Muralist to honor astronaut, Ohio native Neil Armstrong


CINCINNATI (AP) — A Brazilian street artist is honoring astronaut and Ohio native Neil Armstrong in a downtown Cincinnati mural.

The nonprofit ArtWorks announced Friday that muralist Eduardo Kobra’s piece will feature Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon.

The announcement comes shortly before the 47th anniversary of the July 20, 1969 moon landing.

Armstrong later taught aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati. The Wapakoneta (wah-puh-kuh-NET’-uh) native died in 2012 in Cincinnati at age 82.

Kobra is known for using a hyper-realism and colorful patterns. He plans to begin painting early next month. A dedication ceremony is planned several weeks later.

At more than 7,500 square feet, the piece will be the largest project in ArtWorks’ 21-year history.

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