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‘Moore Together’ Mural Opening Is Nov. 16

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‘Moore Together’ Mural Opening Is Nov. 16
Posted on 11/13/2018
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On Friday, Nov. 16, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., an opening reception will be held at Lyman Moore Middle School to celebrate the school’s new “Moore Together” mural.

“Moore Together” is the theme of the school. It inspires the school’s students, families, and staff to work together to support and engage each member of the school community. Now, students and Ryan Adams, an artist and lifelong Mainer, have a created a mural featuring the theme.

Adams unveiled the design of the mural at the school in October, during a ceremony at which Deering High School senior Allan Monga, Maine’s 2018 Poetry Out Loud winner, recited a poem evocative of the “Moore Together” theme. Since then, Moore students have worked with art teacher Jessica Crowley to complete the mural. At the Nov. 16 event, the community is invited to gather to see the completed mural and meet the artists.

Using his knowledge of color theory and lettering acquired through his exploration of graffiti art, Adams has been painting murals and signs professionally for over a decade, and his work can be found adorning interiors and facades of buildings throughout the Northeast. “This project really captivated me with the marriage between visual and literary arts,” Adams said. “To be able to create a piece of colorful work that will become a part of the students' everyday environment is a great honor.”

The collaboration at Lyman Moore is made possible by the generosity of the Maine Humanities Council, Artist & Craftsman Supply, Rosemont Market, and Longfellow Books.