Media Advisory: Mural Dedication May 8

May 5 2006

First Mural of ISU's Gilbert Wilson Memorial Mural Project to be Dedicated May 8

WHO: Chicago artist Jeff Zimmermann, Indiana State University art students and the ISU Center for Public Service and Community Engagement

WHAT: Dedication ceremony for the Boys and Girls Club Mural

WHEN: 4 p.m., Monday, May 8

WHERE: Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club, 220 North 3rd Street

This mural is the inaugural work of the Gilbert Wilson Memorial Mural Project, funded by a Lilly Endowment grant administered by the Center for Public Service and Community Engagement.

Nationally-known muralist Jeff Zimmerman worked with 21 ISU art students to create the mural, which features kids from the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club.

The Gilbert Wilson Memorial Mural project, named in honor of the late muralist from Terre Haute who created several large works of art in public buildings such as the entrance to Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Community Theater and in ISU's University Hall. Goals of the project are to beautify the Terre Haute community, generate interest in the arts and the downtown area and to distinguish Terre Haute an arts-friendly community.

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Contacts: Brad Venable, assistant professor or art, (812) 237-3721 or bvenable@isugw.indstate.edu

Nancy Nichols-Pethick, assistant professor of art, (812) 237-2638 or nnicholspet@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or devmeyer@isugw.indstate.edu

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