Artists paint murals on boarded storefrontsJune 9, 2020
By The Associated Press
FORT WAYNE — Local artists are painting murals on storefront windows that were boarded up in downtown Fort Wayne during George Floyd protests to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
Fort Wayne resident Adam Garland reached out to ‘Art This Way,' a public art program, to ask artists to come downtown and paint the plywood with “messages of hope and shift the focus from the negatives of the vandalism to the positivity of the message,” according to Wane-TV.
“It's a way for the art community to create something beautiful out of something that's been very painful,” said Garland, adding that it's also a platform available for artists to be able to vocalize their own thoughts and feelings about the protest and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Inside of this painting I have a little girl blowing bubbles to the city of Fort Wayne,” said painter Sederick Lorick. “The bubbles actually have butterflies coming out of them which show the new beginning for Fort Wayne and the United States. Hopefully, all of the violence and all of the madness can go away.”
Most artists participating are from the Fort Wayne area. However, many are making the trip to Fort Wayne from other states to take part in the murals, according to the Downtown Improvement Districts.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
The Indiana State Department of Health reported Friday two new COVID-19 cases in Dubois County.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported Thursday five new COVID-19 cases in Dubois County.
The outdoor setting that encases the Lincoln Amphitheatre is an appropriate backdrop for the...
Kit Miracle is a contemporary impressionist painter living in Birdseye. The former Jasper...
The Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday four new COVID-19 cases in Dubois County.
Jasper Community Arts is presenting the artwork of Evansville artist Brett Anderson for the...
The Indiana State Department of Health has reported since Friday five new COVID-19 cases in...
On a Monday morning in May 2011, the Jasper community was shocked to find that a longtime...