Cultural Core in September 2018. His most recent work includes murals of historical sites and places, including one promoting preservation of the Bears Ears National Monument, after the Trump administration dramatically reduced its foot print in 2018.