Tree Board unveils mobile mural


Dr. Douglas Kiburz, a member of Sedalia’s Tree Board, talks with mural artist and Sedalia Visual Art Association President Linda Hoover at Smith-Cotton High School before an Arbor Day ceremony Friday afternoon. Kiburz was instrumental getting an educational, mobile mural project started. He asked Hoover to be the artist-in-residence for the project. Kiburz said Hoover’s four-season mural will hang at SCHS until the end of the school year and then will travel to other schools and to City Hall.


Hoover painted small items of interest in her four-panel mural, including these tiny morel mushrooms growing beneath a flowering dogwood tree. Hoover said Kiburz called her Jan. 29 about painting the mural and she finished the piece two weeks ago. She worked on the project in SCHS art teacher Michael Shukers’ class. Kiburz said children need to be encouraged to think about conservation of the environment. “We have to engage our youth through education, our teachers and the arts,” he added.


Sedalia Mayor Stephen Galliher holds a plaque he received from Missouri Department of Conservation Research Forester Jacob Willard that proclaims Sedalia as Tree City USA for seven years running. Willard said he was impressed with the creativity of the Tree Board and the beauty of Sedalia’s parks. During the Arbor Day ceremony Friday afternoon, Mayor Galliher proclaimed April 22 as Arbor Day in the City of Sedalia.


Hoover painted red cardinals into her winter scene of the mobile mural. She said the four-panel mural is painted on MDO board, a type of refined pressed wood. “I wanted to paint trees that are here, our trees,” Hoover added. “This has been a delightful project.”


Dr. Douglas Kiburz, a member of Sedalia’s Tree Board, talks with mural artist and Sedalia Visual Art Association President Linda Hoover at Smith-Cotton High School before an Arbor Day ceremony Friday afternoon. Kiburz was instrumental getting an educational, mobile mural project started. He asked Hoover to be the artist-in-residence for the project. Kiburz said Hoover’s four-season mural will hang at SCHS until the end of the school year and then will travel to other schools and to City Hall.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD042316ArborDay1.jpgDr. Douglas Kiburz, a member of Sedalia’s Tree Board, talks with mural artist and Sedalia Visual Art Association President Linda Hoover at Smith-Cotton High School before an Arbor Day ceremony Friday afternoon. Kiburz was instrumental getting an educational, mobile mural project started. He asked Hoover to be the artist-in-residence for the project. Kiburz said Hoover’s four-season mural will hang at SCHS until the end of the school year and then will travel to other schools and to City Hall.

Hoover painted small items of interest in her four-panel mural, including these tiny morel mushrooms growing beneath a flowering dogwood tree. Hoover said Kiburz called her Jan. 29 about painting the mural and she finished the piece two weeks ago. She worked on the project in SCHS art teacher Michael Shukers’ class. Kiburz said children need to be encouraged to think about conservation of the environment. “We have to engage our youth through education, our teachers and the arts,” he added.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD042316ArborDay2.jpgHoover painted small items of interest in her four-panel mural, including these tiny morel mushrooms growing beneath a flowering dogwood tree. Hoover said Kiburz called her Jan. 29 about painting the mural and she finished the piece two weeks ago. She worked on the project in SCHS art teacher Michael Shukers’ class. Kiburz said children need to be encouraged to think about conservation of the environment. “We have to engage our youth through education, our teachers and the arts,” he added.

Sedalia Mayor Stephen Galliher holds a plaque he received from Missouri Department of Conservation Research Forester Jacob Willard that proclaims Sedalia as Tree City USA for seven years running. Willard said he was impressed with the creativity of the Tree Board and the beauty of Sedalia’s parks. During the Arbor Day ceremony Friday afternoon, Mayor Galliher proclaimed April 22 as Arbor Day in the City of Sedalia.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD042316ArborDay3.jpgSedalia Mayor Stephen Galliher holds a plaque he received from Missouri Department of Conservation Research Forester Jacob Willard that proclaims Sedalia as Tree City USA for seven years running. Willard said he was impressed with the creativity of the Tree Board and the beauty of Sedalia’s parks. During the Arbor Day ceremony Friday afternoon, Mayor Galliher proclaimed April 22 as Arbor Day in the City of Sedalia.

Hoover painted red cardinals into her winter scene of the mobile mural. She said the four-panel mural is painted on MDO board, a type of refined pressed wood. “I wanted to paint trees that are here, our trees,” Hoover added. “This has been a delightful project.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD042316ArborDay4.jpgHoover painted red cardinals into her winter scene of the mobile mural. She said the four-panel mural is painted on MDO board, a type of refined pressed wood. “I wanted to paint trees that are here, our trees,” Hoover added. “This has been a delightful project.”

Dr. Douglas Kiburz, a member of Sedalia’s Tree Board, talks with mural artist and Sedalia Visual Art Association President Linda Hoover at Smith-Cotton High School before an Arbor Day ceremony Friday afternoon. Kiburz was instrumental getting an educational, mobile mural project started. He asked Hoover to be the artist-in-residence for the project. Kiburz said Hoover’s four-season mural will hang at SCHS until the end of the school year and then will travel to other schools and to City Hall.

Hoover painted small items of interest in her four-panel mural, including these tiny morel mushrooms growing beneath a flowering dogwood tree. Hoover said Kiburz called her Jan. 29 about painting the mural and she finished the piece two weeks ago. She worked on the project in SCHS art teacher Michael Shukers’ class. Kiburz said children need to be encouraged to think about conservation of the environment. “We have to engage our youth through education, our teachers and the arts,” he added.

Sedalia Mayor Stephen Galliher holds a plaque he received from Missouri Department of Conservation Research Forester Jacob Willard that proclaims Sedalia as Tree City USA for seven years running. Willard said he was impressed with the creativity of the Tree Board and the beauty of Sedalia’s parks. During the Arbor Day ceremony Friday afternoon, Mayor Galliher proclaimed April 22 as Arbor Day in the City of Sedalia.

Hoover painted red cardinals into her winter scene of the mobile mural. She said the four-panel mural is painted on MDO board, a type of refined pressed wood. “I wanted to paint trees that are here, our trees,” Hoover added. “This has been a delightful project.”

Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Sedalia Democrat

Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

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