In a Zoom event presented by David M. Hunt Library on Wednesday, May 12 at 7PM, Amy Wynn, executive director of the American Mural Project (AMP), will share the story of AMP, with slides, video and a question and answer. The American Mural Project (AMP), founded by Artistic Director Ellen Griesedieck in 2001, began as an art project to pay tribute to the American worker. AMP is also the name of the museum in which the mural and other exhibits will be housed in two historic mill buildings in the former factory town of Winsted.
The American Mural Project Museum will open to the public in 2022. Even before officially opening, AMP has been engaging visitors during mural installation for tours, events and education programs. The mural itself is a work in progress that measures 120 feet x 48 feet. Ninety-five percent of this 3-dimensional mural has been created and 70% has been installed permanently. In addition to the larger-than-life-sized depictions of various workers, the mural and related exhibits will feature art that has been created by more than 15,000 students through collaboration with visionary leaders whose organizations have inspired change on a national scale, i.e. Habitat for Humanity (President Jimmy Carter), White Earth Land Recovery Project (Winona LaDuke), Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (Bill Strickland), Hope Meadows Project (Brenda Eheart). Together, with the mural, these projects will give voice to the American worker.