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On wings of angels

Mural located on side of the Legion

By Chuck Hunt - Editor | Jun 27, 2021

Blue Earth artist Naseem Sahrivar is shown painting the angel wings on the side of the Blue Earth American Legion recently.

There is a set of angel wings on the side of the American Legion building in Blue Earth, thanks to the efforts of several people.

Tammy Davis, office specialist at the Blue Earth City Hall, had the idea to create the mural.

“I had seen one like it in several places,” Davis says. “I thought it would be nice to have one in Blue Earth.”

In fact, her daughter-in-law, Emily Davis, was in Nashville and had her photo taken in front of the angel wings.

“That is when I really thought it could be done here, too,” she says.

She presented the idea to the city, then went to the Legion for permission, working with Kenny Breen, she says.

Next, she applied for a grant from the Huisman Family Donor Advised Fund to cover the cost.

“We were happy to sponsor the funds for the costs of the mural, the supplies and the artist,” John Huisman says. “It is a real nice addition to the city.”

The idea of the mural is that a person can stand in front of the painting to look like they have angel wings, and then have their photo taken. Several people have already been spotted doing just that in the Gazebo Park in downtown Blue Earth, which is where the mural can easily be accessed from.

The mural was painted by local Blue Earth artist Naseem Shahrivar. She is also painting murals in Winnebago.