MANY, La – The Many Community Center (aka Sabine Theater) is getting a face-lift, thanks to talented artist Angela Osborn and her assistants.
The groups of cheerful exterior paintings brighten up the theater and their theme are entirely movie/film oriented. “Let’s Go to the Movies and Have a Great Time” features movie cameras, painted lights, popcorn, stars and a young woman enjoying a movie at the theater.
While driving past the theater, many people have seen the works in progress and are highly complimentary of Ms. Osborn’s work.
Mary Brocato, chairperson of the Cultural District Advisory Committee, commented, “Angela is doing a superb job of beautifying our historical old theater and we’re so glad that our citizens are pleased with our efforts to brighten up the theater as part of our efforts to make the cultural district even more attractive.
She continued, “Now we want people to attend our Movies in Many and also our music concerts. We’ve turned the corner on COVID and we are open for business, with lots of free movies and concerts throughout the rest of the year.”
“We have two free movies every month, and most months we also have a free music show. These events provide wonderful opportunities for family entertainment without having to leave Many,” Brocato said.
Brocato also added that there’s still more to come with the paintings. “The weather has not been cooperative, and Angela has to be sure the walls are completely dry before painting on them. That has slowed her down a bit.”
“Mayor Freeman took a look and agreed to have some additional paintings above the front doors, and Angela will get started on that soon,” Brocato added. “He’s been so supportive of this art project, and we greatly appreciate his making this possible.”
The talented Osborn, with a degree in art, is a graduate of Northwestern State University. She has painted exterior murals on City Hall and a fence at the corner of Alabama and San Antonio as well. Her assistants on the popular art project were Julie Britner, Carie Morton, and Brittney White.
Pictured Above: Angela Osborn (right) designed and painted the paintings that are on the Many Community Center’s exterior walls. Shown with her us one of her hardworking assistants. .
This painting of a movie camera provides the background for a selfie.
Osborn especially enjoys painting portraits and did this painting if a moviegoer enjoying a movie at the theater. It is to the left side of the ticket window.