Mosaic art installation makes progress at the Arts Center

The mural team takes a photo to credit Thrivent Financial Institution for a grant that will provide a bench and pavers to complement the new mural at CNY Arts Center. Pictured from left are: Teresa Cady, team leader Leslie Paice, Pr. Diane Wheatley and Linda Muhs. Not pictured, Margaret Nichols.

FULTON — A mosaic concept designed and created by Leslie Paice is well underway at CNY Arts Center in downtown Fulton. Being installed on the cement planter outside the front entrance of the Arts Center, the mosaic includes tiles representing each of the art disciplines offered in the multi-arts center.

Paice is the concept artist also responsible for two previous murals located in Fulton. The stained glass mural “Starry, Starry Night’ is erected in Indian Point Park at the northern entrance to the city on Route 481. Made of cut glass bottle bottoms, the mural pieces were colored and assembled at Harbor Fest as a community project in 2012.

The second mural, Art in the Wind, was installed on the side of the county building on Route 481, across from Mimi’s Diner, in 2018. This mural provides motion with free moving aluminum pieces that depict birds in flight.

The newest mosaic located at the Arts Center helps to advance outdoor renovations of the building in the first phases of development from an empty store to a multi-arts center offering programming in studio fine arts, performing arts, writing and culinary arts.

Paice assembled a team to help with the mosaic installation, many of whom were volunteers on the first two murals. Mosaic volunteers include members of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. With grant funding received by the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, the wall will be complemented by pavers along the bottom of the mosaic and a park bench for visitors.

The first half of the mosaic, started in August, is expected to be completed in the very near future. The remaining portion will be completed in the spring with the return of good weather.

To see the mural in progress, drop by CNY Arts Center at 121 Cayuga St. in downtown Fulton. For more information about the organization, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-598-ARTS (2787).

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