Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Community Mural in the Works

from the Newton Kansan
July 22, 2010

Community Mural in the Works

Dave Loewenstein, a nationally recognized mural artist, talks to a group of more than 40 community members Monday night at the Carriage Factory Gallery in Newton regarding the community mural project. He will be in Newton for two months, working on aspects of the mural, from community meetings to design planning. The community mural will be on the north-facing wall of the Combs Organ Building south of the railroad crossing on Main Street. In early August, the community is invited to paint or watch the mural come to life.

Among those attending a Monday night event at the Carriage Factory Gallery in Newton who listened to Loewenstein are from left, Danika Bielek, Sara Dick and Rachel Epp Buller, professor of art at Bethel College. Those interested in the design committee for the community mural project met Wednesday night.

Audience members, from left, Pat Washburn, Emily Piper and Sam Piper, listen during the community mural meeting Monday night. Newton/North Newton was awarded the only mural grant project in Kansas. The Kansas Community Mural Project is funded by a grant from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Recovery Act.

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