Wednesday, November 10, 2021

MFA student Ali Hval designed and painted a mural in downtown Clinton, Iowa, assisted by fellow MFA student Marina Ross.


Clinton Downtown Mural

Ali Hval (in collaboration with Marina Ross), Downtown Clinton Mural, 2017. Clinton, IA.


Artist Ali Hval was selected by the Office of Community Engagement to design and install a mural for an exterior wall located in downtown Clinton.  She recruited fellow artist and MFA student Marina Ross to provide assistance. The project was made possible by a collaboration between two university engagement programs; Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) and Arts Share. 

The completion of their mural was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 6th, 2017.  A permanent plaque was added to the mural and includes Hval's artist statement, which reads: "This design is an abstraction of the Sunset on the Mississippi River.  Just as a river connects cities to one another, this mural connects people to the City of Clinton."

UI Art faculty member Tameka Norris served as faculty advisor for the project.