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Prickly Pear Mural

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - by Craig Allen/Jeannie Moss

Hopefully by now you've had a chance to drive past the prickly pear mural that is nearly done, now exploding with color, located just east of the Shoppin' Basket on College, expertly painted on the north side of Charlotte Purl's Uncommon Goods building.

The mural is simply stunning, it's a must see for all who come to Coleman, pictures simply don't do it justice, but we'll try.

Shown here are some of the pictures as the mural took life. 

Click on a picture above to change frames.  Click the upper squares for full screen!

The first evening, a Wed night, Callina, the artist and her crew comprised of locals as well as her husband, worked from Dusk till 10:30., outlining the image using a projector and black spray paint.  These lines were later filled in with all the color and interpretation that Callina had to offer.

Calina is from Rule Tx. Her husband is a B1 pilot currently stationed at Dyess.  She is also a behavioral analysis and works with children who have Autism.  You may already know her work as she is the artist that painted the Mural of the Roses  Pray for Rosie in Abilene. 

Our 4-B economic board paid for half of the mural and individual donations are being taken for the remainder.  Donations can be sent to Bonnie West at Bonneville.  Please consider a donation, no amount is too small or too large.

Calina will return during the Prickly Pear Festival to finish up the mural.  Be sure to stop by and watch this beautiful work come in to its full glory!

Picutures by Jeannie Moss and BB Nunley.

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