to paint a design on Shipleys Tavern
is seeking donations for the project
(July 2008) Mural artist Tiffany Black plans
on creating a large-scale public mural on the outside wall of Madison,
Ind.s Shipleys Tavern, 322 W. Main St. The project is scheduled
to begin in mid-summer if enough funds are raised and the Historic Board
of Review of Madison approves the project.
mural was painted by Tiffany Black
at the mail room at Hanover College.
The mural will be an eye-catching tourist attraction,
said Shipleys owner Cris Sauer, who came up with the idea when
he saw similar projects in other towns. We dont have anything
in Madison like what Black is planning.
Black, who earned a studio art degree at Hanover College in 2008, has
been painting murals for the past six years. Last summer, she completed
an internship with Louisville muralist David Schuster.
I love creating murals, and I am excited and eager to start the
one for Shipleys, she said.
She plans to use a steamboat and historic river scene because they play
a prominent role in Madison history.
If Sauers application is approved by the Historic Board, Black
plans to begin the painting when the funds needed are acquired. The
project is estimated at $10,000, which includes paint, scaffolding,
primer, sealer, brushes and other equipment. The mural will be three
stories high and 80 feet long.
We still have a long way to go on raising the funds, said
Black, originally from Danville, Ind. We are still looking for
sponsors for the project, and we will list all of our sponsors on the
Black earned an art
degree at Hanover College.
Black was suggested for the project by Hanover College
Professor Robyne Hart, who works in the colleges Center for Business
Preparation. Black was a student in the program.
Blacks work is truly amazing, said Sauer. She
is a really talented artist, and we believe she is perfect for the project.
Black estimates the mural could take up to three months to finish, depending
on weather conditions. In addition to that project, she is looking at
other internships and artist in residency programs. She has also thought
about teaching and hopes to be able to travel with her work.
Anyone interested in sponsoring the mural
or donating to the project should contact Tiffany Black at (317) 796-8793
or email: email@example.com.
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