A mural honors the late John Lennon

Thursday, October 15, 2020

What was once an empty wall off Lackawanna Avenue in downtown Scranton is now a canvas for a mural of music legend John Lennon.

"Ever since I was young, I've always enjoyed the Beatles, and John Lennon was my favorite Beatle, and it was 40 years ago, almost 40 years ago that he was tragically killed outside the Dakota in New York City," said Frank Dubas, the Lennon Tribute organizer.

Frank Dubas took his love for John Lennon and decided to have a mural painted on the side of one of his buildings. He invited art students, staff, and faculty from Marywood University to come up with original portraits of the rock and roll legend to be used as input for the mural.

Two students were chosen and granted a $500 scholarship.

Freshman Krista Perdomo's rendition of Lennon's face will be the focal point of the mural.

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