"Earthday Everyday" traveling mural comes to City Hall!
A new piece of artwork is on display at City Hall! Local interdisciplinary artist Star Nigro has developed a traveling, temporary mural project with help from the talented youth of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's Relatives As Parents Program and the local 4-H Youth Program. The participating artists created the mural concept, and a quote to represent their gift to the community; "No matter our differences, we always have something in common."
Image of "Earthday Everyday" Traveling Eco Mural
"Earthday Everyday" was created using everyday objects and recycled materials. Each artist was given a panel made of recycled pallet wood to decorate in their own style. When placed together, the individual panels create a unified image. "Earthday Everyday" won first place at the Ulster County Fair, along with a ribbon for outstanding exhibit at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. The mural was displayed as a part of the O+ Festival in 2018, and before coming to City Hall was housed at the Catskill Interpretive Center in Mount Tremper, NY.
This community minded art piece inspired local business‘ to
support this project, including Herzog’s of Kingston and their generous donation
of building materials. RAW Makers of Kingston provided the use of their
facilities, and amazing staff, including professional carpenter John Sauve.
John worked together with Star to create the 32 tiles made from recycled
palettes in addition to the 5’x 9’ wooden frame and easels.
To learn more about this exciting project, please visit the following links:
Relative As Parents Program
4-H Youth Group
Star Nigro's Artist Website