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Barb Prottsman is standing in front of the wood fence that will be the “canvas” for eight artists and/or their groups to create an individual mural on their assigned section. The fence belongs to Barb and her husband, Marlon, at 1145 Wellington and runs east and west along 12th Street. (Johnson Publications photo)

Local couple offers fence as canvas for painters

    Barb Prottsman, Imperial Postmaster, and her husband, Marlon, put up a 130 foot wood fence by their home at 1145 Wellington. The fence runs east and west along 12th Street.
    Mrs. Prottsman said they thought it would be fun to organize a contest to not only get their fence painted, but give back to the community by involving local artists of all ages and abilities to paint murals on eight different sections of the fence.
    Prottsman has been advertising the contest on several sale sites on Facebook.
    “We divided the fence into eight 16x8-foot sections, with each section divided by gray stripes,” she said.
    They will paint a base coat for each background in whatever color each mural requires, she added.
    To reserve a section, contact Prottsman on the Facebook’s Nebraska for sale, Chase County for sale or Grant for sale sites.
    “They can call me at home, as well, or come by the house to reserve a section,” Prottsman said.

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