Face Me Por Favor
In spring, 2019, PlySpace welcomed the FaceMePorFavor mural project to Muncie. Artists Matt Litwin and Victoria Eidelsztein, from Minnesota and Argentina respectively, completed many temporary neighborhood murals as part of their PlySpace residency project.
FaceMePorFavor’s goal was to create a visual voice for people to share their hopes and dreams, fear and despair. The artists pasted painted poster portraits and quotes throughout the city to celebrate and connect with its people—young, old, immigrants, and the often overlooked communities of Muncie.
Residents of Muncie were invited to submit their photo and profile to be included in the pool of images and text that the artists used in the temporary murals. Though not all portraits and profiles were used, we thank the community for their generous submissions, thoughtful comments, and engaging portraits!
The murals will be visible through 2019! All murals are located on exterior walls of the locations below. A huge thanks to the participating locations and to the artists for their amazing work!
Madjax Makers Hub (514 E. Jackson St.)
Thai Kitchen (1413 S. Walnut St.)
Ice Cream By Accident (1231 S. Walnut St.)
Riverside / Normal City Neighborhood (637 W. University Ave.)
Connection Corner in the Whitely Neighborhood (1824 E. Centennial Ave.)
The Urban Light Community Garden in the South Central Neighborhood (228 E. 7th St.)
Gordys Fine Art and Framing Co. (224 E. Main St., in the windows facing Jefferson St.)
FaceMePorFavor also completed a large scale mural for DWNTWN Development, which can be viewed at Canan Commons (600 S. Walnut St.) through 2019. This temporary mural features 6 faces and quotes from the DWNTWN Meet the Originals project, started in 2015. The photograph portraits were translated into painted portraits in larger-than-life style! You can learn more about the original project at www.downtownmuncie.org.