Two BOMH Artists Spearhead Major Project to Celebrate Missouri’s 200th Birthday

Post on :October 31st, 2019 | Posted By: Kim Carr | Category: Posted in Newsletters

The Missouri Bicentennial Paint For A Cause has been traveling around the State. Nearly 5,000 people have each painted one triangle on the mural to celebrate Missouri’s upcoming 200th birthday. Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe and his daughter painted on the fiddle panel while attending Oran’s Sesquicentennial in July 2019.

Juried Best of Missouri Hands artists Aaron Horrell and Barb Bailey have taken panels to Perryville, West Plains, Commerce, Ste. Genevieve, Joplin, and University of Missouri campus in Columbia. On September 30, 2019, they met with the Bicentennial Commission at the new State Historical Society of Missouri building in Columbia. They will drive to Trenton next week to participate in Missouri Day festivities. They are taking panels to schools in the Cape Girardeau area so students and staff can participate in this historic project. The Missouri Bicentennial mural is scheduled to visit Charleston, Jefferson City, Columbia, Hannibal, Warrensburg, and Washington next year. More visits to more communities need to be scheduled. When Aaron and Barb are not on the road, folks can always stop by Painted Wren Art Gallery in Cape Girardeau to paint their triangle.

The attached image is the middle section of the mural. Five panels of the mural are in various stages of completion. There are a total of fifteen 4 ft. X 6 ft. panels. When these panels are finished and put together, the mural will measure an impressive 12 ft. X 30 ft. Plans are being made to hang this mural in the Truman Building in Jefferson City.

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Aaron can be reached at 573/579-1000 and Barb can be reached at 573/837-9514.

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