Eau Claire’s Birch Street mural nears completion

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – One Eau Claire artist is turning heads with a new building-size portrait inspired by a 15th-century Italian artist.

The mural on Birch Street is brought to life by artist Lori Chilefone.

She says the birch street area of the neighborhood is underrepresented as the gateway to downtown.

The next step energies building provided the perfect backdrop to change that.

“In this regard, I was thinking about what she’d think if, what would Pollaiuolo’s woman in green and crimson,” said Chilefone.

“Think if she were transported in time to today and facing the things we know about climate change.I hope a lot of people see themselves in her.”

The mural is set to be finished within the next week.

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