Local artist refreshes Kurt Vonnegut mural in downtown Indy ahead of premiere of film

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A local artist is refreshing some of her murals in downtown Indianapolis ahead of the premiere of an animated film, which she helped produce.

The artist, Pamela Bliss, touched up her mural of Kurt Vonnegut on Mass. Ave. Monday afternoon. The piece, painted in Oct. of 2011, and her Jazz Musicians of Indiana Ave. mural were painted as part of the Arts Council of Indianapolis program to prepare for the Super Bowl.

Bliss was selected to travel to Europe to help paint over 62,000 frames for the film “Loving Vincent.” She and around 100 other international artists were selected from over 5,000 applicants.

The film is being hailed as the first hand-painted full feature animation. It will be pre-screened for the first time at the National Gallery in London on Oct. 28, 2016, and then it will premiere in Wroclaw, Poland where one of the production studios is located.

The film’s international premiere will be either at the Cannes Film Festival in May, 2017 or the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2017. It will be released to theaters summer/fall of 2017.

Watch the trailer for “Loving Vincent” below:

Learn more about Pamela Bliss’ art on her Facebook page here.

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