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story.lead_photo.caption Wayne Anderson of Columbia, Mo., looks over the “Wal-Art” mural Thursday off the square in Bentonville. With the help from Bentonville elementary students, the mural was created by Connecticut artist Brendan O’Connell. - Photo by Jason Ivester

A recent art initiative tested in Bentonville has inspired organizers to expand it to the rest of the country.

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Brendan O'Connell

One of Brendan O'Connell's paintings, "The Art of Retail", is on display in the Walmart Heritage Exhibit Gallery at the Walmart Visitor Center in downtown Bentonville. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, however, has not purchased any of O'Connell's work, he said.

Source: Staff Report

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