Mia Tavonatti's Power of Words Mural was unveiled in downtown Iron Mountain this week. A team of nine painters has been working with the Iron Mountain native to create a mural around the word, "believe," which was voted on by the community to define the vision for Iron Mountain.
Tavonatti, along to two other professional painters all living in California, Tara Tavonatti and Nadia Jaime, came to the area to complete the mural.
The remaining artists are all local students who received scholarships or grants for their participation.
The students involved are Laurin LaBonte, Jennifer Bafile, Casey Hoaglund, Miranda Roberts, Melissa Scholke, Laura Bailey, Amber Tefft and Stephen Wysocki.
In addition, a few guest painters also got involved in the project including Kingsford High School art teacher Sarah Western, local artist Norma Deyaert, Darlene Strand, Rosemary Jankowski Jones, and Lawrence Jankowski.
The Power of Words Project was created by the Svetlana Foundation in partnership with the Iron Mountain Main Street project with the goal of providing a vision for the future.