A meet-and-greet with artist Janavi M. Folmsbee is slated for 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 at Hotel Ylem, 8080 Main St.
The side of the hotel is the site of her mural, entitled “Waves of Wonder.”
The painting focuses on three themes: water, mother and “ylem,” a term used to describe the “primordial bits of matter that form existence.”
Unlike other muralists, Folmsbee is rooted in fine art and uses the same techniques and attention to detail on the large walls as on her canvases in the studio. She mixes her own paint colors for her murals. For her project at Hotel Ylem, she included grinding mother of pearl dust into the pigment.
“With the mother of pearl in the paint, it glows when you’re actually there with it,” Folmsbee said.