KEYSER - Motorists traveling U.S. Route 220 through Keyser are now treated to a colorful addition to the city's South End Park amphitheater.
For the News Tribune
KEYSER - Motorists traveling U.S. Route 220 through Keyser are now treated to a colorful addition to the city’s South End Park amphitheater.
Through a cooperative effort from Highland Arts Unlimited, Keyser High School art students and the City of Keyser, four original music-themed murals are now hanging on the side and back of the wooden amphitheater.
Working with KHS art teacher TJ Conor, four designs for the murals were selected from art students’ submissions, and the designs chosen were created by Peyton Root, Molly Kephart, Tescia Battko and Courtney Minnick.
The murals were then painted with Chroma Mural Paint donated by Chroma Inc., and sealed with UV varnish donated by Golden Paint.
The Highland Arts Mural Committee would like to thank all those involved in mounting the four murals at the South End Park this week.
Special thanks go to City of Keyser, parks and recreation commissioner Jennifer Junkins, city street supervisor Jim Hannas, and his crew for all their help in getting the murals on the park’s amphitheater shell. Thanks to the US Wind Force Foundation grant, the generosity of 84 Lumber in Keyser, and the sale of an original painting by Jill Baldinger using Chroma Mural Paint, the project became a reality.