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Fayetteville Street Art Conveys Encouragement During Pandemic

J. Froelich
Jamie Horning, using corn starch and food coloring, paints words of optimism during a global pandemic.

Several weeks ago, Jamie Horning began to paint messages of hope on a narrow side street in front of her home on North Fallin Avenue in Fayetteville, to countervail growing alarm due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Intermittent rains have washed away several of her brightly colored messages but when the sun emerges she simply paints fresh ones, for all who walk or cycle by. 

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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