Art History Coverage
Be a Part of History - Frankenmuth Mural Project
The first being a piece depicting Satow's Drug Store, a community meeting place (the soda fountain prior to the 1995 renovation). This mural will be the first of several to be added to the town’s art collection through this project. The vision for the mural series is of various Frankenmuth sites as backdrops for phantasmagorical scenes grounded in the historical realities of the town, incorporating both historical figures and present-day characters of the community together on one canvas. Within this project’s qualifications, it is important to note that the pieces painted are for the community, and none of these pieces are being commissioned by any particular business. The places and themes are chosen by the artist for their role in historic Frankenmuth, along with the strong sense of community that they reflect. The paintings are funded through the artists efforts, the support of the community, and his beloved patrons. They are owned by the community, are moveable if necessary, and are meant to be a permanent part of the Frankenmuth art collection. It is the artist’s goal to make this an annual project with new sites and themes each year depicting as many community members as is possible. - Steve Hargash.
The first mural will be displayed in Fischer Hall a part of the Frankenmuth Historical Association. The museum is thrilled to take part in this art history project and looks forward to hosting the grand opening.
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