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Welcome to 1440 Main Street!

1440 Main Street in Ferdinand Indiana has become the center of downtown activity, housing a diverse set of businesses.

These businesses work together to form a entrepreneurial community which benefits the town of Ferdinand in many ways. From concerts and art to antiques and furniture manufacturing, there is something at 1440 Main Street for everyone here in Ferdinand, IN.

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Ferdinand the Bull Mural Talk & Showing

April 11, 2017, 6:30pm - April 15, 2017, 11:59am

The second week of April, visual artist and muralist Lisa Marie Thalhammer, will return to Dubois County to complete jour 24 x 65 foot town mural depicting Ferdinand the Bull, which illustrates the st...

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Muralist Lisa Marie Thalhammer will soon return to complete our Ferdinand the Bull mural! Please join us to celebrate the mural completion on Saturday morning, April 14th, 10am-noon or/and for a Project Acorn talk about the benefit of community murals on Tuesday evening, April 11th, 6:30-8pm at the Library. ... See MoreSee Less

Ferdinand the Bull Mural Talk & Showing

April 11, 2017, 6:30pm - April 15, 2017, 11:59am

The second week of April, visual artist and muralist Lisa Marie Thalhammer, will return to Dubois County to complete jour 24 x 65 foot town mural depicting Ferdinand the Bull, which illustrates the st...

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The second week of April, visual artist and muralist Lisa Marie Thalhammer, will return to Dubois County to complete jour 24 x 65 foot town mural depicting Ferdinand the Bull, which illustrates the story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights.

Please join us for a Project Acorn talk about the benefit of community murals on Tuesday evening, April 11th, 6:30-8pm at the Library. Please see details below.

This public art project is sponsored by the Dubois County Community Foundation, The Town of Ferdinand Indiana, Muller True Value Hardware and Ferdinand Farmer’s Insurance Group in addition to individual financial contributions by Keith Fritz, Ken Sicard, Rock Emmert and Karen Gist and volunteer support by Stephanie Gresamen, Jenny Fritz, Shawnee Patton, Rock Emmert & Benjamin Thorne.

If you would also like to sponsor the mural, financial donations are tax deductible and can be made at the Ferdinand Town Hall. If you would like to volunteer please contact the artist Lisa Marie at lm@lisamariestudio.com

On Tuesday evening, April 11th, 6:30-8pm, at the Ferdinand Library, please join us for a Project Acorn discussion with the artist on how murals and public art can make positive change. Lisa Marie will share her other past projects and lead a conversation discussing the value of community murals and how they can depict the heritage and hopes of our community.

On Saturday morning, April 15th, 10am-noon, at the Ferdinand Antique Emporium please join Muralist Lisa Marie Thalhammer to view the mural. This public artwork is inspired by Ferdinand the Bull who would rather smell the flowers than participate in bullfights. “The Story of Ferdinand” by American author Munro Leaf was first written in 1936 and became a best selling children’s book. The artist represents Ferdinand amongst peonies (the Indiana state flower), oak tree acorns and a brilliant Indianan sunset.

Painter and muralist, Lisa Marie Thalhammer has family roots in Dubois County. Her ancestors’ family farm is located in Siberia Indiana and her great aunts were Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana. She was born in St. Louis MO and currently lives and works as a professional artist in Washington, DC. She has produced multiple outdoor murals, exhibits her artworks nationally and internationally and has been featured in many publications including the cover of the Washington Post Magazine. Her work and portfolio can be viewed on her website: lisamariestudio.com

Additionally, a major motion picture titled simply Ferdinand (complete with chiming monastery bells in the first part of the trailer) is being released on December 15.
Visit this link to watch the trailer: youtu.be/jyJgGsZo2wA.

See also www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/TheStoryOfFerdinand.

PRESS:

Dubois County Free Press: “Renowned muralist brings Ferdinand the Bull to Ferdinand” by Matthew Crane, November 16, 2016 www.duboiscountyfreepress.com/renowned-muralist-brings-ferdinand-bull-ferdinand/
The Dubois County Herald: "Bullish On The Mural" by Sarah Ann Jump, published November 15, 2016, pg1 duboiscountyherald.com/b/bullish-on-the-mural
News Channel 18 WJTS: Evening News by Prisma Lopez-Marin, November 14, 2016, minute 3:35 - 7:03 wjts.tv/2016/11/111416/
The Dubois County Herald: "Mural will depict town’s adopted mascot”, by Sam Stites, November 2, 2016, pg 1 & 24 duboiscountyherald.com/b/mural-will-depict-towns-adopted-mascot
Kathy Tretter, “Ferdinand Town Council: Public Art a Go At 1440 Main Street”, Ferdinand News, September 14 2016, pg 11
Kathy Tretter, “Ferdinand the Bull Soon To Become a Permanent Fixture”, Ferdinand News, November 2, 2016, pg 1 & A11
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Ferdinand the Bull Mural Talk & Showing

April 11, 2017, 6:30pm - April 15, 2017, 11:59am

The second week of April, visual artist and muralist Lisa Marie Thalhammer, will return to Dubois County to complete jour 24 x 65 foot town mural depicting Ferdinand the Bull, which illustrates the st...

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Thanks to everyone who came out and supported our Ferdinand Mural Open House yesterday! It's was great to see everyone and to have 18 WJTS documenting the event! Artist, Lisa Marie Thalhammer will be ...

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New Ferdinand Mural Open House

November 12, 2016, 10:00am - November 12, 2016, 5:00pm

Please join the Dubois County Community Foundation, Muller True Value Hardware & Keith Fritz in supporting a public art mural project at 1440 Main Street. Visit the Ferdinand Antique Emporium on Satur...

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