Artist: Nuri Amanatullah Location: Marie Kerr Park community building, 38700 30th Street West
Quartz Hill resident Nuri Amanatullah’s artwork was revealed at an unveiling ceremony on October 11, 2018 at the Marie Kerr Park community building. Amanatullah’s artwork was selected as the winner of the City’s mural competition contest which was held over the summer. Participants were asked to submit artwork with a vintage/retro California national park poster theme.
Amanatullah’s winning work features illustrations of the following landmarks:
California Poppy Reserve
DryTown Water Park
Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42
Saddleback Buttes and Palmdale Amphitheater
Amanatullah wrote that he was inspired by the aesthetic of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) national park posters. He selected nine landmarks of the Antelope Valley — one landmark for each of the nine national parks in California — that embody the spirit of being in the outdoors while paying homage to the natural beauty of the Valley.
Parks and Recreation Director Keri Smith presented Amanatullah with a certificate of achievement from Mayor Jim Ledford and a check for $1,000.
"This mural is a beautiful addition to the amazing public art collection in our City,” Smith said.