New Tile Mural in the Works for CT Town
There's a new campaign to give a Norwalk beach some color. Artists Georgette Wirth and Kim Salander are seasoned public artists that are trying to raise $7,000 via Kickstarter, a crowd source funding platform for creative projects. Two-thirds of the project's costs are being covered by Norwalk Parks & Recreation and the Norwalk Arts Commission. Tile America is also donating materials. The remaining $7,000 dollars will hopefully be donated by other people who believe enough in the project to put their own money toward it.
As of today, Wirth and Salander have raised $992. Kickstarter has given them 29 days to raise the rest. If they do not reach their goal within that time-limit, every last penny will be returned to the donors.
The wall on which the mural will go is literally around the corner from another mural that Kim painted last year, near Calfe Mu. The wall is huge and very white, begging for public art. Wirth and Salander, who own a custom tile-design company, plan to install a 5' x 25' refired glazed quarry tile mural which is frost proof and UV resistant--perfect for a beach atmosphere. The finished mural will look something like this:
Wirth and Salander have proven themselves with past public art projects such as the mural they created at the intersection of Marshall and South Main in SoNo (Norwalk's downtown area):
They have also donated work to Devon's Place, an accessible playground in Mathews Park near Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk.
Minimum donations for the project are $1 and the final day to donate is Jan 11. Donations can be made here.