Unveiling of Art From the Heart January 12 at 2 pm at the Peace Dale library!
Everyone at the South County Art Association (SCAA) would like to thank you so much for participating in our Art From the Heart community mural. Our community is full of vibrancy and diversity and we are so glad you are a part of this beautiful mural...and our community!
Our mural is finished and we wanted to invite you to a public unveiling on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 2pm at the Peace Dale library! The snow date will be Saturday, January 19th at 2:00 pm. The program will include a short story by Marc Levitt, local Storyteller, followed by the ‘unveiling' of the mural and refreshments.
Each individual involved in this SCAA community art project expressed their artistic viewpoint of our community, and we are so happy to represent yours. The goal of the mural is to connect all of us in our community and beautify public space. The Peace Dale library has offered a permanent space for the community mural. A sense of place is the theme of the mural and will remain a permanent reflection of South County in its home in the lower stairway of the Peace Dale library.
This mural was made possible by a Rhode Island Foundation Community grant awarded to the South County Art Association to outreach organizations and the general public throughout South County to offer a community wide art making event. As you know, 4 x 4 canvas squares were painted, and are now joined together to create a repeating circle motif. The circles became a four foot mural and serve to highlight the importance of the individual in relation to their community. In addition to the Rhode Island Foundation, additional support was provided by the People’s Credit Union for materials.
We are grateful to volunteers Richard Casagrande for framing the mural, Beth Casagrande and Paula Imbergamo for finishing and attaching all the squares. A warm thank you to Abigail Dandurand, who created the overall design and coordinated the details of the project.
We could not have done this project without you. You are a part of what makes South County such a great community and we thank you again for sharing your artistic perspective. We hope to see you there with us on Saturday, January 12! Have a wonderful holiday season.
Thank you, Kathleen