digitally enhanced landscape

Wildlife murals dress up Lexington's North Limestone

Paintings designed to raise awareness of urban wildlife

bfortune@herald-leader.comMay 30, 2012 

Four large-scale digital paintings of wildflowers and creatures typically found in downtown Lexington — such as bats, Monarch butterflies, bees and toads — were unveiled Tuesday, adding a splash of color to a bare fence surrounding the Kentucky Utilities substation at North Limestone and Loudon Avenue.

The public art installation, titled Urban Wildlife, was done by artist Stevie Moore. A fifth panel aims to educate the community about ways to create a safe and welcoming urban environment for wildlife.

Funding was provided by an EcoArt Grant from the city's department of environmental quality to the North Limestone Neighborhood Association.

Marty Clifford, with the neighborhood association, said that during the next five years, the association hopes to commission at least 15 additional panels, rotating them through the permanent steel frames now in place.

Beverly Fortune: (859) 231-3251. Twitter: @BFortune2010.

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