Joshua Morrison/News John Donnelly continues to apply a base coat of white paint to the side of 2 Public Square in Mount Vernon. The side of the building will be transformed into a huge mural, much like the one at 14 E. Ohio Ave., the MTVArts Warehouse. This location will depict the inside of the former Mason Lodge.

MOUNT VERNON — There is a new mural going up on the south wall of the former Masonic Temple downtown near the Grand Hotel. It will be the fourth in an ongoing series of mural projects sponsored by the Knox County Landmarks Foundation and Ariel Foundation that turn Mount Vernon surfaces into works of art.

“This is the fourth one over a four-year period. We try to get one a year,” Thomas Fish, past KCLF president and Mural Committee co-chair said.

Artist and MVNU Art Department Chair John Donnelly, who painted the mural on the MTVarts building in the summer of 2016, will once again be in charge of the paint brush that decorates the building, creating a visual of the historic activity that has taken place while the building was a Masonic temple.


Chase Strawser: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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