WHIN Walls to begin production in Cass County in September 2020

SOURCE: News release from Tippecanoe Arts Federation

Lafayette, Ind. – The Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) and Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) are proud to announce the creation of a public art piece in Logansport (Cass County), Indiana. This new mural will be a part of the WHIN Walls project, which is a program developed and facilitated by TAF to bring public art pieces to each county of the WHIN footprint (Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Cass, Fountain, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White).

Anthony Brooks will be creating a large-scale mural focusing on themes of trains and the railroad on the Transco Building in Logansport. Brooks will be painting from September 7 to 21. The project is made possible through the support of the WHIN Regional Cultivation Grant and the Cass County Arts Alliance. Cass County Regional Advisory Council representative Lisa Terry spoke about the impact of public art in Cass County, stating:

“The WHIN [and] TAF mural project will truly breathe energy and life into the existing 18th Street city entryway. Our community partners, local arts organizations, and committed volunteers brought this to fruition and I cannot thank them enough for their time and talents.”

Anthony Brooks is a painter and illustrator, mostly focusing on portraiture and street art. Brooks has traveled the world to create public art pieces including Croatia, Serbia, the Balkans, and Spain.

About Wabash Heartland Innovation Network WHIN serves 10 counties in North Central Indiana in an effort to develop the region into a global epicenter for digital agriculture and next-generation manufacturing empowered by data-science and Internet-enabled sensors of all types. In addition, the organization’s regional cultivation initiative is designed to increase the vitality, education and connectivity of the Wabash Heartland region.

About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at TippecanoeArts.org.