Working with Vernon College, The Alliance installed a mural in the Chaparral Student Lounge at Vernon’s Century City Center location in Wichita Falls.

The “New Beginnings” mural is designed and painted by Lead Artist Meagan Le Blanc. Alliance Teaching Artist Sierra Archer assisted with the mural installation.

Le Blanc named the mural “New Beginnings” to showcase how Vernon College graduates transition into the local workforce. The mural is part of Vernon College’s ongoing efforts to create an inviting, inspiring, and inclusive environment for students, staff, and visitors.

“I am excited about this opportunity to work with the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture to continue to enhance the Century City Center location to be more inviting to the students that walk through our doors,” Vernon College president Dr. Dusty R. Johnston said. “Our goal is to ensure that students feel welcome and comfortable pursuing their educational goals.”  

Using colors from the mural, the Alliance also installed a wayfinding system in the halls of Vernon College in Wichita Falls. The wayfinding signage was installed by Wichita Falls artists Anthony Campos and Meagan Le Blanc. The design was created by Ferdine Le Blanc, Art in Public Places Program Manager for The Alliance.

“NEW BEGINNINGS” ARTIST RENDERING

About the Artist:

Meagan Le Blanc is an artist whose primary focus is painting and graphic design. She attained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Midwestern State University. She teaches art to ages K-12 at the Dexter in Wichita Falls, Texas. When she is not teaching, she is pursuing local commissions and creating new landscape paintings from her travels.

Her body of work consists of a series of paintings that depict nostalgic landscapes using inventive color from childhood memories, or the obstruction of architecture in nature. As a child, she was exposed to a very joyful, rural country life in both western Virginia and western New York. Along with her young adult experiences in Germany, these experiences influenced the vibrant color work in her artwork. Joy and peace are key foundations in her artwork and beliefs. The artist hopes to share these experiences of her faith and childhood with the audience through natural and human-made environments with strategic color work.

See more of Le Blanc’s work here.

ABOUT VERNON COLLEGE

Vernon College is an accredited, comprehensive community college focused on student success. Academic, career and technical education programs, as well as community classes prepare students for employment or for successful transfer to a four-year college or university. The mission of Vernon College is teaching, learning, and leading. Vernon College is a comprehensive community college that integrates education with opportunity through our instructional programs and student support services by means of traditional and distance learning modes. 

PROJECT PROGRESSION

WAYFINDING SYSTEM PROGRESSION