Photographed May 2, 2015
Completed 2009 / Painted by Artist Beth Koeppel
Wittenberg, Shawano County, Wisconsin
The final design is the image of the most recent 44 cent stamp. It is simplified for a more geometric look and then repeated in varying colors, inspired by the style of Andy Warhol. The red, white, and blue stamp is the only one to bear the 44 cents to signify that this is the actual stamp that the design is based on. This also dates the mural and reminds us when it was painted.
The mural is on the east side of the U.S. Post Office building located on the southwest corner of the intersection of West Vinal Street / County Highway M and Howard Street, at 101 West Vinal Street, Wittenberg, Wisconsin 54499.
Beth Koeppel is a 2008 graduate of Wittenberg – Birnamwood High School and is currently a student at the University of Minnesota where she is studying architecture. From a very young age she was interested in art. During middles school and high school she had several pieces submitted to student art exhibitions at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and Center for Visual Arts in Wausau, WI. Several pieces were advanced to state-wide shows in Madison and Wisconsin Rapids. As a senior she took “Best of Show” in the annual Retrospect at Wittenberg – Birnamwood High School. She also designed shirts and programs for school clubs and performances.
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The Walls of Wittenberg are located in Wittenberg, Wisconsin.