Tiffany Black, 2020 artist in residence at Arkansas Tech University, will launch her Russellville downtown mural project and introduce herself to the campus community with a presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. in room 105 of Norman Hall. All members of the university and surrounding communities are invited to attend.
As part of her process, Black is asking members of the community to participate in an online vote to select a photograph that will serve as inspiration for the mural. Voting will be open at the following link through March 1:
The public will also be able to contribute to the project during a paint party Saturday, April 4. Participants will help Black create the mural in a paint-by-numbers style. More details about the paint party will be announced as the date draws near.
Once complete, the mural will be installed on the side of the Davis building at 203 N. Commerce Ave. in Russellville Downtown.
David Mudrinich, professor of art at ATU, is serving as Black’s guide during her residency. He said they hope to have the artwork installed in time for the Russellville sesquicentennial celebration in early June 2020.
A native of Danville, Ind., Black earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art from Hanover College (Ind.). She went on to receive her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
The ATU artist in residence program is possible through a grant from the Windgate Foundation.
Learn more at www.facebook.com/rivervalleymural.