A few months ago Jane Golden, director of the Mural Arts Program
, told me she had been “wall-hunting” in Bella Vista and had approached Fleisher about hosting a new piece by Guinn. Fleisher had wanted to do a Mural Arts project on its campus and welcomed the opportunity. Now plans are moving forward to create a new mural that references the Autumn,
while working with Fleisher and its Catherine Street neighbors to create an artwork that is all their own.
Guinn's new mural is planned for the wall overlooking Palumbo Park, which will replace a decades-old mural that has deteriorated.
“That wall, we knew, was ready for something fresh and vibrant,” Fleisher’s Executive Director Matt Braun explained.
“The idea really isn’t to repaint the old mural but to make a new mural with a similar theme of an autumn landscape,” Guinn told me over the phone last week. “It’s site specific to Fleisher and Palumbo Park and that specific group of neighbors, but hopefully it will connect to the other piece in that it’s an autumn landscape.”