May 6, 2011

Check-in with Ellen Griesedieck

My class had a wonderful invitation to take a scenic roadtrip out to the studio of Ellen Griesedieck in Sharon CT.  Ellen is the originating artist of the American Mural Project, a mixed media, 3-D mural about working people in the USA that has grown into a countrywide community participation outreach.  Ellen has traveled the country photographing and getting to know American workers, and celebraitng their accomplishments through her art. We had the chance to see Ellen's mural in progress and create our own tee shirts.  We were all amped up when we left!
Ellen's 'stuff' where the magic happens - you win, Ellen!
Fisherman from a 'work in progress' section of the mural.
Ellen and me outside her studio (no, I did not get to drive the buggy!)
We first met Ellen at the Hartford Public Library where she exhibited her large panels last year.  AMP will have a permanent home at the mill in Winsted CT. Stay tuned for more visits!  Check out: http://www.wallofamerica.org for more news of Ellen and her amazing mural.