Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Keansburg Mural Project is Awarded a Grant

Keansburg Mural Project Prepares for Phase II

Dr Sketchy of Asbury Park was awarded a $1,500 Grant from the Ocean First Foundation and The Monmouth Arts Council to The Keansburg Mural Project.  The Project is financed from donations and local artists are selected to paint Murals on Sandy damaged commercial buildings that have not yet been restored in Keansburg.

This Grant money will use for Phase II of the Project.  The sites are are sought and recommended by Cliff Moore, Keansburg's Economic Community Development Coordinator, to the Governing Body after receiving permission from the property owners.  Once the site is approved then Tim Lucas (DrSketchy of Asbury Park) selects a local artist that sketches a concept rendering that is approved by the Mayor and Council before the work is started.

There are currently 5 Locations on Lower Carr Ave and on Beachway that have Murals in progress.  The goal is to have the murals complete by the Centennial Celebration Weekend in October.

Anyone with suggestions for the placement of murals or to learn more can contact Cliff Moore.

It's only fitting that a Titan be part of the project:

The Promethean Project is the work of 
Keansburg Artist Michael D Zielinski.    

The mural is about Prometheus who is a Titan in Greek mythology, best known as the deity in Greek mythology who was the creator of humanity and its greatest benefactor, who stole fire from Mount Olympus and gave it to humankind. As a Keansburg Titan himself, Michael though it was appropriate to be included in the Keansburg Mural Project.

This Mural can be found at the intersection of Carr and Center Avenues.

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