Sterling Heights illustrator prepared to create community's first augmented reality mural

Apr 21, 2021 388

BY: Gina Joseph

Years ago, Wendy Popko imagined creating illustrations that would come to life but could never find the technology to do it. Now that she's discovered the magic of augmented reality (AR) she can't wait for the public to see the mural she's been commissioned to create on the wall of Ventimiglia Italian Foods for the Sterling Heights Public Art Program.

"I'm so excited," said Popko, during an interview at Ventimiglia's. The small family business featuring fresh baked bread and house made soups and submarine sandwiches features an outdoor patio and at one time a large mural that stood as a neighborhood landmark. 

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