This Sunday, Oct. 6, the city plans to dedicate the completed community artwork.
The city announced the dedication on its website Wednesday. The dedication ceremony will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The city is inviting Wheaton residents to attend the ceremony, where they will have a final chance to become part of the mural by signing their names on it.
Artist R.J. Ogren started in July to create Pearls of the Universe, a 70-foot mural that celebrates diversity in Wheaton. The mural’s inspiration comes from a poem, The Pearl, written by Wheaton resident Mehret Asgedom, who came to Wheaton as an Ethiopian refugee when she was a child.
The mural project is supported by Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission and Fine & Cultural Arts Commission, Wheaton businesses and individuals. You can learn more about the project on the City’s website atwww.wheaton.il.us/mural.
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