Painter seeking Sharpsburg wall for mural project
Pam Bruno wants to revitalize efforts to bring a mural to Sharpsburg.
Bruno, an experienced mural painter, said she had planned to paint a mural in the borough several years ago through a grant program but the idea never came to fruition.
The lack of a usable wall stalled the project.
Bruno said she has an offer for donated materials and will donate her labor.
She had a design in mind, and a program with local students to help with the project also is a possibility.
Still, a location would need to be found before any work could begin.
“Somebody in the borough would have to be willing to allow us to use one of their walls,” Bruno said.
Borough secretary Jan Barbus said previous attempts to find a property to use have been unsuccessful. Bruno said she also has made some inquiries on her own but with no luck.
Council President Karen Pastor said she'd like to see the project completed.
“I've wanted a mural in Sharpsburg for a long time,” Pastor said.
When murals previously were done in the area, Bruno said, their town was one of the only ones left out.
“I'd like to see this done,” Bruno said. “We're really the only ones in this corridor that did not get at least one mural.”
Officials suggested that Bruno work with the newly founded Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization to help in her efforts to find a suitable location.
“I really would like to do this if I can find a spot,” Bruno said.
Tom McGee is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or email@example.com.
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