State & Union: JCC hosting mural painting day as part of StrOlean | News


Group members can decide on up a paintbrush and add to the “Heart of Olean Mural” all through the city’s StrOlean event on Friday.

SUNY Jamestown Neighborhood College’s Cattaraugus County Campus is hosting the mural group paint day from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in front of campus at 260 N. Union St. All are invited to participate.

“We have a paint by numbers program that permits men and women of all ages and artwork ability stages to leave a mark on this challenge,” suggests Meg Saligman, the environment-renowned artist top the challenge. “Wonderful contributions have previously been built at two neighborhood functions we’ve held in conjunction with the Olean Household YMCA.”

Perform began on May 18 on the massive-scale mural that will go over just about every of the four exterior walls of JCC’s Library & Liberal Arts Center. Portray will keep on all over the summer season, as Saligman plans to dedicate the concluded installation throughout the Oct. 7 StrOlean.

Saligman’s community-pushed layout pays distinctive homage to the Olean place and JCC. The Olean indigenous was influenced to go after the task by her late father, Olean attorney Don Fish.

The Heart of Olean Mural is the latest in a long line of noteworthy setting up installations Saligman has made in the United States and internationally. Her landmark “Common Threads” mural in Philadelphia served as the backdrop for a scene from the preferred television series “This Is Us” in 2019.

Her murals on buildings in Shreveport, Louisiana Omaha, Nebraska and Chattanooga, Tennessee, are among the 10 most significant murals in the U.S. Saligman has also applied her creative talents to completely transform a theater in Mexico City, a h2o tower in Tanzania, and a village collecting web site in Ecuador.

To understand a lot more about Saligman’s Olean mural undertaking, titled “Vantage Place: Our Valley of Sunshine,” stop by


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