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Mural Reveal Event

Posted 08/16/23

Mural Reveal Event

On Tuesday, August 22,  at noon, the Ohio County Public Library hosted a reception event to reveal a brand new mural designed and painted by beloved local artist Vondel Bell. The colorful mural, which depicts the famous faces of Maya Angelou and Albert Einstein, is located inside of the library, along the southern wall. 

The event featured a time-lapse video of the painting process. Complimentay refreshments and coffee were catered by local cafe and coffee house Table 304 and local musician Ezra Hamilton provided music.

Read about the reveal in the Wheeling Intelligencer.

Watch a report on WTRF News.

Watch the time-lapse video below.

This reception was part of the Library's successful and ongoing Lunch With Books series! 

The event was held at at 12:00 PM in the OCPL auditorium and upstairs by the mural.

Watch the unveil by Vondel, below:

View our gallery of photos of the creation of the mural and the reveal, HERE.

"The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library," - Albert Einstein.

“Each time I went to the library, I felt safe. No bad thing can happen to you in the library…. You can’t be talked down to, belittled, or humiliated in a library. When it looked like the sun wasn’t gonna shine any more, God put a rainbow in the clouds. A library is a rainbow in the cloud.” –Maya Angelou

“The public library building, in my view, is just a little lower than the church, the cathedral, the temple, the synagogue and the mosque. Within those walls and along those stacks, I have found security and assurance.” –Maya Angelou

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