Visitors met Ellen, viewed sections of the mural, and participated in an art project today at the mill. Many went on to visit artists and shops at Whiting Mills next door.
Great afternoon cleanup at the mill with Victor, Ed, and Kevin from NW Connecticut Community College. The place looks great for next Sunday’s last open mill of the season.
Ellen was among 200 invitees to President Obama's White House Summit on Worker's Voice today, which brought together a diverse group of people--both seasoned and emerging leaders from across the country--to explore ways to ensure that middle class Americans are sharing in the benefits of the broad-based economic growth that they are helping to create. Ellen was incredibly inspired by the experience, and how cool that she was close enough to capture this shot!
Busy painting on this sweltering August day. Makes you appreciate more the men and women who work outside in this weather every day.
Ellen is making progress, painting an 18-foot-high section of the mural. This piece is one of two sections of the mural that will pay tribute to iron workers.
Yesterday we erected one of the final painted sections of the mural in Ellen’s studio. We’ve become pretty good at moving these large pieces around the small studio in Sharon, but we can’t wait to move them to their final home in Winsted, once we meet our $1M state challenge and renovations are complete. In the meantime, Ellen is looking forward to getting her paintbrushes wet!
The McKinley School hosted an all-school auction tonight. The fifth-graders created roof shingles with images depicting work were auctioned off to benefit AMP's "Raise the Roof" campaign. What an incredible act of philanthropy from these young kids!