TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — While construction is underway at the new Convention Center in downtown Terre Haute, the work zone will be decorated with murals along the temporary fencing.
The project was a joint effort between See You in Terre Haute Community Plan, Garmong Construction, the 41-40 Arts and Cultural District Advisory Board and Art Spaces, Inc.
The murals were installed earlier this month between 7th and 8th streets, and can best be viewed from the south sidewalk of 7th Street near the Terre Haute Children’s Museum.
Seven artists were selected to provide artwork for the murals through a 6-county artist call that extended to artists living, working or attending school in Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion or Vigo Counties. Hayley Bean, Lynne Dunnavant, Becky Hochhalter, Korinne Cantin, Lacey Lewis, James Shepard, and Regan Zerwig were selected based on their past works and concepts they presented for the project.
Their imagery was created based on the question What Do You Love Now About Terre Haute? and includes the themes: the National Road Heritage Trail, the Wabash River, Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area, natural beauty, family-friendly, architecture and historic buildings.
Each artist created their work in media they normally work with and those not created digitally were photographed by Mic Orman of Mic’s Pics; and they all were printed through Sign Express.
Ed Trover provided overall design work for the project as well as the design for the 41|40 Cultural Arts District banner.