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See the Tape Art Mural at Curtis Library at Sept. ArtWalk

September 11, 2020

MEDIA ALERT / PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Thursday, September 10

Contact:  Joyce Fehl, Curtis Memorial Library

207.504.4797

jfehl@curtislibrary.com

 

FOR OVER 30 YEARS, TAPE ARTISTS HAVE BEEN MAKING 

TEMPORARY, OUTDOOR MURALS BY "DRAWING" WITH TAPE

 

Creating "Hope and Possibilities" Theme Mural

 

WHENThursday, September 10 through Saturday, September 12

               9:00 am through 9:00 pm

                          

                          Special Second Friday Art Walk with Brunswick Downtown Association

                          Friday, September 11 from 4 - 7 pm

                          Middle Street will be closed to traffic for safe, distanced viewing

  

WHAT:  TAPE ARTists Michael Townsend and Leah Smith will be "drawing" a temporary mural live on the original and                   new library building, using special "Piktotape" that is safe to apply to building surfaces

      • "Ask the Artists" Q & A session while they are working
      • Pick up a free TAKE AND MAKE TAPE ART KIT at Second Friday Art Walk while supplies last
      • Enter the drawing to win a copy of Leah and Michael's book "Collaborative Tape Art"

WHERE:  Curtis Memorial Library on the corner of Pleasant and Middle Streets, Brunswick, Maine

 

WHY:       We had hoped to host an exhibit of Robert McCloskey's illustrations this summer at the library as part of the                   Bicentennial celebration.  When the library closed and that was not possible, we thought about an outdoor                     exhibit that the whole community could enjoy safely and from a distance.

 

                            A patron had told us about her niece Leah's work through TAPE ART.

 

                            Leah's late grandfather, Romain B. Savoie, former Brunswick Assistant Postmaster, was an avid reader and                                    long-time patron at Curtis. "I am excited to be making art in a town that I have many childhood memories of                                and on a building that had a profound impact on my grandfather's life. Please stop by to visit with us, ask                                      questions and watch as the artwork unfolds."  



Funding for this project is made possible in part from the Maine 200 Bicentennial Commission

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