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|History of Blick in Color
|An early birthday gift to the City of Galesburg, as it's been called, is completed, and has already drawn plenty of eyes.
Galesburg-based Blick Art Materials, which turns 100 years old next April, formally unveiled Tuesday the mural they had commissioned and was painted on the Mulberry Street side of the Discovery Depot Childrens Museum Building.
Joliet-based Friends of Community Public Art designed the mural. Artist Kathleen Scarboro says she loved learning about the city in order to help craft the mural.
"Being in Galesburg and finding out about Galesburg -- finding out what is the city's identity and what its dreams and what kind of dynamic movements can be found inside of it -- that was a really fascinating process for all of us," Scarboro said. "I'm very honored to have been allowed to do it."
"If it is possible to capture a spirit, I think all this work has done just that," said Mayor Sal Garza.
The mural is entitled "First a Dream" -- depicting some of the things that have made Galesburg known: Carl Sandburg, the old Burlington Northern "Silver Streak" train, and art.
The art, is represented by Galesburg High School Art Department Chair Chris Dokolasa, and students Gabe Moreno and Emma Wolfe
Blick company officials say they are planning what they call another large public event in April.
(The mural was formally unveiled Tuesday.)
(Kathleen Scarboro, one of the artists that designed the mural, speaks during a ceremony.)
(Bob Buchhbaum, Blick Art Materials CEO, speaks Tuesday.)
(WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
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