UNL senior creates mural portray enterprise

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – A University of Nebraska Lincoln Senior started their career by starting their own mural business. Before working with companies, she gives students the opportunity to try out her model.

UNL students helped paint the Lift Off mural. It shows spacemen assembling a rocket. This is part of The PALETTE Project, a startup owned by UNL Senior Erika Casarin.

“I’ve always had a thing for public art and the community, and I hope I have an experience that makes a good impact,” said Casarin.

The PALETTE project was founded in April. The goal is to design murals for other companies to paint as a connecting experience for their employees. For this mural, Casarin said she wanted students to connect in meaningful ways.

“I just wanted it to be an experience where new people could meet,” said Casarin.

“She said it was a ‘paint by numbers’ thing, so you don’t have to be good at art,” said Madi Harken, a sophomore at the UNL. “I thought ‘Sign up’.”

“[I] I definitely like street art where you can meet people and do something that matters, ”said Brandie Messersmith, a sophomore at UNL.

“This took a couple of months and it’s amazing to see how it comes to fruition,” added Casarin.

Once the Lift Off mural is complete, it will be on display in the Center for Entrepreneurship on the third floor of the College of Business.

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