Joshua Morrison/News A mural touching on Mount Vernon’s industrial heritage is being created on the McDaniel CPA building, on the corner of Mulberry Street and Ohio Avenue. Mount Vernon Nazarene University professor John Donnelly, seen here, is painting the area honoring the Cooper-Bessemer Corp. on June 26. Other areas honor Ariel Corp., PPG and more.

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A mural touching on Mount Vernon’s industrial heritage is being created on the McDaniel CPA building, on the corner of Mulberry Street and Ohio Avenue. Mount Vernon Nazarene University professor John Donnelly, seen here, is painting the area honoring the Cooper-Bessemer Corp. on June 26. Other areas honor Ariel Corp., PPG and more. Request this photo

MOUNT VERNON — A new mural, located on the west side of the McDaniel CPA office building on the corner of South Mulberry and West Ohio Avenue, in downtown Mount Vernon is part of an initiative through the Knox County Landmarks Foundation.

The mural is being painted by John Donnelly, the artist who also painted last year’s mural by The Grand Hotel on the Square and the mural on the side of the MTVarts building, also on Ohio Avenue. Donnelly is a professor of art at MVNU who exhibits his paintings nationally and paints murals both residentially and commercially, said Carrie Hyman, executive director of Main Street Mount Vernon. He has a MFA degree from Indiana University and a BFA degree from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

The mural is funded through a grant “generously provided by The Ariel Foundation,” Hyman told the News.

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