Mural, Mural on the Wall

Photo Credit: Vincennes Sun-Commerical

Photo Credit: Vincennes Sun-Commerical

One of the final pieces of the Clark’s Crossing puzzle has been completed. Flaherty & Collins Properties Vincennes, Indiana project is an adaptive reuse of two vacant historic buildings. And after the project got underway, F&C’s Duane Miller, Vice President of Development, and other development team members wanted to do something unique and artistic to celebrate the history of the site and Vincennes.

Thus, they enlisted local artist Andy Jendrzejewski, who clearly had a vision for the site, as he recently told the Vincennes Sun-Commerical.

“I’m not sure they knew what to make of it at first. But then I got that one little corner up there done,” he said gesturing to the top left-hand corner of the mural, one he calls “The Blue Wabash.” “Then, all of a sudden, they were like, ‘Whoa, that’s beautiful!

Jendrzejewski and his wife, Amy DeLap, both retired Vincennes University art professors, worked on the mural since early 2015 in the community room at Clark’s Crossing, the old downtown middle school building repurposed as a 47-unit senior living apartment complex.

“It was so lovely to be able to talk to them. And how insightful they became about the art. I was really touched by that. I think the nicest part of this whole experience was working with the community, hearing their wonderful little river stories.”

It’s certainly a fitting final touch to the Clark’s Crossing project.