A painting that says a thousand words

A painting that says a thousand words
Mark Dennard speaking about what this mural will mean for Albany (Source: WALB)
Mark Dennard painting the empty wall behind the Bread House (Source: WALB)
Mark Dennard painting the empty wall behind the Bread House (Source: WALB)
Mark holding an image of what the Mural will look like when it is complete (Source: WALB)
Mark holding an image of what the Mural will look like when it is complete (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Mark Dennard is a Cordele native who was called in by the part-owner of the Bread House to paint a Mural on the empty wall beside them.

Dennard has painted since fourth grade and says he's always wanted the opportunity to paint something that was meaningful to the whole community.

Although he has only been working on the Mural for a few days, people can already see the artwork taking shape.

Dennard says the man who hired him, Jesse Hurst, wanted him to do something that reminded people of Albany before the storms hit last year.

"Most people that come by say that this reminds them of 3rd Avenue," said Cordele artist, Mark Dellard. "You know, where the oaks, before the tornado, the oaks were beautiful and covering the street. The tornado came and blew them down. So, this is almost like a monument of what it use to be."

Dennard hopes this Mural will show the beauty and strength of Albany.

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