Sunday, September 28, 2008

The New Mural Dedication

Today was the official dedication of our new mural on the north side of the Boatworks. The top photo shows the completed work. Our crab had a playmate, the big red one on top of the Jake's Cakes trailer, here for the occasion with a round or two of free crab cake sandwiches for everyone.

However, this was a pot luck picnic, so most of the food was inside. We had two full tables of food contributed by people in attendance, hot and cold foods of all kinds, not to mention desserts.

We took a break from the feasting to gather outside where Pat recognized Calli Dobrzynski, one of our teen artists, for her contributions to the new mural.

Also Bob Mataranglo, who once again used his contacts to get us the paint, as well as making a really cool 3D piece- the big blue claw crab.

Merry Brennan represented both the BAC and the town of Belmar in leading us all in a crab cake sandwich toast to the new mural- better than champagne anytime.

Not just eating at this picnic. We had some live entertainment from some familiar faces (above) and Sandy Taylor organized a great art activity- fish printing. That's right, making prints from fish, which went onto shirts, bandanas, etc. Fun for all ages.

Special thanks to Chris Brandl of Jakes Crab Shack in Belmar, Siperstein's Paints for once again providing us with paint for the mural (and the fish prints), all those who worked on the mural, and to everyone who brought dishes to the pot luck.

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