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Three local artists continue to make positive murals

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If you drive around Madison you may notice positive words popping up around town. Three artists have now completed two murals with positive vibes.

Ray Mawst, Brain Kehoe and Emily Balsley have created OhYa Studio in Madison. They specialize in murals and hand painted signs.

They started with a mural on Park Street that reads "hold on to hope."

Their most recent project is a mural on the side of Strictly Dics on Monroe Street inspired by country music singer John Prine who passed away in April from COVID-19.

"Just putting that love and that color out in the world," said Balsley. "I feel like that is what we can do and we my as well just do it."

The mural on Monroe street reads, "I wish you love & happiness." A popular song lyric from Prine.

"Everybody is being affected by it (COVID-19). Everybody's day has been changed to a certain extent, but that is what community is about," said Kehoe.

Both murals have been popular in person and social media during the pandemic.

To see it on social media you know people are really relating to it," said Mawst. "They want to share that message with their friends and family."

To contact OhYa Studio, click here.

Alec Ausmus

Sports reporter

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