Colors of the White River
This Riverside mural project was coordinated by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) as a part of Indy Do Day 2016. The mural was designed for the Reconnecting to Our Waterways initiative by local artist Marc Anderson. IMA and IUPUI volunteers did the mural installation and painting. The mural was created partnership with Fusek’s Hardware, who donated the supplies used to create the mural, and Mo Eldin, the business owner of the building where mural is located.
Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) is a grassroots initiative designed to catalyze and bundle neighborhood quality-of-life initiatives, neighborhoods assets, and opportunity for residents living in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The goal is to enrich the livability of Indianapolis and the well-being of residents by generating new and sustainable opportunities to learn about and experience art, nature, and beauty along targeted natural waterways and the neighborhoods around them.
Indy Do Day, a community partnership led by the Rotary Club of Indianapolis, is a “day of service” that helps the people of Indianapolis get to know their neighbors, take ownership of their neighborhoods, and take care of one another. Indy Do Day is described here as “decentralized, ground-up, people-powered community improvement…about building the most civically-engaged community in the nation where every day is a Do Day.”
Marc Anderson is an Indianapolis artist specializing in painting, sculpture, murals, and illustration. Anderson graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.F.A in sculpture and has worked as an art preparator/packing specialist at Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) while pursuing is own artwork.
Featuring: Blue Dasher Dragonflies, a Red Ear Sunfish, a Great Blue Heron, a Red-Eared Slider Turtle, & a Green Frog.
Bordered by the White River, Fall Creek, & the Central Indiana Canal, the Riverside Neighborhood Waterways are home to these colorful, water dwelling animals.
Indy Do Day – September 29-30, 2016
Thank you to: Riverside Civic League, Reconnecting to Our Waterways, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Fuseks Hardware, Go Green Auto Recycling, Mo & all the volunteer painters, Mike & all the neighbors