Fresh, new look

Fresh, new look Vermillion's downtown mural, "Missouri Weave," is getting a fresh, new look in time for Dakota Days this year, with the help of its original designer Dick Termes, above. Vermillion's downtown mural, "Missouri Weave," is getting a fresh, new look in time for Dakota Days this year, with the help of its original designer Dick Termes, above right, the Vermillion Area Arts Council and scores of volunteers, like Rick Johns, top left, and Justus Meyer, bottom left.

Located on the west wall of the building at Center and Main Streets, "Missouri Weave" depicts the architectural landmarks of Vermillion, "woven" together with strands of blues representing the Missouri and Vermillion rivers.The river breaks and surrounding farmlands are also woven into the work. The mural's restoration includes the incorporation of impressionistic style and more color, "which will make it more fun to look at," said Termes, who also added hidden imagery — just for fun.

The makeover also includes the addition of Lewis and Clark's visit to the area within the mural. Termes was happy to come back to Vermillion to work on the mural and appreciated the help from students and adults. "There's a nice group of folks here," he said.

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