Tisbury Mural Project takes shape


On Saturday a group that included high school art students and local artists gathered at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) to work on the Tisbury mural project under the leadership of Paul Brissette, head of the regional high school art department, and artist Anne Grandin and architect Tom Larson.

Ms. Grandin and Mr. Larson’ s mural design, “Gateway to the Island,” a colorful and historic depiction of Vineyard Haven, was the winning entry in a competition meant to spruce up Vineyard Haven.

The mural is comprised on nine large panels. This spring it will be formally unveiled and placed on a 10- by 45-foot blank exterior wall facing the parking lot next to the Stop & Shop in Vineyard Haven.

Citing background music piped over the PAC sound system with the likes of Steely Dan and Muddy Waters, Tisbury town moderator Deborah Medders, a mural committee member, said, “The working environment was great.”