Kentland Mural Supported By Regional Arts Group
August 1, 2014 — Work is underway on a mural at the Newton County Fairground’s Domestic Arts Building. The Tippecanoe Arts Federation says Indiana artist Matt Evans has worked with the Domestic Arts Committee to develop the concept to be used for the assembled mural.
Funding for the Mural Initiative in Newton County is in part from a grant from the Jasper and Newton County Community Foundations.
Matt has a Master’s degree in Graphic Design and Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. He composed his first portrait at the age of nine and has been sharing his artistic talents for more than 40 years. He has had a variety of careers from designing t-shirts to teaching art classes and painting murals on commission. His favorite art styles are Realism and Beyond Realism.
“We are extremely happy to bring this program to Newton County,” said Tetia Lee, TAF Executive Director. “The Domestic Arts Committee and artist Matt Evans have been a sincere pleasure to work with and we look forward to the mural’s completion.”
The Mural Initiative is a collaborative educational outreach program that serves area at-risk and under-served youth populations. The three primary objectives of this multi-faceted program are to: beautify community areas vandalized by graffiti, visually promote the clear benefit of arts in the community, and provide a life-long positive impact on all project participants.
Images of all of the completed TAF murals are available online at www.tippecanoearts.org/mural.
[Photo: Tippecanoe County mural “Jammin'”, courtesy TAF]