Thursday, June 16, 2011
Today was the official dedication ceremony of my mural. I was nervous because I knew I had to speak in front of a large group of people which included the mayor, so hopefully I did a decent job! Right before the ceremony started I was interviewed six times in quick succession, so I think that helped me loosen up a bit. All three of our local news stations were there, as well as two radio programs and the newspaper.
What was really awesome to me, though, was that so many people showed up. Tons of my friends and their families came by to take part, which really meant a great deal to me. It was the middle of the day so everyone had to take time off from work and and make a special trip to be there; I mean what better gesture could you ask for than that?
Of course I am extremely proud of everything about this project, but I never imagined it would be such a big deal and get the attention of the community in the way it has.
But this...this has to be one of my favorite things of all time. The Bluegrass Kitchen, the restaurant where I painted the mural, had a lunch special today that was the Mural Burrito. I had a menu item named after my artwork. How awesome is that?
A huge thank you to everybody who made it out today.
Posted by Glen at 6:38 PM