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Attractions Highlighted in Downtown Murals By Jessi Gowan Downtown McPherson is the site of several murals that are all within easy walking distance of one another includ-ing a Globe Refiners’ mural at Kansas and Ash, Easy Rider at Maple and Woodside, and the Coca-Cola mural at the McPherson Opera House. The latest addition is a combined project of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Central Christian College of Kansas and McPherson College depict-ing the auto restoration program at This sketch of McPherson College instructor Garrick Green by MC graduate Mike Hall is one of several caricature sketches of instructors and benefactors that were incorporated into the mural. Central Christian College of Kansas art instructor Naomi Ullum works on a mural depicting the auto restoration program at McPherson College. Ullum and six of her students spent approximately six weeks painting the 8'x40' mural that will be placed at Euclid and Main St McPherson College. The 8’x40’ mural is located at Euclid and Main on a building owned by Hometown Tire & Turf. Students, faculty and the program's bene-factors --Smokey Billieu and Jay Leno --are depicted alongside notable restora-tion projects completed by the program. Artist Mike Hall, a recent McPherson College grad, provided the sketches of each person and Central College Professor Naomi Ullum incorporated them into her design of the mural. More murals are planned for the area, according to CVB Director Anne Hassler. “We have a tremendous talent in Naomi and her students. Her expertise has made the mural projects possible. We hope to partner with her again to bring more murals depicting our local attractions, history and events,” Hassler said. 39

Downtown Murals

Jessi Gowan

Downtown McPherson is the site of several murals that are all within easy walking distance of one another including a Globe Refiners’ mural at Kansas and Ash, Easy Rider at Maple and Woodside, and the Coca-Cola mural at the McPherson Opera House.<br /> <br /> The latest addition is a combined project of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Central Christian College of Kansas and McPherson College depicting the auto restoration program at McPherson College.The 8’x40’ mural is located at Euclid and Main on a building owned by Hometown Tire & Turf. Students, faculty and the program's benefactors - - Smokey Billieu and Jay Leno -- are depicted alongside notable restoration projects completed by the program. Artist Mike Hall, a recent McPherson College grad, provided the sketches of each person and Central College Professor Naomi Ullum incorporated them into her design of the mural.<br /> <br /> More murals are planned for the area, according to CVB Director Anne Hassler.<br /> <br /> “We have a tremendous talent in Naomi and her students.Her expertise has made the mural projects possible.We hope to partner with her again to bring more murals depicting our local attractions, history and events,” Hassler said.<br />

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