Attendees at the July, 8th Jiffy Lube Country Megaticket show at Klipsch Music Center will have a unique opportunity. In addition to enjoying the sold out show, concert-goers can also try their hand at creating a piece of public art.
Thanks to generous funding from Pennzoil and Jiffy Lube, an exciting collaboration between Jiffy Lube of Indiana and the Department of Public Words is underway. Concert attendees will be able to paint panels of a mural designed by local Indiana artist, Justin Cooper (shown here). The paint and panels will be located near the main entrance at Klipsch Music Center. After the show, they will be assembled to create a mural on the Carmel, Indiana, Jiffy Lube store located on Rangeline Road.
This artwork is part of a larger project, named “Every Part Matters,” to create public art with positive messages on the exterior of several Jiffy Lube of Indiana buildings throughout Central Indiana. When asked the reason behind the initiative, Steve Sanner, Jiffy Lube of Indiana Owner, replied, “This project with DPWords will become a source of pride for our people and for the communities in which we do business.”
The panels for the mural were prepped with the blue background color by participants of TeenWorks, an Indianapolis-based organization that provides a six-week summer program for teens, combining paid employment, classroom training, and civic engagement opportunities.
The finished design will display the artwork of local, thriving artist, Justin Cooper. Cooper’s piece celebrates the blue heron in this beautiful work of art entitled, “Breathe.” This design was inspired by Carmel artist, Franklin Booth (1874-1948). Cooper is a 1993 graduate of Chatard High School in Indianapolis.
The Department of Public Words is an organization dedicated to creating positive messages in public spaces. They are best known for their YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL art installation in historic Fountain Square, and have produced many other positive message art installations throughout the area including the 600-foot-long Monon Love Train and the Harmony Mural in Broad Ripple.