Lookin' Sharp - Carly Haynie - August 2018
This is the mural that started it all. Jimmy & Dustie Hale wanted to add a colorful hidden gem to the back of their building in an all but neglected alley. The only request was that it “be pink”. After exploring a variety of directions, we settled on a cactus scene with a fun, play on words phrase.
Palace Theater - Carly Haynie - June 2021
With the Palace stage loading door being right in the middle of the alley, the theater wanted to join in on the fun. I decided to use a design I had created earlier for their staff shirts. Inspired by the neon sign on the front of the building, the offset stroke of the logo gives it an abstract neon light feel.
This Must Be The Place - Carly Haynie - July 2021
Up until this point, all the murals could only be seen if you walked halfway down the alley. People were starting to asked “where are those murals?”, so we thought what better way to bring attention to Art Alley, than a Welcome mural. This mural also uses a play on words so when people see it, they realize “this must be the place”!
Greetings from Corsicana - Alex Bugg - Dec 2021
“Greetings from Corsicana” mural draws inspiration from vintage travel postcards of the 1930’s and 40’s. Corsicana’s rich history is illustrated within each letter of its name. The landmarks and signifiers showcased from left to right are the Navarro County Courthouse, the Navarro College Tower, a remnant from Texas’ first oil refinery and Mobil oil, the Palace Theatre, First United Methodist Church, the Texas flag, Wolf Brand Chili, Temple Beth-El, and the Corsicana Tiger’s stadium.
Vintage Corsicana - Zane Marsh - June 2022
"I have incorporated a vintage map of Navarro County as well as vintage newspaper clippings depicting Arts and Entertainment; Specifically 'The Palace Theater', as well as 6 famous Artists and Entertainers who chose to call Corsicana their home."
Mary Brian - Silent/Sound film Actress 1920's
David 'Fathead' Newman - Jazz Saxophonist
Billy Joe Shaver - Hall of Fame Country Singer/Songwriter
Lefty Frizzell - Country Singer/Songwriter
Charles Allyn Gordon - Watercolor Painter
Martha Simpkins - Impressionist Painter
Ghost Murals – a ghost mural is an old hand painted mural placed on a building that has been preserved for historical purposes. If you look up to the top of The Palace you will see the 1921 ghost mural placed on the building so that visitors coming to Corsicana could see its location from a distance. In 2010, The Palace Board of Directors had the ghost mural touched up so that visitors and citizens could see The Palace from the distance.
Zane Marsh - Creativity of Kids - March 2022
The Boys and Girls Mural is about representing our youth. We wanted to give them a voice in the community and something to look back on and say “wow! I did that”. I took on this project because I wanted to be a part of something that I would have loved to have had the opportunity to do when I was a kid. Its these type of opportunities that help spur interest in creativity. I hope this project will lead some of the kids to take on more projects of their own and maybe even eventually becoming a mural artist when they grown up! I see a lot of potential in their work and I hope to see more in their future.
Carly Haynie – The Best of Corsicana - March 2023
This design was originally created for Corsicana Main Street to print on merchandise and sell at the Visitor Center. We wanted to incorporate all things Corsicana and make it a historical collage of sorts. The merchandise ended up being such a hit, that it only made sense to paint it in Art Alley. Now residents and visitors can capture a photo with the best of Corsicana!
Zane Marsh – 175 Years of Corsicana - April 2023
The 175 Mural, dedicated to the celebration of Corsicana's 175 years, was designed to represent the long history of Corsicana. “I wanted to use something that best portrayed how far the city has come and where we started. While deep in an archive I was able to procure an old postcard design from the 1920s; back when we had a railcar, buggies and dirt roads. During this time the oil boom had put Corsicana on the map and was growing rapidly. Now many years later we can see the same streets and how far we have evolved as a city. When you look at the mural; I hope you will get a sense of the pride that we have for our city. To see where we come from, where we are now and the future we are building.”
Carly Haynie grew up in Corsicana, Texas and graduated from CHS in 2012. After high school, she attended Texas State University where she received a BFA in Communication Design, and is now a full time Graphic Designer in Dallas. In 2018 she was approached by Jimmy and Dustie Hale to paint "something pink" in a forgotten alley in downtown Corsicana. Thus began what is now known as Art Alley. In the year's since, she has continued to create art all over Texas, including additional murals in Art Alley. Greatly influenced by her family, who have been long time supporters of Corsicana arts, she grew up being heavily involved in the town's art culture and is honored to continue her involvement with the addition of Art Alley.
Alex Bugg is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Corsicana, Texas. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Texas with a B.S. in film and has been living and working in Austin ever since. Alex’s main artistic focus is in traditional 2D animation, though she also shares a passion for illustration and painting. Alex has been fortunate enough to have worked on a variety of film and animation projects including Netflix’s Apollo 10 ½. “Greetings from Corsicana” is her first mural.
Zane Marsh was born in Montana but grew up in Texas. Marsh has been painting since childhood and has always had a passion for the arts. “Growing up in Austin you learn to appreciate diversity in creativity. I have an extensive portfolio that includes: Large scale murals, custom portraits, graphic design, videography, animation, audio production, etc. I would very much call myself a multimedia artist and have been known to take on odd and unique projects.”
Marsh is the owner of RAD Designs, a design agency in Corsicana Texas.