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'Big Lick Boom' Opens in Roanoke Thursday


Reporter: David Tate

Roanoke, VA – A one-of-a-kind work of art opens Thursday night in Roanoke.

Wayne White was commissioned specifically for the Taubman Museum of Art to create. White is best known for his Emmy award-winning TV work for Pee Wee's Playhouse. But he is now a full time artist.

White studied the birth of Roanoke and came up with this interpretation of what those rough and tumble days were like.

"This reflects that era - the chaos, the violence, the breakdown in the creation of law and order. The creation of high tech machinery like steam locomotives," he said.

"Big Lick Boom" is the largest piece of art White has ever created. The exhibit will be up until September 15.

Get more information about the "Big Lick Boom" exhibit

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