Please join us at the Schweinfurth Art Center on Thursday May 4th from 6-8 pm to celebrate the installation of a 32 ft crocheted mural of Harriet Tubman on the front of the Art Center. Over 150 community volunteers have created this mural by crocheting 2ft x 2ft squares under the direction of visiting artist, Olek.
The mural is part of the Love Across the USA crochet project by Olek, an internationally recognized crochet artist whose work often amplifies the voices of women. Olek's goal is to create a large scale mural in every state, celebrating a strong female figure from each location. For the state of New York, she chose two women: Harriet Tubman in Auburn, and Susan B. Anthony in Rochester. Auburn, NY will be one of the first cities in the country to complete the project.
The installation of the mural will begin in the morning on May 4th. Olek will be unrolling the mural from the roof of the Art Center and a film-maker will be onsite documenting the event in the afternoon.
Community members along with all of the volunteers are invited to attend the celebration. Music, entertainment, and light refreshments will be provided. Olek will be on hand to talk about the project.
This project was made possible by Olek and her team, sponsorship from the Senator John A. DeFrancisco Arts in Cayuga County Program, the Hilton Garden Inn, Jesse Kline, Jamie Rathbone, the Schweinfurth Art Center Board of Trustees, and the 150 volunteers who worked tirelessly to create the squares for the mural.
Thank you to all who participated in this wonderful community project!