SKOWHEGAN — The mural, “A Place to Watch,” by the Skowhegan Area High School Art Club is on display at the Skowhegan Free Public Library, 9 Elm St.

The work on the mural began when Iver Lofving, the art advisor to the club, and the club visited the Skowhegan History House in fall 2016. There they were supplied with information about all sorts of interesting people and events to include. After the visit, the club met every Wednesday afternoon and worked on the mural.

Included on the mural are many things that represent major events in the town such as the first and second world wars, the Spanish Flu, the IWW strike, the shoe industry and the arrival of electricity. The mural goes from 1700 on the left to 2018 on the right in 50-year segments, and after 1950 in 25-year segments. The seasons also are represented from summer to fall to winter to spring. There are major people in the front, and more landscape elements above. The mural is intended to be a fun way to visualize the history of the town of Skowhegan.

Students who contributed to the mural include Antonio Manasco, Carissa McCallum, Emily Gooddale, Hailey Meader, Abby Washburn, Kaitlin Kotelnikov, Cole Herrick, Chloe Cook, Alicyn Govoni, Mackenzie Peavy and Monika Ouellette.

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