The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update


May 28, 2010

9 artists to paint murals in Richmond

RICHMOND, Ind. — Artists from the Midwest have been selected to paint murals throughout Wayne County during the Festival of Murals.

Production begins June 2 on many of the murals. Artists have until Aug. 1 to complete their murals. They will be competing for a top prize of $5,000.

In Richmond, six walls have been selected and matched with the following artists: Damon Reed, of Chicago, Ill., and Pete’s Corner Cafe; Amy Rhinehardt, of Indianapolis, and the new Firehouse Barbeque Bar & Grill; Justin Montavon, of West College Corner, Ohio, and Bertie’s Music Bar; Diana Toschlog, of Richmond and Richmond Hardware; Joe Thompson, of Centerville, and Richmond Civic Theatre; and Mark Gardner ,of Centerville, and Paust Printers.

Hagerstown will receive a mural on the Logston Building, also known as Grandview Pharmacy, painted by Amy Mitchell of Eaton, Ohio.

Carly Mattingly, of Cambridge City, will paint on the National Road Antique Mall there.

Festival Director Pamela Bliss will paint on the US Bank in Cambridge City as part of the festival but will not be competing for the awards.

The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite mural. Awards will be announced at the Starr-Gennett Music Festival on Sept. 11.

The artist’s designs will be on display at the Richmond Civic Theatre on June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

A reception to meet the artists will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

— For The Herald Bulletin

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