The Crossville Arts Council hosted a reception for muralist Katie Yamasaki of New York City on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Crossville Depot.

While in Crossville Yamasaki has worked with Arts Council members and property owners to identify a suitable location for the outdoor mural. Yamasaki is the granddaughter of Minoru Yamasaki, architect of the World Trade Center in New York City. She has painted a number of murals in New York and other states, and has recently completed a show of her work in Cuba. She has upcoming projects in Spain, Japan and India.

The mural project itself will take place next spring, and will involve a six-week residency by Yamasaki. While the mural will be entirely of her design, she will train selected students in mural painting and will work with them after school each day to complete the mural. During the day while the students are in school, Yamasaki will work on the mural to bring their work into complete harmony with the whole. The result will be a piece of community artwork, and the finished project will give our entire community a piece of art that reflects our history and culture.

For further information about this project, or to offer your support, please contact the Crossville Arts Council at 456-2006.

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