8/26/13 11:17 AM July 9, 2013 For immediate release For more information call: Jenna Beasley, Art Education Program Coordinator, 812-361-4660 B-Line Parade Mural Project Underway at the Lincoln Street Boys and Girls Club Youth at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington have embarked on a summer-long collaborative project to create a 64-foot long mural that will be installed along the B-Line Trail. The parade-themed mural, which will mark a mid-way point between the Crestmont Boys and Girls Club and the Lincoln Street Boys and Girls Club, will depict parade-goers coming from both clubs for a celebration in the middle. For the project, club members aged 6 – 18 began by learning about parades from around the world and drawing from a diverse range of source materials, including video footage, photos, parade costumes, and a live performance of a parade band. Local musicians from the Jefferson Street Parade Band performed at the Lincoln Street Club in June as part of the Lindsey O’Brien Kesling Performing Arts Program to kick off the project. Club members will help execute all artistic facets of the project, including doing preparatory drawings, priming mural panels, tracing drawings onto the surface using a digital projector, and painting the mural. Throughout the summer, they will benefit from visits from three guest muralists, who will be teaching different aspects of mural-making to the youth as well as directing parts of the mural’s design. The mural’s installation is planned for the first week of September, with an opening community event on Friday, Sept. 6th. The event will include an actual parade from the Lincoln Street Club to the mural site with music provided by the Jefferson Street Parade Band. Funding for the project was made possible with a grant from the spring cycle of Bloomington Arts Commission grants. Black’s Lumber has also generously donated a portion of the materials for the project, as well as acted as a consultant for project material planning.
Published on Aug 26, 2013