We have scheduled the general meeting for Art Scene/DNR Wildlife Mural program at 4 p.m. on May 24.
Students will have the unique opportunity to paint a mural on a very visible building on Highway 2 this summer. A unique series of art classes: Art Scene – Painting a Michigan Wildlife Mural, will be offered for free from June 8 – 25. Students from local junior high and high schools in eighth through twelfth grades are invited to discover their inner Michelangelo and help to create a beautiful mural on the outside wall of the DNR building on U.S. Highway 2.
The Michigan DNR, which is sponsoring the mural project, is thankful to the Bonifas for its support. “We are very grateful to the Bonifas Arts Center for their support in partnering with the Finance and Operations Division of the Department of Natural Resources to do this venture,” said JoAnn Alexander with the Michigan DNR. “The mural will represent what the outdoors has to offer in this beautiful area that we live. We hope that motorists and tourists driving by, and customers of the Escanaba Service Center will view and enjoy this outside mural for years to come. We are very fortunate to have such devoted and passionate local artists working on this project.”
The students will be guided through the project by experienced instructor and artist James Finlan, and assisted by art students from Bay College. Students will practice their drawing skills, along with large scale and detailed painting skills, and will learn important lessons in perspective and teamwork. The group will meet between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., though the schedule is flexible. Students should register by calling the Bonifas at 906-786-3833 by May 24.