Mona Lisa, in quarantine, in downtown Wilmington


<strong>A WORK IN PROGRESS</strong>: Adryanne Cortes, 13, was acrylic painting the front door at Beehive Custom Framing & Art as part of the Inferno project. Appropriately enough, Cortes painted a beehive, along with colorful flowers and bees.

A WORK IN PROGRESS: Adryanne Cortes, 13, was acrylic painting the front door at Beehive Custom Framing & Art as part of the Inferno project. Appropriately enough, Cortes painted a beehive, along with colorful flowers and bees.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

WILMINGTON — In support of Main Street Wilmington, participants in the newly established Inferno Arts Collective are painting windows Saturday in downtown Wilmington.

From left are Mary Beth Thorngren, and John and Jody Schum. Thorngren is working on the first of four images of Mona Lisa in quarantine, including one where Da Vinci’s subject hasn’t been to a hair salon for a while.

Later came a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait where the mask doesn’t work due to a missing ear, and the American Gothic farmer couple in masks covering the lower part of their long, narrow, serious faces.

In recognition of first responders, Inferno artists have hidden hearts in their window paintings.

Thorngren said the arts collective may be doing some virtual art exhibits of local artists.

A WORK IN PROGRESS: Adryanne Cortes, 13, was acrylic painting the front door at Beehive Custom Framing & Art as part of the Inferno project. Appropriately enough, Cortes painted a beehive, along with colorful flowers and bees.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/05/web1_beehive_p.jpgA WORK IN PROGRESS: Adryanne Cortes, 13, was acrylic painting the front door at Beehive Custom Framing & Art as part of the Inferno project. Appropriately enough, Cortes painted a beehive, along with colorful flowers and bees. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

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