Jul. 8—FAIRMONT — A building that has been described as difficult to find because of its dull-colored walls has been revived with splashes of color and Appalachian symbolism.
One side of the Marion County Women, Infants and Children program office at 532 Pennsylvania Ave., in Fairmont, is now home to one of the latest mural projects carried out by art department students at Fairmont State University.
“You really couldn’t tell what the building was if you were traveling from one side,” Monongalia County Health Department WIC Program Director Cami Haught said. “We wanted to let everybody know that WIC is there, and we thought a mural would be a cool way to advertise it.”
The project began when Haught, whose office runs the Fairmont program office, contacted Fairmont State Art Professor Joel Dugan, who has gained a reputation for championing art in public places, especially murals. Dugan recently completed a mural in Mannington and has completed murals at Palatine Park and on Monroe…