I was delighted to attend the unveiling Saturday of a new mural in the Children’s Department of the lovely Jesse Smith Library in Harrisville, RI (the link show some images of the library from our Film and TV Office website).
This mural, by artist Yetti Frenkel (pictured above with the mural), is titled “The Mill on the Clear River”, and it depicts the history of the library site, which, it turns out, includes a fabric mill that produced fabric for the uniforms of our armed services for both World Wars. It was particularly interesting to hear the artist talk about the design elements, which convey a rich sense of the history of the area.
Librarian Sandra Mundy was kind to invite me, and I was impressed with the way the library has used the arts to enliven its space. The new mural is a companion to another wonderful mural by Ms. Frenkel entitled “The Four Seasons on the Clear River”, which is located in the Young Readers area on the second floor. This mural depicts the animal and wildlife that populate the area, organized by season.
Nice job, all, and certainly worth a visit!