New Wichita-themed mural featuring MLK nears completion
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - A new mural in east Wichita will be complete in the coming days.
The mural is located just east of I-135 near Central. It’s a mural of several iconic Wichita views, along with civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The artist of the mural, Mary Nguyen, is a Wichita native living in Kansas City. She graduated with a degree in biology but kept doing art as a hobby.
Inspired by the murals she’s seen in Kansas City, Nguyen returned home to show her creative side.
Her project has captured the attention of many people driving by.
“I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback. I posted something on Facebook and woke up to all these notifications. It made me so happy,” Nguyen said.
Nguyen sketched the mural on her iPad, then used a projector to trace the drawing on the side of the building.
She’s selling prints of her original sketch online.
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