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Newest Phoenix Fry’s Food Store to Feature Original Mural by Local ArtistNewest Phoenix Fry’s Food Store to Feature Original Mural by Local Artist<div class="ExternalClassD1C19D0EF8C14D5AB66AC67DC4EE6D9F"><p>​</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>August 17, 2016 (Phoenix, AZ) – The Public Art Program of the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with Fry's Food Stores, commissioned Valley-based artist Henry Bosak to create a mural in the newest Fry's Marketplace. The store, located at 13830 West Camelback Road in Litchfield Park, is scheduled to open at 7 a.m. with a celebration and ribbon cutting at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, August 19.</p><p>Mr. Bosak was chosen from among 23 Phoenix area artists who applied for the $7,500 commission to paint the 12 ft. wide by 5 ft. high mural. "Henry Bosak was able to capture the scenic beauty of Litchfield Park along with its major landmarks in a beautiful, painterly style." said Fry's Food Stores President Steve McKinney. The theme of this mural is Litchfield Park welcomes you. Henry drew inspiration from elements of the community: its wide blue skies, iconic buildings, green open spaces, distinctive plants and trees, and the dynamic presence of Luke Air Force Base.</p><p>Henry Bosak is a West Valley artist originally from Nebraska. Throughout his 45-year career he has been painting, drawing, and working in a variety of art-related jobs. His goal is to inspire and bring joy to people willing to pause and look.</p><p>"Henry's mural is a vivid example of how artists can connect people to their surroundings. He brought the outdoors in." said Edward Lebow, Director of the Phoenix Public Art Program, which ran the process of selecting the artist. "We're pleased that Fry's is taking the lead in bolstering community connections between private development and the arts through mural commissions like this one."</p><p><em><strong>About Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture:</strong></em></p><p>The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, established by the Phoenix City Council in 1985, works to foster a sense of cultural identity, celebrate diversity and ensure an outstanding quality of community life. The Public Art Program was established in 1986 to improve the design of the city's buildings, spaces and infrastructure.  The Office is advised by a 22-member Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission.  For more information on the Office of Arts and Culture, visit phoenix.gov/arts or call 602-262-4637.  Follow the Office on facebook.com/phxofficeofartsandculture and Twitter @phxarts_culture.<br></p><p><strong><em>About Fry's:</em></strong></p><p>Fry's Food Stores is headquartered in Tolleson, Arizona. The company employs more than 18,000 Arizona residents and operates 121 Fry's Food Stores (includes new store). Fry's has been serving Arizonans' with fresh food at famous low prices since 1960. Fry's has many employment opportunities. For details about full and part-time opportunities, visit jobs.frysfood.com. Join for a job – stay for a career! For more information about Fry's or ClickList, visit the company's web site at www.Frysfood​.com. Fry's is a division of the Kroger Co. (Fry's also is available on Face Book, Instagram and Twitter.)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p></div>8/17/2016 5:00:00 PMMatt HamadaEd Lebow602-262-6213