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Neighborhood Beautification Project

Two local artists, one of whom is my friend Tara Eastman, and several volunteers gathered at the Eastside YMCA in Jamestown, NY, yesterday morning to start work on a large mural. The mural, when completed, will be placed on a blighted building located in Jamestown.

I cannot draw or paint, but I can take photographs. I spent the day snapping pictures to record the progress of the mural.

QB142389_edited-1Applying primer (Ten boards had to be primed.)

QB142396_edited-1Young and Old Worked Side by Side

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My friend, Tara, one of the local artists

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One of the volunteers

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Tara, sketching mural design

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This is Kristen, who is a local artist.

QB142428_edited-1Kristen asked the volunteers to find an image that stirred in them a memory or an emotion; those images were the ones that were used on the mural.

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Kristen and Tara are excited because the primer coat is now dry.

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Laying out the boards on which mural will be painted
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Tara and Kristen begin drawing and painting the mural.

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QB142482_edited-1Two volunteers who are helping to paint the mural

QB142488_edited-1Painting and drawing happening simultaneously

 The work on the mural will continue through this week and next Saturday. I plan to take more pictures of the mural next Saturday and will, of course, post pictures as soon as I get them organized, edited and uploaded.

In addition to the mural project another group of volunteers met at the railroad tracks on Foote Avenue and participated in the Clean Streets Project.

QB142497_edited-1Railroad track underpass on Foote Avenue

QB142496_edited-1Streets swept and new coat of paint applied

QB142495_edited-1The volunteers picked up a LOT of debris!

5 Responses to “Neighborhood Beautification Project”

  1. Ciss B

    This kind of work can change a community! The Bridge project is a big one to take on! I love the look for the wall too! Congrats to all who were involved – volunteers are the greatest!!

    Reply
  2. Unstoppable Spirit

    Wow! There is nothing like getting together working as a team for the community. I salute all who participated. This serves as an inspiration to all of us to take part in our community.

    Reply
  3. Tara Lamont

    This was a good start to an amazing project. Linda, thank you for taking the time to photograph our efforts! Can't wait till you see the mural progress by the end of the week!

    Reply
  4. Anonymous

    I really like your blog and i really appreciate the excellent quality content you are posting here for free for your online readers. thanks peace sandro

    Reply

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