June 5, 2023
Murals seem to be nearly everywhere in Kansas towns, both big and small. However, it’s not a new tradition! From the iconic John Steuart Curry murals in the state’s capitol to the frescoes of Jean Charlot in Atchison, and the many murals by artists commissioned as part of the New Deal, murals have long graced our public spaces. Presented with support from Humanities Kansas, this talk will explore the artists, meanings, and impetus behind the state’s rich collection of public murals, and how they reflect an image of who we are as Kansans.
Dave Loewenstein is best known to Newtonians as the artist behind "The Imagineers," the large mural located at 304 N. Main. He is a prolific mural artist, and a co-author of "Kansas Murals: A Traveler's Guide." See more of his work at daveloewenstein.com.
This is a hybrid program: Attend in person at the library; register to join via Zoom Webinars; or head to the NPL Facebook page at the time of the event for a livestream. Dave Loewenstein will be joining us in person.