Friday, April 25, 2014
Train Station Mural update
Work has continued on the train station mural this past week. Though the walls were pretty much covered in the marathon of work over the initial weekend, there were a few sections to finish, and lots of details to work out. Producing the mural in pieces made it possible to install it quickly, but making sure the whole image comes together can require seeing it all in place. Our mural creator Delia King has been back in town again this week, working on the platform along with a few volunteers. The rain has held off, but fierce winds tend to whip through the space by the tracks. Still, a lot of work has been accomplished. Shapes have been better defined, colors enhanced to unify the composition and build more space, and details that had been left open now being settled. Delia is confident that all the painting will have been completed by the end of the day, leaving just the task of applying a sealer for tomorrow morning.
That's not the end of the story. BelmarArts has a whole list of events set for Saturday, April 26th. At 3:00 pm, the Boatworks will be hosting two guest speakers, Tom Gallo and Gary Crawford, who will be talking about the history and future of trains and Belmar. Then at 4:00 pm, the action moves over to the train station (just a couple of blocks away, between 8th and 10th) for the official unveiling and dedication of the mural. Everyone is invited to return to the Boatworks after that for the exhibition reception for our current Belmar and the Railroad exhibition, which includes more than three dozen artworks with train themes. The reception is from 5 to 7 pm and will include the typical refreshments. Visitors are welcome at one or all of the events, and admission is free.