Update: 10/31/17 12;30pm
The work has been completed on the Women’s Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center outdoor mural. The new mural hangs on the east side of the vistor’s center above the water wall in Declaration Park.
The Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls will soon have murals inside and outside the park’s visitor’s center.
Thursday workers braved the cold weather and worked to hang the mural, like wallpaper, on the outside of the visitor’s center. The mural (which is seen in the poster hanging a security fence) is expected to finished by next Tuesday.
Artist Charles Johnston painted the outdoor suffrage mural for Women’s Rights National Historical Park visitor center. Charles Johnston, aka “C5” is a painter, sculptor, and muralist who has been creating public art for 25 years in concrete, mixed media and bronze.
Back in May, Artist Blake Chamberlain, of Seattle, painted murals in the Visitor Center One of the murals is a colorful life size representation of the organizers and notable attendees of the Seneca Falls Convention of July 1848, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Martha Coffin Wright, Jane Hunt, Mary Ann M’Clintock, and Frederick Douglass.
Another piece will include a tribute to the table on which the the first draft of the Declaration of Sentiments –centerpiece of the 1848 convention– was written. A third wall will include large portrait panels of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, painted in a contemporary style which mimics the look of engravings.
Originally from Auburn, NY, Chamberlain has dedicated much of his work over the past five years to representing inspirational figures from Central and Western New York history