Manlius artist Russell Mason has approached the Town Board of Seneca Falls, New York, with a proposal to paint a mural celebrating the town’s significant women’s rights history.
Mason, known for his large public murals in various New York communities and other states, has his sights set on the west wall of Chemung Canal Trust Bank in downtown Seneca. The proposed 25-by-15-foot mural would depict significant historical figures and landmarks, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and the former Seneca Knitting Mill, now the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
Town Supervisor Mike Ferrara said the board is considering the proposal, pending approval from the bank as the building owner. If the board decides to pursue a mural project, they would solicit proposals from various artists.
Mason’s mural would be a “meaningful, significant work of art” emphasizing both the natural beauty of Seneca Falls and its national historical importance, as the artist stated in a letter to the town officials. Notably, Mason’s portfolio includes works for the Buffalo Bills, the Obama Foundation, and the city of Oswego.
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