Jul 19, 2020

Newsletter | July 2020 – New Mural Virtual Dedication

      "Pages from Our Library's Past"   Our 30th Mural is Done! We are excited to announce that our 30th mural, “Pages from Our Library’s Past” is finished. The mural is located at the new Punta Gorda Charlotte Library located at 401 Shreve Street. You can find it on the arched wall facing Shreve Street. We typically follow the completion of a mural with a dedication and ribbon cutting. During these unusual times, that is not possible. So instead, this newsletter will serve as our virtual ribbon cutting / dedication. The Mural Society was established 25 years ago with the mission to “Preserve the rich History of the Punta Gorda area through the beauty of Mural Art”. We have created and maintain 29 murals throughout the city with each capturing a slice of this rich history. This new mural is no exception. It celebrates the 112-year history of a public library in Punta Gorda. The 2-page ‘scrapbook’ in the center of the mural presents old newspaper articles that tell the story of the library’s history dating back to 1908. All five previous library locations have been captured showing the growth of the library through the years. A librarian and children of all ages sit and climb their way around the stacks and shelves of books surrounding this history. Interesting book titles are scattered across the spines, encouraging kids of all ages to take a closer look. Our artist is Skip Dyrda from Sarasota. He began painting the mural in mid February and was well on his way when the pandemic shut everything down in mid March. Fortunately he

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