Melissa Kossick Mosaic

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I don’t get over to the Moorhead Center Mall very often so I was surprised to see this mural by Moorhead native Melissa Kossick on the wall outside of Vic’s Bar and Grill.

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I was even more surprised to see that Vic’s commissioned the work. I would expect that from, say, The Hotel Donaldson, but not from a place that I typically associate with burger baskets and bingo.

Sure, it’s designed to feature their specials and serve a commercial purpose, but I’m still impressed by the initiative. Way to think outside the box, Vic’s!

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It also made me curious about the artist. So far I’ve turned up that Melissa Kossick is a writer for High Plains Reader, a frequent traveler and that she studied at the University of Louisiana and Illinois State University.

I hope to see more of her mosaics around town, because I couldn’t stop starting at this one.

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