Date created: 2022
The theme of this mural is hope, with fun bright colors and bold lettering reflecting positivity. It is an uplifting message that says there will always be hope in our city, and someone willing to guide you in the direction of the positive light.
The women represent diversity and coming together for a greater purpose. One of the women is releasing a butterfly as a reminder that there is always room for transformation and growth. The rainbow is a universal representation of hope, pride, and following your dreams. The heart represents a wide range of cultures and the cardinal bird above the “E” is not only the state bird, but also represents the loving relationships we can build with our community when we come together for a greater purpose. Beech Grove has a strong sense of community and this mural represents what makes the city a place where hope is possible.
The mural was painted in 2022 as part of the Jiffy Lube Murals series, created in partnership between Jiffy Lube of Indiana and the Indy Arts Council.
Shaunt’e Lewis is a self-taught, full-time artist living in Fishers, Indiana. Her bold, colorful work landed her on the front page of the New York Times’ art section in March 2021, and she has been featured in many local and regional publications. Primarily a digital and studio artist, she has completed several commissioned murals, including one in 2020 as an apprentice artist with Artur Silva for Jiffy Lube’s 151st St. location in Westfield, IN. Her work has been exhibited at West Elm, and is the heart of a new merchandise collection created by Meijer. Shaunt’e’s work centers around self-identity, Black culture, and femininity.