Art on Main from BMS Installed for 2023-24

The Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) is pleased to announce that its Art on Main student art display in downtown Batesville now features the creative talent of a Batesville Middle School (BMS) student. This third installation of the school year, located on the side of the Simons Company building on Main Street, displays artwork by BMS seventh grader Billy Cox.

“Art teacher Lynne DiMuzio encouraged students to develop a graphic design to fit our current theme of ‘Education Everywhere,’” explained BCEF board member and Art on Main chair Ryan Holcomb. “Billy created his mural in art class using colored pencils and Sharpie markers. Our committee selected his entry from among those submitted, noting the unique layout and use of bold colors.”

“Billy drew a variety of areas in which you can learn, such as archery, science, chess, farming, and computers, piecing them together like a puzzle,” DiMuzio explained. “This is all focused around the BMS name and the Bulldog mascot.”

BCEF’s Art on Main program features artwork from students from the four Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC) buildings on a rotating basis. BCEF would like to thank Jimmy Rowland from Rowland Graphics, who donates his company’s time to install every mural, and Nick Maple, owner of the building, who provides the use of his location for the display. In addition, a special thank you goes to BMS art teacher Lynne DiMuzio for her coordination and assistance and to principal Dave Strouse for his support. The BMS mural will be on display for a few months when the last entry for the 2023-24 school year will be installed, featuring artwork from Batesville High School (BHS).  That mural will remain in place all summer.