Local Artists Create Chalk Mural at Mansfield Hospital
Video courtesy: Mankind Murals
For many, quarantine has brought out our more creative sides, and we’ve loved seeing all the new projects our community members have been up to. On May 23, Mankind Murals, a local non-profit, paid a visit to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital to help spread some cheer to our associates and visitors.
The group of local artists created a temporary chalk art mural outside the hospital's emergency department along Glessner Avenue. The mural, entitled “We Flatten the Curve,” features colorful illustrations of physicians, nurses and staff, along with a huge message of thanks to our frontline healthcare workers.
“We were excited at this unique opportunity to show appreciation to our associates and providers as well as thank the community for sacrifices they have made to flatten the curve and stay safe,” Vinson Yates, president of OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals, told Richland Source.
The mural is the result of over 50 hours of planning and prepwork. Though the chalk will eventually fade, its impact will last for months to come.
"We want to inspire people with a visual message during this pandemic," Luke Beekman, director of Mankind Murals, told the Mansfield News Journal. "We want people to see this massive colorful street artwork in Mansfield as a sign of progress and hope during this difficult time."
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