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Mill Street Mural Project
The first of 5 panels to be installed on the Mill Street Parking Lot wall as part of the Mill Street Mural Project, organized and sponsored by Grass Roots Art & Community Effort (GRACE). On Saturday October 6th, the mural artist Tara Goreau and GRACE staff set up a Community Paint Day in the park next to Positive Pie, and invited the community to participate in a “Paint by Numbers” rendition of Tara’s design on three of the 5 mural panels. The result was fun, engaging and fruitful. “This project has been in the works for a couple of years now – we are so excited to see the first panel complete and installed on the wall, and it was so encouraging to have so many community members participate in our community paint day!” says GRACE Executive Director Kathryn Lovinsky. The mural was designed by Tara Goreau to celebrate Hardwick – it’s rich past, present and looking into the future. Lovinsky describes the vision for the mural: “There are elements of history woven through the mural in buildings, the granite and railroad industry as well as Abenaki peoples. There are also recognizable landmarks like the Judevine Library, Buffalo Mountain as well as depictions of the Memorial Day Parade/Tulip Festival, and celebration of our rich outdoors culture, agriculture and more!” This project has been supported by several local private donors as well as Hardwick businesses, in-kind materials donations and a grant of $1,000 from the Pleasants Fund of the Greensboro United Church of Christ. We are also excited to share the award of a grant from Spark! a grant fund of the Vermont Community Foundation. “It’s wonderful to see so much support from the town for this project in many different arenas from monetary donations, time, fundraising efforts, materials and creative participation” says Lovinsky. The first panel will be installed through October, then it will return to Tara’s studio for the winter where the others will be completed and the entire mural rehung in May 2019.
Family Art Workshop
Thursday October 11th, October 25th
Thursday September 13th, September 27th
9:00 – 11:00 am
Coffee, Drinks and snacks will be provided
at the Old Firehouse in Hardwick across from the post office
Come for all or part of the workshop, no art experience necessary, all ages welcome. We will have lots of art materials to explore including paints, watercolor, markers as well as three-dimensional projects!
All children must be accompanied by an adult
Call or email with any questions! 472-6857 firstname.lastname@example.org