Tetia Lee, Chief Executive Officer
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2020
MURALS MAKE POSITIVE IMPACT ON WHITE COUNTY
Lafayette, Ind. - The Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) and Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) are proud to announce the creation of two public art pieces in Wolcott (White County), Indiana. These murals are a part of the WHIN Walls project, which is a program developed and facilitated by TAF to bring public artworks to each county of the WHIN footprint (Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Cass, Fountain, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White).
Painting in Wolcott began on August 24 and will continue until September 5. TAF and Wolcott Main Street have partnered over the past year to build community support for the project. Two artists were selected by the community earlier this year. Nicole Salgar is a painter and street artist of Latin descent, based in South Florida. Salgar has worked in several towns and cities around the globe painting various murals. Artist CERA is a mural artist based in Chicago. His work can be seen in Milwaukee, Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Seoul, South Korea.
Salgar is creating a piece on the Timeless Treasures building (101 S. Range Street) along Wolcott's main road. CERA is creating a mural on the George D. Dye building (115 S. Range St.). A dedication of the work is scheduled for Saturday, September 5 at 10 am in the George D. Dye lot. Masks are required at this public dedication.
This project is made possible with funding and support from the WHIN Regional Cultivation Fund, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), the Indiana Arts Commission, the White County Community Foundation, Wolcott Main Street, Sunbelt Rentals, Roots Eatery and Pub, Lowell and Linda Farney, and the Salvadore Family.