"Like all of our weekly construction meetings, I am always fascinated in listening to the discussion about detail changes these guys are making as this project progresses. All vital moves that are being taken as the building takes form, making adjustments to accommodate PVC pipes whose location impacts placement of beams, existing windows that affect placement of steel, center where there was a structural dividing wall and therefore no existing pier. All worked out but with alot of creative input from Dan Godfrey, our steel guy; John Tracey and Kerry Caparulo from Scope; and our architect, David Shaughnessy." --Ellen
We’ve got a fine looking elevator shaft!
Our staff, volunteers, and friends at Scope Construction have helped renovate the white house on the property so we can begin to offer education programs while the mill is being renovated. More details on what’s to come in the weeks ahead!
Our volunteers are busy helping us prepare for our annual appeal mailing, which is a little different this year. Newman's Own Foundation has invited AMP to participate in an online holiday giving challenge, which means that every dollar donated by our supporters from November 21–January 3 gives AMP the chance to win grant money from the foundation! So even though you'll be receiving an envelope with the mailing, we hope that you'll contribute to our online campaign instead. Stay tuned for details--and the link to give--on Tuesday. Thanks for your support!
AMP's Art House is getting that much closer to being ready for our education programs, thanks to our many friends at Arconic. Construction on the mill building continues, and with the revived space in the house, we'll be able to offer several new programs in the coming months. Stay tuned!
Ellen just finished the Liberty Triangle plywood template, which serves as a cutting guide for the marble. The actual marble colors--three in total--will be very close in contrast.
We are fortunate to have two amazing interns this fall. You "met" Stephanie last week, and this week we're introducing Paige, a student at Western New England University, whose picture shows her comfort behind the camera.
"Photography has always been a huge part of my life. Somewhere along the road my passion for photography expanded to a passion for film. Ever since, film has impacted me everyday in every way. I love the way it tells a story through a different point of view, allowing each individual viewer to interpret it in their own way. With film we can do so much good for our world and that's exactly what I'm striving for. I am so happy to be a part of the American Mural Project's team and to help get out these incredible stories of these amazing people through all different forms of art, including film. In the spring, I will be studying abroad in Greece for 4 months. While I'm there, I will be continuing to study within my major, Psychology, and my minor, Film, as well as traveling throughout Greece, Italy, England, and hopefully Ireland."