Glorifying the Orange Workhorse of Yesteryear
by Amy Buchs
100 Main St, Monroeville, IN 46773, USA
Allis-Chalmers was a tractor manufacturer with a history going back to 1847, and there was an Allis-Chalmers dealership in Monroeville for decades. The tractor embodies the agriculture theme that Monroeville hoped to highlight in their mural. The town's name announces to visitors that they are in 'Monroeville'!
About the Artist
Amy Buchs is a retired art teacher who has always specialized in painting. One of her main goals is to be involved in the community. Her art classes have painted six murals throughout DeKalb county, entered several group Art On the Square projects for Downtown Auburn, and completed projects for the DeKalb County parks.
Her students also worked with Shelter Ministries, created paintings for Waterloo’s soup kitchen, participated in partnerships, and got involved in local art shows.
Since retirement almost four years ago, Amy has painted eight wall murals for three DeKalb County Schools, a community mural in a new soup kitchen, and four outdoor murals in downtown Auburn. She also participated in the 2020 Make It Your Own Mural Fest, creating a mural in LaGrange, IN.