Jul 10, 2019

Newsletter | July 2019

Punta Gorda library mural rendering

"Tails from the Harbor" Mural Dedication Over 200 folks braved the heat and attended our mural dedication on June 20th. What an amazing turnout! A BIG THANK YOU to the residents, visitors, and businesses whose support made this mural happen! So What's Our Next Mural Project? The New Punta Gorda Charlotte Library! Our next mural will be on the arched wall facing Shreve Street on the new Punta Gorda Charlotte Library at 401 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda. It will celebrate the 111-year history of the library in Punta Gorda. The first Public library was opened on April 1st, 1908 at the Guild room in the Rectory of the Episcopal Church in town. It moved (and expanded) four more times over the years and will soon move into this new location. Artist Skip Dyrda created the proposed design for the mural shown below. The concept is a combination of showing this history and the importance of the library to all ages, while presenting these elements in an interesting composition that will attract and hold the attention of young and old.   Next Step - Raise the needed Funds - $28,800 If interested in donating, please visit www.puntagordamurals.org/donate. OR To learn more about becoming a Mural Sponsor click here. History Classes Coming Your Way - Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 We've teamed up with the PGI Civic Association to bring you Local History 1-Hour sessions AND our regular History Classes (always updated with new murals and new stories). CHECK OUT the Dates and Times Below or Click HERE

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Jul 10, 2019

Newsletter | June 2019

"TAILS FROM THE HARBOR" The Mural is DONE! (Or is it?) The past five and a half months have included cold weather, fire ants, backaches, wet weather, lovebugs, more aches & pains, hot weather, and hundreds of interesting chats with folks who stopped to talk with artist Skip Dryda, and now the mural is finally finished!      We couldn't be happier with the end product.  Once again Skip has created an amazing mural.  He added his signature last Friday which usually means he's done. But then something else started to appear... ...a little something extra... ...something not originally planned. Leave it to Skip to surprise us. Stop by and take a look. PLEASE JOIN US Cool Tee Shirts Still Available Check out Our "Tails from the Harbor" Tee's at Cafe Press You might have seen our Tour Guide or our Artist wearing a "Tails" mural Tee Shirt.  The shirts were designed by our Artist Skip Dyrda and feature our sea turtle porthole.  They are for sale at www.cafepress.com/PGHMS. A small portion of the sale goes to the Mural Society.

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