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Design selected for public mural coming to the new Susquehanna Art Museum opening in 2015.

Published: Oct 21, 2014

Susquehanna Art Museum revealed the mural design that will be installed on a large wall bordering the outdoor garden area at the museum's new location set to open in January 2015 in Harrisburg's Midtown District. The design by Messiah College professor Daniel Finch symbolizes the beauty, hope, and optimism of Harrisburg's future.

Susquehanna Art Museum

The Susquehanna Art Museum is delighted to announce an important update to our ongoing public arts mural project, a collaboration between artists, community members, and arts organizations through the city of Harrisburg! The mural Selection Committee met on October 15th to interpret the submitted proposals as well as the feedback from more than 1,000 community members. We are pleased to offer the project to artist and Messiah College professor Daniel Finch. Mr. Finch’s mural design (shown above) incorporates a combination of symbols “meant to serve as an image of beauty, hope, and optimism regarding Harrisburg’s future.” 

The mural project, with the support of the Hershey Harrisburg Visitor’s Bureau, is dedicated to fostering community collaborations and partnerships. The museum will open a new 20,000 square foot facility at 3rd and Calder streets in January of 2015 that will be a cultural hub and catalyst for further development in the Midtown arts district of Harrisburg. Preparation for the mural project will continue through 2014, with a dedication to be held in the spring of 2015. Sponsorships and donations to support this public art initiative
are still being sought.

Author: Rick Dunlap

Public Relations Director
Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301 A, Harrisburg, PA 17110
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