Local artist completes mural at Potsdam school; seeks ideas for mural at Postwood Beach
Photo submitted by Sara Lynch.
POTSDAM — Local artist Sara Lynch recently completed a mural for Potsdam’s AAK Middle school seventh grade science classroom.Design suggestions were pulled from emails Sara received from community members near and far, drawings made by students, and feedback on social media. She combined them into a design that depicts the life cycle of a monarch with diagrams showing the parts of a flower and plant and animal cells personified. Public input was enthusiastic and much appreciated. You can learn more about it on her website https://www.saraelynch.com/blogroll/publicart2021.
Moving forward Sara is now seeking design suggestions for a mural at Potsdam’s Postwood Park. The proposed location is the side of the building that houses the bathrooms. General themes of native wildlife, watershed preservation, and community are suggested but all will be considered. Mural ideas can be emailed to [email protected] while drawings can be mailed to
c/o Town Supervisor
18 Elm St
Potsdam NY, 13676
or dropped off in person at the Potsdam Town Hall or Postwood Park concessions stand.
To fund this project, Sara wrote a grant to receive funds from the Decentralization Program, A regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, which is administered by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.
For further information, contact Lynch at [email protected].