August is American Artist Appreciation Month.
Looking at this picture, you might think that here at the Stuff Gazette, we honor Scott Joplin's artistic talent. But, look deeper into the photograph here...
This beautiful mural was painted in 1984. In 2015, it had seen it's better days. But, the City of Texarkana realized the worth of the painting that covers the side of an unnamed business. They decided it had become so much a part of Texarkana that it was worth restoring.
While the painting celebrates the accomplishment of Scott Joplin, honor and credit needs to be given to the painter.
I searched everywhere and was unable to find out who painted the mural. Every article I've read tends to leave out the name of the painter.
If anyone knows who it was that painted this mural, please tell him how appreciated he is!