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Murals of Nigerian Artist Bolaji Ogunwo

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Award-winning Nigerian artist Dr. Bolaji Ogunwo has completed four commissioned murals in West Plains. The most recent one is in the newly renovated Lincoln School, 1400 E. Pony Thomas St.

Others include “Release the Peace,” finished in June 2023, which is his second-largest work. His largest work, “The Protector,” was unveiled in late 2022. Both are located on the north wall of 14 Court Square in Luster Arcade in the Downtown West Plains Historic District. The first mural Dr. Ogunwo completed in West Plains is inside The Christos House resale shop and office, located at 125 Jefferson St. Titled “Helping Hands,” it was painted during a Domestic Violence Awareness event in 2021. He is scheduled to unveil a fifth piece at the West Plains Public Library during the Eclipse West Plains: Party in the Path on April 8, 2024.

The community of West Plains counts itself honored and fortunate to have these works by Dr. Ogunwo bringing their messages of hope, love and encouragement to our town.


14 Court Square
West Plains, MO 65775

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Free Admission