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MOUNT VERNON — Thursday evening, the newest mural in downtown, located on the side of the former Masonic Temple beside the Grand Hotel, was officially dedicated.
John Donnelly, the artist of the piece who also did last year’s mural, began the work of art in June and added the finishing touches in October.
He told those at the dedication ceremony on Thursday that just transferring the grid from his smaller reference onto the wall took nearly a month because he did it all by hand. Because of the location in the Grand Hotel parking lot, he couldn’t use any spray paint for fear of damaging cars, so all of the primer was hand-rolled onto the wall.
And, though it was hard work, Donnelly said that it was both enjoyable and rewarding work, and he was happy with the way it turned out.
“I love the community, and I hope I get the chance to do another (mural) for you,” he said.
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