The Big Mural Project is inviting community members to the unveiling of their first large-scale project on Thursday, July 14. Get your cameras out and learn more about a new work of art as its officially presented to the public.
Local artist Ehren Knapp created the work, entitled "Erie Industry." The work was coordinated by The Big Picture mural project. Knapp's art is visible the east facade of the Skinner Engine Building on West 12th Street. The work's conception and installation were coordinated by The Big Picture mural project, with help from building owners Logistics Plus.
The mural features a stylized depiction of the industrial subject matter. Fittingly, the Skinner Engine Company is referenced, as well as various other manufacturers and trades in our region. General Electric, Griswold Iron, Urick Ductile Foundry, Marx Toys, and Erie Press are cited as inspiration as well.
The unveiling ceremony will include a short presentation by Knapp to outline his work. Erie Art Museum Director, John Vanco will say a few words, as well as Logistics Plus CEO Jim Berlin. YMCA teen center artists will be on hand as well, who helped paint surface blocks on the site.
The Big Picture is a consortium of organizations (including the Erie Art Museum, Erie Arts and Culture, the YMCA and Tungsten Creative) that provides artists & community organizations with the resources to create, support & sustain large-scale murals in Erie. - Nick Warren
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. // 337 West 12 Street, Skinner Engine Building. // free // www.facebook.com/events/640891789403815/