CCYC Mural Unveiling And Cultural Art Show

October 12, 2016

There will be a mural unveiling and cultural arts show at the Centralia Community Youth Center located at 1224 E. Rexford St. in Centralia on Saturday, October 15, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

There will be numerous local artists who have volunteered time into the mural project. In addition to the mural, there will be many other works of art on display and for sale.

There will be 15 individuals honored with several of them in attendance including, David Blackwell, noted in the field of math; Jim Brady, White House press secretary for President Ronald Reagan; Chad Beguelin, four time Tony nominee; Roland Burris, attorney general and U.S. senator; Ken Coleman, Silicon Valley computer executive; Jim Evers, former CHS football, basketball, and track coach; Dike Eddleman, considered the greatest U of I athlete; Gary Gaetti, Major League Baseball player; Bobby Joe Mason, member of the Harlem Globetrotters; Bill Norwood, first black commercial airline pilot; David Patrick, U.S. Olympics Team; Jay Niepoetter, President Own Band; Rick Swartzlander, Hollywood Television producer; Nancy Scranton, Women’s PGA; and Herb Williams, NCAA Division I Basketball coach.

Local artists have painted life size murals of each individual and after the unveiling, the mural will be mounted on the outside south wall of the Centralia Youth Center.

Refreshments will be provided. For any questions, call 618-532-6530.

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