I heard on the news this morning that Champaign was going to lose (to building renovations) a large public mural by Angela Rivers.
The mural, painted in 1978, is in pretty poor shape, which I suspect had something to do with the decision to let it go, but it’s still sad to lose. I’m a big fan of public art.
Since I had some warning, I figured I’d seize the opportunity to go grab some pictures. Here’s a detail with some faces and the signatures:
And here’s another bit I particularly like, horses plowing toward the sun on the horizon:
If you’re local, it’s worth getting up there to see it in person. It’s on the north side of a warehouse at the corner of Park and 5th Street, just a few blocks east of downtown Champaign.