Local Sign Painter Dresses the Town
Johnny Jones, a life-long resident of Lexington and a professional sign painter, has been seen working in Giddings for the past three weeks on a large mural on the side of a building that remains after the old Goodson Lumber building was torn down from the same location. The mural faces the newly paved parking lot for the Giddings Post Office, which will be reflected in some of the mural’s “windows” when the painting is finished.
Johnny said, “The mural is sponsored by First National Bank in Giddings and was conceived by Bank President, Bill Landiss. He and I got together to discuss different ideas and we looked at some drawings and this is what we came up with.”
Historical Giddings’ buildings and/or scenes will be reflected in some of the other “windows” in the mural, which will add to the “Hometown Hospitality” motto that the city uses to promote itself.
Johnny said, “The public response has been so great. Everyone has something nice to say and seems very proud to have an additional mural for themselves and to share with the visitors and travlers through their city.”
Denice Harlan, Executive Director of the Giddings Chamber said, “This is not the first mural Johnny has painted in and around Giddings. He has a way of taking the past and bringing it to life!”
This particular piece of art will be finished within the next couple of weeks, weather permitting. It is located east of the Hwy. 290 and Hwy. 77 intersection, on the east wall of Flowers by Laverne and across from the Post Office.