Franklin Named Centennial Park Mural Artist

Artist William Franklin has been commissioned by the Arts Commission of the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Parks to create a series of murals to be installed in the main lobby of the newly constructed Central Center at1028 E 6th St.
The murals will be created on site to enable the public to witness the process. Franklin anticipates working on the murals Monday through Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
This series of five murals will depict several aspects of Tulsa’s rich history. Murals include the main corridor mural, which will be a full color mural of Centennial Park showing the newly constructed Central Center in background with a small inlaid scene in sepia tones depicting Tulsa in 1910. The estimated number of days to complete this mural is twenty. The additional four murals will be located in the entrance atrium, with each one having a different theme: aeronautics, oil, Native American history, and rail & trolley (transportation). Each mural will be done in sepia tones and have a “brick” frame. It’s estimated that it will take ten days to complete these murals.
The funds for this project are from the City of Tulsa’s 1 percent for public art requirement for city construction projects. The total cost of this work is $15,950.
Franklin and the Arts Commission anticipate having the project completed by April 2007.



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