PUBLIC ART

Book Power Mural

Title: Book Power Mural

Artist(s): Donna Pooley, Gayle O’Neal, Zainab Almuhanna, Morgan Leeper, Veronica Pickett, and Carla Rea

Location: Missouri Southern State University, George A. Spiva Library (3950 East Newman Road)

Date Completed: February 2017

Description: Located on the third floor of Missouri Southern State University’s Spiva Library, the Book Power Mural was created by Donna Pooley, a library clerk, and inspired by Professor Kyle McKenzie’s mural class. The mural depicts a whimsical landscape with a colorful bridge of books and trees whose leaves are made of pages. “I just wanted to express how I value libraries,” Pooley said. Pooley, who was assisted by art students, hopes the mural will inspire others to take classes in the arts and learn to express their passions.