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Mural artists headed to Montross

Melanie Stimmell and Anat Ronen

The Greater Montross Partnership for Revitalization (GMPFR) in conjunction with the Montross Revitalization Steering Committee has announced an evening of mural art featuring award-winning artists Melanie Stimmell and Anat Ronen on Friday, June 6, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

In addition to the First Friday Montross Art Walk, Stimmell and Ronen have been commissioned to paint three large-scale murals in the “village” of Montross. In keeping with the revitalization theme of “return to the village,” murals will be painted on the side of Bridget’s Boutique, Carrot Cottage and on the side of the old Wakefield Furniture building now undergoing renovation by the Westmoreland County Museum. The artists also have been hired to touch up the current mural on the Montross Coca-Cola plant.

One can expect to see the artists putting the finishing touches on the murals on June 6 along with enjoying music by the “Blackthorn String Band” and partaking in the wine garden hosted by The Hague Winery. 

More than three years into its revitalization efforts, Montross is enjoying a small surge in the opening of art and antique shops and hopes through its revitalization efforts more businesses will join the momentum.

Stimmell is from California and is one of the most sought after street painters in the world. She has painted for clients and events all over the globe and has been awarded the title of “Maestra Madonnara” (Master Street Painter) in both Italy and Germany.

Ronen is a Houston-based artist, born and raised in Israel. Her first large-scale project was four murals on the Galveston Causeway, each 90 feet long. Since then she has completed more than 400 larger and smaller scale murals on highways, commercial spots, schools, churches, and in private homes throughout the Houston area and beyond,

posted 06.04.2014

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