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New aviation mural ready for take-off

 

August 31, 2017 | View PDF

The "Dawn of Aviation" mural highlights events specific to Seward and contains a special tribute to life-long resident Pat Ray Williams. As a 13-year old in 1924, Williams watched the landing of the first planes to successfully fly around the world. Five years later, she watched a Russian plane land on its successful flight from Moscow to New York.

Want to help paint a mural? Volunteers are invited to help paint the newly updated "Alaska Aviation in Seward" mural on September 16-17 in the Seward Library/Museum basement.

The original "Dawn of Aviation" mural was created in 2001, revamped in 2005, and moved to its current location at 231 Fifth Avenue on the north side of 5th Ave Fitness across from City Hall. The use of new techniques and materials will ensure a much longer life and vivid colors for this mural.

The aviation mural highlights events specific to Seward and contains a special tribute to lifelong resident Pat Ray Williams, 1909-2014. As a 15-year old in 1924, she watched the landing of the first planes to successfully fly around the world. Five years later, she watched a Russian plane land on its successful flight from Moscow to New York. Fascinated by flight and a willing passenger whenever she could hop on a plane, Pat witnessed the dramatic evolution of aviation from open cockpit bi-planes, to jets, to outer space in her lifetime.

The newly formed Seward Mural Society painted Seward's first mural in 1999. Upon completion of their 12th mural in 2008, Seward was officially designated "Mural Capital of Alaska." The Society has now completed 20 murals! Check out the on-line gallery at sewardmuralsociety.blogspot.com.

To sign up for a painting slot, visit Ranting Raven or call 224-2228 or 947-5175.

 

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