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Blah to beautiful: Award-winning Art student helps transform local facility

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When Art Education student Kimberly Martiny was asked to paint a mural for a local mental health facility, she thought big — then bigger. What started as a single project soon blossomed into a huge volunteer effort that ultimately produced nearly 90 paintings for the local Innovative Services Diversion Facility. The 2011 project recently earned Martiny the Community Impact Award from the Brown County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). You can read her story, and check out photos of some of the paintings, here.

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