Tributaries in Springfield, Missouri (Photo by Dave Loewenstein): Mary McCabe, executive director of Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), prizes the positive results of Loewenstein's work. "At M-AAA, we hold a core value that cultural expression is intrinsic to human beings. Our mission is to help people and communities express themselves," she says. "With Dave, the real work of art is the process that occurs." Loewenstein himself has noted, "To me, the mural is an artifact of that process. Murals end up becoming evidence of an experience. Places of memory and history…." This is true not only of the events depicted in each mural but in the memories of those who participated in its making.