The Hartford Arts Academy joined us at the mill today to glaze the tiles they created back in February. The Ensworth Foundation made this project possible, as well one coming up this fall with Summit Achievement First.
The Roberts and Montepara families and friends spent three hours in the Sharon studio helping us fold, stuff, seal and stamp this year's annual membership mailing. Food and laughter included.
Governor and Mrs. Malloy, writer Frank Delaney, AMP students and teachers, and many more supporters helped celebrate the American Mural Project tonight. We're getting closer every day to meeting the match! Click here to view Governor's Malloy urging everyone to support AMP.
A great day painting links with Washington Montessori!
Thank you to Northwest Community Bank for their generous donation to AMP's capital campaign!
AMP supporters met with Ellen (artist and founder) in her Sharon, CT studio to see some of the finished pieces and learn about the project’s future. AMP needs to raise $1.4M by August 2015 to match a pledge of $1M from the state; the combined funds would allow for the mill to be renovated, the mural installed, and the exhibit opened to the public.
Did you just hear all of the cheering coming from Winsted? That's because Governor Malloy just announced his $1 Million challenge grant for AMP! We've got one year to raise the matching funds and the State of Connecticut will kick in $1 Million to get the mill building renovated so we can open to the public in 2016.
Governor Malloy announced, "We are excited to support such a worthy project for the state-making it possible to install the largest indoor collaborative artwork in the world-and look forward to the impact the American Mural Project will have in revitalizing the surrounding community through tourism and economic activity."
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