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Brandan Odums Channels Michelangelo in N.O. East Mural

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Brandan "Bmike" Odums, the mastermind behind ExhibitBE and a mural of trumpeter Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill in Treme, is finishing his latest project: a Sistine Chapel ceiling-inspired mural along an abandoned multiplex in New Orleans East. Today The Advocate has a story about the 200-foot-wide adaptation mural, titled "The Peace Wall."

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Odums' anti-violence mural is taking shape on the abandoned Grand Theatre near the Read Boulevard exit of 1-10. Katrina's floodwaters destroyed the movie theater, and it never reopened.

Faces of New Orleans East residents fill this version of "The Creation of Adam," including rapper Dee-1 acting as the titular first man, plus other prominent New Orleans East residents who are involved in community organizations in the neighborhood.

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· A Sistine Chapel for Interstate 10 takes shape in New Orleans East as artist paints massive peace mural [The Advocate]
· CurbedNOLA Bids a Fond Farewell to Prospect.3's ExhibitBe [Curbed NOLA]
· Mapping New Orleans Public Art [Curbed NOLA]