Mural artists seek community input on project

Mural artist Dave Loewenstein poses with apprentices
Rebecca Harrison (left) and Amber Hansen in front of the
former Hometown Variety building on Second Street Tuesday
morning. The building will be utilized as a studio by the trio
and volunteers working on the Community Mural Project
through October. 

Mural artists Dave Loewenstein of Lawrence, Kan., and apprentices Amber Hansen of Lawrence and Rebecca Harrison of Omaha know very little about the day-to-day happenings in Hastings.

And that is what makes the upcoming community meetings pertaining to the Mid-America Arts Alliance’s Community Mural Project they’ll be designing so important.

Community input will help determine just what story the mural will tell that is to be painted between August and October on the east wall of Depot Plaza, 408 N. Minnesota Ave.

Hastings won the bid for the sixth and final mural in the series based on an application submitted by Kaleena Fong, president of Hastings Community Arts Council. In her application, Fong presented Hastings as “the quintessential small town” with “underlying social issues” that would benefit from a unifying project such as this.

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