The production phase of the Veterans Mural Project has begun.
On April 30th local artists gathered at the Connections building at Tatnall and 8th streets to trace the mural design on sections of cloth. That’s a clever process using an old technology: overhead projectors. Play the video below to see how it’s done. In June the sections will be taken to the mural site, 901 Washington Street, and glued to the north wall, then coated with a weather-resistant, clear sealant.
The second step in the production phase took place April 23rd,
when Eric worked with local volunteers to pre-mix all the colors needed for the mural, well over 100! Several young photography students under the leadership of Theresa Emmett were on hand to document the fun. As you see by the photographs, mixing and matching color can get very messy!
The next step in production will be open exclusively to veterans and their families. On Saturday, May 7th
they will have the honor of initiating the painting of the mural’s cloth panels. This will take place rain or shine inside the Connections building. No experience is necessary. Old clothes are recommended!