The Arts Federation (TAF), in partnership with the Town of Sharpsville, excitedly announce that Hue Murals by Koda Witsken will begin work on a large-scale painting next week. Witsken started painting at Sharpsville Park (405 S. Brown Street) on September 12. Details about a dedication will be released at a later date.
After consulting with the Tipton County Chamber of Commerce, TAF has supported a community-led team in selecting the theme and artist for the mural. Members of the planning committee chose to work with Indiana artist Koda Witsken, who operates the business Hue Murals, and has created bright and colorful art installations and murals across the United States.
Fresh off a project at the Caspar Mural Festival in Wyoming, Witsken is returning to her home state to work for the next two weeks in Sharpsville. The artist says she has drawn inspiration from her early years growing up in a farming community. Her vibrant palette and playful style are well matched with the town's desire for something reflective of the rural Tipton County community and the town's friendly nature.
TAF sees this as a continuation of its Wabash Walls mural portfolio, which expands access to high quality public artworks. Members of the public are welcome to stop by the mural site during the hours of 10 am - 4 pm to meet the artist and observe her process. This mural is also part of the Indiana Destination Development Corporation's IN Indiana campaign, and will help promote Hoosier Hospitality and tourism destinations across the state.
In addition to support from community members, this project was created with funding from the Indiana Destination Development Corporation and Tipton County Chamber of Commerce.