New mural a hit at Hickory Creek Middle School
February 12, 2014 4:54PM
Hickory Creek Middle School has a new mural. | Supplied photo
Updated: March 2, 2014 2:23AM
Hickory Creek Middle School in Frankfort earlier this school year unveiled a new mural of a tiger, the school mascot.
The giant mural was painted on one wall of the gymnasium by artist Timm Etters and was funded by Frankfort School District 157C’s Education Foundation, according to a release from the school.
Etters worked with Hickory Creek Middle School Principal Kevin Suchinski and the administrative team to decide on the concept for the mural.
“The mural is a little abstract,” Etters said in the release. “It gets people to stand and look and wonder. My goal is to get them to stop, look and imagine.”
Suchinski said the students and staff are enjoying the mural and that they also learned from the artist when he was in the building.
“Timm Etters did a great job for us and we hope to use his design as part of our Character Counts program by offering the students an opportunity to purchase items displaying the logo. It is a great way to promote our school spirit,” Suchinski said in the release.
Etters has been an artist since childhood, selling his first piece of art in junior high school. He also had an early interest in the hip-hop movement and enjoyed the music, the message, break dancing and graffiti art. He said a shocking diagnosis of cancer while he was in high school turned out to be a “blessing in disguise” that gave him the purpose and direction to dream of starting his own company. Today, despite being colorblind, he has reached his goal of having a successful company creating his art and working with students of all ages, according to the release.