Living ADK and View, the Center for Arts and Culture, have teamed up to create a new mural that is hanging on the side of Souvenir Village by the five corners/Point Park in Old Forge, NY.
The mural was designed and painted by Char Miller, a View summer intern and current Rochester Institute of Technology graphic design student, over the course of multiple days in August.
The community mural project started as part of the “It’s Happening in Herkimer Campaign,” an ongoing program designed to share small, grassroots ideas around Herkimer County to highlight positive efforts taking place in towns around the county. After learning about the campaign, it quickly became apparent to LivingADK that the Town of Webb needed to be a part of the picture. After securing the funds from the Herkimer campaign, the idea was simple: find a spot in town where lots of eyes would be, gather the necessary supplies, and find an image that could celebrate the town.
Char Miller, one of View’s talented summer interns, was assigned to head up the project. In creating the final design, Miller was tasked with making something that would be universally appealing and a vision that would inspire both local pride and immediate excitement for the thousands of visitors that pass by the wall.
The mural will stay up until the snow starts to fall, at which point it can be taken down and stored. To see pictures of the mural in its many stages and a time lapse of its creation, visit View’s or Living ADK’s Facebook pages.
Photo of Old Forge mural courtesy Living ADK.