July 28, 2022 – 9:08pm
Local artist Michelle Cryer is painting new murals on the fence at the south end of Oliver’s Candies’ parking lot.
Each mural is a reinterpretation of a classic work of art.
“The idea is to take famous works of art and change the focus of the piece to be products from Oliver’s,” Cryer said. “So ‘Jelly Belly Night’ — that’s Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night.” This is Picasso’s “Child with a Dog” and I’m painting “Child with a Sundae.”
Among the other artists to be featured are Banksy, Frida Kahlo, and Keith Haring.
“This next one is going to be Palmer Hayden’s “Dreamer,” Cryer said. “He’s an African American artist. Instead of ‘Dreamer’ it’s gonna be ‘Sweet Dreamer,’ and it’s going to have candy in the stream bubble.”
The murals will also be educational, Cryer said. She’s going to add QR codes so people can pull up links to the original works of art and learn more about the painting and the artist.
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