"Reaching for the Sky" by Susan Marshall
The mural on the side of our building was painted as a set of five individual panels by Orange artist Susan Marshall and fabricated on metal backing by Lyman Signs of Phillipston. It was installed in November 2019, with funding from the Local Cultural Councils of Orange, Warwick, New Salem, Phillipston, Athol, and Wendell. Co-op members and friends also supported the project through our 2019 fundraising auction. Our partners at Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust initiated the idea as a way to show our shared commitment to creating a vibrant local food hub for the beautiful North Quabbin region.
You can read more about the mural installation in the Greenfield Recorder and Mount Grace's newsletter. And here's an aerial view of it in a drone video shot by New England Sky Pix.