TERRE HAUTE, , Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Swope will be hosting a presentation for two local muralists to speak on their recent work throughout the city.
Both artists will speak as a part of two Swope programs on Friday, November 17 at the Swope Art Museum at 12:00 p.m. as a part of the monthly Swope Alliance Meeting and again at 6:00 p.m. as a part of the Artists on Art series.
Muralist and native Terre Haute resident Becky Hochhalter will soon complete the city’s largest mural, a tompe-l’oeil designed to create an optical illusion of a flat three-dimensional surface located on the side of the local restaurant and bar The Terminal at 9th Street and Wabash Avenue. Hochhalter’s outdoor murals are in several cities across the Wabash Valley and beyond including in Paris, Spencer, Brazil, Indianapolis, and of course, Terre Haute.
The second event will also be held at the Swope and will include artist Jim Shepard’s talk on his recently completed 8 x 24-foot mural which is located at the Swope. Shepard returned to Terre Haute after spending 15 years in the creative department at Disney and provided the city with a mural as an homage to the Swope Art Musuem.
Each presentation will be held in the Mary Fedrich Hulman Gallery on the second floor of the Swope and is free and open to the public.