We are excited to share the story of the "Traveling Mural"!
Local photographer and eco-workshop facilitator Star Nigro has developed a traveling mural project with talented youth from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's Relatives As Parents Program and the local 4-H 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."
"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 in New Paltz, along with a ribbon for "outstanding exhibit" at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. The mural was displayed as a part of the Kingston O+ Festival in 2018, in the Catskill Visitor Center in Mount Tremper from 2018-19, Kingston's City Hall summer exhibit 2019 and is currently featured at the Hudson Valley Senior Residence in Kingston, NY.
This community-minded art piece inspired local business‘ to support this project, including Herzog’s of Kingston with 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.
Last updated April 10, 2020